Actress Leighton Meester attends the Art Of Elysium "Heaven" Gala 2011 at The California Science Center Exposition Park on January 15, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Getty Images)more pics » Leighton Meester (Photo Agency)
has landed high profile gigs for brands like Vera Wang and Missoni, but she still bristles when she gets labeled a fashion icon.
In an interview with Britain's OK! Magazine
, Meester said that she dresses to please herself and no one else.
has absolutely changed my style. And living in New York I've become more brave and aware of fashion ... I completely close my eyes to it when it when people call me a fashion icon because it's an opinion from people that I don't know. I wear what I like."Browse Leighton Meester's latest pictures (click any photo):