Gossip Girls hits the airwaves (or the cable tubes, actually) tomorrow and we here at bookburger intend to celebrate this MAJOR event in the history of YA series novels about nasty pretty rich girls with take-out sushi, sparkling cider, and foot massages from bookburger's resident boy toy...how bout you?
To commemorate the launch of the new series, we also bring you this exclusive interview with GG author Cecily von Ziegesar. Not only does she have a name befitting a fabulous Old World countess, but she also shops at Theory AND Target. She kindly agreed to answer our nosy survey questions....so take it away, C von Z...
First job: waitress at restaurant with roaches
Worst job: waitress at restaurant with roaches
Perfect date: walking all around NYC with____
Favorite place: Primrose Hill in London
Favorite NYC hotspot: My patio where I planted all these flowering trees and bamboo. I like to have friends over and hang out back there until the mosquitoes drive us indoors.
Guilty pleasure: American Idol
Best friend’s first name: Pony Boy
Good luck charm: diamond earrings
When you were a little girl, you thought you would grow up to be a…. Writer, always. I wanted to be a ballet dancer too, and a horse back rider, but writing won out in the end.
All-time favorite American Idol: Kelly. I'm a huge fan.
Last thing I bought at the mall: I don’t do malls
Favorite designer: I don't just have one favorite designer. I have more like twenty. I like Diane von Furstenberg and Marc Jacobs and Theory and Issa and Celine. But I buy a lot of clothes at Target. I just bought this amazing little black dress there by Patrick Robinson, one of those visiting designers that did a line just for Target. It fits so perfectly and it was only $27.99.
Favorite jeans: My favorite jeans are Joes Jeans and Imitation of Christ.
Favorite movie: It’s a Wonderful Life (I cry every time)
Biggest fashion blunder: white duck feather jacket
Next vacation destination: I'm going to Rio de Janeiro soon with just my husband. I'm very excited--I've always wanted to go to Brazil! You won't catch me in one of those string thong bikini things though. Hello?!
Item on your grocery list: beer
French fry dip: stupid question: ketchup
Astrological sign: Cancer
Favorite TV show: American Idol (I know: loser)
Lucky color: don’t have one, I’m fickle that way
Midnight snack: sleep
Celebrity crush: Madonna (she takes herself so seriously!)
Favorite book: The Great Gatsby
Item you can't live without: Fresh air? No really, I'm very low maintenance. But I like my watered-down grapefruit juice first thing in the morning, followed by two cups of very strong milky coffee.