RED Hearts: Look Like T.Mom

RED Hearts are guest posts on I Heart Daily from the authors of RED: Teenage girls in America write on what fires up their lives today. Today's RED Hearts post is from Charlotte Steinway, 23, in New York, NY, who has a killer Halloween costume planned:

Two years ago I went as Lady Gaga for Halloween. Last year I was Ke$ha. This year I'll be going as Taylor Momsen. Let's just say I like channeling pop-star blondes wearing little to no pants? For those of you who don't know, Ms. Momsen -- of the raccoon eyes and X-rated antics -- followed a similar good-girl-gone-bad transition as her Gossip Girl character, Jenny Humphrey a.k.a. Lil' J. Once a wide-eyed cutie-pie playing Cindy Lou Who in How The Grinch Stole Christmas (yep, that was her, look it up), Momsen is now the platinum-locked lead singer of a "band" called The Pretty Reckless.

To dress up as T.Mom this year, I plan to channel the look of a sickly stripper with a serious dependency on kohl. For the same smoky-eyed effect that she achieves on tour, I'll be using this L'Oreal Eyeliner because, well, it's aggressive. Paired with a vampy dark red lipstick like this one, my beauty routine will be set. Now only if my hair would grow a foot in the next 11 days…

When it comes to Momsen fashion, I'm contemplating purchasing the closest thing I can find to the Lucite heels she stomps around in on-stage. These have dice and poker chips on view, while hers have the word "Tips" and a dollar bill inside. Add some fishnet stockings, a garter, and a lace slip like this one, and all I'll need is a leather biker jacket -- to represent Momsen’s concerted efforts to achieve rocker-chic toughness and my only semblance of modesty.


RED Hearts guest poster Charlotte Steinway is an author of RED: Teenage girls in America write on what fires up their lives today, which is out in paperback.