Blake Lively- Cover Girl

Marie Claire- July 2012

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Blake Lively: Savage Blonde

Fueled by her scorching turn in Oliver Stone‘s Savages, Blake Lively unleashes on fashion, fellas, and her future.

By: Nina Garcia

The first time I laid eyes on Blake Lively, she was in a skirt so tiny it could have doubled as a turban. The occasion: Chanel’s resort 2012 show in the south of France. Lively’s impossibly long legs did a great job running distraction, but the skirt flirted with disaster. Another starlet would have been eaten alive by the “What Was She Thinking?” tabloid sharpshooters, but not Lively, whose ohmygod good looks—those legs! that hair! that body!—give her free reign to strut what the rest of us only dare to imagine. At 24, she is a red-hot bombshell who knows her power. Who else but she could play the shared girlfriend of two drug dealers (Aaron Johnson and Taylor Kitsch) in Oliver Stone’s violent new film, Savages? Lively’s gritty performance in The Town was merely a prelude to this dark thriller, sure to crown her one of Hollywood’s top leading ladies.

Always a head-turner, Lively insists she styles herself—no small thing in Hollywood, where celebrity stylists can exert as much influence as top-tier agents. Skeptical, I pressed her on that issue, prompting Lively to open up to me about her deep love of fashion. She was decidedly less forthcoming about her Green Lantern costar turned boyfriend, Ryan Reynolds—although Reynolds’ dog, Baxter, made a cameo during our chat, suggesting perhaps that his dashing owner was upstairs waiting. Here, a little bit of girl talk—and a real glimpse of the actress.

Nina GarciaI’ll be honest, it’s hard to believe that you don’t have a stylist. Is there an adviser, friend, anybody who helps you?
Blake LivelyMy assistant will call fashion houses for me, but I always pick the outfit, shoes, jewelry, and a lot of times I do my own hair and makeup for events. Sometimes I think, God, why do I do this to myself? It’s so much extra work!

NG: Exactly! That’s why I’m a little suspicious that you don’t have professional help. Why not?
BL: Because I love fashion. It’s such an expression of self. I often see people and they look great, but I can identify who styled them. Every stylist has a signature. Maybe it sounds jerky, but I’m lucky to be on such a fashion-centric show [Gossip Girl]. There’s no designer I don’t have access to.

NG: Is there anyone’s style you’re currently obsessing over?
BL: I love Florence Welch. She’s pure magic. I always admire people who make really strong choices. When you do something bold, it’s usually because you feel really good in it.

NG:You’ve got the body to pull off some revealing outfits—do you think that shades the public’s perception of you? 
BL: People like to draw parallels between my life and the scandalous stories on Gossip Girl. I dress the same as my character, so they think, She lives this life on and off set. I recently shared how many boyfriends I’ve had [four], and people were like, “That’s impossible!” But it’s true. I’ve been with very few people. If I’m not with somebody who really excites or inspires me, then I’d rather be by myself.

Blake Lively: Savage Blonde

Pictures And Fashion From Her MC Shoot

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Dress, price upon request, Marios Schwabbra, $140, Rituel by Carine Gilson; ring, price upon request, Lorraine Schwartz.

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Shoes $3,255, Giuseppe Zanotti; (212) 650-0455.

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Dress, $4,800, Jenny Packhamshoes, $1,295, Giuseppe Zanotti Design; ring & bracelet, prices upon request, Lorraine Schwart

MC second pic 2Clutch $395, Diane von Furstenberg at Saks Fifth Avenue; (212) 753-4000.

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Dress, $4,800, Jenny Packham

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Watch price upon request, Chanel Fine Jewelry; (800) 550-0005

mcx-0712-blake-lively-cover-style-(3)-xlnClutch $2,260, Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci at Pamela Robbins; (914) 472-4033

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Bodysuit, $445, Dolce & Gabbana; skirt, price upon request, Calvin Klein Collection; necklace, price upon request, Lorraine Schwartz

mcx-0712-blake-lively-cover-style-(13)-xlnCuff price upon request, David Yurman; davidyurman.com for stores

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Shoes $2,525, Roger Vivier; (212) 861-5371

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On eyes: L’Oréal Paris Infallible 24 HR Eye Shadow in Bronzed Taupe

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Earrings price upon request, Deborah Pagani; barneys.com for stores

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Bag $2,795, Valentino Garavani; valentino.com for stores

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  You heard the girl, “Get Gorgeous, RIGHT NOW!”

XOXO

The Passionate Fashionista

Blake Loves Italy

Blake Lively for Vanity Fair Italia

 October 2012

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Cover Girl Blake Lively

Blake Lively was busy last year; not only did she grace the cover of Marie Claire, Elle, and Allure magazines, she also made her mark on Italy. She  was on the cover of the October issue of Vanity Fair Italia and was photographed in several dresses from Gucci‘s Resort 2013 collection. Blake can be seen in a casual pink suit, a maxi dress, and a pink ruffle dress in the magazine. 

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 Blake’s In The Kitchen

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 Celebrating With Some of Italy’s Finest

XOXO

The Passionate Fashionista

Magazine Queen

“Hi, my name is Hayley, and I’m addicted to fashion magazines.”  -Me

“Hi, Hayley.” Addicted to Fashion Anonymous group  (AFA)

Yes, I am perfectly comfortable admitting to my addiction. ( And I’m so glad that no such self-help group exists)

However, I’ve learned so much from all those fashion magazines over the years, and don’t believe I would be where I am in my life professionally if it wasn’t for Vogue or Marie Claire, or Harper’s Bazaar,  AND maybe Cosmopolitan too. In a way, I consider fashion magazines “research”; they not only provide me with the latest trends and must have items but provide beauty and hair ideas, feature current and up-in-coming designers and I get to learn what celebrity is wear what. With the knowledge that I have taken away from the last Vogue magazine, I can go into work and tell my fellow employees about it. As I have mentioned, “I am referred to as the “product knowledge” Queen at work and don’t want to give up that title anytime soon.

I also am known to tear apart magazines, literally. LOL. I first was inspired to create an Inspiration” binder after reading a book published by the 2 women who founded, Who What Wear. I would pull out ad campaigns I liked, editorials I admired, pictures of celebrities, etc. and would carefully trim them to fit inside those clear things that go in binders. My first “inspiration binder” is now full; therefore I am creating more but categorizing them. One for beauty/hair/and makeup, one for editorials I like, another for ad campaigns, a 4th for “What is Trending Now”, and a final one for celebrities.

Currently Reading….

Magazines, magazines, and more magazines…

Jennifer Hudson

 

***Currently I am working out of my bedroom with a small desk that offers minimal storage and it is driving me crazy! Thank god for pinterest so I can plan how to re-do my office space! However if you have any good organizational tips, please let me know, thanks!

Well, it’s rainy. it’s Sunday and I can’t think of nothing I would like to do more than curl up with a blanket, maybe some hot chocolate, and catch up on magazines.

Hope everyone has a great start to the week!

xoxo The Passionate Fashionista