Is it hot in here or is it just Blake Lively?
The Gossip Girl starlet sizzles on the June cover of Marie Claire in a red satin Balmain dress and perfectly styled blond locks cascading over her left shoulder.
When she wasn't posing in Jenny Packham, Marios Schwab, Dolce & Gabbana or Calvin Klein, Miz Lively opened up about all things fashion and Serena van der Woodsen.
Here are some HIGHlights:
On the public's perception of her:
"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."
On her current style crush:
"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."
On not using a stylist:
"My 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!…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."
Some girls have all the luck!
Check out the rest of Blake's shoot (below)!
[Image via Marie Claire]
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