Is it hot in here or is it just Blake Lively?
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]