Jan 14, 2009

Vogue Cover Girl: Blake Lively

Blake Lively, star of Gossip Girl and Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, is on the cover of February's Vogue in an old-school Hollywood glamour shoot. The article mostly talks about Gossip Girl fashion and why the show has become such a hit. She's a great choice for a cover girl because she is the star of a show that is built on fashion, and she is just as beautiful and photogenic as any model I've seen! But maybe I'm biased, because I find her to be the most adorable person ever, and I'm a huge Gossip Girl fan. Check out a snippet from the interview below:

"The fashion is just unbelievable. You can watch our show on mute and be entertained," Lively says. And she's not overstating it. The characters wear designer clothes that teeter between unattainable chic and self-parody, be it Bass's wearing a tuxedo covered with paillettes that shimmer like a matador's suit or Blair's attending the dean's party at Yale with an Alice-in-Plunderland pewter-colored satin bow in her hair. For her part, Lively is entranced by Serena's authentically local look. "Just being here, walking around, you pick it up really quickly," she explains. "In New York, you put on skinny jeans and riding boots and a leather coat and handbag, and you take on that posture and character," Lively says. "It becomes very natural." Lively's natural style? Costume National boots, dark Rag & Bone trousers, and a Joie cashmere vest over a Ports 1961 white pointelle cashmere sweater, punctuated by Chanel earrings, a Chanel handbag, and a Jeri Cohen diamond bracelet. ("They let me borrow it, and now I can't take it off," Lively says mischievously.)

The Joie vest is a second-season development. Lively said that one day she showed up for work wearing hers, and discovered that the wardrobe crew had picked the exact same one for Serena. This tickled the star. "The more they work with me and see my style, and the more I learn about fashion, the more input I have," she explains. "It's more collaborative now than it was in the beginning because then I had no idea what I was doing."

Lively often jokingly refers to her California fashion pedigree as "sweatpants and UGGs," but actually, she has always had an interest in clothes, inspired by her mother, a former model from Georgia, who sews and used to take Lively as a child to boutiques and vintage stores and tailor adult clothes to fit her. "She just did that because she was so creative and because she didn't want me to be dressed in big T-shirts cinched with a plastic clip like all the rest of the kids." Ironically, it was fashion that gave Lively a taste of how cruel girls can be. When she entered a private school in Los Angeles in second grade, for the first and only time in her life she did not fit in. "It was the only school where people were just downright mean to me," she recalls. "They would make fun of my clothes because I dressed differently than the other kids." (Vogue)
Check out the entire interview in February's Vogue, and check out some more pictures from the mag below!

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Anonymous said...

ooh! Thanks for posting this! i don't have a subscription to vogue.

Ashley said...

No prob! You can read even more of the interview at: