Blake Lively covers Marie Claire Magazine July 2012 for which she’s still insisting, as she did in Elle March 2012, that she’s only dated and/ or had sex with “four people” because, for some reason, this point needs to be laboured by someone who (probably) leaked her own n00ds for publicity and dumped Leonardo DiCaprio for Ryan Reynolds all within the space of weeks.
On men’s fashion: “It’s definitely attractive when a man can dress well… What I love most is when someone, guy or girl, is effortless and has this old-timey sort of feel [that] you could take a snapshot of them and they could exist in any time period.”
On food: “To be around me, you must love food or I’m the most obnoxious person you’ve ever met. I’m in a big cooking phase. That’s all I’ll talk about.”
On being a shoe whore: “What I planned before I got into the business has changed… Now I’m like, ‘Hmm, I wonder what shoes Christian [Louboutin] is going to make me. And which couture house should I go to?’”
On being her own 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?”
On why she styles herself: It’s so much extra work [but] 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.”
On whom she’s dated: “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.” – via Marie Claire Magazine.