Archive: Blake Lively

Blake Lively is Allure Magazine’s Best of Beauty Issue Cover girl.

 

She is simply gorgeous, a beautiful photo shoot with Allure for the Best of Beauty Issue out today!

Lively is skilled at evading questions about her romance with Ryan Reynolds, whom she married a month and a half after our interview. “I’m a very shy person,” Lively says. “I can be outgoing, but I’m also very private.” However, she does—perhaps unwittingly—reveal some clues about her life. “I’ve always wanted a big family,” says the actress. How many does kids she want? “Oh, I’d love 30 if I could,” she says. Here, Lively poses in a tulle dress by Marchesa.

Lively’s down-to-earth persona is genuine. “I don’t drink. I’ve never tried a drug,” says the actress. How about clubs? “The music is so loud, you can’t have a conversation with somebody,” she complains. “If I were an amazing dancer, yeah, I’d go, but I’m definitely not. My friend calls me a speed walker because my elbows are everywhere.” She adds, “It’s not like I decided on these strict lifestyle choices and I’m enforcing them. It’s just something that I genuinely don’t have a desire for.” Sweater by Balmain, briefs by Michael Kors, and boots by Le Chameau.

We asked Lively about some of her leading men. Of Taylor Kitsch, who costarred in Savages, she says, “Our first day [was filming] the sex scenes. I was in a full-length skirt, a full top, and he was the one with his tush sticking out. But that was kind of empowering, like, ha-ha!” And as for Ben Affleck, who she appeared with in The Town, she says, “As somebody who knows Ben and Jennifer [Garner], they cannot be more sacred with their family and their home life.”

For Lively’s “sexy and undone” cover look, hairstylist Serge Normant sprayed volumizer from roots to ends and blow-dried her hair straight with a round brush. He bent large sections of hair slightly with a flatiron to create a “broken wave that mimicked the texture of naturally dried hair.” After spraying dry shampoo on her roots for body, he rubbed a bit of Serge Normant Meta Sheer Dry Oil Finishing Spray on the ends to give them shine. “I wanted it to be a bit Bardot, without any retro feel,” Normant said.

Makeup artist Dotti wanted Lively to look “very fresh, very ’60s,” so she kept the focus on the actress’s glowing skin. As a first step, she dusted taupe eye shadow on Lively’s eyelids, curled her lashes with a heated eyelash curler, and applied black mascara. “We wanted the eyes to look wide open,” she said. Next, the makeup artist applied a thin layer of tinted moisturizer, dabbed on highlighter, and blended peachy pink cream blush on the apples of the actress’s cheeks and across her nose. For Lively’s lips, Dotti simply slicked on a clear balm. “Blake’s natural lip color is pink; it’s so beautiful,” she said.

Lively is the rare actress who actually eats at restaurants—and she shares. After she digs into writer Brooke Hauser’s sorbet, Hauser takes a small spoonful of Lively’s chocolate soufflé. “Can you take a bigger bite, please?” Lively scolds, loading up a perfect bite and thrusting the spoon at Hauser.

People often ask Lively about her diet and exercise regimen, and the truth is, she doesn’t really have anything of the sort. “I wish I could lie and say that I do something, but…” She cuts herself short, perhaps realizing how unfair it sounds. “I obviously have plenty of imperfections on my body, but I’d rather have a little bit of cellulite and go do a food trip and try every ice cream place in the South.” Here, Lively photographs Kate and Baylen, her niece and nephew.

With Gossip Girl coming to an end after its sixth season, Lively is looking forward to having more time to travel. “I’ve worked on a lot of characters in the past five years, but I haven’t had time to work on my own character. That’s something that I’m really excited to do. I thought, I can’t wait for Gossip Girl to be done because there are so many movies I want to do! But right now, I’m so peaceful. I’ve never been happier in my life.”

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Ryan Reynolds dropped $2 million on Blake Lively’s ring!

Ryan Reynolds splashed out a pretty penny for his new wife Blake Lively’s wedding ring!

Just a day after their wedding, the couple were spotted in Charleston, SC, and Blake flashed her gorgeous wedding ring. So how much did Ryan drop on her ring?

“The ring is an oval cut diamond, roughly 12 ‘carat total weight’ (which describes the total weight in carats of all the diamonds in a piece of jewelry) depending on the way it was cut,” Adelaide Polk-Bauman, from Forevermark Diamonds, told Celebuzz.

“Depending on clarity and color, I would say at the minimum this retails for 1.2 million, but closer to 2 million,” she explained. “It looks particularly brilliant.”

According to sources, Blake’s ring is actually pink. Can you tell? I wouldn’t have noticed until it was pointed out, but it does look slightly pink. (I think I love it more now!) According to US Weekly, the ring was designed by Lorraine Schwartz .“Ryan chose Lorraine Schwartz to help him find a flawless, light pink oval diamond. They worked together to design a custom setting in rose gold and pave diamonds with a nod to deco.”

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Blake Lively can eat as many cupcakes as she wants because she’s 25 – and has great metabolism.

Blake Lively covers the October issue of British Marie Claire, looking absolutely STUNNING of course. The 25-year-old ‘Gossip Girl’ actress, who’s currently dating Ryan Reynolds, says that all the men she’s dated have had one thing in common. “They all like to eat” which is a good thing, considering she does too.

‘To be around me, you must love food or I’m the most obnoxious person you’ve ever met,’ she explained.

‘I’m in a big cooking phase. That’s all I talk about. If you went to my house and didn’t know who it belonged to, you would not think it belonged to an actress.

‘There’s no memorabilia from my career, no showbizzy pictures on the wall. You would think it was the house of a cooking obsessive. I even have a special area set aside just for baking cupcakes.’

However, despite indulging in her favourite past time, Lively admitted that the secret to her staying slim is simply her age, saying: ‘Being 25 years old!’

She added: ‘That and a good metabolism. I could lie and put it down to dog walking, but you would be well within your rights to call my bluff: my dog weighs three pounds. I take six steps and she’s done for. In a few more years, I’ll need to have a new secret, as in an incredibly strict diet regime.’

Wearing a black leather basque and a matching crochet skirt in the exclusive photo shoot with the magazine, it’s clear to see that Lively has inherited good genes.

The actress has a family who all work in the industry, including her mother who is a talent manager.

‘Having family in the industry took all of the glitz and glamour out of it,’ she said.

‘While it’s a good job, and one that they all love, it’s just a job. It isn’t a lifestyle. Hollywood is only as much of your life as you let it be. I don’t think I’ll ever get used to the spotlight. The more I’m in it, the more uncomfortable I am.’

Lively added that she wants ‘the kids in my family to experience normality’ so when she’s out and about with them, she tries to protect them from the attention she gets.
‘If someone comes up to me and asks for a picture, I’ll tell the children that I make really great cupcakes and that’s why they’ve heard about me.’

However, it’s not always so easy to brush off the attention and Lively added that ‘Twitter is making going out on a date trickier.’

Speaking about the social media network, she said: ‘I’m sure fans think they’re doing something sweet when they Tweet, “Look! I’m in the same restaurant as Blake Lively!”

‘For me, the reality is that word soon gets round about where I am, a bunch of people gather outside and then the paps start their chase. ‘While nobody has any bad intentions, it makes it tougher to be anonymous.’

However, the tables were turned when the blonde star was in London recently.

After remaining in her hotel for most of her stay – due to the rain – Lively decided to venture out for dinner.

‘After I’d arrived, I was told a bunch of paparazzi had showed up. I thought, “That’s so weird. I’ve been left alone most of my stay – why are they bothering me now?” But then someone told me it was because Victoria Beckham was in the same restaurant,’ she explained.

Lively opted against bothering her while she was eating, but when she found out the rest of the Spice Girls were there too, she couldn’t resist.

‘I was like, I definitely need to say hello! So, there you have it, I got to hang out with the Spice Girls. It was my lifelong dream. That’s it now. I can quit.’

She looks gorgeous in these pictures!

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Blake Lively’s NEW Gucci commercial!

Blake Lively is the face of Gucci’s new perfume, Premiere, and here we have our first look at the commercial, directed by Nicolas Winding!

The ‘Drive’ director filmed the commercial at the infamous Sheats Goldstein Residence in Beverly Hills, overlooking Los Angeles.

What do you think of the new commercial?