Blake Lively looked stunning covering the July 2012 issue of Marie Claire US magazine dressed in a red hot Balmain blazer from the Pre-Fall 2012 collection.
In the Txema Yeste shot front page and editorial styled by fashion editor Nina Garcia, the actress rocked designs from Dolce & Gabbana, Calvin Klein, Antonio Berardi, Marios Schwab and Jenny Peckham.
Her new movie "Savages" is set to hit theaters on July 6th.
Here some highlights from Blake's interview. For more, be sure to pay a visit to Marie Claire!
On whether there’s someone who helps her with her look: "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!"
On why she doesn’t seek additional help: "Because 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 if there anyone’s style she’s currently obsessing over: "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 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 the hardest part of getting ready for her role in the new film, Savages: "I went to the gun range and learned how to shoot a gun for the first time. It was awful. I asked myself, why were these things ever invented? But I did feel good that my first three shots were straight to the heart. It’s good to know – don’t mess with me in a gun battle."
Dolce & Gabbana and Calvin Klein
Antonio Berardi Fall 2012
Marios Schwab Fall 2012
Jenny Peckham Fall 2012
source: marie claire