Blake Lively for Glamour Magazine

Posted on June 02, 2011

Soon to be unleashed on America due to her co-starring role as The Girl in the new Green Lantern movie (because every superhero movie has to have The Girl in the supporting role, clutching her hands to her chest and looking earnestly to the sky as her man saves the day), Blake gets a jump start on the poledancing routine by getting her Glamour on.

Michael Kors Fall 2011 Collection/Model: Daphne Groeneveld

Blake Lively for the July 2011 Issue of Glamour magazine
Interviewed by Florence Welch
Photographed by Terry Tsiolis

Inside, Blake gives us some high-larious sound bites:

“You know, my mom modeled and made clothes, so I always had such an appreciation for design. And then Gossip Girl completely blew open the door to fashion for me. I’d go to fashion shows and call my publicist and say, ‘Can I wear that?’ I think I became my own stylist by not knowing any better. And once I was told it was time to get one, I thought: This is one of my favorite hobbies! And I’m going to pay someone to steal my hobby from me? That’s a terrible idea!”

Blake honey, there’s no kind way to put this, so we’ll be blunt: YOU LOOK LIKE A HOOKER WITH POOR ACCESSORIZING SKILLS 99% OF THE TIME YOU APPEAR IN PUBLIC. We don’t care if it’s your “hobby.” Hire a pro.

“I loved that dress [Versace dress she wore to her first Met Ball], but I am far too shy to walk around in a dress like that with a slit up to my neck. So I thought, The only way I can wear this is to pretend I’m someone else. Who is somebody who completely owns her sexuality? I thought, Marilyn Monroe! So I’m going to be Marilyn Monroe tonight.”

She’s fucking with us, right? “I’m far too shy to blahblahblah?” Who the hell is SHE kidding? The girl parts her skirt on her legs the second a camera gets pointed at her. Red carpet commenters could pick her legs out of a lineup, we’ve seen them so often and in such detail. Her upper thighs can’t go more than 6 hours without exposing themselves to the world. “Far too shy.’ Blogger, please.

But we’ll be nice (from here on out) because the pictures are actually pretty great. She’s styled well and she’s working that lens. Why couldn’t Uncle Karl make her look this good for her Chanel campaign?

Cardigan, Tom Scott; shorts, Raoul; bracelets, House of Lavande; pumps, Christian Louboutin.

Blouse, bra, Stella McCartney; jeans, American Apparel; earrings, Miriam Salat; bracelet, Pono by Joan Goodman; ring, Lorraine Schwartz; pumps, Christian Louboutin.

Blouse, bra, Stella McCartney; jeans, American Apparel; earrings, Miriam Salat; bracelet, Pono by Joan Goodman; ring, Lorraine Schwartz; pumps, Christian Louboutin.

Sweater, Marc by Marc Jacobs; shorts, M Missoni; earrings, Miriam Salat; cuff, Oscar de la Renta.

Dress, Valentino; hat, Helen Kaminski; ring, Lorraine Schwartz.

Dress, Philosophy di Alberta Ferretti; earrings, House of Lavande; pumps, Celine.

[Photo Credit: Terry Tsiolis via glamour.com, facebook.com/glamour]

    • Anonymous

      I actually LOVE those pictures, but those soundbites were ridiculous.

    • Anonymous

      So, we’re harking back to the 60’s or the 70’s, with a heavy overlay of Spanish language t.v. talk show hostess?  A testament to either her usual low standards or the genius of the stylist that she looks pretty and better than usual.

    • yanneng ong

      I absolutely loves how she looks in the pictures. The cover looks ghastly though!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_NXXWT2PIEIKPEGKG7FSS5MGYI4 ElenaB

      Far too shy… hmmm. Not too shy to take multiple naked pictures of yourself, eh Blake?

      On a fashion note, love the Stella McCartney blouse.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_NXXWT2PIEIKPEGKG7FSS5MGYI4 ElenaB

      Far too shy… hmmm. Not too shy to take multiple naked pictures of yourself, eh Blake?

      On a fashion note, love the Stella McCartney blouse.

    • Anonymous

      shes invisible on the cover, but the editorial is actually pretty great.

      (just as an aside… the expression “blogger, please” has to stop.)

    • Anonymous

      This pictures are great, although she needs to close her mouth for crissakes… Totally agree with your assessment on her styling skills. I can’t believe she is bragging about her ability to look really tacky.

    • Anonymous

      This pictures are great, although she needs to close her mouth for crissakes… Totally agree with your assessment on her styling skills. I can’t believe she is bragging about her ability to look really tacky.

    • Anonymous

      She looks really fantastic… Blake, hire that stylist!

    • Anonymous

      She looks really fantastic… Blake, hire that stylist!

    • http://profiles.google.com/sara.e.munoz Sara Munoz

      idiot

    • http://profiles.google.com/sauchih Sau-Chih Feng

      The black and white pictures are definitely the best pictures of her. IS THAT A REAL TINY PUPPY??????

      • http://twitter.com/Merneith Merneith

        LOL – this was my reaction too. Blake looks good – ITSY BITSY PUPPY!!!

      • http://twitter.com/Merneith Merneith

        LOL – this was my reaction too. Blake looks good – ITSY BITSY PUPPY!!!

      • http://twitter.com/_serenachan Serena

        That’s her dog Penny. She’s adorable.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_RK5MAF2VNT32ULNYFIXDANTEC4 Terence

      Mouth. Closed.

      Also, can we please find a starlet who DOESN’T talk about “channeling Marilyn Monroe”?  It only does a disservice to her and yourself.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=811053804 Stacy Parker Cole

      She is a really beautiful girl with a great smile.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=811053804 Stacy Parker Cole

      She is a really beautiful girl with a great smile.

    • http://profiles.google.com/jess.zng Jessica Zeng

      dayum, these look good. also, “blogger please” is my new catchphrase.

    • http://profiles.google.com/jess.zng Jessica Zeng

      dayum, these look good. also, “blogger please” is my new catchphrase.

    • Judy_J

      I like the ’60’s vibe of the editorial–kinda reminiscent of Julie Christie.  I generally think Blake looks pretty shabby, but must admit she looks great here.  Whoever styled her did an excellent job.  She should turn her hobby over to these folks.

    • Anonymous

      First time I’ve ever seen a photo of her where I’ve thought she is pretty as, usually, she does nothing for me.  She reminds me of Sharon Tate.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VA5XLSF3QRELSC3MUFSXLP4EIE rebecca

        In these photos, yes. In general, no.

        • Anonymous

          Agreed.  Usually I find her bland and even a bit homely.  

    • Anonymous

      First time I’ve ever seen a photo of her where I’ve thought she is pretty as, usually, she does nothing for me.  She reminds me of Sharon Tate.

    • http://profiles.google.com/kbryna kbryna frogboots

      hee hee hee! they have her reading a Colette novel, possibly in French.  The quotes are absurd, of course. She looks surprisingly good with the heavy eye makeup, though I could do without the open mouth look. This is a silly, silly girl, but that seems to be sort of her function – to be a silly celebrity. And she looks way better than I ever will, so why not?

    • http://profiles.google.com/kbryna kbryna frogboots

      hee hee hee! they have her reading a Colette novel, possibly in French.  The quotes are absurd, of course. She looks surprisingly good with the heavy eye makeup, though I could do without the open mouth look. This is a silly, silly girl, but that seems to be sort of her function – to be a silly celebrity. And she looks way better than I ever will, so why not?

    • http://twitter.com/foodhussy foodhussy

      the pictures inside are pretty – i can’t stand her though – she was the one in the “traveling pants” movie i could have done without. blech! 

    • http://twitter.com/foodhussy foodhussy

      the pictures inside are pretty – i can’t stand her though – she was the one in the “traveling pants” movie i could have done without. blech! 

    • http://twitter.com/JaniceMSmith joy peace

      Cute!  Cute!  Cute!  All of it!

    • http://twitter.com/JaniceMSmith joy peace

      Cute!  Cute!  Cute!  All of it!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_6TDAYXK555ABAKZEEOAJMC25FU Stan

      Her eye makeup on the cover makes her look like she’s got pink eye. 

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_6TDAYXK555ABAKZEEOAJMC25FU Stan

      Her eye makeup on the cover makes her look like she’s got pink eye. 

    • Anonymous

      Say… wasn’t she the last dress libs? Are we ever going to get another one of those? Or at least hear who won the last one?

    • Anonymous

      Yes Sharon Tate! Thanks I couldn’t put my finger on it who she was looking like.

      The pics are excellent and she look very mature, in a good way

    • Anonymous

      Yes Sharon Tate! Thanks I couldn’t put my finger on it who she was looking like.

      The pics are excellent and she look very mature, in a good way

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=677547537 John Hodgins

      Britney Spears is looking fantastic these days.  What, wait?  Who?  Blake Lively?  Hmmph.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2MN5HTTYMJC2TZNF2O4RQWBU5Q alessandro

      Jill_3, I agree. Man, I never got the Blake Lively thing – she always seemed so bland. But these shots! She was made to look amazing and she does. But I congratulate the photog, stylist, makeup artist and their various assistants more than her. (God, those sound bites…no words.)

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VA5XLSF3QRELSC3MUFSXLP4EIE rebecca

        Sorry, I posted with someone else’s email and not mine. That post was made by me, Rebecca

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VA5XLSF3QRELSC3MUFSXLP4EIE rebecca

        Sorry, I posted with someone else’s email and not mine. That post was made by me, Rebecca

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2MN5HTTYMJC2TZNF2O4RQWBU5Q alessandro

      Jill_3, I agree. Man, I never got the Blake Lively thing – she always seemed so bland. But these shots! She was made to look amazing and she does. But I congratulate the photog, stylist, makeup artist and their various assistants more than her. (God, those sound bites…no words.)

    • Anonymous

      Vapid yet pretty.

    • Anonymous

      Vapid yet pretty.

    • Vaniljekjeks

      She looks really great in this spread.  The clothes suit her perfectly and she looks lovely.  That being said, in public, she normally looks awful and makes me cringe and/or roll my eyes at her.  And I do not like the cover at all.  

    • Vaniljekjeks

      She looks really great in this spread.  The clothes suit her perfectly and she looks lovely.  That being said, in public, she normally looks awful and makes me cringe and/or roll my eyes at her.  And I do not like the cover at all.  

    • Anonymous

      Interesting.  These shots are proof that a slammin’ bod and astonishing clothes and styling can’t make up for a face with nothing going on.  They’re beautifully styled, but she’s kind of a big hole in the middle.  No personality.  And she needs to close her mouth.

      • Anonymous

        I agree a 100 %, I can’t, for the life of me, understand the fascination with her. 0 acting skills, 0 personality. I read somewhere someone calling her Boobs Legsly, which basically serves as a complete and exhaustive depiction of her “talents”.

        The puppy is all kinds of cute, though :)

    • aussiegal77

      Love the clothes and the photos but can’t stand the open mouth & vacant stare.  I guess beauty AND personality really is rare.

    • aussiegal77

      Love the clothes and the photos but can’t stand the open mouth & vacant stare.  I guess beauty AND personality really is rare.

    • Anonymous

      Girl apparently can’t close her lips over her overbite…

    • Anonymous

      Girl apparently can’t close her lips over her overbite…

    • http://heartprintandstyle.blogspot.com Vivi N

      Even though I prefer Leighton Meester over her (personality wise and character – Gossip Girl – wise), I must say that I do like 80% of Blake’s red carpet outfits *ducks from incoming tomatoes* She’s a pretty girl with a fantastic figure and she showcases it well. I also agree with her about not hiring a stylist. If she enjoys styling herself while saving money, go for it. She’s not that bad as you duo make her out to be. I can name at least 20 starlets who have a stylist and still dress like shit. So why rag on Blake for not having one? The cover is not the best but the editorials are beautiful. She has the face for that 50s/60s style. The only quote that I sideeye’d was the “I’m shy…” No you’re not. You wear short shorts on the red carpet and mini skirts that practically grazes your butt cheeks. Hun, that’s not “I’m shy”. 

    • http://twitter.com/PrayLoveFashion Ayanna Michelle

      Lol a lot of people are just really irritated with Blake ever since the Chanel campaign. I don’t see what’s so bad about her! That cover isn’t good but I like the editorial. It’s styled nicely. And I like how Blake dresses sometimes. Her street style is not that bad guys. Give her a break.

    • http://twitter.com/PrayLoveFashion Ayanna Michelle

      Lol a lot of people are just really irritated with Blake ever since the Chanel campaign. I don’t see what’s so bad about her! That cover isn’t good but I like the editorial. It’s styled nicely. And I like how Blake dresses sometimes. Her street style is not that bad guys. Give her a break.

    • http://profiles.google.com/fionna13 Cassandra McCraw

      The very last b&w photo reminded me of Jennifer Aniston. The eye makeup is really working in the editorial.I will join everyone else is agreeing that the cover is hiddy. Maybe she styled it??

    • http://profiles.google.com/fionna13 Cassandra McCraw

      The very last b&w photo reminded me of Jennifer Aniston. The eye makeup is really working in the editorial.I will join everyone else is agreeing that the cover is hiddy. Maybe she styled it??

    • MilaXX

      She really should hire a stylist, hell she should hire whoever styled her for this shoot cause girlfriend hasn’t looked this good in a long time. As for her shyness, chile please, just don’t.

    • Anonymous

      She does remind me of Brigitte Bardot a bit here, I think she looks pretty good. Much better than her red carpet appearances.

    • Anonymous

      She does remind me of Brigitte Bardot a bit here, I think she looks pretty good. Much better than her red carpet appearances.

    • Lizzie Woods

      Did you guys know that Florence Welch, your (and my) current girl crush, did the interview from whence these quotes come? Apparently she and Blake are total BFFs now. Funny because their styles are so completely different. 

    • http://twitter.com/rmccarthyjames RMJ

      I kind of love the Beatles girlfriend vibe of the editorial. Cover is terrible, though – her jaw is taking a weird and unflattering angle.

    • http://twitter.com/rmccarthyjames RMJ

      I kind of love the Beatles girlfriend vibe of the editorial. Cover is terrible, though – her jaw is taking a weird and unflattering angle.

    • Anonymous

      This is probably the best I’ve seen her look – look others have said. Generally, I’m pretty bored with Blake. Can’t see what the fuss is about. But she does look good in this 60s sort of styling. Sort of like Joanna Petet’s not-as-pretty sister.

    • Mariah J

      Fantastic pics, shes cray cray though

    • Anonymous

      Wow, she looks amazing in those pics. The cover shot doesn’t look much like her, but that outfit is gorgeous.
      The “far too shy” comment is the funniest thing I have heard in a while.

      Your comment on The Girl in every superhero movie is spot on. Funny how girl super heros don’t always have a wimpy boyfriend (or girlfriend) who needs saving.  

    • Anonymous

      Wow, she looks amazing in those pics. The cover shot doesn’t look much like her, but that outfit is gorgeous.
      The “far too shy” comment is the funniest thing I have heard in a while.

      Your comment on The Girl in every superhero movie is spot on. Funny how girl super heros don’t always have a wimpy boyfriend (or girlfriend) who needs saving.  

    • http://profiles.google.com/cracklerod Jasper Peng

      these look amazing. Especially that yellow polkadotty one

    • http://profiles.google.com/cracklerod Jasper Peng

      these look amazing. Especially that yellow polkadotty one

    • Lauen newman

      I ADORE the pictures. This is almost as good as an America’s sweetheart editorial can go. 

    • Anonymous

      Very Jean Shrimpton.

      For the most part these look great. But who the hell in on the cover? The girl is waaaay too young to have her real face airbrushed off. 

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1236125899 Christine Ferhat

      I do think they are going for Bardot – what with the eye makeup and – ahem – her interest in Colette. Which I’m sure is genuine.

    • Anonymous

      She needs a new hobby!

      Blake does look amazing in these photos though…hate most of the shoes, but that’s not her fault. 

      Her channeling Marilyn…uhm…wow.  She and I have totally different memories and images of what/how Marilyn would do/act. Or perhaps she’s just a really bad actress… ;)

      • Anonymous

        re the shoes: she could’ve just said NO. Horrible hoof shoes.

    • Christine Marie

      Oh my wow. Don’t judge me, darlings, but she may have just become my fence jumper. I feel dirty inside. 

    • Christine Marie

      Oh my wow. Don’t judge me, darlings, but she may have just become my fence jumper. I feel dirty inside. 

    • Anonymous

      Shy?  The woman GFY dubbed as “Boobs Legsly” because of the amount of skin she consistently shows?  blogger, please indeed.

    • Anonymous

      Shy?  The woman GFY dubbed as “Boobs Legsly” because of the amount of skin she consistently shows?  blogger, please indeed.

    • MilaXX

      I loved that dress [Versace dress she wore to her first Met Ball],
      but I am far too shy to walk around in a dress like that with a slit
      up to my neck. So I thought, The only way I can wear this is to pretend
      I’m someone else. Who is somebody who completely owns her sexuality? I
      thought, Marilyn Monroe! So I’m going to be Marilyn Monroe tonight

      This from the person who is known as Boobs Legsly and has naked photos popping up all over the internet.

      *laughs uncontrollably*

      • Anonymous

        This.  I can’t believe no one mentioned the nudes earlier.

      • Anonymous

        Ah yes, Miss Boobs Legsly. Quite the legacy wouldn’t you say? 

        I wasn’t aware of nude photos, though I’m not surprised.

    • Anonymous

      She gives good tushie. Since I still don’t know who she is I can’t really form another opinion. Oh yeah, those little shorts are keeeeeewt.

    • Anonymous

      Love love love those Missoni shorts.

    • Trinh D.

      Can she close her mouth?

    • Anonymous

      LOVE those white pants and Missoni shorts. And that Stella McCartney cover. Matter of fact, I love it all. Girl sure knows how to work with what she’s got. Now if only she could translate these looks to the red carpet..

    • Anonymous

      BEAUTIFUL!!! i love the whole 60’s vibe…
      but the front cover doesnt really look like her… 

      • margaret meyers

        I wouldn’t have recognized her, and the photos inside are so good.

    • Helen C

      I can’t contain myself any longer, can we just be saved from this man-woman unfabulous drag-queen????

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Juline-Débaul/100002426617563 Juline Débaul

      Mindboggling soundbites, but surprisingly great photos.

    • http://profiles.google.com/trashilove { edi } ilovetrash

      i think karl lagerfeld mustve felt, for some reason, that she needed to look like herself in the chanel ads: hence his sub-glamour level of photography.

      i do not think, actually, that karl’s was a good idea–i think she is resented by a lot of potential chanel buyers just cos she, looking like herself, so obviously does NOT look like a chanel spokesperson.

    • Anonymous

      All I can say, after reading and looking, is, “Girl, shut your mouth.” In more ways than one.

    • Anonymous

      Yowza – looking at these pictures I can say unequivocally that Blake is gorgeous. I often find myself looking at her wondering if she’s actually pretty…I mean, she’s clearly a knockout as a total package, but I’m never quite sure about her face. It looks incredible here, though – with the exception of that cover shot (???). The overall effect makes me think that she should probably consult a stylist occasionally, but in general I really appreciate that she wants to do it on her own, because I can see how it would be so much fun to do so. Even if she does get it wrong a lot of the time, at least she’s having fun trying! I don’t buy the whole shyness routine, but I do think she’s playing around, trying to see what she feels comfortable with or can get away with…and at her age, with her body, why not? I actually really like this about her.  

    • http://vhanna26.typepad.com Vera

      Like the photos (except the cover) and the clothes. Normally, she looks like she’s going to a sorority mixer.

    • Anonymous

      That’s freaking hilarious. The woman the Fug Girls call Boobs Legsly, because we’ve all become acquainted with both body parts, is “too shy” to show her legs.
      Girl has some self-perception issues.
      Pictures are almost too retro.

    • Anonymous

      Wow, she was made to work that Sharon Tate look.

    • Anonymous

      Dear Blake-
      I’m bored by you, too.

    • Anonymous

      I think she’s just lovely and damn she’s got a slamming body. Great editorial, love the Missoni shorts.

    • Hilary Sain

      yuck yuck yuck at the cover!!!  and her personality.  

    • Lisa

      The cover is bland and forgettable.  The photo spread though?  FANTASTIC!  That’s the best I’ve ever seen her look!

    • Anonymous

      F-ING HOT

    • Anonymous

      I’m shocked at how well the pics turned out. The cover however, is horrible. I neither like nor dislike her, but she is a rather generic looking (from the neck up) tall, pretty girl with questionable acting skills. After reading her crazy ass sound bites I’m thinking “shy” Miss Blake must be a wee bit cray cray.

    • Anonymous

      These photos are so overretouchedandairbrushed that they bear no resemblance to what she really looks like. That’s why they’re (mostly) good. She’s not a great actress, not gorgeous enough to compensate for that, and I just don’t get the fuss over her. Did Leo DiCaprio actually follow up the gorgeous and intelligent Bar Refaeli with this boring, bland gossip girl?

    • Michelle San Buenaventura

      I think she has this mistaken notion that she has great style. Eek.

    • Anonymous

      Love the pictorial! Best she has ever looked, the cover not so much.

    • http://twitter.com/wednesdaydreams Natalie

      gawd she sounds so stupid everytime she opens her mouth. 

    • Anonymous

      Close your mouth, for god’s sake! I hate that pose. Why do actresses think it’s sexy?

    • http://www.manoneileen.com Manon Eileen

      I usually don’t like clothes in editorials like these, but these clothes are lovely! And I think Blake, for once, looks great. Chapeau, Glamour!

    • Megan Sullivan

      Hate her, but she looks great. Except on the cover, which is probably the worst I’ve ever seen her face look.

    • http://twitter.com/HotMessHousWife Sammi M

      OMG, WERQ, DAMMIT. LOVE the Bridget-Bardot styling, she looks SO HOT. She doesn’t usually make my pants move (a line I totally stole from you fierce queens), but I want a piece after seeing these pics.

    • vmcdanie

      I surprisingly really like the editorial pictures but I’m a sucker for that sixties styling. I desperately want the yellow sweater and shorts. I already have the matching canine. 

    • http://www.facebook.com/Curefreak Daniel Wheeler

      good pix