Blake Lively on the Set of “The Age Of Adaline”

Posted on May 02, 2014

What pretty costumes. It almost seems a shame to put them on Blake.

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It’s not like this is going to be an acting tour de force, after all. Not unless she went and got herself a talent while we were all looking elsewhere. Yeah, that’s mean. Untrue, though?

We reiterate: pretty costumes. Kudos to all involved. She looks era-appropriate and practically unrecognizable. That couldn’t have been easy because they’d have to radically alter her look to make her look correct for the period. Everything about her normally reads “modern, 21st Century.” She’s not a Carey Mulligan or Helena Bonham Carter, who look born to wear pre-WWII styles.





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  • Sarah Jacobs


    • Lori

      I’m jealous.

      • Sarah Jacobs

        It’s actually not a fancy thing.. .I had bought mine at a consignment store and had later seen the same one sold at a touristy shop by the beach in Ft Lauderdale.. (the sort of stand that sells beach towels, puka shell necklaces and t-shirts). You can probably buy one for less than $30. It was a smart purchase by the costumers.

        • Lori

          Good for you. The only thing better than a great accessory is a great, inexpensive accessory. I’ll have to keep my eyes open because it’s a terrific little purse.

    • MilaXX

      Really? I am officially jealous.

    • Nice. Is it vintage?

    • amanda siegelson

      you are SO LUCKY!!!!!!!!!!!!! that’s almost all i see in those pictures.

    • I’m joining the chorus of the jealous.

  • Lori

    The snark about Lively’s lack of acting talent? Not at all untrue.

    • KateShouldBeWorking

      Is it really snark then?

      • Lori

        I think the tone still counts as snark.

  • nannypoo

    I’m glad the art of boot design has advanced over the years, but the rest of this I’d wear in a heartbeat.

    • I don’t think the galoshes are part of the costume!

  • Ms. Schmidt

    She looks fantastic, especially the hair. Wig or no?
    Love that strip of grey lining the coat.
    The purse is covet-able.

  • I do like men in voluminous trousers.

    • wisenhar

      I COVET those pants.

      • Clash D

        Only works for tall slender guys though. At 5’6″ and stockily built, I’d be drowning it them.

        • formerlyAnon

          If you have the money and a good tailor to have them cut to fit your proportions, you can do it. As a short woman, I can tell you this. But for the rest of us, who shop off the rack and might get sleeve length and hem adjusted, at most, you are sadly right. SO SADLY.

    • Jacob Bowen

      I actually see your point…they are quite nice.

      • I mean, obviously they need to be worn by handsome men with lovely shirts with sleeves rolled up to reveal beautiful forearms. But it can be such a nice style!

        • formerlyAnon

          Forearms . . . I sigh, slipping into a gentle reverie . . .

          • 3boysful

            Butt girl? Abs girl? No, I love guys’ forearms.

          • Hands and forearms. Divine. Short sleeved shirts just deprive a woman of that turned-up-sleeve eyecandy.

          • formerlyAnon

            Don’t ask me to explain, It just IS.

          • Alloy Jane

            YES YES YES HANDS! I love hands. Man paws. Meeow!

        • Esz

          *swoon* forearms….yes…..I would even go so far as – everything from collarbone to fingertips *giddy*

    • formerlyAnon

      If I may quote myself “Skinny men in soft, loose clothing . . .” You may insert your preferred rota of swoons, sighs and increasingly pornographic images.

  • MilaXX

    WANT! That bag!

  • sienna elm

    I covet that purse! The hat’s nice too.

    • Grumpy Girl

      Yes, I covet the hat. And I would not have thought it was my color, but if Blake can wear it . . .

  • In_Stitches

    She was passably okay in The Town. She was playing something that could have easily veered into a caricature, but she managed to keep it human.

  • DTLAFamilies

    Yeah yeah, Blake Lively, whatever. Who’s the guy?? He looks amazing in period clothes.

    • TrixieConQueso

      He looks delicious. TLO – don’t leave us hanging. Anyone know his name? Or have his number? It is Frisky Friday, right?

      • TrixieConQueso

        Oops – just saw it in the tags. Peter J. Gray. rawr.

  • marlie

    “What pretty costumes. It almost seems a shame to put them on Blake.” BURN. I love it.

    She actually looks a lot like January Jones in these pictures, who IS able to channel “ladies from another era.”

    • misstressofsylar

      I actually thought Naomi Watts.

  • ashtangajunkie

    All of this glorious snark directed at BL gives me the warm fuzzies on this rainy Friday.

  • Beardslee

    I like Blake Lively. She’s so positive.

  • Yaslind

    I spy Teen Witch in the second pic down! It’s cool that the in the 80’s famous Lively sister is hanging out on set.

  • Jessica Freeman

    My guiltiest pleasure was watching Gossip Girl. It’s riddled with atrocious acting, but she was by far, the worst. I do love her coat and hat though.

    • Anna

      I watched Seasons 1-3, but from what I gathered she mumbled her way through all of them.

      • Jessica Freeman

        Emote what? I’ll just stand here and look pretty and bunch up my face to show emotion. Which is, every emotion for her by the way.

        • Anna

          Exactly. And by “mumbled,” I should specify that she boobs and legslied her way through the series.

          • BlairBear

            Poor dear didn’t realize you were supposed to take the marbles out before you delivered your lines on set. Also her clothes were so deliciously terrible on the show. Eric Daman makes sex and the city look restrained

          • Anna

            *snort* Soo true about the marbles. I guess the memo Eric Daman got was, “This is what we have to work with: BOOBS.”

          • BlairBear

            And LEGS also HAIR. I thought Leighton was pretty good. Too and she isn’t in more movies

          • Anna

            Yes, Leighton by far was the more talented actress. I like her too. The last thing I’d heard about her recently is that she got married to Adam Brody (Seth Cohen from The OC).

          • BlairBear

            Yeah I got really excited when I saw that I loved Seth. I’m sure Josh Scwartz will use her if he can in a new project. I also think she is in of mice and men on Broadway.

          • Anna

            I know! Seth and Blair, love it! That’s cool about Of Mice and Men, I’d definitely like to see her in more things. I always thought she’d have the best future as a working actress beyond Gossip Girl.

          • BlairBear

            It’s too bad making it in Hollywood isn’t all that much about the talent.

    • Ali2044

      It is appalling acted and ridiculously enjoyable if you feel like switching your brain off and looking at pretty clothes and pretty people.

  • KinoEye

    What a waste of beautiful costuming on Mrs. Boring. I still think they need to change the name of this film to “The Age of Boredom,” because it will be far more appropriate and less cryptic than its current title.

  • So far I have adored every costume on this set. Absolutely watching this movie, if only to drool over the clothes.

  • msdamselfly

    Totally agree. The female companion looks perfect and I love the outfit on the male actor.

  • Rhonda Shore

    It’s lesser “Chariots of Fire.”

  • formerlyAnon

    Should I ever lose my mind and wear mustard yellow, I want that warm, sun on the horizon light in photo #5 to follow me around. I want it contractually stipulated.

  • Shelby

    I am not a person born to wear hats, but I love her hat. 😀

  • decormaven

    Good job on the costuming. Jury’s out on the casting.

  • jonnyf8

    Oh c’mon boys. You clearly have never seen Sisterhood of Travelling Pants! She has some skills. Frankly, I can’t believe you’re giving any kinds of compliments to Carey Mulligan. She really seems like a talent-free zone to me and not pretty enough to be Daisy Buchanan either.

    • WaterGhost

      “She really seems like a talent-free zone to me and not pretty enough to be Daisy Buchanan either.”

      Cosign. She’s the reason I haven’t rented TGG yet.

      • 25or6to4

        Oh, but you should! Aside from the incredible costume porn (and the cheesy, wonderful “Rhapsody in Blue” fireworks scene, which you’ve probably seen in a GIF), Elizabeth Debicki is marvelous as Jordan Baker. I honestly couldn’t take my eyes off of her.

        Carey Mulligan, on the other hand, was rather annoying as Daisy — but then again, that’s kind of the point. She did capture the fragile, flighty essence of Daisy much better than Mia Farrow did in the 1977 version, but I feel that Michelle Williams could have done the same exact thing a million times better. IMHO, The Great Gatsby was not Mulligan’s best work (check out “Drive” and “An Education” if you haven’t already), but it’s Baz Luhrmann at his pretty, glittery, over-the-top finest, so it’s a fun watch.

        • WaterGhost

          I’d say I was sold, but it turns out I can’t even rent “The Great Gatsby” off iTunes in my country. They expect me to buy it for the full 20 bucks. Looks like it’s the “Drive” rental instead this weekend. Thanks for the rec!

          I sometimes feel like one of six people who liked the 1974 Great Gatsby. Redford and Farrow were so pretty. It was such a sensory novel, so for me the movie was all about the eye- and ear-candy. And Mia Farrow’s voice really was “full of money.” I’ll see how Mulligan pulled it off when I get the chance.

          • 25or6to4

            Oh, I loved the dreamy quality of the ’74 production… Definitely the more accurate depiction of the two, and I absolutely adored all of the light, airy clothing and those gorgeous houses (and men). Also, honestly, I think that the use of period music was much more effective and haunting. I know I’m exactly not thinking outside the box to come to that conclusion, but the soundtrack for the 2013 film was jarring (not bad, just incongruous) and kept me from really “feeling” the 20s.

          • jonnyf8

            When the casting was announced way back when, my friends and I were all shocked that Faye Dunaway hadn’t gotten the part.

          • formerlyAnon

            I have two words for you about the ’74 Gatsby: Sam Waterston.
            He was young-ish, I was a great deal younger, and it is the first time I recall swooning over the bridge of an actor’s nose. (Something I have done a large number of times since.)

          • WaterGhost

            The Great Gatsby – I’ll Fly Away – LaO – The Newsroom — I’ve seen him take on very different personae in good dramas. “The Newsroom” kind of sucks, but Waterson is definitely one of the better things in it.

        • jonnyf8

          I kept thinking about Michelle Williams during the entire movie. Really the only performance I enjoyed in Gatsby was Leo’s.

    • Alloy Jane

      I suppose Carey Mulligan is too “cute” to be a Daisy, but she was wonderful in Shame. I liked Blake in Traveling Pants and am curious how this period piece is going to flesh out. Guess I’ll head out to IMDB to see what other stuff she’s been in because watching something like Gossip Girl would cause my brain to hemorrhage.

      • 25or6to4

        I watched an episode to see if I could appreciate the fashion (I couldn’t, but Matthew Settle and his defined jawline did make my eyeballs happy), and the snotty “xoxo” sign-off at the end is the stuff of nightmares.

      • jonnyf8

        I guess I was focused on other things in Shame (Fassbender) and didn’t really notice her that much. It all seemed awfully mannered. Did you see Drive? Seemed like a nonperformance to me.

  • The Versatile Chef

    Red Sox fans! We’re everywhere!

    • Constant Reader

      Well spotted!

  • FibonacciSequins

    Gorgeous costumes. Blake Lively has such generic blond-starlet looks though, nothing about her stands out to me.

  • WaterGhost

    The lining of that coat is beautiful, but yellow (mustard) coat + peach dress + yellow hat + yellow bag + yellow hair + yellow reflection off face = way too much yellow. She’s the same colour all over.

    The male lead could NOT be mistaken for early 20th century. He’s one big cross-fit slab of muscle with pouty lips. The pouty lips make me think Botox – I don’t even know if that’s true, but I’m so used to staring at Botox’ed lips I can’t tell the real thing when I see it anymore.

  • Violentcello


  • Those teeth are 21st century Hollywood. I sure love that coat. And the bag, omg.

  • AnnaleighBelle

    What a pretty man. It almost seems a shame to put him on Blake. I assume.

  • It’s a beautiful dress, and her hair looks lovely and soft. I see she even brought both of her facial expressions out to play!

  • Maggie

    Blake is a Jessica Biel type to me. A very pretty girl accompanied by bland acting. Just doesn’t have that movie star charisma.

  • LadyVimes

    I NEED that coat. Need, I tell you.

  • Katrin

    I’m not sure which I want more – my husband in his costume or me in hers… there’s always the “C. All of the above” option 🙂

  • Clash D

    For someone named Blake Lively, she certainly isn’t.