We don’t credit her with being much of a model or having much style, but the lovely folks at Vogue really did her right. The Cowgirl Chic thing is so very her. She should immediately make it her go-to style.
Blake Lively covers the August 2014 issue of Vogue magazine photographed by Mario Testino and styled byTonne Goodman.
Inside, she manages the perfect “Be Me or Do Me”-style balancing act of humblebragging, name-dropping, flogging her wares, and sounding like a victim all at the same time:
On her lifestyle website “Preserve”: “I’m sure there will be plenty of people who will say horrible things. I’m sure this interview will be picked apart. But you can’t worry about it. There have been so many things written about me that are untrue and horrifying. I can’t even believe that my family has to read this stuff. You just have to do what makes you happy, because you’ll never get a unanimous vote. People like to gossip. They bond over it. They don’t bond over complimenting famous people. I’m always the first person to defend Gwyneth Paltrow. Or any woman in a position of power, like Martha Stewart or Oprah, who gets burned. Because they have paved the path for so many other women who are doing something they believe in.”
On how Martha Stewart saved her wedding: “Our wedding was becoming a disaster, and we didn’t know what to do, so we called Martha! She said, ‘Don’t worry. I’ll handle it.’ She sent her team down to save us. And then she called her friends who have a home in South Carolina and set us up at the most amazing getaway. This is the day of our wedding!”
On hubby Ryan Reynolds: “He’s a part of it because everything we do in life we do together. If I’m working on a movie, he helps me with my character; I do the same with him. Picking out a coffee table. What we’re going to eat. He’s a beautiful writer—he’s written a lot of stuff for us. And he’s got a great barometer and he knows me, so he will tell me if it’s not as good as it can be.”
That story about her wedding is so relatable! Amirite, girls? Who DOESN’T want to read all her thoughts on “lifestyle” now?
But seriously, these pictures are gorgeous. She embodies that look so well. After all, how many ladies can make a suede fringe skirt work?
[Photo Credit: Mario Testino for Vogue Magazine]