Cover Girl: Blake Lively for Marie Claire Magazine

Posted on August 13, 2014

Blake-Lively-Marie-Claire-September-2014-Issue-Gucci-Ralph-Lauren-Tom-Lorenzo-Site-TLO (1)Blake Lively covers the September 2014 issue of Marie Claire magazine in Gucci photographed by Guy Aroch.

On her relationship with husband Ryan Reynolds: “We’ve never gone a week without seeing each other. There’s no major decision that I make without him. The best part is when we turn off our phones and just talk and hang out. He’s my best, best friend. What do you do with your best friend? You do nothing.”

On her past claims of wanting 30 kids of her own: “I gotta get started. If I could spit out a litter of kids, I would.”

On her new venture, Preserve, and immersive lifestyle e-commerce website: “I went straight from high school to Gossip Girl, and both were very structured, scheduled environments, so I never had freedom to explore and carve my own path. When I finished my show, I wanted to take a break from acting and try what I would have tried if I hadn’t acted, and that was this.”

 

Blake-Lively-Marie-Claire-September-2014-Issue-Gucci-Ralph-Lauren-Tom-Lorenzo-Site-TLO (2)Gucci Fall 2014 Collection

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Blake-Lively-Marie-Claire-September-2014-Issue-Gucci-Ralph-Lauren-Tom-Lorenzo-Site-TLO (5)Ralph Lauren Fall 2014 Collection

 

 

 

 

 

 

[Photo Credit: Guy Aroch for Marie Claire Magazine, IMAXTree]

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  • RussellH88

    Anyone else think that cover is a pretty horrible angle for her face?

    • Kathy_Marlow

      Horrible angle, really

    • FibonacciSequins

      First thing I thought of. Second was wondering why she’s holding up her own hair like it’s a telephone. That’s the least artful hair-raking move I’ve ever seen.

    • BarniClaw

      I was thinking the second one was!

      • marlie

        She looks like what I imagine a blow-up sex doll would look like in the second picture.

        • lunchcoma

          Jinx! Though I think the first looks even more like one.

        • http://redheadedwolf.wordpress.com/ Laura Renee

          That might have been the direction she was given.

        • Anplica Fiore

          Yup – I was thinking the tagline would be “Blake Lively, ready to service you at a moment’s notice in a designer dress.”

        • kmk05

          Come on, don’t they make blow up doll lips bigger than that? If they don’t, I suggest a refund.

    • lunchcoma

      It’s terrible. The stiff hand, vacant eyes, and half open mouth make me think of a blow up doll.

      • barbarienne

        THE MOUTH. Geezus, girl, you’re not a fly trap.

        She really is a beautiful woman, but a big ol’ zero for the camera. Someone must have told her that the essence of modeling is relaxing one’s face but she didn’t understand what they meant.

        • demidaemon

          Someone must have told her wrong, since the one thing I learned from ANTM is that you need expert control of your facial muscles to create great facial expressions, so as to put tension in certain areas and relax others.

          • Kitten Mittons

            That’s in verse one of the ANTM bible, I think

          • demidaemon

            Indeed. Other verses include “Don’t piss off Tyra” and “never mention Naomi Campbell, Janice Dickenson, or the fact that Cycle 1 exists.”

          • Kitten Mittons

            Yes. Adrienne who?

          • demidaemon

            :)

          • Sarah

            Also: Smize, Booty Tooch, and POT LEDOM.

          • demidaemon

            FIERCE!

          • Kitten Mittons

            I WAS ROOTING FOR YOU! WE WERE ALL ROOTING FOR YOU!

          • demidaemon

            HAHA! This is so much fun! :)

          • Kitten Mittons

            Picking on Tyra always is.

          • demidaemon

            It is done with love. 😉

          • Kitten Mittons

            Ooof, I forgot about POT LEDOM.
            That one was the most cringe-worthy, in my smize.

            I apologize. Had to be done.

          • Sarah

            It was, indeed, the WORST. And that’s saying a lot.

          • demidaemon

            So dumb. I felt bad for the girls who had to work it into their songs.

          • KinoEye

            What… what is POT LEDOM? I gather that it’s top model spelled backwards… but why? Sounds like Tyra went completely off her rocker after I stopped watching.

          • Sarah

            Oh, shit. Yeah, that’s what it is. She made the girls in one of the cycles do music videos (because yeah – that’s what modeling’s about!) and they were forced to incorporate that “phrase” into the performance. FWIW, I’m pretty sure Tyra has been off her rocker the whole dang time, but she just got more comfortable showing it. That’s why, despite her crazy ass wigs, I always love her – she keeps it real.

          • Kitten Mittons

            When Keeping It Real Goes Wrong.

          • demidaemon

            I’m pretty sure she lost it when she was “bullied” by the girl in Paris (*cough*NaomiCampbell*cough*).

            I actually thought the music video thing was fun, if not strange, for only the shippiness of Allison/The Game. I’m sad.

          • KinoEye

            No doubt she was hiding it well. I remember watching once — I think they may have been in Japan? — and Tyra was doing a photoshoot in a kimono or somesuch. My dad was walking through and stopped to watch for a minute or two, and concluded “that woman has crazy eyes.” And when she was giving advice about life to the girls, “Oh, pearls of wisdom from Tyra Banks. Noted philosopher.”

    • Karen Belgrad

      Nostril couture?

      • Kathy

        I can actually give her an IQ test from looking up there.

        • Kitten Mittons

          That shouldn’t take very…Oh wow, you’re done already?

          • Kathy

            LOL. Speed of light.

          • Karen Belgrad

            Does it really count as an IQ test if it’s over before you can spell I-Q?

          • demidaemon

            HA!

      • Kimbolina

        I never really understood these “I’m so sexy, look up my nose” kind of poses.

    • Courtney

      I thought it drew a great deal of attention to the armpit, which is not exactly a feature worth highlighting.

    • kmk05

      I think it’s really the angle + the photoshop. It’s like her face is weirdly stretched backwards.

    • demidaemon

      The problem exists in both shots. The empty facial expression isn’t helping.

  • http://instagram.com/nevareese International Model

    One of my worst anxiety nightmares is being stuck in an elevator with Blake Lively and Gwyneth Paltrow for forty floors.

    • Kathy_Marlow

      Blake reminds me of a friend who shares good stuff with me. Gwyneth, that friend that always makes you feel like a loser, regardless of how well you’re doing.

      • http://instagram.com/nevareese International Model

        That blonde ying-yang would drive me crazy. Plus, Gwyneth has that weird diet and I am sure she would have the skinny farts – the deadliest of all farts.

        • kimmeister

          I have never heard of this category of farts!

        • Little_Olive

          Skinny farts. Genius.

        • leahpapa

          Skinny farts > diet breath. But it’s a close one.

          • decormaven

            From chewing too much sugarless gum. It’s the sugar alcohols that can cause such “distress.”

    • Nikko Viquiera

      Mine would be for 2 floors. aaaggghhhh

    • WaterGhost

      Stop that. This is a nice blog, and it’s mean to scare people.

    • hughman

      Obviously you’d have to find a way to pit them against each other.

      “So, Gwenny, Blake was wondering how long you can ride that Oscar mistake. Oops!”

      • http://instagram.com/nevareese International Model

        …that’s going in the Rolodex.

        • Kent Roby

          The Rolodex of Hate. (since I know Bianca, I hope she won’t charge me royalties for uttering that!).

          • http://instagram.com/nevareese International Model

            I’m going to pick up that name you dropped and hope you spread that she’s introducing vintage lingo to the world.

          • Kent Roby

            She’s calling her tour by that name; it looks funny to see “Bianca: Rolodex of Hate” listed on the House Of Blues website!

      • Kent Roby

        Ugh, now I have to go look at Blanchett’s photos again and convince myself that she actually won Best Actress for “Elizabeth” to quell my anger over that travesty.

    • barbarienne

      I think I would have the BEST TIME, but then I’m capable of pretending people are cat toys.

    • conniemd

      I can see that because they both bore me to tears. I’d be pulling my Nook out my purse and reading until rescued.

    • Kent Roby

      They are the sisterhood of the traveling blahs.

      • NBG

        Add in Kate Bosworth (in my opinion).

        • Kent Roby

          And Alba. And Oat-Biel.

    • PinkyK

      That’s the stuff nightmares (and GREAT horror movies) are made of!

  • FrigidDiva

    If you want a good laugh, head over to her site, Preserve. Oof.

    • Anna

      HAHAHAHA. Blake Lively on the “All-American Barbecue”:

      “Pray consider it, dear reader: the customary American cookout is a fundamentally Gothic idea, updated with modern values and cuisine. The gathering involves communal seating, shared plates, festive music and fire-prepared victuals shoved into food-messed face-holes sans cutlery. With those same descriptors, one harkens back to ye days of olde, to the court of Richard the Lionheart, to the Canterbury Tales of Chaucer, to Lords and Ladies locked in scenes of chivalry.”

      It’s so bad, that I actually believe she wrote that herself.

      • FibonacciSequins

        Blake, I got J. Peterman in the mail. I perused J. Peterman. J. Peterman sent me items I purchased. Blake, you are no J. Peterman.

      • Sobaika

        WTF??!

        Who talks like that?

        • Anna

          I haven’t been able to stop silent-laughing at my desk.

        • Little_Olive

          Right? It’s like they write it and then click for synonyms on each word to make it sound sophisticated. It’s so overladen, it’s overkill.

          • demidaemon

            Somebody needs to be taken out back and shot for thesaurus abuse.

        • kmk05

          Someone who uses ‘victuals’ with a straight face. Followed immediately by ‘food-messed face-holes’.

          The mind boggles.

          • Little_Olive

            Really, do they chew with their mouths open?

        • Kent Roby

          Blake does! The genteel words, they spring forth explosively from Madame Lively’s pie-hole of fuckery!

          • demidaemon

            I don’t believe she actually knows what any of these words mean.

      • anotherkate

        NO. No, this can’t be real. It’s SO BAD! You can’t be pretentious and down-home (Pray consider/face-holes, sans, dear god!) at the same time. You simply cannot!

        • Anna

          I don’t know what’s worse: an insufferable snob who claims to be better at everything and have the best or someone who claims not to really know anything but still ends up sounding pretentious anyway.

          • demidaemon

            It’s definitely a conundrum.

      • marlie

        Reading that makes me want to punch somebody. The writing is AWFUL.

        • Courtney

          I kind of want to let my seniors at it with some red pens and see what they’d do with it.

          • http://foodycat.blogspot.co.uk/ Alicia

            Do it! Fun activity!

        • Anna

          From the editrix herself in her first editor’s letter, “I’m no editor, no artisan, no expert.”

          • anotherkate

            Does anyone find that charming? “Hey friends. I have no discernible talents whatsoever, but here I am, afforded all the benefits of having worked for them! You wouldn’t be reading this right now if it weren’t for Gossip Girl; isn’t that a hoot?!”

            No, it’s not. You’re privileged, and that is nice for you, but why should anyone want to read the ramblings of an ill-equipped, hopelessly under-educated white girl who can’t even be bothered to pretend that she has done any research into the field she is stepping into?

          • Anna

            Yep. She’s tried to package it in a different way by trying to come across as humble and all, “Oh share your expertise with me, this site is FOR US, ABOUT US!” but is just as out-of-touch with reality as GOOP-y. None of it would’ve been possible without privilege.

        • Kent Roby

          Hit Ouiser!

          • marlie

            That gave me a good belly laugh. :)

        • Little_Olive

          Also: it does NOT make any sense!! I mean how can something be gothic, have modern values and transport you to ye old days? I´m guessing there is some good stuff passing along at her barbecues.

          • marlie

            I doubt she really knows what any of those things mean.

      • Kitten Mittons

        I’ll go look at it later. I just finished shoving my victuals into my food-messed face hole, and I really don’t want to lose said victuals all over ye new work clothes.

        • decormaven

          I’m headed over to the fancy eating table now.

          • Kitten Mittons

            Pray consider, dear maven, letting you gizzard settle a few ponderous moments, before stuffing foodstuffs in yer foodhole. The carpet in here is still new.

          • decormaven

            In the words of the immortal Beverly Hillbillies:
            Granny: What do ya reckon a gourmet is?
            Jed Clampett: I dunno, but if he fries it good in lard, I reckon we can eat it.

          • Kitten Mittons

            Add ketchup and serve!
            Very apropos, as I’m sure Blake couldn’t define most of the words quoted above from her own site.

          • FibonacciSequins

            Someday, if you’re lucky, someone will invent napkins for you to wipe your food-mess face hole.

          • bitchybitchybitchy

            You must mean folded artisanally woven cloth squares!

        • Anna

          As a big fan of the Steve Martin Father of the Bride with Kieran Culkin going, “I don’t think you want the word ‘Pit’ on a wedding invitation, George,” it would amuse me so to have this on an invitation one day:

          “…shared plates, festive music and fire-prepared victuals shoved into food-messed face-holes to follow at 6 PM.”

        • Qitkat

          This entire thread of conversation is just too funny. I can’t hate on her, then again, I’ve never watched Gossip Girl, have I missed a defining icon of our contemporary era?? From all these quotes, she does sound funnier than GOOP, even if it’s completely inadvertent.

          • Kitten Mittons

            Entirely inadvertent. I’ve only seen bits and pieces of the show. It’s like Beverly Hills 90210, but with a lot more Twitter.

          • Little_Olive

            You are so right. And I also cannot.stop.laughing. You should see the look on my boyfriend´s face right now, watching me laugh like this at a fashion blog.

        • kmk05

          Those really are the worst words, aren’t they? I mean, ‘face holes’. Like. What.

          ‘Victuals’ I can get behind 😀

          • Kitten Mittons

            I’ve actually seen victuals used in contracting language, so I can deal with that. Face hole. If she was going for casual elegance, face hole ain’t it.

            Not to mention, it’s not very specific. What if someone misunderstood and tried to shove their bbq up their nostril? Because if they’re taking lifestyle advice from Blake…….

      • Moocows

        LMAO. Did she seriously write that or are you trolling? Yes, breaking bread together is a symbol of peace and friendship and is a part of human history but an American cookout is nothing like a scene out of the Canterbury Tales. Shes just shoving in random history lessons she learned in middle school to sound wise. But really, why would I read a website like hers unless I was a rich socialite or wanted to peek into the life of the rich and famous? What makes her an ‘expert’ on lifestyle? Nothing. Most take advice from people who have struggled, survived, and who have real character; not wealthy celebrities who have never known desperation or conflict beyond their sheltered lives.

        • Anna

          I wish I’d made that up! I majored in journalism and minored in English and I’d never heard of the word victuals until today.

          GAH. DID I JUST LEARN SOMETHING FROM BLAKE.

          • BKagainwiththesweatpants

            NO, God, NO. Because you already knew it from the immortal Beverly Hillbillies. Only Granny called it “vittles.”

          • conniemd

            Victuals is actually not Beverly Hillbillies but more midieval in usage. Of course her paragraph is absurd. It reminds me of the letters my public defender daughter gets from inmates where they string together a bunch of legal terms like prima facie, habeas corpus, civil rights, motion to whatever and when you read them it’s like WTF as the words make no sense in combination with each other.

          • bitchybitchybitchy

            When I worked in the Dept of Justice, processing Freedom of Information Act requests, I came across a file of lawsuits filed by prisoners who were attempting to get special dietary privileges. One had created his own religious faith, which required him to have prime steak and Chivas Regal. I have to admire that kind of inventiveness.

        • KinoEye

          She says she’s doing this because she wants to explore what she would have done if she wasn’t an actress. Which makes no sense to me. The only reason she’s in a position to start a lifestyle website is because she’s famous. And maybe I’m just sheltered here, but how many people do you know whose lifelong ambition is to start a website that tells other people how to live a mostly unattainable life? And ARE YOU KIDDING ME WITH THIS: “Amber Tamblyn is a whiskey drinking, small toothed-having, great butt-rocking actress and author.”

          • decormaven

            I’m going to print that last gem, have it bound in leather, and place it alongside my treasured classics- not. Dear heavens, the world does not need this kind of piffle passed off as “lifestyle” advice.

          • Kitten Mittons

            Exactly my thoughts. I can’t think of one little girl or boy who thinks, “When I grow up, I want to start a website that tells people how to live their lives,” and then tries to sell them overpriced shit in order to fulfill those lifestyle dictates.

            Can I tell you how sad it makes my heart to see a sauce on that website from a very good restaurant down here?

            For shame, Cochon. FOR. SHAME.

          • marlie

            Wait… are you in Philly?

            Also, I went to the site to find the recipe (only to see if it’s the Cochon in Philly), and the interface annoyed me within the first 5 seconds.

          • Kitten Mittons

            Nope, there is a Cochon here in New Orleans. And I’m pretty sure that the product is from ours, because it’s made with Abita beer, which is a local beer (and it’s AWESOME, especially with seafood. If you get a chance, try Abita Amber, or their Triple Haze).

          • Moocows

            Ha! Exactly. I wish the interviewer would be like ‘can youplease just be honest? This isnt a lifelong ambition of yours, youre just not talented enough to get acting jobs anymore but your gossip girl fans will read anything, including whatever bs you write.’

          • Chris

            I don’t see her owning up to Ryan Renolds being soul sucking Demonoid.. Just a theory but Alanis and ScarJo seemed really off their games when with in relationships with him as well.

      • Little_Olive

        Thank you. Really, thank you.

      • KinoEye

        This sounds like an alien trying to explain what a barbecue is, or like it was translated from another language into English. Wow.

        • Anna

          She is the EL James of lifestyle blogging.

        • Qitkat

          Or Bing translator :p
          I have a bi-lingual relative on facebook who is from Taiwan; she posts in Chinese all the time, I have given up on the fb translator.

          • KinoEye

            I was definitely thinking of an internet-based translator. The results are often incomprehensible, comic, or both. Just like that… thing up there.

      • KinoEye

        This thing is gold. GOLD. There’s an article on bowties. “Once upon a time in the South, a few good men gathered for a wedding. These men looked over a set of bow ties with a sense of awe, respect, and (most predominantly) confusion. In a matter of minutes, they needed these loose pieces of unrealized cloth to transform into something akin to timeless elegance…One way or another, this group of men was to master the most formal of all dress knots. Despite the confusion, desperation, and anxiety, a hero indeed emerged.”

        • decormaven

          And who was the hero? Truman Capote? Andre Benjamin 3000? The world needs to know.

          • Qitkat

            Clearly Matt Smith as Doctor Who.

          • KinoEye

            “His name isn’t as important as his resolve. He was a schoolmaster and we were his disciples. Several of us lined the hallowed mirrors of an ancient southern building. We anxiously struggled forth, lurking over each other’s shoulders…performing corrections while all manner of expletives filled the air like smoke.”

          • decormaven

            What a load of flapdoodle. I need a drink or three.

          • Joanna

            I think someone had a drink or three when they wrote that crap.

          • demidaemon

            Make it an entire bar and I’m with you.

          • demidaemon

            I can’t. I really, really can’t.

          • makeityourself

            No way.

          • Little_Olive

            You must be kidding. Also, I am so happy you posed it.

        • Moocows

          ….wow. I thought she would have a real writer run her website? This is just embarrassing.

        • demidaemon

          WUT.

      • demidaemon

        BARF. Also, my brain is dribbling from reading this.

      • bitchybitchybitchy

        Is this really from her lifestyle blog? I must check.

        • Anna

          Appallingly and terrifyingly, yes.

          • bitchybitchybitchy

            Be afraid.Be very afraid. I see a Lifetime or WE movie here-The Attack of Celebrity LIfestyle Bloggers

          • Anna

            Ugh, or a reality show about the “creative process” of their lifestyle blog. Although, it would be funny for about 10 seconds seeing Blake try to write. Emphasis on 10 seconds only as I can only watch someone stare at a blank screen for so long.

          • bitchybitchybitchy

            I can definitely see a reality show about this. Get Gwynnie, Blake together and let them go at it.

    • MilaXX

      Like an emo 14 year old with a Geocities account.

    • FibonacciSequins

      Have you read the editor’s letter? I think she just ran it through spellcheck and clicked “publish”. It’s a mess.

      • marlie

        I noticed a bunch of punctuation errors just scrolling down the front page. That might slide if you’re just blogging for you and your friends, but if this is supposed to be a “professional” endeavor, she’s going to need to hire a real editor, and quick.

        • FibonacciSequins

          A lot of punctuation errors. Also this, which is above all, my favorite sentence:

          “The function of Preserve is part magazine, part e-commerce hub, part philanthropic endeavor and above all, a place to showcase the power of imagination, ingenuity, quality, and above all, people.”

          • demidaemon

            She could just simplify it by saying: “The function of Preserve is to batter you with word dribble so pretentious as to push you into wanting to punch it’s creator in the face.”

          • makeityourself

            Above all, for real.

          • decormaven

            Soylent Green is people.

    • cocohall

      Oof is right. She is either trolling us, or the poor girl has no real friends. Because, sweetie, your whole concept already exists. It’s called Sundance. Complete with the high-minded contribution to worthy cause. And beautifully crafted items from artists.

      And is it just my monitor, or is Preserve located in a virtual cave? The screen design is SO dark. Bring your headlamps, folks!

  • smh4748

    “If I could spit out a litter of kids, I would.”

    I’ll confess that I’m curious about the mechanics of this possibility.

    • Aurora Meyer

      Well, Nadya Suleman proves it can be done.

    • FibonacciSequins

      Check with Kate Gosselin.

    • portlandmermaid

      that one got me, too. Blake, dear, do we need to have a little talk about how babies are born?

      • Kent Roby

        Plus, she said that she just sits around and does nothing with her hubby, which does not help to produce a litter. Heck, if I were married to Ryan Reynolds I’d tell the world that our lives are a nonstop fuck fest.

        • demidaemon

          That would be infinitely more interesting. At the very least, the fact that she doesn’t say it’s all romance and sexy times does make one wonder.

          • Little_Olive

            Well if her bedroom talk is anything like this Preserve thing…

          • demidaemon

            Jesus. Sounds like sticking a rusty nail into your ear would be sexier.

  • PeggyOC

    I just can’t with her. I can’t. Also? Shut your mouth.

    • marlie

      HA. I wrote the same thing. It bugs SO much.

    • MoHub

      Re: the first comment about her marriage. I predict a split early next year.

  • hughman

    Exhibit A : the spiked heel she’s wearing in the Ralph Lauren suit. Holy crap! For realz?

    • Gatto Nero

      FSO (For Sitting Only).

    • rkdgal

      I feel like the heel is reflected in the tile, appearing longer than it is, but it still seems pretty steep.

      • Little_Olive

        Went back and checked. The angle between the instep part and the toe-box looks killah. So maybe there is some reflection effect, but not enough that will allow us to presume those shoes are wearable.

        (We are so anal here at TLo)

    • Sarah

      The way she’s positioned in that chair makes it look like she was just flung into it, so perhaps she fell off those steepies.

      • bitchybitchybitchy

        Let’s speculate that Blake was flung into the chair by an enraged reader of her lifestyle blog.

  • BayTampaBay

    Love all the Ralph Lauren!

  • ThaliaMenninger

    She’s not someone I have an irrational hatred for, but she looks like a vapid twit in those pictures, so… I may start with the hate.

    • http://redheadedwolf.wordpress.com/ Laura Renee

      That’s probably the prompt she was essentially given, though.

    • Ginmaru

      And would madam like something to drink with the hate? Perhaps a double?

      Sorry, I just got goofy when I ready your comment..which I totally agree with.

      • ThaliaMenninger

        I’ll take another vodka stinger!

        • Capt. Renault

          “Another chance to disapprove,
          Another brilliant zinger,
          Another reason not to move,
          Another vodka stinger.

          I’ll drink to that!”

          • ThaliaMenninger

            My thoughts exactly! Since Elaine Stritch passed, I’ve been on the Ladies Who Lunch wagon!

        • Ginmaru

          Another pitcher of stingers for the FUN table coming right up!

  • marlie

    YAWN. Also, close your mouth.

    • lamamu

      Ugh, is she contractually obligated to leave her mouth open for all photos? What a vapid look.

  • Anna

    Marie Claire: 951 Ways to Watch Paint Dry starring…Blake Lively.

  • http://foodycat.blogspot.co.uk/ Alicia

    Are we absolutely sure that isn’t Cat Deeley?

    • Kitten Mittons

      Only because they wouldn’t have wasted the opportunity for the headline, “Cat Craves Her Own Litter!!”

    • demidaemon

      The fact that Cat has personality is a major clue.

  • Sarah

    Oh, honey. If you’ve never been a week away from your husband, you haven’t truly tested your relationship. Also, there’s nothing to conjure the beauty of childbirth and motherhood like “spitting out a litter of kids.”

    • http://foodycat.blogspot.co.uk/ Alicia

      It’s her justification for neither of them working much, I guess!

      • Jacob Bowen

        She seems to be justifying her non-working status by saying that her real career would be running a lifestyle website had she chosen a different path….hahahaha yeah right.

    • Kathy

      trebuchet style.

      • Sarah

        Ohh, man. I was like what does she MEAN, and I just got it. Gross! haha

        • Kathy

          Everybody, take cover! Babies away!

          ETA: No children were harmed in the making of this comment.

          • http://foodycat.blogspot.co.uk/ Alicia

            Reminds me of the pingpong ball scene in Priscilla, Queen of the Desert.

          • Kathy

            Yes!!!!!!!!!!

    • http://fibonaccisequins.storenvy.com/ Danielle

      I could spit out a litter of kids if I was afforded the luxury of a scheduled C-section and following tummy tuck, along with a nanny 24/7.

  • Nancer

    They really wasted her looks in this editorial. Everything looks washed out, and there is no spark or drama in her presentation. Just all around bland. What a shame.

  • BlairBear

    She is just so bland and blank. I get why the costumers on gossip girl showed so much flesh it distracted viewers from how bland she was

    • KirFla

      Agree, I get nothing from her.

  • Leah Elzinga

    you know, I love any time that actual skin texture appears on a mag cover, but then they went and apparently edited her eyes with a free iphone app. JAYZUS, back away from the whitening and sharpening tools. I know it’s been said a hundred times over, but how do people get PAID for these photoshopping jobs?

  • KirFla

    I just want her to close her mouth, and maybe her legs.

  • MW

    Judging by the second shot, Serena has finally become Lily.

  • Capt. Renault

    Is her old nose growing back?

  • JasmineAM

    Why?

  • quiltrx

    Neither of these pictures are doing her any favors. She always seems vapid to me, and these pictures are bolstering that image big time.
    That first dress is cool, though.

  • WaterGhost

    She’s got the Juliette Delpy problem – she’s the same beige baked-apple colour all over. Face colour matches hair almost exactly. Her eyes are the only point of interest. They’re quite a nice blue. She should do something about that. Either play them up, or get beige contact lenses, so they match the rest of her.

  • RescueMe23

    Boy they sure chose some lousy shots. Liked the sound bites though.

  • Miss wks

    I don’t get her appeal.

    • MilaXX

      I’d give this 1.000 upvotes if I could.

  • nannypoo

    Her facial expressions run the gamut from A to B.

    • BlairBear

      She would have killed for grades like that in school . Also for me she runs from a to a

    • ashtangajunkie

      Is that from Absent to Blank?

    • alyce1213

      A Dorothy Parker reference! Thanks for that. It fits better on Blake than on Katharine Hepburn, about whom she said it.

  • Betsy

    We need to get back to the 80s when models were models and actresses were actresses. With BL, I use the term actress lightly but…

  • Eclectic Mayhem

    *headdesk*

  • Imasewsure

    The suit is awesome but the picture isn’t. They should have taken more shots all the way around because (although I can’t generate any interest in her really) she usually makes an ok model… the photographer doesn’t like her either… go figure

  • Little_Olive

    She has the best PR team on earth. And I’m loving that RL collection.

    • bitchybitchybitchy

      I’m liking that RL collection, too. Sure, Ralph always does some variation of incredibly luxe, rich bitches, but he does it well.

    • Liz

      no, Jennifer Lawrence does.

      • makeityourself

        Sorry. Olive is right. Jennifer Lawrence has won an Oscar and is a damn fine actress. Blake is . . . well.

  • Jacob Bowen

    Boobs legsly is giving us no boobs, and only legs in really long white pants….the pants could be cute if it didn’t look she had fallen over onto that COW PRINT CHAIR!

  • Lisalady161

    Those RL pieces are to die for. In that cover shot, Blake has less personality than the graphics. I don’t get her appeal, either.

  • Margaret Annie

    Very pretty girl, but she bores the hell out of me.

  • decormaven

    She’s got the hardest-working PR team in the biz, I’ll give her that. She’s everywhere. PR team, please give it a rest, though- she has just about worn out her welcome. And while Blake’s on “hiatus”, let her have a few more modeling lessons so she learns some facial variations. If I’ve got to see her everywhere, I’d like to see more than Mouth Open Look #1 and Mouth Open Look #2.

    • bitchybitchybitchy

      I suspect we’re in for at least one more magazine cover and a series of interviews, appearances to promote her new endeavor.

  • http://fibonaccisequins.storenvy.com/ Danielle

    “Spit out a litter of kids”. LOLOLOLOL

    • bitchybitchybitchy

      It’s that new BabyBubble Gum. Put a wad in your mouth, chew thoroughly, and spit out those tykes!

  • TinyDynamo

    I find her an appropriate person to be on TLo’s Whiteboard, bc she could not be more whitebread or boring.

  • Tina M.

    God, she is the inverse Rihanna! She can take thousands of dollars’ worth of makeup, hair, and clothes and make it look like shit she picked up at a mall and then promptly got a concussion. A concussion is the only way to explain her dead eyed, open mouthed fish stare.

  • PastryGoddess

    Someone please help! I rolled my eyes too hard and they fell out.

    What’s the female word for douche? Is there a word? I think we need to coin one ASAP

    • TinyDynamo

      How about just calling her a Summer’s Eve?

      • PastryGoddess

        *snerk*

    • demidaemon

      I thought douche was gender neutral, personally.

      • PastryGoddess

        hmmm see when I look in the dictionary under douche I have a split image of Adrian Brody and James Franco looking at me. Adding Blake to that entry just doesn’t fit.

  • boweryboy

    Yawn.

  • ctopine

    I’m not afraid to say I like her. I think she’s gorgeous. That said, the lighting and angle of her head in the cover shot is terrible. That might be the worst picture I’ve ever seen of her.

  • Friend

    She ALWAYS poses with her mouth slightly agape.

    • Myra Amler

      Just like KStew

  • papillon

    That second picture is SO unflattering. It looks like a test shot. Can they not see that? Was there no better one they could have chosen? Why is it so hard for professionals to make beautiful people look good? I like the first dress though.

    She’s one of those actresses whose appeal I just don’t get. Yes, she’s beautiful but she seems boring and has no charisma or magnetism on screen.

  • queeniethebold

    All y’all have said it way better than i can, but boy howdy is she one big fat freaking bore. Plus? Definitely not a brainiac.

    i can’t even imagine how boring a conversation with her would be. It would be so dull that -zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz Whoops. Sorry. Head, meet bowl of soup.

  • Joanna

    Blake Lively = Jessica Beil + a lifestyle website. I just can’t with either of them. Boring, insufferable.

  • KingCrazy

    The fact that she referred to Gossip Girl as “my show” speaks volumes.

    Bitch, please. That was Blair’s show.

    • Anna

      It really bugs me in general when actors use “my” when referring to projects, especially “My Cast” during acceptance speeches. It is not yours. A lot of people (many of whom earned far less money) work on these projects. It doesn’t take any more time or effort to say “THE show” or “THE cast.”

  • Clash D

    Godawful photography. Her eyes look wonky on that cover.

  • conniemd

    I never watched “Gossip Girls” so to me Blake Lively is just boring generic blonde.

    • marlie

      She’s certainly very pretty, but there doesn’t seem to be any originality or personality in her look (kind of like Allison Williams).

  • fiddlecub

    *snooze*

  • Lilyana_F

    Thanks to Michael K she’ll always be Blake NotSoLively to me lol

  • ktr33

    I wonder what would happen if she closed her mouth for once. The rapture, maybe?

  • MissusBee

    Just been binge-watching Scandal Season 3 and all I can see is that these are Olivia Pope’s outfits.

    • MilaXX

      And Kerry would look spectacular in them all!

  • Froggae

    Dear Fashion Industry,
    Blake Lively is fetch. As in, you need to stop trying to make fetch happen.
    Sincerely, the rest of us.

  • evave2

    The Gucci look doesn’t really suit her but the Ralph Lauren (with those killer shoes) fits her to a T.

    I don’t get this idea of a life-style blog. I thought Gwyneth’s was widely disparaged; is it actually popular?

  • demidaemon

    Dull and ugh.

  • http://gabyrippling.tumblr.com/ Gaby

    “When I finished my show, I wanted to take a break from acting and try what I would have tried if I hadn’t acted, and that was this.”

    I want to live in a world where my plan b is an “immersive lifestyle e-commerce website”

  • http://weirdinedgewise.blogspot.com ONEWEIRDWORD

    That dress on the cover reminds me so much of that Gucci that Helen Hunt wore to he Oscars years ago. Got it; it was Tom Ford for Gucci, 2000 Oscars. Why I remembered that the dress was Gucci I’ll never know. I do remember seeing the dress in magazine ads immediately after.

  • frannyprof

    Boring. Generic.

  • Chattygal

    The personification of yawning.

  • KT

    Ugh. Whatever.

    There is an entire subset of actresses who have been molded into “lifestyle brands” because they can’t really act and they don’t mean anything at the box office, and she is the personification of this idea (read: this Preserve thing she’s doing). It’s adorable that she’s pretending like creating a lifestyle brand is what she’s always wanted to do. At least we won’t have to see her on the big screen very often.

  • ♠♥zee♣♦

    I will NEVER understand her appeal.

  • GemFemme

    Dead eyes alert!

  • Cynica

    Oh god. What if Blake goes the Octomom route? The career-desperate Ryan & Blake + 8? Nooooooo.

  • macwell

    The cover and pics are as bland as she is. Next.

  • semirose

    Huh, how long has she been avoiding the Boobs Legsly thing?

    I can’t stop reading Preserve as Perverse. At least GOOP is amusing in the how disconnected from reality can you possibly be way, this is just…as bland as she is.

  • MM4321

    Basic and bland, but she’s had wonderful plastic surgery – pretty.

  • prisma

    She looks like Mischa Barton on the cover.

  • cocohall

    What am I missing? Marie Claire’s 20th Anniversary Issue might be cause to land either a top tier model OR actress. This is so pedestrian. Sure, Blake is pretty, but what is going to make you grab this off the newsstand? Update your Look! Dream BIG and GO BOLD. Fall Fashion Starring Blake Lively! It’s like they did a design mock-up with generic copy and it accidentally got printed. All that comes to mind when I see the second photo is Mary Poppins saying “we are not a codfish.”

  • Coco Chanel

    For their twentieth issue they should’ve done something big. Put Meryl Streep or ellen degeneres or a guy for gods sakes on the cover. Not some typical pretty face from Hollywood

    • cowper

      Laverne Cox!

  • Mona_Visa

    Scenes from a gynecological exam. Pic #3: I need to scoot down further? Geez, I’m gonna fall off this table. Cover Photo: Yikes! Those instruments could be a bit warmer.

  • JynxTheCat

    Oh no she;s launching Goop light? Horror.