Blake Lively graces the cover of Marie Claire magazine’s July 2012 issue wearing a red Balmain tux coat. Inside, Blake discusses the public’s perception of her and why she doesn’t work with a stylist.
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 why she doesn’t work with a stylist: “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.”
Also inside the July 2012 issue: ideas on how to dress every day. For more, pick up the issue when it arrives on newsstands on June 19 or head to MarieClaire.com.