Blake Lively is an American actress born in Tarzana, California on August 25th, 1987. Blake is the youngest of five children; her parents are actors Ernie and Elaine Lively. Growing up in a family that was all involved in the entertainment industry gave Blake the perfect opportunity to get involved in acting. However, acting isn't Blake's only talent. Actively involved at Burbank High School in Burbank, California, Blake was class president, a nationally competitive show choir, a cheerleader, all AP classes, and six diverse clubs. Her recent role as Serena van der Woodsen in hit TV show "Gossip Girl" has made her the latest American sweetheart. Blake's tall 5'10'' frame and impeccable beauty makes her a fashion favorite. No matter what this beauty wears, she manages to make it look good. As Blake continues to score magazines cover, we will continue follow her. With her supermodel frame, grasp on the latest fashion trends, and gracing beauty, there is definitely more where she came from.
Blake Lively seen on Mar 27 2013 in Toronto, Canada. Blake Lively was on hand to help Target fete their Canadian launch in Toronto on March 27, which was held at the Shoppers World Danforth location. For her event ensemble, Blake picked a pretty printed number from Roland Mouret's Resort 2013 collection, and teamed it with (no surprise here) a pair of Christian Louboutin heels and jewelry by Jennifer Meyer. If you like Blake's soft, feminine look on this occasion, check out a selection of dresses here on CoutureCandy that resemble her perfect-for-spring 'fit, such as: Meghan Los Angeles' Lounge Tunic in Ivory, Alexia Admor's Floral High Low in Dream Garden, Kay Unger New York's Print Silk Cotton Shirtdress in Blue Multi, and Nanette Lepore's Club Mix Dress in Sky. Which of these four frocks is your favorite, readers, and more importantly, what are your thoughts on BL's outfit here? In other Blake news, it seems that the former "Gossip Girl" star is eager to get her home started with her new hubby Ryan Reynolds. Blake spoke to Elle Decor about their new home in Bedford, New York and the way that they are decorating it. When asked if her personal style influences the decor, Blake replied: "Design, whether it's on your body or in your home is the same thing. It’s mixing different colors, different textures, and unexpected patterns—elements that you wouldn’t often put together in an interesting way. That’s also why I look for things that you don’t see everywhere, things that are elegant. And I’m always looking for pieces that make a statement." They then asked her who will be doing the most cooking in her kitchen, to which Blake said: "Me. But I’ll have to fight my mom for it. She is an amazing chef. We’ve got a big family, and we're very close. My brothers are great at pies, and the girls usually do the savory things. I never really cook from recipes. But the worst is when something turns out great and I can’t figure out how to make it again!" Do any of you have that same problem?
Blake Lively seen on Mar 10 2013 in New York, NY. In addition to Emma Stone, Blake Lively was also spotted on the red carpet of the NYC premiere of the film The Croods, marking Blake's first red carpet outing of 2013. It's about time! There to support her new hubby Ryan Reynolds, who voices the role of Guy in the film, Blake looked ravishing in a wine colored Marios Schwab Fall 2013 frock. Looks like wine is the color of the week, first Victoria Beckham stepped out in London in the shade, and now Blake is rocking it on the red carpet! In addition to her designer dress, Blake wore a pair of white Bottega Veneta heels and dainty Jennifer Meyer stud earrings. To emulate BL's 'fit here, opt for either Krisa's V Back L/S Dress in Cabernet or James & Joy by Joy Han's Savannah Long Sleeve Dress in Wine. From there, add on a pretty and delicate pair of earrings; Lafonn's Classic Round Studs with Bezeled Accents and Meredith Marks' Melissa Diamond Stud Earrings in Yellow Gold are both suitable options. At the premiere, toofab noticed that Ryan and Blake didn't take one photo together, however he did snap a pic with her sis Robyn. According to the site: "Blake was there, but the two didn't take a single picture together. Strange, no? However, Reynolds did manage to snag some red carpet shots with Blake's sister, Robyn. You may remember the oldest Lively sister from her starring roles in 1989's "Teen Witch" and "The Karate Kid, Part III." I wonder why the newlyweds didn't have a cute red carpet moment together?
Blake Lively seen on Dec 12 2012 in New York, NY. Blake Lively was photographed on the red carpet of the 12-12-12 Concert for Sandy Relief that was held on (you guessed it) December 12 at Madison Square Garden in NYC. For her charity-chic ensemble, BL wore an embellished leather Isabel Marant dress, which she paired with Lorraine Schwartz jewelry and a pair of Christian Louboutin cage heels. If you're into the look that Blake is rocking here, pick a dress in a similar color and with a similar silhouette - there are several options here on CoutureCandy to choose from! Either Nightcap's Spanish Flutter Dress in Saffron, James & Joy by Joy Han's Nick Mini Dress in Orange, or Shin Choi's Caden Dress in Coral are awesome options. From there, pick a statement cuff - such as Robyn Rhodes' Vicki Cuff in Gold - to round out your 'fit. What's your take on Blake's look on this occasion, readers? Does it get a thumbs up or down from you? In other news, tidbits from Blake's recent wedding to Ryan Reynolds are finally being released! According to The Huffington Post, "For starters, guests munched on not only a four-tiered cake, but also an array of desserts including s'mores bars, fruit jellies and mini tarts. Lively's Marchesa wedding dress is described as a "cloudlike silk tulle gown" featuring crystals and rose-gold embroidery. And Lively carried a bouquet of pink jasmine, andromeda, dusty miller and blushing bride hydrangea, dipped in rose-gold glitter to to match her gown." While there are no actual photos of Blake and Ryan at their wedding - besides one close-up photo of the couple holding hands - Martha Stewart Weddings photographed many other details of the soiree, such as the floral arrangements and the sweet treats. On one hand, I am DYING to see Blake in all of her bridal glory in her sure-to-be stunning Marchesa frock, but on the other hand it is kind of refreshing to see a celebrity couple not immediately sell their intimate wedding photos to the highest paying tabloid!
Blake Lively seen on Sep 01 2012 in Venice, Italy. Blake Lively was photographed looking stunning at the Gucci Premiere Fragrance Launch - for which she is the face of! - on September 1, which was held at Hotel Cipriani in Venice, Italy. Blake was seen hugging and laughing with her Savages co-star Salma Hayek at the event, what a fun reunion for the two! Outfit wise, Blake of course donned a gorgeous Gucci sequined number, along with a pair of strappy Gucci heels, multiple rings, and a single bangle. To get a similar look as Blake's for your next flashy soiree, it's all about choosing a sequined cocktail dress that works for your body. There are three options here on CoutureCandy worth considering, and they include Sue Wong's All Over Beaded Mini in Rust/Black, Alexia Admor's Two Tone Sequin Dress in Nude and Black, and Jenny Han's Sequin Tank Dress in Blue/Black. From there, a single statement ring, such as Femme Metale Jewelry's Black Snake Ring in Silver, will provide the perfect finishing touch to your snazzy ensemble. What are your thoughts on BL's oufit here, everyone? It's definitely giving me shades of her red sequined Chanel number back in 2010. In addition to attending the Gucci soiree, Blake was also in Venice for the Venice Film Festival alongside beau Ryan Reynolds. According to sources, although the two are still going strong, they're not keen on much PDA. "The couple arrived the day before [the Gucci event] and made separate exits out of their car," reported JustJared. So secretive!
Blake Lively seen on Jun 26 2012 in New York, NY. Blake Lively was photographed heading in to film an appearance on "The Late Show with David Letterman" in NYC on June 26, promoting her new film Savages. For her television appearance, Blake chose a pretty Jenny Packham dress that she paired with an oversized Lorraine Schwartz ring and sparkly Christian Louboutin heels. If you find yourself inspired by Blake's ensemble here, try a dress with a similar silhouette such as Meghan Los Angeles' Kaikara Dress in Eggshell or Indah's more casual, sleeveless Ruffle Front Sundress in White. Indah's Cinch Sleeve Smock Dress in White Endek is also similar, yet has a fun print. Finish your look off with a great ring, like Femme Metale Jewelry's Pegasus Ring in Silver. Are you liking this look for Blake, friends? In other news, Blake's Savages co-star Taylor Kitsch recently had a convo with People about his sex scenes with B in the film, and said: "It’s very awkward to do, you know, and I was just glad it was over with, to be honest. And it’s such a big part of [my character] and who he is, and that’s how you meet him. So it’s a pretty intense reveal, no pun intended. A lot of sexual improv was going on there. God knows we had two weeks of rehearsal, so we talked until we were about to pass out, and then [we shot the sex scenes] on the day I think I knew Blake three days... four days maybe." All part of the craft!
Blake Lively seen on Feb 15 2012 in New York, NY. Walking the red carpet of the Noon by Noor fashion presentation at New York Fashion Week on December 15, there's no denying that Blake Lively looked gorgeous although her outfit choice may be a bit questionable. Blake paired a white Noon by Noor coat (for a similar look, try either Suzabelle's Hazelwood Coat in Winter White or Nanette Lepore's Napa Valley Coat in Cream) with brown tights and Christian Louboutin's Feticha python pumps. Accessory wise, a pink bling-bling starburst ring (if you like the look of pink crystals, try Erica Anenberg's Classic Sparkle Twosome Ring in Gold/Pink) and silver earrings (check out Femme Metale Jewelry's Angel Wing Earrings in Sterling Silver) were added to Blake's look. Perhaps it's that the tights and shoes feel too heavy with this coat dress, or maybe it's that the jewelry looks a bit tacky (eep!). However, on a positive note, I love Blake's bright pink lip color. What's your take on this ensemble, everyone? As if you didn't have enough of a reason to be envious of Blake's insane closet, she recently dished that Christian Louboutin has already sent her his ENTIRE spring collection of shoes. Blake told People, "My gosh, [it] was sent to my house, and they’re so beautiful. They’re amazing. I walked around my apartment wearing them. My favorite pairs are these cage, crystal-encrusted shoes and one with a feather detail coming off of it." Sheesh, must be nice to be Blake!
Blake Lively seen on Jan 26 2012 in New York, NY. Blake Lively worked the red carpet of the Jason Wu for Target launch that was held on January 26 at the Skylight Soho in NYC, wearing Wu's black and white dress. I see that Blake is serving up her trademark "pouty frown" - ha! To get an outfit inspired by BL's, pick either French Connection's Planet Lace Dress in Cream/Black or Alexia Admor's Two Tone Dress with Sequin Bottom in Black/White... both have the two-tone black and white look. From there, accessorize with a pair of pretty drop earrings, such as Robyn Rhodes' Brianna Earring, and add on a few unique rings. Femme Metale Jewelry's Serpent Ring in Silver is one of my favorites. Tousled hair and a pale pink lip should complete your ensemble. What are your thoughts on Blake's outfit here, everyone - is it a winner in your eyes? Blake spoke to reporters on the red carpet about her love for Mr. Wu, saying: "I'm such a fan of his, and I have been for so long. We were talking about how when we first met, 'Gossip Girl' had just aired and it was before he dressed Michelle Obama. So we were both young and new to all of this and very naive, and to be here now and see what our journey's been for the last three years. We're both so lucky we've been pinching ourselves thinking, 'How cool is this?' But it's nice to have that camaraderie and also his lines are so beautiful. I appreciate the sophistication." How sweet!
Blake Lively seen on Dec 14 2011 in New York, NY. Photographed on the set of "Gossip Girl" in NYC on December 14, Blake Lively was all snuggled up in a giant scarf to stay warm in the chilly Big Apple. Blake's basic ensemble was elevated with several stand out accessories, including the aforementioned blue scarf and a great pair of black boots (try Charlotte Ronson's Over Knee Mariela Boot in Black). The rest of her look consisted of a warm black jacket (similar to True Grit's Long Shawl Coat in Black) and black leggings (Hale Bob's Solid Legging in Black is a great basic), and from there BL wore black leather gloves and toted a multicolor leather tote. If you're in the market for a new bag, Kristen Bell for Erica Anenberg's Sutton Tote in Brown is fab. Are you a fan of Blake's outfit here, everyone? In other news, a photo of Blake and her rumored (and now pretty much official) beau Ryan Reynolds was recently discovered on Instagram, and is making its rounds on the web. The couple were photographed at Thanksgiving dinner with Blake's family, accompanied by the caption: "Thanksgiving dinner table! Johnson's and Lively's." The family was gathered at the Johnson Mill Bed and Breakfast in Utah, and as Ology points out, "At first it seemed like it was a family member taking the picture but it could have easily been a regular customer." Click here to take a look at the pic. Do you think we'll be seeing much more of Blake and Ryan together in 2012?
Blake Lively seen on Dec 09 2011 in New York, NY. Blake Lively was photographed at Sprinkles Cupcakes in NYC on December 9, posing with a S'mores cupcake which she created for the sweet shop! Beginning in January, Blake's cupcake creation will be available at Sprinkles, with proceeds benefiting Oxfam's Somalia famine disaster fund. Sweet and charitable, it doesn't get much better than that! For her outfit, Blake paired a white Gucci blouse (for something similar, try Robbi & Nikki's Jersey Contrast Blouse in White) that is adorned with what seems to be some sort of golden pin with Gucci's metallic gold pleated skirt. Anna Sui's Metallic Faux Leather Skirt is similar, and Leifsdottir's Ruffled Leather Skirt in Royal Taupe has a similar silhouette. From there, BL wore Brian Atwood's famous Maniac pumps (for something a bit more unique, try Raphael Young's Patent Pump with Lacquered Heel in Black) and got a metallic green manicure to complete her look. Are you a fan of this one, everyone? In other news, it seems like Blake has definitely been enjoying the single life ever since splitting with Leonardo DiCaprio. However, Blake's Green Lantern co-star Ryan Reynolds might change all of that! While Blake and Ryan have recently been seen kissing in public, what really solidified the rumors that the two are serious are the recent photos of Blake walking Ryan's golden retriever while trying to avoid being photographed. So cute! A source even goes so far as to tell Hollywood Life: "Ryan is absolutely smitten with Blake and the feeling is mutual. They can’t get enough of each other. They’re spending the holidays together and already making plans for their future. I wouldn’t be surprised if they got engaged within the next few months. Ryan is crazy about her and they are very serious about each other." Engaged in the next few months? Let's not rush in to anything, you two!
Blake Lively seen on Nov 09 2011 in New York, NY. Blake Lively was seen making quite the shoe statement as she strolled around the set of "Gossip Girl" in NYC on November 9, rocking a pair of, um, unique Christian Louboutin heels. After slipping into Louboutin's Alex Lion Paw Pumps, Blake wore a pair of coated J Brand skinny jeans (just like Bleulab's Reversible Curve Legging in Azurite Brick) along with a sheer striped tee (try Wit.'s Burnout Pocket Tee in White) and an Autumn Cashmere cardigan (get the look with Free People's Hemingway Cape Cardigan in Camel Combo). From there, BL accessorized with Dolce & Gabbana's Miss Sicily bag (for something similar in leather, try Julie K Handbags' Robin in Bubble Lamb Grey) and her adorable pup Penny. What are your thoughts on this Blake ensemble, everyone? And more importantly, do you like her outlandish footwear choice? The second Blake slipped into this pair, the internet was abuzz with opinions of what seemed like nearly every blogger. While some bloggers described the Loubs as "awful, awful shoes" and "freaky," Michael K at one of my favorite blogs DListed had this to say: "I mean, has it really come to this? Are we as a society really spending thousands of dollars for shoes that make us look like we're about to chase after some antelopes or sing about the circle of life? Do you really want to look down and think of King Mufasa plummeting to his death? I swear Blake's dog keeps looking at those shoes like she wants to start a fight with them." Ha! On one hand, I applaud Blake for taking fashion risks, but on the other, these shoes are just WEIRD.
Blake Lively seen on Nov 01 2011 in New York, NY. Blake Lively stepped out to show her support for legendary shoe designer Christian Louboutin that was held at Barney's NYC on November 1 in his honor, choosing a vampy Dolce & Gabbana outfit with major va-va-voom factor. Usually, Blake is pretty good about showing only one major body area (i.e. her legs vs. chest) but on this occasion, she went all in. Sporting a floral Dolce & Gabbana corset and black crochet mini skirt, Blake added on a multi-colored pair of snakeskin Christian Louboutin Pigalle pumps and a cocktail ring. From there, her signature disheveled blonde locks provided the finishing touch for her ensemble. Thoughts, everyone? Is BL showing off too much skin here for your liking, or do you think that since she's got it, she should rock it? To get a look inspired by Blake's sexpot ensemble here, try a few dresses here on CoutureCandy that emulate the same vibe: Meghan Los Angeles' Opaline Dress in Navy Handkerchief, Dallin Chase's Matteo Dress, or Bianca Nero's Tank Dress in Coral and Black. Add on Kara by Kara Ross' Large Sugarloaf Smokey Quartz Ring for the perfect finishing touch. While it's no secret that Blake is a HUGE fan of Mr. Louboutin - he even named a shoe after her! - she has recently admitted that she is "embarrassed" by how many pairs she has. Says BL: "hey are the most beautiful shoes out there. And incredibly innovative. It’s embarrassing how many pairs I have." It seems as though the fandom is mutual, as Christian said this about Blake: "Not only is [Blake] beautiful, she is very talented and she’s very smart. One of the things that is most important for women and men, at least for me, is intelligence. Through a lot of things, she has proved that she is really intelligent and she also has this natural beauty and this natural way of moving which makes her absolutely a great image." Well they seem to be a match made in fashion heaven, now don't they?
Blake Lively seen on Oct 18 2011 in New York, NY. Blake Lively was spotted toting a pumpkin and hailing a cab on Manhattan’s Upper East Side earlier today, October 18, while rocking a new, curly 'do. It's definitely different to see B with this hairstyle instead of her typical sleek locks. For her outfit, Blake paired a classic black blazer (such as Elizabeth & James' Cate Blazer in Black) with a white tee (check out Ella Moss' Ella Tee Top in White) and black skinnies with zipper detailing (get the look with Work Custom Jeans' Zip Skinny in Black), and then accessorized with exotic heels, a fedora, and an oversized Chanel tote. For a similar look without the hefty Chanel price tag, take a look at Julie K Handbags' Stella in Black. Thought on this look of Blake's, friends? Love it or lose it? In other BL news, it seems that things between the "GossiP Girl" starlet and Ryan Reynolds are going strong, ever since Blake's split with Leonardo DiCaprio. Ryan was spotted visiting Blake on the set of her hit CW show, and then the couple went to Boston for a brief romantic getaway. According to a source, "Ryan brought Blake with him to a restaurant in Boston and if you didn’t know any better, you would think they were a couple. They looked like they were really into each other. He had his arm around her and they were both smiling. They sat at a corner booth and it was just the two of them. Ryan said he was celebrating Canadian Thanksgiving! For dessert they split the warm chocolate torte with vanilla ice cream. They were definitely in a celebratory mood!" Hmm.. celebrating their new dating status, perhaps?
Blake Lively seen on Aug 07 2011 in Universal City, CA. Blake Lively struck her famous poses on the blue carpet of the 2011 Teen Choice Awards that were held last night, and looked like a ray of summer sunshine in her bright and cheery 'fit. For her awards show appearance, Blake chose Gucci's Resort 2012 orange leather dress, paired with cheetah print Christian Louboutin Pigalle heels and Lorraine Schwartz jewelry. On a beauty note, B kept her makeup fresh and utilized a healthy dose of bronzer to achieved her sunkissed look. For an ensemble inspired by Miss Lively's, pair Boulee's aptly named Serena Dress in Orange Grey with a ton of sparkly silver jewels, such as Christie Martin Jewelry's Disc and Tag Bracelet in Sterling Silver and Ettika's Large Rhinestone Bracelet in Cream. Erickson Beamon's Great Expectations Earring adds the perfect finishing touch. What are your thoughts on Blake's outfit here, everyone - love it or lose it? I don't quite know why Blake chose to wear such a heavy looking leather dress on a hot summer day, but I will say that I like the look overall. It seems that despite the rumors of their relationship being on the fritz, B and her boo Leonardo DiCaprio are still going strong; the picturesque twosome were spotted all around LA this weekend, as Blake was in town for the awards and to film a few scenes of her hit show "Gossip Girl." I wonder if these two will go the distance?
Blake Lively seen on Jul 19 2011 in New York, NY. From one maxi skirt ensemble to another, Blake Lively was spotted returning to the set of her series "Gossip Girl" in NYC on July 19 after a summer of attending lavish events and gallivanting around Europe with her main squeeze Leonardo DiCaprio. Blake was in full-on Serena van der Woodsen mode as the paps snapped away, wearing a red Rag & Bone maxi skirt that was paired with a white tank top and Theyskens’ Theory's jiguo ital vest. A chunky chain necklace, comfy flip flops and M.C.L. by Matthew Campbell Laurenza's fan pave bangles completed BL's outfit. If you're inspired by this summery ensemble, check out Free People's Cascade Convertible Skirt in Ivory and wear with Hard Tail's Sexy Tank Top in White and Prairie NY's Metallic Vest. If the vibrant red color of Blake's Rag & Bone skirt is what's catching your eye, scoop up Black Halo's Karen Skirt in Scarlet for something just as bright but way shorter. Accessory wise, Amrita Singh's Mayna Necklace in Silver is very similar to the one Blake's wearing, and from there, stack a few of Halston Heritage's Ring Bangle in Gold to emulate Blake's bracelet look. What are your thoughts on Blake's outfit here, readers - hit or miss? There have been several rumors that Blake and Leo are over, however, it seems that's not the case. In fact, word is that Blake is looking to settle down with the actor! Says a source: "She wants to land Leo as a husband. They are making plans together and acting like a serious couple. Blake is so smitten with Leo that she’s decided to rent a house a couple of blocks away from his Hollywood Hills home. She needed a place in LA and decided to live as close to Leo as she could. I don’t think she could have gotten a place any closer. She’s jumping in feet first. Blake is really into Leo, and is making it obvious." And how does Leo feel about all of this? According to an insider close to him, "Leo doesn’t like to be tied down. He is nervous about commitment and this is just how he deals with it. Blake finds it very unsettling but she loves Leo and is doing her best to reassure him that she doesn’t want to take things too far too fast." Pump the brakes, Blake!
Blake Lively seen on Mar 05 2011 in Paris, France. The guest of honor at a swanky Chanel dinner party during Paris Fashion Week that was held on March 5, Blake Lively smiled and posed for photographer's while undoubtedly being on cloud nine. I mean, can you imagine Chanel throwing a dinner party in your honor? For her outfit, Blake wore a Chanel Spring 2008 couture metallic dress along with Christian Louboutin's Salsbourg heels, a black Chanel Mademoiselle bag and oversized silver ring (like Amrita Singh's Ava Ring in Silver) on her left hand. For a dress that's similar to - yet much more casual than - Blake's Chanel couture cocktail dress, take a look at Walter's Grey Skies Washed Silk Pleated Dress in Grey Multi which has a similar tiered silhouette. For other similar, sparkly options, check out Chaudry's Sequin Dress in Silver or Luc by Lucy's Sequins Dress in Grey. Are you a fan of this look on Blake, everyone? An interesting article on New York Times' The Cut blog recently attempted to break down the allure of Blake Lively by speaking to a few of the fashion industry's heavy hitters, who happen to be enamored with the "Gossip Girl" starlet. Says the blog: "Blake Lively shines in a consistently pleasant fashion in the houses of so many fashion people. Karl Lagerfeld loves her, as evidenced by her Chanel handbag campaign." They then quote Michael Kors, who says: "It’s the anti-bored, too-cool-for-school, locked in a club for months on end look that you see a lot of young actresses going for. There’s something very optimistic about her. I think she’s the anti-downer, anti-sad." Vogue's style director Alexandra Kotur goes on to say: "She has this East Coast-West Coast way of combining things that is very original. She’s a Malibu girl who can wear Chanel, and that’s where it’s really that bi-coastal chic that no one else has in America right now. She shows cleavage, she’ll show some leg. And it’s sexy." Finally, Allure editor Linda Wells says: "She’s a living, breathing human being who smiles. And you think, why would that be so hard? Who knew the non-rebel would suddenly feel rebellious? Then you add that to the fact that she’s not going to get arrested and she’s not going to shave her head or end up in rehab, but she goes out enough to be visible. It’s kind of a perfect situation for designers and editors. She’s a safe bet." Thoughts?
Blake Lively seen on Feb 16 2011 in New York, NY. "Gossip Girl" star Blake Lively was seen back in the Big Apple after a brief trip to London for the Elle Style Awards, attending Marchesa's Fall 2011 After-Show Dinner that was held in NYC on February 16. At the event, Lively hung out with Marchesa's Georgina Chapman, and shared a few giggles. For her night out ensemble, Blake wore a stunning and vibrant Marchesa creation from the Resort 2011 Collection, along with her trademark wavy blonde locks and a pair of nude Christian Louboutin heels. If you're inspired by Blake's colorful look, might I suggest a few similar options here on CoutureCandy, such as Soul Revival's Slip Dress with Sunshine Lace in Papaya, Jenny Han's 3D Border Tube Dress in Magenta, or Sue Wong's Disco Beaded Tulle Dress in Champagne, all of which are reminiscent of Blake's Marchesa frock. From there, simply add on Coye Nokes' classic Jacqueline Pump in Taupe Patent and you'll be set. While I recently reported that Blake will not be portraying a young Carrie Bradshaw in any SATC prequels, she will however be starring in the upcoming flick Hick. Blake recently signed on to play the drug addict mother of a 13-year-old girl. Woah - intense! Sources report that Blake will "play the mother of teenaged Nebraskan girl Chloe Moretz, who runs away to Las Vegas armed with a gun after her parents abandon her." This definitely sounds like a change of pace from the world of Lively's "GG" character Serena van der Woodsen - any of you interested in checking it out?
Blake Lively seen on Feb 09 2011 in New York, NY. Stepping out for the amfAR New York City Gala to celebrate the beginning of Fall 2011 Fashion Week at Cipriani Wall Street on February 9, Blake Lively smiled (and pouted) as she posed in a stunning Alexander McQueen maxi dress. While I love that Blake is mixing things up and not wearing something tight and super-sexy, I will say that this dress is simply too tight on her bust. It's like her left boob is trying to escape! For two similar, stunning maxi dress options here on CoutureCandy, check out Meghan Los Angeles' Lola Dress in Magenta or Twelfth Street by Cynthia Vincent's Strapless Long Dress in Pansy. In addition to Blake's McQueen frock, she added on dazzling Lorraine Schwartz jewelry and a decorative belt (walk on the wild side with Nyovee's 4-Way Snake/Black Belt) to define her waist. If you're inspired by BL's wrist full of beautiful bangles, be sure to check out Amrita Singh's Safari Bangle Set in Gold/Brown. For those of you who are fans of Blake's, you might have heard that she's in talks to portray Carrie Bradshaw, the character that Sarah Jessica Parker made famous on "Sex and the City," in the movie prequel to SATC. However, I wouldn't get your hopes up - Blake's rep says this isn't true! According to E! Online, "Candace Bushnell has penned a second (yes, second) prequel to Sex and the City—this one titled Summer in the City, which follows Carrie Bradshaw as she moves, at 19, from Connecticut to New York—and producer extraordinaire Michael Patrick King is itching to redeem himself for the hot mess that was SATC 2 by bringing a younger, more inexperienced Carrie back to the big screen." After this announcement, rumors swirled that Blake was the only girl for the job, yet her rep has said: "This is totally false. She isn't involved on this project." Would you like to see Blake portray a younger Carrie Bradshaw, readers - or if you had your dream pick, who would you cast for the role?
Blake Lively seen on Jan 11 2011 in New York, NY. Attending the 2011 National Board of Review of Motion Pictures Gala that was held in NYC on January 11, Blake Lively once again rocked one of my favorite red carpet facial expressions of hers: the pouty frown. This is seriously shaping up to be B's signature red carpet look... reference exhibit A, B, C, D, E, and F. Love it!! For her red carpet ensemble, Blake paired a modified purple Marchesa number with matching Burberry heels and tons of turquoise jewelry. Take a look at the selection of purple and plum frocks here on CoutureCandy - such as Twelfth Street by Cynthia Vincent's Shirt Dress With Tie in Periwinkle, Sue Wong's Pleated Bubble Mini in Magenta, or Jenny Han's Asymmetric Ruffle Shoulder Dress in Jacinta - and pair with a vibrant pair of earrings, like Amrita Singh's Dune Earring in Turquoise. What are your thoughts on Blake's outfit here, everyone - yay or nay? In other BL news, it seems that she loves the costumes that she wears as Serena van der Woodsen on "Gossip Girl" so much that she borrows them for everyday wear! Earlier in the day, Blake was seen filming the show wearing a Burberry Prorsum pre-fall 2011 trench, which she then wore to the Gala later that night! Hey, if she's allowed, why not!
Blake Lively seen on Dec 14 2010 in New York, NY. Seen getting into the holiday spirit, Blake Lively was caught by photographers as she picked out her Christmas tree in NYC on December 14. For her festive tree lot ensemble, Blake started with a cozy wrap sweater (take your pick between Line's Tristan Fringe Sweater in Derby or Acrobat's Stripe Bold Long Hoodie in Charcoal/Grey) and basic black leggings (try Ella Moss' Paz Legging in Black), and then wore a pair of well worn brown boots (similar to H by Hudson's Murphy Wash in Tan) and toted a covetable black Chanel bag. From there, BL seemed to keep it pretty natural in the hair and makeup department - no need to get all dolled up just to pick out a tree! What are you feeling about Blake's outfit here, readers? Is this something that you would wear on a casual winter night? If you're a fan of Blake's, I'm sure that you've heard the rumors that she's been keeping warm with Ryan Gosling lately. Us Weekly reports that Ryan is "incredibly taken" with Blake, as a source says: "There a definite attraction there." What does Blake's on-screen mom on "Gossip Girl," Kelly Rutherford, think of the rumored union? She says, "It'd be great [if they were dating]. Blake's an amazing person. She's so gorgeous. He's a lucky man if they are." It may just be me, but don't Blake and Ryan seem like they could almost be brother and sister?
Blake Lively seen on Nov 22 2010 in New York, NY. Stopping by the Lorraine Schwartz 2BHAPPY Jewelry Launch Event in NYC last night (November 22), Blake Lively worked the red carpet in typical fine form while oozing sex appeal in her nude Versace Spring 2011 dress. There's no doubt that Blake is rocking this fringed number, and for a few dresses that give off a similar vibe as BL's, check out French Connection's Strapless Sparkle Dress in Rose or Sue Wong's Empire Vintage Beaded Bubble Dress in Peach. From there, Blake slipped into Christian Louboutin's Amber Patent Double-Platform Sandals in brown and (of course) donned Lorraine Schwartz jewelry. A wrist full of mega-bangles (get the look with Alex and Ani's Cat's Meow Expandable Wire Bangle Set in Gold) and drop earrings (check out Anna Beck's Long Gold Plated Triple Studded Drop Earring) completed Lively's look. What are your thoughts of this ensemble on Blake, readers? Are you feelin' it? In "must be nice" Blake Lively news, there are rumors circulating that Blake recently picked up forty (yes, you read that right, FORTY) pairs of Christian Louboutin heels in one shopping trip. A source says: "In her defense, she was at a sample sale and they were heavily discounted. Blake wasn't buying just for herself — although she did score quite a few including a pair of red patent spike embellished boots — she was picking out pieces for her sisters and friends." I bet Blake's friends are pretty grateful right about now!
Blake Lively seen on Nov 15 2010 in New York, NY. "Gossip Girl" star Blake Lively was spotted working the red carpet of the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Awards held at Skylight Soho in NYC on November 15, donning a risque look from the Chanel 2011 Spring/Summer Ready to Wear Collection. Consisting of an embroidered top and a beaded feather skirt, my main complaint is that Blake wore a nude bra with this ensemble!! She obviously didn't realize that this would show through with the camera flashes, but still - black dress, black bra. Am I correct, ladies? For a few looks that are similar to Blake's couture creation, check out the following options from Sue Wong: the Deco Beaded Slip Dress in Black, the Beaded Black/Gold Feather Dress, and the Black Crochet Cocktail Dress. From there, Blake slipped into a pair of marroon velvet heels and wore a bold bangle (try Amrita Singh's Milintica Bracelet in Silver) to complete her look. What are your feelings about Blake's outfit on this oh-so-fashionable occasion, readers - yay or nay? In other Lively news, it seems that BL lost out on the role of Daisy Buchanan opposite Leonardo DiCaprio in Baz Luhrmann's upcoming remake of The Great Gatsby to Carey Mulligan. Reports claim, "Blake's screen test with Leo didn't go well, like, at all. In a true boo-hoo moment, it appears Blake didn't get a call back and that only Carey and Rebecca Hall did. But, in the end, the part was offered to Mulligan Monday night. Baz Luhrmann picked up the phone, called Carey and said, 'Hello Daisy Buchanan.'" Do you think that Blake would have been a better fit for the role, or are you pleased with Carey's casting?
Blake Lively seen on Oct 20 2010 in New York, NY. Blake Lively made an appearance at the launch of Vertu's new smartphone held at Berry Hill Galleries in NYC on October 20, opting for a gorgeous Christian Dior Pre-Fall 2010 ruffled dress in a berry shade. For a dress that's similar to BL's Dior stunner, check out options such as Sue Wong's Layered Flower Cocktail Mini in Fuchsia or Twelfth Street by Cynthia Vincent's Wrap Tulip Dress in Persimmon. In addition to the dress, Blake added on a black leather motorcycle jacket (try BB Dakota's Washed Leather Moto Jacket in Black) and a pair of black tights to stay warm. Christian Louboutin's Fastissima velour booties and a stack of varied bangles (get the look with Alex and Ani's Cat's Meow Expandable Wire Bangle Set in Silver) finished of Lively's look. Are you feeling her ensemble here, readers? I think she looks beautiful, but then again - when does she ever not? In other Blake news, it seems that the "Gossip Girl" star is pretty modest when it comes to romance, and tends to take it slow in the seduction department. She says, "I've kissed just three people in my life, other than stuff I've done for TV or movies. I know, I'm weird! I hope Brad Pitt doesn't hear this. He's never going to want to marry me." Umm, hate to break it to you Blake but Brad's spoken for! Haha. She continues, "I'm naturally very shy, but was brought up in a way where I had to get up and get out of that." I think she definitely does a good job of breaking out of her comfort zone when she's on screen!
Blake Lively seen on Sep 27 2010 in New York, NY. Fulfilling her promotional duties for her her new movie The Town, Blake Lively was photographed heading into The Ed Sullivan Theater in NYC for an appearance on "The Late Show with David Letterman" on September 27. Glamorous as always in an Elie Saab Fall 2010 glittering mini dress (get a healthy dose of sparkle with one of CoutureCandy's similar sequined numbers, like Karen ZAMBOS' Gibson Dress in Grey, Jenny Han's Sequin and Lace Tank Dress in Black, and Sky's Quinton Mini in Black), Blake accessorized with iridescent Charlotte Olympia heels - complete with a Plexi glass heel! - and an oversized statement ring. For a ring similar to Blake's, check out Megan Greene's Daphne Ring in Gold/Mint. What are your feelings about BL's ensemble here, readers? Do you think she's rocking the Elie Saab dress? In other Blake news, it seems that Alec Baldwin is quite the fan of hers! When asked who he'd like to see in naked in one of PETA’s "I’d Rather Go Naked Than Wear Fur" ads, Alec told E!: "Wow, that’s a very personal question. [Laughs]. I don’t think I should names— Blake Lively. It’s wrong of me to say anyone— Blake Lively." Oh Alec, always the jokester! I wonder if Blake would ever consider posing for PETA, though?
Blake Lively seen on Sep 14 2010 in New York, NY. Blake Lively was snapped posing for photographers in NYC on September 14 before heading into the studio to film an interview for "Live with Regis & Kelly," and looked her usual stylish self. Pairing a heavily embellished cropped jacket from Matthew Williamson's Spring 2010 collection with a blue zippered leather skirt, Blake added on a big cocktail ring and a pair of python yellow Christian Louboutin "Rolando" pumps. To get an outfit inspired by Blake's look here, try pairing either Boulee's Ella Hipster Mini in Blue, which is a striking shade of electric blue, or Tag Jeans' Brooke Mini with Zippers in Black with Suzabelle's Belleterre Cropped Jacket in Pewter. From there, keep your accessories to a minimum and opt for Amrita Singh's Yapa Ring in Silver/Gunmetal. Are you into Blake's flirty and youthful look here, readers? I look forward to hearing your thoughts. As I'm sure you've heard, Blake's latest gritty role as a drug-addicted single mother in the Ben Affleck-directed film The Town is garnering great reviews, and the lovely young actress is speaking out about the role. She says, "It was important to me to really capture the authenticity of the way these girls look. Before I would go to work I would put a ton of eye makeup on and sleep in it, and I go to work the next day so it was kind of dripping down my face and it just looked more tragic." She continued about how great it was to wash her face at night, saying: ""It was very nice to wash her away because she was a heavy, tragic, tragic person, and so to literally feel her come off of my skin and my head was a wonderful feeling." Have any of you checked out the movie?
Blake Lively seen on Sep 11 2010 in Toronto, Canada. It seems like lately, Blake Lively is dead set on securing her spot as one of Hollywood's most stylish stars! For her appearance at the premiere of her new film The Town that was held at AME during the 2010 Toronto International Film Festival on September 11, Blake wore a breathtakingly gorgeous red sequined Chanel Fall 2010 Couture dress with floral embellishments along with a pair of matching red Christian Louboutin stilettos. On a beauty note, Blake decided to stick with the red theme and wore a cherry red lipstick, along with tousled locks and a glowing tan. To get a look that's inspired by BL, check out one of CoutureCandy's "lady in red" dresses, like Jay Godfrey's creatively sequined Duke Sequin Dress in Black/Red or Shumaq's Lilis Dress in Red, and although it's not technically red, Jenny Han's Corsage Dress in Burnt Orange still makes the same impact. The finishing touch to Blake's look? Statement earrings and multiple rings (like Femme Metale Jewelry's Snake Shell Ring in Pink) all on the same hand. What are your thoughts on Blake's ensemble, readers - do you think she painted The Town red?
Blake Lively seen on Aug 24 2010 in New York, NY. Taking a break from filming "Gossip Girl" to indulge in a little retail therapy, Blake Lively was photographed shopping on Fifth Avenue in NYC on August 24. Looking lovely in a bright blue halter dress, Blake accessorized with a tan waist belt that she tied into a knot, grey peeptoe heels, a pair of aviator sunglasses, a huge tote bag, and a statement-making jeweled cuff. For a look similar to Blake's, try a frock in a similar shade (such as Jenny Han's Silk Georgette Flutter Dress in Azure or Boulee's Natalie Pleated V-Back Dress in Cobalt) or with a similar silhouette (like KEEMiA's Roxanne Ruffle Halter Dress with Feather in Purple) along with a big cuff like Robyn Rhodes' Vicki Cuff in Gold. What are your thoughts on BL's street style here, readers? Is this a look you would don for a day of upscale shopping? In other Blake news, she is speaking out about how she's actually quite shy, even though she posed in a very risque photo shoot for the new issue of Interview. Says B: "I'm actually a very shy person – that's a big secret, so don't tell. But being in [acting] classes pushed me to break out of that a little bit. It's like nature versus nurture: I'm naturally very shy, but I was brought up in a way where I had to get up and get out of that. With acting, I think half of it is just acting confident. We stand on these red carpets and pose in these dresses, but we're all only so confident. It doesn't mean we think we're great looking or anything. It's all a facade." Are any of these statements surprising to you?
Blake Lively seen on Aug 19 2010 in New York, NY. Blake Lively was photographed in between takes of her hit show "Gossip Girl" in NYC on August 19, and is it my imagination or is she wearing some sort of skirt/shorts combo? Now don't get me wrong, I think Blake looks fabulous here, so maybe the skort is coming back? Wearing a similar shade of cobalt blue to the dress she wore on August 24, Blake's on-set ensemble started with a flowy blue tunic (for similar silhouettes, try Wish's sheer Voltage Tunic in Purple or Fifteen-Twenty's Blouson Sleeve Top in Teal) and the aforementioned skirt/shorts (opt for a classic pair of black silk shorts with Walter's Sandwashed Short in Black), along with a pair of gorgeous Giuseppe Zanotti stilettos and a plum colored YSL hobo bag. Accessory wise, Blake wore an oversized gem cocktail ring with a major statement necklace (love the look of Amrita Singh's Vilma Necklace in Black), and then let her wavy blonde locks blow in the wind. What are you feeling about Blake's look here, everyone? Is this something that you would ever wear while strolling the streets of NYC, or is the costume department of "Gossip Girl" a bit more like a glamorous, chic fantasy land? It seems that Blake is also quite the fashion darling of the moment, a title given to her by none other than Anna Wintour. Blake dished on her friendship with Anna - keep in mind that there are rumors that Blake will be appearing on a third cover of US Vogue (!!!!) - to Marie Claire, saying: "I was speaking with Anna Wintour and we were just talking about different fashion houses and I said, 'I love Chanel,' and she said, 'You should come with me to the show. I also said I loved Dior. She said, 'Okay, well I'll take you to the Chanel and Dior shows and we'll meet with Karl [Lagerfeld] and John [Galliano] afterwards.' Insane!" Must be nice!
Blake Lively seen on Aug 12 2010 in New York, NY. Blake Lively was caught leaving the Rihanna concert at Madison Square Garden in NYC on August 12, doing her best to avoid the media frenzy as a crush of fans and photographers swarmed the "Gossip Girl" star. You can tell by her arms-crossed body language that she's trying to keep her personal space, for sure! For her concert ensemble, Blake started with a pair of black high waisted silk shorts (try either Walter's Sandwashed Short in Black or Ella Moss' Sedona Shorts in Black) along with a grey top with a sheer mesh yoke (the color is similar to C&C California's Racerback Twist Tank in Faded Black, or if you're into being a little risque, try Wish's sheer Bullion Cami in Black) and cool black heels. A fierce blowout, chain purse and silver knuckle ring completed B's look. Is this an outfit that you would wear to a concert, readers? For those of you who have heard the recent rumors that Blake is looking to be killed off of "Gossip Girl" because she's tired of playing Serena, don't worry - these rumors aren't true! Executive Producer Josh Schwartz took to his Twitter account to clear this up, tweeting: "Have to respond. No truth to rumors that BL requested to have Serena killed. All is well. GG S4 back on 9/13." Phew! I for one would really miss B on the show!!
Blake Lively seen on Jul 28 2010 in New York, NY. Blake Lively and her beau Penn Badgeley were photographed outside of Landmark’s Sunshine Cinema for the premiere of their "Gossip Girl" co-star (and close friend) Chace Crawford's new film Twelve in NYC on July 28. For her premiere worthy ensemble, Blake wore a Chanel dress with sheer lace panel, and for a few dresses that have similar lace detailing, check out Carter's Lace Lorenna Dress in Black or Isabel Lu's Lace Cutout Zip Back Mini in Charcoal. In addition to the slingback version of the Christian Louboutin cork heels that Victoria Beckham was just spotted in, Blake accessorized simply with a few silver bracelets (try Alex and Ani's Set of 7 Signature Expandable Wire Bangles in Silver) and silver cutout clover earrings (check out Jessica Elliot's Large Clover Earrings in Sterling Silver). Blake looks radiant here and seems to be in such good spirits... are you a fan of her look here, readers? After the premiere, Blake and Penn were spotted partying the night away at the premiere's after-party, held at Le Bain at The Standard Hotel and sponsored by sponsored by The Cinema Society, Moet & Chandon, and underwear brand 2(x)ist. As you know, Blake is gearing up for the release of Green Lantern, and is gushing about how she can't wait to embrace her inner villain. Says Blake, "Oh my gosh! I would love to, to get to beat [Ryan Reynolds] up! Best day ever!" And who might be the one to train B to beat up Ryan? His wife Scarlett Johansson, according to Blake! "Oh, I think she would beat him up too! She's Black Widow! She was terrific! She's got to teach me how to fight!" Scarlett teaching Blake how to fight? There's a behind-the-scenes featurette I know a ton of fan boys would kill to see!
Blake Lively seen on Jul 24 2010 in San Diego, CA. Blake Lively was seen posing for photographers as she made an appearance at Comic-Con, held at the San Diego Convention Center, on July 24. Hitting up Comic-Con to promote her upcoming film Green Lantern with co-stars Ryan Reynolds, Peter Sarsgaard, Mark Strong and director Martin Campbell, Blake sat on a panel with her peers discussing the project with the press. For her ensemble, Blake decided to give the fan boys what they want, and donned a cleavage-bearing white top that she paired with high waisted trousers and black and white strappy heels. Blake has been criticized for exposing a little too much at Comic-Con this year - do you agree with this criticism, or are you a member of the "if you've got it, flaunt it" school of thought? To get Blake's look, pair black trousers (like Gold Hawk's Relaxed Trouser in Kohl Black or Wish's Bullion Pant in Black) with a black waist belt (try Motif 56's Double Sima Belt in Black) and a tucked in white top (Quiksilver's Wasteland Tank in White isn't quite as revealing as Blake's, but it's still super cute). Accessory wise, make sure that your wrist is adorned with a variety of bracelets and bangles, such as Amrita Singh's India Bangle Set in Silver and Alex and Ani's Bauhaus Limited Edition Bangle Set in Multi. Turquoise drop earrings completed Blake's look. What are your thoughts on BL's Comic-Con 'fit, readers? I'm dying to hear what you think! Blake has been discussing the film at length, singing the movie's praises and saying how unique it is. Blake says, "That's what's so nice about it. Superhero movies, you're either in a specific city on planet Earth, or in space. But the fact that you get to go back and forth in 'Green Lantern' is a unique thing that you haven't seen in many movies." She continues, "The relationship between my character and the Green Lantern/Hal Jordan - Ryan Reynolds' character - has a really interesting dynamic. She's Jordan's boss and she's also a fighter pilot. She's only second to him. They're the top two pilots in the world. So she's also his rival, and so it creates a really interesting dynamic and a cool tension." As nerdy as it sounds, I'm actually really excited to check out Blake in a role other than Serena van der Woodsen!
Blake Lively seen on Jul 14 2010 in New York, NY. Back in New York City after a whirlwind trip to Paris, Blake Lively was spotted enduring the summer rain while filming a scene for "Gossip Girl" on July 14. But just because the rain was coming down didn't mean that Blake's style would be forced to take a rain check! The "GG" wardrobe team chose a brightly patterned mini skirt (similar to Free People's Multi Color Skirt) along with a tucked-in tank (try Rails' Carly Tank in Sea Foam) and a lightweight vest (Quicksilver's Generator Vest in After Hours has a similar silhouette). Of course, the accessories in Blake's look seemed to steal the spotlight - how cool is her studded lucite cuff and oversized gold ring on her left hand? Love. To finish off her ensemble, Blake toted a nude handbag (check out Rough Roses' Jewel Shoulder Bag with Braided Strap in Cream) and slipped into a pair of braided heels. As always, the "Gossip Girl" team gets it right - are you a fan of this look for B? As much as Blake is known for her role as Serena on the hit show, she is definitely testing out her acting chops by taking roles in other projects, such as the highly anticipated "Green Lantern." The first photo of Blake (in her brown wig) with star Ryan Reynolds recently was published in Entertainment Weekly, and Blake spoke to the mag about her new part. She says, "So often in a superhero movie, the woman is the prize or the damsel in distress. But [my character] Carol is so strong: She's the boss of the company Hal works at, she's a fighter pilot herself, she saves Hal a few times. That push and pull creates an interesting tension." Very interesting, indeed! Can't wait to see Blake in this new role, what about you?
Blake Lively seen on Jul 06 2010 in Paris, France. Blake Lively sure has been busy while spending time in Paris, as she has been busy filming "Gossip Girl" in between attending shows at Paris Fashion Week. Blake was spotted filming a scene among a frenzy of fans on July 6, decked out in yet again another fabulous Serena van der Woodsen ensemble. Blake's look started with Tibi's bright blue cropped pants (I love Gold Hawk's Paper Bag Pant in Seagrass) and a finely striped tank (like Twelfth Street by Cynthia Vincent's Striped Racerback Tank with Ruched Back in Grey/White) and a gold Emilio Pucci Spring 2010 cropped blazer. Suzabelle's Belleterre Cropped Jacket in Pewter is really cute if you're on the search for a great, summer cropped jacket. As any fan of "GG" knows, the accessories make the outfit a lot of the time, as Blake wore Brian Atwood's studded heels and wore a gold chain cuff with a gold and turquoise ring (check out Robyn Rhodes' Roxy Ring in Turquoise). What are your thoughts on this Blake/Serena look, readers? Are you feeling all of the pieces together on her? I love what the "Gossip Girl" hairstylist did with her locks here, from the messy high twist to the ponytail. Blake and her co-star Leighton Meester have been filming some pretty intense scenes, from the girls smooching to Leighton pushing Blake into a fountain. Can't wait to see!
Blake Lively seen on Jul 05 2010 in Paris, France. Checking in with one of our favorite girls who we haven't seen in a while, Blake Lively was photographed in Paris, France on the set of "Gossip Girl" earlier today, July 5, rocking a total Serena van der Woodsen ensemble. For her French 'fit, B wore a pair of ultra wide leg coral pants (get the same silhouette with Black Halo's High Waist Pant with Skinny Belt in Black) with a silk camisole tucked in and an oversized taupe tote. Try Gold Hawk's Tunic Cami Dress in Taupe if you're into the look of Blake's top... loving this lingerie-inspired style. Of course, as is customary for "GG," the magic is all in the accessories. Wearing a pair of nude and black heels, the rest of Blake's outfit consists of a woven brown belt, a tan fedora, and a layered chunky necklace with turquoise accents (check out Amrita Singh's Gula Necklace in Multi or Robyn Rhodes' Lauren Necklace in Teal). What are your thoughts on Blake's look here, readers - are you diggin' it? It's definitely not easy to pull of pants like this, but I'd say that Blake pretty much achieves it! On set with "GG" co-star Leighton Meester, the girls were seen in different outfits shooting a scene outside of the Pont des Arts, taking turns feeding each other French macarons! Yum!! I definitely can't wait to see what the upcoming season of "Gossip Girl" has in store for us, almost as much as I can't wait to see all of the fantastic fashion!
Blake Lively seen on May 04 2010 in New York, NY. "Gossip Girl" star Blake Lively wowed on the red carpet of the much-anticipated Costume Institute Gala focused on the “American Woman: Fashioning a National Identity” that was held at the Met on May 4 in NYC, rocking an electric blue mini Marchesa dress with Christian Louboutin heels. While many were critical of Lively's look, saying that she always shows the whole enchilada (boobs and legs), I always go back to the old mantra... if you've got it, flaunt it! There's no denying that Blake has the confidence to carry off a dress like this, and her legs look like they go on for miles! What do you think, readers - are you as crazy about B's high fashion look here as we are? If you like the electric teal hue of Blake's dress, check out Luc by Lucy's Side Shoulder Sandy Dress in Jade or Sky's Scrunchi Dress in Turquoise. If you're looking for a bit more length, Sue Wong's One Shoulder Draped Grecian Goddess Gown in Turquoise is meticulous and simply gorgeous. Blake kept the jewelry to a minimum and instead opted for a pair of dazzling diamond stud earrings and a wristful of bangles (check out Amrita Singh's Laura Bangles in Gold/Rose that come in a set of 13), and slicked back her hair for a sophisticated style. A bright pink lip offered a pop that completed her look. While Blake's enviable locks have caused quite a stir in the past, it seems that they are newsworthy once again. Bloggers are saying that Blake's blonde locks are for girls what Justin Bieber's 'do is for tween guys! "The Blake" and "The Bieber" are the hottest celeb cuts in recent memory. The New York Times recently said that Blake's hair caused "a craze in New York earlier this year, as "The Blake," the successor of "The Rachel" - Jennifer Aniston's character on 'Friends' - produced almost more than one million search results on Google." Do you agree that "The Blake" and "The Bieber" are worthy of starting hair crazes?
Blake Lively seen on Feb 25 2010 in New York, NY. Blake Lively made an appearance at the launch of Barlow at the Los Feliz taqueria in NYC's Lower East Side on February 25, along with boyfriend Penn Badgley, Ed Westwick, "White Collar" star Matt Bomer, Melissa George, and Barlow designer Molly Girard Coonan. For her evening ensemble, Blake paired a high-waisted stitched skirt (check out 7 for All Mankind's Pencil Skirt in Indigo for a denim option) with a tucked in silk tank (try Gold Hawk's Wedge Tank in Emerald) and bordeaux pumps. Jewelry wise, Blake's right wrist was adorned with a massive selection of silver bangles (get the look for less with Amrita Singh's India Metal Set in Gunmetal) and long chain earrings (similar to Circadian Studios' Silver Long Fringe Earrings). I think BL looks great here, although I must assume she was a bit cold in NYC, no? With Blake starring in the upcoming Ben Affleck-directed flick The Town, Ben took the opportunity to gush how much he adores the blonde actress. Says Affleck, "I have never seen 'Gossip Girl,' I have to say. I saw 'The Private Lives of Pippa Lee,' which she's really, really great in and she's great in my movie. This girl came in, and no one had said to me beforehand, 'Hey, look for this person.' And obviously she was really attractive, and so I thought, Oh, here comes some blonde girl. She came in, did one reading, and just crushed it. Like, Boston accent—really good. I was sort of stunned. I said, 'Jeez, you know, that was really f*cking good. Who are you?'" Uh oh, I wonder if Jen should be nervous? ;)
Blake Lively seen on Jan 12 2010 in New York, NY. Blake Lively was the center of attention at "Gossip Girl" costume designer Eric Daman's launch party for his new book "You Know You Want It: Style-Inspiration-Confidence," which was held at Henri Bendel in NYC on January 12. Donning Stella McCartney's swoon-worthy thigh-high perforated boots from the Fall 2009 collection, Blake kept the rest of the look classic by pairing an oversized Nonoo Lyons Fall 2009 blazer (try Isabel Lu's Flap Oversized Blazer in Navy Black) with a white button-down shirt (check out Zoa's Double Faced Classic Shirt in White or Philosophy by Alberta Ferretti's Long Sleeve Ruched Front Top in White) and the slightest peek of her black bra. From there, Blake chose delicate stud earrings and a few stacked silver bangles (get the look with Amrita Singh's Kimberly Bangle in Silver), along with a glowing complexion and natural makeup. Another winning look for Blake, I'd say. Do you agree or disagree, readers? Word spread this week that BL has been cast as Carol Ferris in the highly anticipated film "The Green Lantern," and (of course) she couldn't be more thrilled. She says, "Oh my gosh, it means the world! It’s such an exciting film to be a part of, wonderful cast, wonderful studio and it’s an amazing role so I’m really thrilled." Congrats, B! Doesn't Blake just seem like such a sweetheart?
Blake Lively seen on Dec 17 2009 in New York, NY. The beautiful Blake Lively was spotted vamping it up on the red carpet of the NYC premiere of "Sherlock Holmes" at the Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center on December 17 (and pretty much stealing the spotlight from the film's star, Rachel McAdams - and B's not even in the movie!) while braving the freezing New York temps for her sexy moment in time. Blake proudly displayed her enviable physique and killer gams in a Dolce & Gabbana Spring 2010 sheer lace strapless dress that she paired with gold glitter Christian Louboutin pigalle stilettos. While the runway version of this dress was lined so as to avoid any wardrobe malfunctions, Blake chose to rock the unlined version, flashing her panties for the world to see. What do you think, is this look too much for Blake, or did she knock it out of the park on this one? I think she looks radiant and really fantastic. I really still can't get over the fact that Blake posed in such a skimpy garment though with NYC's positively freezing temperatures! As Michael K. on Dlisted.com oh-so-hilariously put it, "Blake Lively is my hero. My space heater is on blast, I've got two pairs of socks on my feet and I'm still cold. So I have to bow down to Blake Lively for not letting something called "weather" mess with her tramping it up on the red carpet. Cameras are flashing and Blake has a show to put on! Don't let some stupid Snow Miser get in the way of you showcasing those chichis!" Hilarious, but I can't wait to hear what you think of Blake's look here everyone! For a way to replicate B's look with a little more coverage, try either Isabel Lu's Little Black Dress in Black or Eva Franco's Surprise Dress in Black, or if you are into the lace look, Sue Wong's Jet Beaded Bubble Dress in Black/Nude. Finish your look off with a striking turquoise ring like Blake's - try Megan Greene's Ninotchka Ring in Sea - and you'll be set!
Blake Lively seen on Dec 05 2009 in New York, NY. Blake Lively joined fellow partygoers Whitney Port and Rihanna (along with her beau Penn Badgley, of course) at a SNL after party held at Abe and Arthur's Restaurant in the Meatpacking District of NYC last night, December 5, looking chic as always. For her ensemble, Blake was the perfect mix of casual yet stylish, starting with a basic pair of black leggings (check out Tt Collection's tuxedo-like Rachel Legging in Black) and pairing them with a rich tank (try Woo's Jean Cami in Emerald Bay) and a cozy grey scarf (similar to Diesel's Dropin Jacquard Scarf). She topped off her look with a black leather jacket (I love Mike & Chris' Wesley Motorcycle Jacket in Black) and a gorgeous pair of mesh Christian Louboutin heels. What do you think of Blake's look - lively or lame? Let me know, readers! While I'm sure most of you know Blake from her character Serena Van Der Woodsen on the hit CW show "Gossip Girl," what you may not know is what B had to do to guarantee that she would get a part in her upcoming film The Private Lives of Pippa Lee. She recently told Fox News: "It was an odd thing to do but really funny. There was a point when I was crawling on all fours and Julianne was like ‘purr for me’ and I thought ‘what am I doing with my life? I’ve finally got the most respectable job of my career yet I’m being leashed up and asked to purr. But Julianne is such a wonderful, kind and happy person so that made it easy to feel safe crawling around leashed up." Ummm... interesting?
Blake Lively seen on Nov 15 2009 in New York, NY. Blake Lively was spotted looking extra, ahem, perky as she was photographed on the red carpet of a screening for her new film, The Private Lives of Pippa Lee, at AMC Loews 19th Street Theatre in NYC on November 15. But seriously, Blake is putting her puppies on full display! I've never really noticed before, but her boobs are fake, right? There's no way that they could be that full and round without a bra. Get it, B! For her premiere look, she paired a stunning embroidered Marchesa Spring 2010 blazer with oversized bow detailing (for two similarly stylish options that offer a bit more coverage, try either Sue Wong's Ribbon Coat in Ivory or Juicy Couture's Shrunken Coat in Cream) with a pair of black short shorts (try Johnson's Satin Belt Loop Short in Black) and a pair of white heels with black lining. I am absolutely in awe of how beautiful Blake looks in this ensemble, but I have to say, I'm not feeling the shoes. They seem kind of MOB (Mother of the Bride) to me. She finished off her look with a chic black clutch and a pair of sparkling stud earrings (make a statement with Michele Michel Jewelry's unexpected Rose Clip Earrings in Silver). What is your impression of Blake's outfit here everyone? Do you think she looks hot or not? While it seems that every decade has its staple hairstyle that every woman strives to achieve (from the Farrah to the Rachel), Blake's do on "GG" is currently the most in demand. The New York Times is dubbing Blake's blonde, long and messy locks as the new Rachel, as Manhattan women have been flocking to the Toka Salon requesting the cut and style. The NYT reports that "Nuri Yurt of Toka Salon on Madison Avenue says the look only works on tall, skinny women, but that doesn't seem to dissuade any cult-cut followers." Blake has spoken out about how she was taken aback by how many followers there are of her hair and how Vogue staffers routinely approach her at event and bring up her hair, saying, "I didn't really realize the extent of it. It's always kind of odd, but unbelievably flattering." What do you think - do you lust over Lively's locks?
Blake Lively seen on Oct 13 2009 in New York, NY. The beautiful Blake Lively was spotted glamming up the red carpet of the NYC premiere of Where The Wild Things Are, held at Alice Tully Hall on October 13. For her stunning red carpet look, BL chose a Marchesa Spring 2010 feather-adorned mini dress (for a very similar, all black look try Sue Wong's Ostrich Feather Short Dress in Black, which features a delicately ruched bust, an intricately beaded trim and an ostrich feather skirt) with simple nude patent leather pumps and a silver cocktail ring (I love the turquoise accent of Femme Metale Jewelry's Eva Turquoise Ring). Lively completed her look with glamorous waves and a shimmering peach lip. What are your thoughts of Blake's look, readers - do you think she knocked this Marchesa frock out of the park? I think she owned this look, as the silhouette of the dress perfectly complimented Blake's svelte figure. And as if her legs don't already seem to go on for miles, those nude heels only enhance the illusion! For those readers who are a fan of Blake's show "Gossip Girl," are you enjoying this new season thus far? I'm sure you've heard the news that Lady GaGa will have a cameo in an upcoming episode, but unlike recent guest stars Hilary Duff and Tyra Banks, GaGa will be playing herself - and possibly even sing! Who out there will tune in for this? I know I will!
Blake Lively seen on Oct 05 2009 in New York, NY. Blake Lively was spotted in Central Park on set of her hit show "Gossip Girl" in NYC earlier today, October 5, looking extra leggy as the show's costume designer slipped a pair of patterned tights in a deep wine hue on Blake, completely elongating her gams. In addition to the tights, Blake's look consisted of a fitted olive green dress with a loose cowl neck (for a similar silhouette in a more vibrant shade, try Lotta Stensson's Cowl Halter Dress in Peacock) under a long black coat with chunky silver buttons (check out Suzabelle's Nicolet Trench Coat in Black) and a hairstyle that was very similar to what Blake rocked at the Emmy Awards back on September 20 - a slicked back in the front with a messy, loose high pony. Blake finished her look with a heavy metal chain necklace (I would suggest playfully mixing Kimberly Faith's 48" Patchwork Necklace in Gold and Silver with Marcia Moran's Linked Necklace in Gold Plated for a funky, punky pairing) and a burnished bronze bag (get the look with Donald J Pliner's Ivah Tote in Bronze - love the little peace sign charm that's attached BTW). What are your thoughts on Blake's - well, actually, "GG"'s costume designer's - look overall? Are you diggin' the look as a whole? Lively recently sat down with Esquire Magazine to discuss, among other things, her love of cooking, Louboutins, and cute aprons. Says B, "I love to cook. Everything. Homemade ice cream, soups. I just bought ingredients to make a key-lime mascarpone tart with a pistachio crust." If you're mouth isn't already watering, she continues: "I cook in Louboutins. I just think it's very attractive when people cook. So I don't wear sweatpants. When you dress sexy to cook, too, it's like, damn, I got a girl who can cook and look like that? And I always have really cute aprons." Talk about every man's fantasy!
Blake Lively seen on Sep 20 2009 in West Hollywood, CA. It seems that Balmainia shows no sign of slowing down! Blake Lively showed up to HBO's 2009 Emmy Awards After Party held at the Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood last night, September 20, rocking this Balmain stunner, the Paillette Mini Dress, with to-die-for Jimmy Choo Private Patent Strappy Stilettos. It may just be me, but Blake (and her bodacious bod!) are knocking this look out of the park. If you, like so many of Hollywood's fashionistas, are feeling the sequin trend for fall, I would suggest looking into one of LaROK's glittery frocks, like the Serengeti Tunic in Black Zebra or the Sequined Rolly Dress in Black, or as the perfect topper to any chic outfit, 7 for All Mankind's Sequin Blazer in Ash. Blake finished off her dazzling look with huge emerald earrings (check out Amy DiGregorio's stunning Gullsway Earrings in Gold), an oversized cocktail ring (try Femme Metale Jewelry's Eva Turquoise Ring), and a slicked back updo with a majorly futuristic high braid very similar to what the models were rockin' on Alexander Wang's runway just last week! What are your thoughts on BL's look - are you as smitten as I am? While this was her look for the after-parties, Blake donned a striking red Versace number that commanded attention for the actual award show arrivals. It seems that one of Esquire Magazine's writers, Matt Sullivan, was so taken with Ms. Lively's appearance that he posted a blog devoted to her today on the mag's website. Matt says, "Lively shimmied her way toward womanhood down the red carpet in this backless (and, more jarringly, nearly frontless) gown last night. It was the type of perfectly cut, crazy-expensive dress that makes a man realize why women ogle their own kind for glamorous fashion tips during these interminably terrible award shows. But it was that moment I caught, with Lively so thoroughly demanding the on-stage ogle — so much more so than Leighton Meester, an eyebrow-raiser in her own right — that made me reconsider this woman, no longer a Gossip Girl so much as a twenty-two-year-old temptress." Wow - Matt's definitely diggin' B!
Blake Lively seen on Sep 09 2009 in New York, NY. The luscious Blake Lively was spotted workin' it at the Anna Sui for Target Collection Launch Party (all looks are inspired by the distinct looks of “Gossip Girl” characters Serena van der Woodsen, Blair Waldorf, Jenny Humphrey and Vanessa Abrams) held at 54 Crosby Street in NYC on September 9, opting for her trademark hand-on-hip and over-the-shoulder poses. Side note - I love it when she does the pouty frown! Blake started her outfit off with a simple tiered dress in shades of ivory, cream and dove grey with black strap accents (take your pick of four dresses featured on CoutureCandy that use Blake's frock as inspiration - Rail's Pamela Dress in White, Ella Moss' Grace Dress in Grey and White, Alice + Olivia's Dutchess Satin Dress in Cream, or Prairie New York's Garden Dress in Creme) with Christian Louboutin's to die for Studded Pigalle Pumps and an armful of glittery stacked bangles (peep Alex and Ani's Set of 7 Signature Expandable Wire Bangles in Silver). Blake kept her tresses polished yet messy and her makeup pretty and fresh-faced. I like this look for B - simple yet sophisticated. What are your thoughts? Blake was one of the numerous fashion-inclined celebs who hit up the monumental Fashion's Night Out event on September 10, as BL was spotted at the Ralph Lauren store on Bleeker Street. In addition to Blake, Mary-Kate and Ashley were spotted playing bartender at Bergdorf Goodman, and the likes of Victoria Beckham, Gwen Stefani, Rihanna, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Alexa Chung were spotted having fun and supporting the fashion community. Models Daria Werbowy, Lily Donaldson, Sasha Pivovarova, Natasha Poly and Chanel Iman were also spotted. What I wouldn't give to have been in NYC for this!
Blake Lively seen on Jun 25 2009 in New York, NY. Blonde and beautiful Blake Lively was spotted turning heads at the Swarovski Crystallized Concept Grand Opening Event held in NYC on June 25, rocking a sexy, backless Cavalli dress with sheer black accents. For a more casual version of Blake's look, check out Raw 7's Embroidered Loop Hole Dress in Pure White, which also has backless detailing, or Rails' looser and shorter Mona Dress in White. Blake accessorized her sexy white frock with a sparkly silver necklace (try out Femme Metale Jewelry's adorable Ice Cream Cone Charm Necklace in Silver) and silver and black studded strappy stilettos. What are your thoughts on Blake's look here, readers - is she trying too hard to be sexy, or does she pull off this seductive style effortlessly? At the event, Blake dished to reporters about her high hopes for her acting career. She mentioned a few different actresses whose career she would like to emulate, saying, "Women I look up to are Annette Bening, Kate Winslet and Cate Blanchett. Also, I think Reese Witherspoon has had a really great mixture, some great movies as well as some fun ones." I could definitely see Blake as the next Reese Witherspoon, both are blonde and bubbly and easy to love. However, do you think Lively would be able to tackle the more dramatic roles, a la Annette Bening or Kate Winslet?
Blake Lively seen on Jun 15 2009 in New York, NY. Blake Lively was in full Malibu Barbie goddess mode at the 2009 CFDA Fashion Awards which were held at Alice Tully Hall in Lincoln Center in NYC on June 15, playfully rocking a hot pink pocketed Michael Kors mini. For more affordable versions in a similar, electric hue, check out Splendid's Lotus Dress in Hot Pink or Qi's Racerback Pocket Dress in Bright Rose, or for a dress with a similar silhouette in a fiery shade, try Lotta Stensson's Shirred Mini Tube Dress in Poppy. Letting the dress be the star of her outfit, Blake kept her accessories minimal, pairing nude peeptoe heels with a few large jeweled rings (Femme Metale Jewelry's Snake Shell Ring is super cool) and sporting her signature beachy, blonde waves. What do you think of Blake's look here - did she knock it out of the park, or is this outfit a tad too basic for the CFDA's? While I personally think B looks luminous (although she might have gone a tad overboard with the sunless tanner), she has recently revealed that she feels like a tranny a lot of the time. Say what? Blake tells Allure, "I feel like a tranny a lot of the time. I don’t know, I’m... large? They put me in six-inch heels, and I tower over every man. I’ve got this long hair and lots of clothes and makeup on." Lively continues, "I just feel really big a lot of the time, and I’m surrounded by a lot of tiny people. I feel like a man sometimes." Well she definitely makes one foxy man!
Blake Lively seen on May 21 2009 in New York, NY. Serena van der Woodsen herself, Blake Lively, was spotted making her entrance into a party at the Gramercy Park Hotel last night in NYC, May 21. The rest of the cast of "GG" was also present, sending the paparazzi into a flashing frenzy. For her nighttime look, BL started with a shimmering pair of silver capris (check out Zoa's more casual Logo Long Leggings in Charcoal) and paired them with an oversized white button-up (try Da-Nang's Gauze Tunic in White, or for a longer shirt dress, try Cake Couture's Gardenia Shirt Dress in Ivory). Blake then finished off her 'fit with a nude, almost rose, pair of patent leather Louboutins, a matching clutch (like Julie K Handbags' Cosmo Bag in Toffee), and a loose, low ponytail. What are your thought's of B's outfit - I personally think she is definitely making it work for her! While "Gossip Girl" is currently on hiatus, Blake chatted with JustJared.com about what she has been up to in her downtime. She dishes, "I’ve traveled all over Asia. I went to Thailand, India and Maldives. I stayed at the most incredible place in the Maldives called Soneva Gili and you have to take a boat to get to your glass-bottom hut in the middle of the water. It’s gorgeous!" Wow, that sounds absolutely amazing. She continues, "I’m half-way to getting my scuba license and I went to cooking school in Thailand. I never get time to do things like cook and travel, so now I have two months off and I’m trying to take advantage of it as much as I can." Sounds exactly what I would do if I was in her shoes!
Blake Lively seen on Apr 02 2009 in New York, NY. Blake Lively was spotted at the Topshop / Topman Grand Opening after-party at Box nightclub in NYC on April 2, cozying up to her co-star beau Penn Badgley for the majority of the evening. For her after-party ensemble, B started with a fitted, light grey mini dress (check out similar options from Ecoganik, like their Vested Empire Dress in Storm, or Black Halo, like their Strapless Bustier Dress in White) under an oversized boyfriend blazer (Paul Smith's 2 Button Black Jacket is a classic) and a pair of black studded heels. Accessory wise, Lively kept her jewelry to a minimum, opting only for one beautiful ring (try Femme Metale's Gemstone Ring in Sterling Silver) as well as a metallic silver manicure and berry kissed lips. What are your thoughts on Blake's outfit - do you approve? I think she rocked it - plus I love the shades of grey that she (or her stylist) chose. While Blake and her loverboy Penn have been inseparable lately, it seems that the dynamic duo are set to spend even more time together, as they were seen boarding a flight to Thailand out of LAX yesterday, April 5. What's more, the couple decided to fly coach to their destination, instead of first class. Wow, I would have liked to be the third person in their row! Imagine the conversation you could have with them on a however-many-hours-it-is flight! Last week, the cast of "Gossip Girl" held their wrap party at the Bowery Hotel, and sources say that Penn was totally engrossed in a game of beer pong, so much so that Blake couldn't drag him away! The source says, "Blake kept trying to get him to leave, but he was so focused on the game that he begged her to stay." If I were Blake, I would've been like "see ya!"
Blake Lively seen on Mar 24 2009 in New York, NY. Blake Lively was seen making an appearance on the Late Show With David Letterman in NYC on March 24, looking pretty in pink as her luscious blonde locks glowed in the flashbulbs. Dressed in a silky one-shoulder number (check out similar options like Walter's Dutchess Satin One Sleeve Dress in Purple, Karina Grimaldi's Ruffle Silk Mini Dress in Purple, or Cleo Brands' One Shoulder Dress in Purple) with metallic gold heels and one simple, blue stone ring (like the very similar Castaway Jewelry's Chalcedony Ring in Brass). What are your thoughts on Blake's outfit - did her stylist do her right? Weigh in, readers! For those of you who have seen Terry Richardson's steamy Rolling Stone cover with Blake and "Gossip Girl" co-star Leighton Meester, the two girls seductively share one ice cream cone in a shot that is sure to send teenage boys all over into a flurry. Speaking to Letterman, Blake joked, "The recession is affecting everyone. They couldn't even afford two ice cream cones for us. We had to share." Oh Blake, what a jokester! She also continued that since Dave is a married man now (he wed his longtime sweetie just recently), that she and Julia Roberts would tempt him into having a threeway. To that, Dave joked, "I'll tell you something off the record: We're not getting along. There's talk of a legal separation, so I'll be outside on the curb." These two are super funny together!
Blake Lively seen on Feb 09 2009 in Berlin, Germany. Blake Lively was spotted posing for a wall of photographers at the 59th Berlin International Film Festival in Berlin, Germany a little earlier today, February 9, looking gorgeous as usual. Blake made an appearance at the film festival to promote her upcoming film, The Private Lives of Pippa Lee, and I must say, from boarding a flight to Germany right after filming scenes of "Gossip Girl," Blake is looking pretty good! Her outfit, on the other hand, I'm not so sure about. I don't have a problem with Blake's black mini (for similar options, check out Lotta Stensson's Ruffle Mini Dress in Black or Smitten's Empire Pleated Dress in Black) over a blue tank (like Signorelli's Love Tree Rhinestone Tank in Pear) and black tights, it's just the shoes that I'm kind of iffy on. What do you think, CoutureCandy readers? I just don't think they work with Blake's waist belt (check out Linea Pelle's Laced Waist Belt with Grommets in Scotch). Thoughts? Blake finished up her ensemble with a single, standout ring, like Castaway Jewelry's Chalcedony Ring in Brass. In other "GG" news, Blake is speaking out about the spinoff that is in the works. Blake says, "I think it’s a great idea!," adding, "Our second-to-last episode is going to double as their pilot. So a lot of our show will be flashbacks of the young Lily and the young Rufus, which you’ll be seeing in the new series. If that episode gets a good response, then the new series will happen next year." What do you think, will you be tuning into the new series featuring a young Lily and Rufus?
Blake Lively seen on Jan 08 2009 in New York, NY. Blake Lively was spotted on the streets of New York AKA the set of "Gossip Girl" on January 8, looking chic and completely put together (thank you, "GG" stylist!). To steal B's look, start with a chic military-inspired coat (if you're in a warmer climate than Blake, check out LaROK's cropped French Army Jacket in Wood) and pair with a cozy, chunky sweater (like Gold Hawk's Short Chunky Cable Jacket in Mushroom) and white crew neck tee (check out Qi's Crew Underslip in Antique White). Blake then grabbed a black leather tote, black leggings, and lace-up flat boots (if you're in the mood for chocolate, check out Matiko Footwear's Scallop Boot in Brown). What do you think of Blake's 'fit - I feel like it's very typical, but very cute as well. In other BL news, it seems that Blake's character, Serena, will not be too pleased to find out that the evil Georgina Sparks, portrayed by Michelle Trachtenberg, will be returning for a few eps this season. G's last scene on the show was when Blair gave her her comeuppance and her parents shipped her off to boarding school; if she wasn't filled with spite before, she sure will be now! What do you think, did you miss Georgie, or is the show better off without her?
Blake Lively seen on Dec 09 2008 in New York, NY. Blake Lively made an appearance at the Ray-Ban Remaster Event in NYC on December 9, sporting a newly textured, edgy haircut and what looks like color as well. Working the red carpet in a matching red leather jacket (check out Gold Hawk's similar version in black, the Ribbed Motorcycle Jacket) over a midnight blue tee (P.G.D. Style's Longsleeve V-Neck Tee in Midnight is longer, and can be worn with either denim or leggings) and black skinnies (like Hudson Jeans' Alex 5 Pocket Skinny Jean in Black). To finish off her look, Blake chose a pair of tall black boots (similar to Matiko Footwear's Sienna Boot in Black) with a snakeskin clutch (check out Julie K Handbags' Natalie Sleek Clutch in Yellow Python) and a sparkling bracelet (I'm loving CC Skye's Pave Stud Bracelet in Silver). What do you think of Blake's look here- did she get it right? In other Lively news, it seems that while Blake's star is definitely shining brighter these days, it's actually her dog that is starting to get all the attention! She says, "A lot of people come up to me and they’re like, ‘Oh, my gosh, are you...’ and I think they’re going to ask if I’m from ‘Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants,' and they say, ‘with that really cute dog?’ But it all works out in the long run. Anytime anybody comes up to me, I always get a little shy. But I have my cute dog now. She gets all the attention." Sounds like a perfect pair!
Blake Lively seen on Nov 24 2008 in New York, NY. Blake Lively was spotted on the red carpet of the premiere for the film Australia in NYC on November 24, without off-screen beau Penn Badgley. It's funny, because I feel like Blake can either knock it out of the park with her outfit choices, or she is just slightly off, either dressing too old for her age and just not getting it right. This is definitely one of those times. I would have completely done without the tights, and possible opted for a more youthful skirt. Blake started with an ivory cardigan tucked into her black lace skirt (check out Gold Hawk's Embroidered Skirt in Raven Black), and accessorized with a high waist belt (take a look at Linea Pelle Collection's edgier Waist Belt with Leather Covered Studs in Steel Grey), a statement gold ring (like Rachel Leigh's Nicoli Ring in Gold), and black t-strap heels. What are your thoughts on Blake's look- love it or leave it? In other Lively news, Blake is talking about how she is definitely not one of Young Hollywood's typical "partier" set. She says, "I grew up with the mind set that, after work, you go to dinner and watch a movie. I don't want to go to a club and not wear panties. New York City is a magical place to film and live. It's actually a character in the show. Our show wouldn't work if it wasn't in New York. I can't even describe what I love about the city, because it's so many things - the people, the streets, the stores. It just makes me warm and fuzzy." What are your thoughts, do you agree with Blake's sentiments of NYC?
Blake Lively seen on Oct 21 2008 in New York, NY. Blake Lively was spotted at Us Weekly's Hot in Hollywood Issue Celebration Event last night, October 21, in NYC, workin' the casual thumb-in-pocket pose for photographers. To get Blake's casual yet polished look, start with a striped button-up (like 3J Workshop's Jackson Shirt in As Shown) under a black menswear vest (similar to Gold Hawk's Men's Vest in Solid Black) and with black skinnies (Desert Blue's Bullhorn Jean in Black are similar). Accessory wise, Blake wasn't seen holding a handbag, and instead opted for a clover necklace (similar to Jessica Elliot's Wrought Iron Clover Necklace in Silver) with multiple bangles, and maroon-hued Christian Louboutin booties. J'adore her tousled, wavy hairstyle, too! While word spread fairly quickly that Blake's father was involved in a car accident on October 13, it seems that Mr. Lively is on his way to recovery. When Blake first heard the news, she hopped on a plane home to be with him, seeing as thought the two are so close. A source said, "They are as close as any father and daughter could be— she was beside herself when she got this horrible news. Her dad taught her everything." The source continues, though, "He’s doing much better. His wife Elaine just called to say they’ve moved him to a regular room." Let's all wish him a fast recovery!
Blake Lively seen on Aug 25 2008 in New York, NY. A peppy Blake Lively was spotted on the set of "Gossip Girl" in NYC yesterday, August 25, which also happened to be her birthday! Happy 21st bday, B! Wearing a bright multicolored top (like LaROK's Adriel T Back Top in Multi) with dark Rich & Skinny jeans (check out Desert Blue's Bullhorn Jean in Smoke), Christian Louboutin heels and a long beaded necklace (like Marnie Rocks' Lapis Necklace with Blue Agate), Blake looked fresh and flirty as always. In other Lively news, it seems that there is a fake publicist in NYC claiming to be Lively's (and Lindsay Lohan's) rep! A man claiming to be Roy Cohen has set up private shopping dates and confirmed invitations to various events for the two starlets, although he is a complete phony and has no affiliation with either of the girls. Lohan's actual representative said, "He doesn't rep Lindsay or Blake and no one knows who this creep is." 10 points for the use of the word creep! How funny how people really have no lives and delude themselves into thinking they know celebrities. Sad, sad, sad!
Blake Lively seen on Aug 16 2008 in Sag Harbor, NY. "GG" hotties Blake Lively and Leighton Meester attended the End-of-Summer Hamptons Bash for the Season 2 Launch of the CW Network's "Gossip Girl" hosted by Vitamin Water on August 16, both looking radiant as always. To steal Blake's look, start with a ruffled blouse, like Zoa's Polka Dot Ruffle Sleeveless Blouse in Silver, and pair with crisp white denim, like James Jeans' Tom 5 Pocket Straight Leg Jean in Aspen White, and peeptoe heels. Finish the look off with small gold hoops and tousled hair, and you'll be set. For Leighton's look, pick a pale yellow dress (similar to Gold Hawk's Straight Across Dress in Pale Yellow) and pair with black pumps and dangle earrings (I'm digging Michele Michel Jewelry's Rose Swarovski Earrings in Silver). XOXO! For those of you who saw the on-set catfight pictures of Leighton and Blake going at it, Leighton dished to E! Online, saying, "Blake was coming at me and I was scared!" Blake took the take a little less seriously, and said, "We were laughing so hard... it was 1a.m. and it was rainy out. We were ad-libbing the entire time." Can't wait to see how the scene turns out on air!
Blake Lively seen on Aug 04 2008 in New York, NY. Blake Lively has been busy promoting her new film, Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2, lately, and August 4 was no exception; Blake appeared on "Good Morning America" with co-stars America Ferrera, Amber Tamblyn, and Alexis Bledel looking lovely as always. Wearing a white halter top (like Ella Moss' Cataline V-Strap Top in Coconut White) with dark wide-leg trouser jeans (similar to Pierce Jeans' Ekostaden Amelia Trouser in Natural Midnight) and nude peeptoe wedges, Blake accessorized with a large black bowler bag (check out Jenny Yuen Handbags' Sherlock Satchel in Black), a long turquoise necklace (like Robyn Rhodes' Rumi Necklace) and, of course, a Starbucks. A while back, randomly funny rumors spread on the internet that while Blake was carrying her puppy Penny, Penny had a little "accident" on Blake. No way, no day! Blake says, "I spilled something on my dress. I didn't want it to stain, so I stuck my dress under the sink and was running out the door. I'm holding Penny, and every magazine prints that Penny peed on me. It wasn't Penny!" Her pooch is potty trained, thank you very much!
Blake Lively seen on Jul 30 2008 in New York, NY. Blake Lively and boyfriend Penn Badgely were spotted strolling through New York City's Meatpacking District yesterday, July 30, smiling for the cameras and stopping to grab a bite to eat. Blake went super casual for her day-out outfit, starting with a basic tee (similar to Ecoganik's Long Sleeve Nailhead Top in Moss and P.G.D. Style's Signature Tee in Clay) and pairing with dark blue shorts (like Johnson's Millicent Short in Downtown) and studded sandals. To carry around all of her goodies, Blake threw a large shoulder bag over her shoulder, and for a similar bag, check out Linea Pelle's Large Shoulder Bag in Espresso. Blake's new film, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2, hit theaters this Wednesay, and Reuters is describing the film as "finding its four protagonists somewhat older and wiser (and undoubtedly poorer after several years of FedEx-ing those magic pants back and forth. The sequel takes each character several steps further along the road to adulthood." What do you think- will you go check out this flick?
Blake Lively seen on May 26 2008 in New York, NY. Blake Lively was spotted trying to hail a cab in NYC on Memorial Day, May 26, and is finally going public with her romance with "GG" co-star Penn Badgley. The two were spotted holding hands as they strolled down the street! Ok, now everyone collectively say "Awwwww!" For her Memorial Day outfit, Blake chose a light and airy ruffled mini dress, and for similar options check out Gold Hawk's Mini Ball Dress in White Essence, Karina Grimaldi's New Michael Mini Dress in White, and LaROK's dressier Coco Sequin Dress in White. Accessory wise, Blake toted around a ruched bag (as well as an iced beverage) and slipped her tootsies into slouchy brown flat boots. Maybe it's just me but I'm not feeling those boots with that dress, thoughts? While Blake and Penn are posed to be Rachel Bilson and Adam Brody 2.0, I hope that their relationship will not be affected by their work, because it is tricky working with someone you are romantic with. I do hope that they work out though, but it is tricky... I'm just saying!
Blake Lively seen on Apr 28 2008 in New York, NY. Besides MKO, Blake Lively was also spotted workin' it on the red carpet of the 3rd Annual Chanel Dinner Party Honoring the Tribeca Film Festival Artist Program on April 28, looking lovely as always. Blake wore a silky lace Chanel number, but for a more affordable and wearable look (but one that is still classy), feast your peepers on Betsey Johnson's Sheath Dress in Black, and paired it with nude satin stilletos. In GG news, if you caught Monday night's ep, you are well aware that Blake's character's (Serena van der Woodsen) world was rocked with the return of bad girl bad influence ex-BFF Georgina Sparks (played by "Buffy" alum Michelle Trachtenberg). Georgina returned to NYC from an alleged stay in Switzerland. At the end of the juicy ep, Georgina was seen sneakily seducing S' boyfriend, Dan, and next week's little preview showed S finally confronting G about their dirty, dark secret. What do you think that these former bad girls got themselves into? I know one thing, I will definitely be tuning in next week to find out. And one last thing... if you don't watch the show, you definitely need to start!
Blake Lively seen on Apr 21 2008 in New York, NY. Blake Lively was spotted looking pretty lively on the set of "Gossip Girl" in New York on April 21, stopping to pose for the cameras while in character. Wearing a chic coat over a basic cream tank (like Sydney Los Angeles' Sydney Tank in Dawn White), Blake finished off her look with a pair of black denim (check out James Jeans' Hector 5 Pocket High Rise Jean in Black Flex), tall boots, and a chain necklace (Kuo Ting Jewelry's Resin Disc and Black Chain Necklace in Silver is a similar option). While onscreen, Blake and Leighton Meester's characters have a love-hate relationship, OK! Weekly is reporting that things aren't too pleasant off set either. A source says, "Leighton is jealous of everyone. She doesn't like her character's wardrobe. She thinks it's conservative and she's more fashionable and sexy in real life. She once said, 'I look like a dork in my outfits.'" Leighton's rep denies these claims, although she didn't respond to the rumors that Blake and Leighton are making the other cast members "choose sides." Here we go!
Blake Lively seen on Apr 07 2008 in New York, NY. And I thought Paris was bad! Blake Lively was spotted in New York leaving the set of her hit show "Gossip Girl" on April 7 with her furry friend in tow, and it seems like she's been bringing her pup with her everywhere lately! Talk about woman's best friend. But with a doggy as adorable as this one, I can see why Blake would never want to leave its side! Sporting a warm leather jacket over a violet colored top (Paper Denim & Cloth's Leather Trim Top in Peacock is an inspired choice), Blake tucked her straight leg jeans (check out James Jeans' Tom 5 Pocket Straight Leg Jean in Neo Tulsa) into a pair of black leather motorcycle boots. How Rihanna of her! The finishing touch: a leather Chanel handbag. Love the bag, but not feeling the hefty price tag? Fear not. Carla Mancini's Medium Top Zip Cross Stitch Bag in Black is similar and oh-so-desirable. While fans of Blake love her talent and gorgeous looks, some might be surprised to know that she has quite the sense of humor, too! At a recent press event, Blake was asked about her love life, and responded that she "is having Brad Pitt's baby!" Uh-oh... I wonder if Angie knows! And to think, Blake doesn't even look pregnant! Ok, I know she's kidding- that Blake, what a trickster!
Blake Lively seen on Feb 29 2008 in New York, NY. Blake Lively was spotted hitting up the Armani Exchange store in NYC on February 29, carrying around her teeny tiny pup with her for her shopping excursion. Making sure to keep warm in a trenchcoat (check out Walter's shorter cropped version, the Cadet Twill Trench Jacket in Grey) paired with a cozy looking sweater (like Signorelli's Open Back Long Sleeve Sweater in Charcoal), Blake slipped into a pair of tapered dark wash denim (like Joe's Jeans' Cigarette Super Slim Jean in Kennedy) and tall black suede boots. Don't forget the scarf to keep the puppy warm in! Blake is back in NYC to resume filming her hit show "Gossip Girl", which was on hiatus due to (obviously) the writer's strike. But fans of the show can expect new episodes starting as soon as April 21. Hooray, now my weekly dose of dirt-dishing can resume!
Blake Lively seen on Feb 05 2008 in New York, NY. Blake Lively was spotted making her grand entrance to "The Late Show with David Letterman" in NYC on February 5, and I just have to wonder... did she change her outfit before she filmed the show? I didn't catch the episode, did anyone see if Blake did a little outfit switcheroo? Don't get me wrong, her outfit is basic and cute, but it's not really Letterman appropriate, right? She started with a light brown bomber jacket and paired with a basic scoop neck tee (like Rails' Kenna Long Sleeve Tee in Cream) and dark jeans (similar to James Jeans' Hunter High Rise Straight Leg Jean in Blue C), then slipped on a pair of suede boots and she was entrance ready. For those of you who can't get enough "Gossip Girl", it seems that there are some behind-the-scenes rumors that are causing a lot of, ahem, gossip. Allegedly, right before (and during) the writer's strike, the tension on set was skyrocketing between Blake and co-star Leighton Meester, as a source said, "Leighton Meester and Blake Lively avoid each other like the plague while castmates choose sides. Chace Crawford tends to stick close to Leighton, while Penn Badgley hangs on and offscreen with Blake. The crew will snag Blake for a scene just moments before it is shot so they can avoid any awkwardness with Leighton." Hmm, I wonder why the girls are potentially sparring? Maybe they're both fighting for the spotlight? XOXO, gossip girl.
Blake Lively seen on Jan 30 2008 in New York, NY. Blake Lively was spotted working the carpet at the New Year, New Old Navy Re-Launch Party in NYC on January 30, but let's be honest, it's probably going to be the Same Old Navy! Looking confident and stylish, Blake chose a detailed black top, which could have definitely benefitted from a steam or an ironing, (like Yoana Baraschi's Bold Jewels Silk Twill Top in Black or Lotta Stensson's Love Drawstring Top in Black) with straight leg grey denim (choose Pierce Jeans' Miami Tyler Straight Leg Jen in Dolphin Grey for a sexy, similar pair) and black pumps for her night out. In other recent Blake news, OK! Magazine is reporting that Blake has been cozying up to none other than notorious celebrity-dater, Arizona Cardinals quarterback Matt Leinart. Allegedly, at DIRECTV’s 2nd Annual Celebrity Beach Bowl in Scottsdale, Arizona over the weekend, Matt (who has been linked to Paris Hilton and Kristin Cavallari, among others) was seen getting pretty flirtatious with Blake. Says a source, "There was definitely some kind of chemistry between them. They seemed to really be enjoying each other’s company." Now, whether this was innocent or not, only the two of them know, but... this will definitely squash the rumors that Blake has the hots for "Gossip Girl" co-star Penn Badgley!
Blake Lively seen on Jan 22 2008 in Paris, France. In Paris, France for Paris Fashion Week, "Gossip Girl" star Blake Lively was photographed with iconic Chanel designer and living legend Karl Lagerfeld at the Chanel Haute Couture Fashion Show on January 22. Dressed in (what else) head to toe Chanel, Blake stunned in a simple yet chic LBD with a silvery long cardigan, opaque black tights, pearls and of course the requisite Chanel bag. To get Blake's haute couture look for less, start with Gold Hawk's similar Accordian Dress in Dark Slate and pair with a classic string of pearls, like Brian Nagourney Jewelry's Tang Dynasty Loops Necklace. Top your look off with an elegant long sweater, like Elizabeth Gillett's Brenda Sweater in Ivory, and you're practically runway ready. Going to the Chanel runway show and meeting Uncle Karl must have been a dream come true for Blake, who has recently confessed of her undying love for the classic designer. Blake says, "I love Chanel so much. It’s everything. It’s the epitome of what a lady should be. It’s class. I have the shoes, the jewelry, it’s really a problem. They say it’s an addiction. Some people take drugs; I do stuff with Chanel. The bags are a problem. I just got one right before I came here. I just got this big, beautiful, leather clutch that says Chanel on it. It’s black. It’s actually written out Chanel.. instead of the CC, which you don’t see very often. That was really exciting." How about the rest of you ladies, do you feel the same about Chanel? Is it really, to quote Blake, "everything"?
Blake Lively seen on Dec 13 2007 in New York, NY. "Gossip Girl" breakout star Blake Lively was spotted looking gorgeous as ever at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Young Collectors Council Artist's Ball on December 13 in New York. Rocking a classic black and white look with a mega-watt smile and voluminous hair, Blake chose a chic one-shoulder white dress (similar to LaROK's Cleo Dress in Papaya or Ella Moss' Beatrice Bow Tie Dress in Vanilla) with black tights, patent leather black pumps and an oh-so-classic gold cocktail ring (check out Rachel Leigh's Domed Ring in Gold). Before rising to the top of everyone's hot list by starring on the hit show "Gossip Girl", Lively was a little known actress most known for her role in the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants. Now, she is being lauded as an up-and-coming fashionista in her own right, but might her confident new look have had something to do with a little plastic surgery? The internet is ablaze with rumors that Blake had a nose job prior to being cast as Serene van der Woodsen on "Gossip Girl", and there are numerous photos to back up this claim. Whether she did or didn't, no one can argue with the fact that this face is truly one to watch out for in the future!
Blake Lively seen on Dec 03 2007 in New York, NY. "Gossip Girl" star Blake Lively worked the red carpet of The Help Group's Teddy Bear Ball back on December 03, 2007, proving she has what it takes to be a breakout style star. Wearing an adorable and unique LBD (check out Karen Zambos' Ashley Dress in Black and Ella Moss' Jacinda Crew Neck Dress in Black for a few other Blake-inspired LBD's) with black tights and metallic heels, Blake was also rockin' her trademark ear to ear grin, showing off those pearly whites of hers. The internet has been abuzz lately with gossip about whether or not Blake and her GG co-star Penn Badgley are a real life couple or not. How very Seth and Summer (or Adam and Rachel, take your pick!). It seems that this was merely a rumor, however, as Blake has spoken out on the rumors, saying, "Everybody always tries to dig into your personal life or create things that aren't there. It's silly. Any male friend is obviously a 'romance alert,' but I've always been friends with boys my whole life. People just want to talk. They want to create negative things about you and your life and make up things. You can't let them affect you." Way to be strong, B! What do you think, is it ever a good idea for co-stars to date, or does it always lead to disaster (keep in mind that Brad and Ange met on the set of Mr. and Mrs. Smith, and they're still going strong). Hmm... thoughts?