WWW.USMAGAZINE.COM: Blake Lively may have a hot and heavy love life (she dated Leonardo DiCaprio this summer and is now connected to Ryan Reynolds), but one thing she can’t be bothered with is a stylist.
“I don’t work with a stylist,” the Gossip Girl actress told Us Weekly in NYC December 9. “I just like whatever I’m feeling. Sometimes things are really beautiful, but they just don’t photograph well, and that’s that. I don’t know, I don’t really look at pictures of me when I’m in public.”
But it’s no secret that whether she’s decked out in a whimsical Chanel creation or a sleek Michael Kors sheath, the blonde beauty has no problem working the gamut of the style spectrum — a trait that’s similar to her on-screen Gossip Girl character, Serena van der Woodsen. And adding to her low-maintenance flair? Her get-up-and-go hairstyle.
“What I literally do is I just get out of the shower, put it in a ballerina bun, I dry it a little, then put it back in a ballerina bun,” she explained. “Then I take it out and it’s just wavy. So, I’m lucky that it holds that, but some days, it doesn’t look so good!”
While many stars in Hollywood may look up to Lively and her head-turning looks, the actress says she admires a different blonde in tinseltown.
“Rosie Huntington-Whiteley is just perfect looking,” Lively, 24, mused. “Whether she’s walking down the street, she looks so regal and elegant all the time and I love that.”
But besides a knack for putting together eye-catching ensembles, the star describes herself as a “persnickety baker” too, so it makes sense that the actress partnered with Sprinkles bakery in NYC to create a special cupcake of which 100 percent of proceeds would benefit Somalia.
“They’re delicious and it goes to such an incredible cause. The news as of August was, in 90 days, 29,000 children had died and 649,000 were still endangered and dying at any moment, because it’s the worst famine in 60 years,” she said. “It’s so incredibly heartbreaking and I found that it’s hard to have people just sign a check unless they get something out of that, so this is a good way to inspire people and to give back.”