Blake showed off some of her cooking skills in the first episode of Vogue’s new cooking series Elettra’s Goodness, hosted by Elettra Wiedemann. In the episode, Blake shared one of her favourite recipes and some cooking tips. Watch the video to see the delicious dish Blake served up.
Vogue Beauty caught up with Blake to discuss everything from her beauty regime to Gossip Girl and about her new fragrance Gucci Première.
BLAKE LIVELY’s red carpet beauty inspirations range from A Midsummer Night’s Dream to J-Lo, but the actress’ favourite product when she’s not working is body lotion – albeit the Crème de la Mer variety. At the Venice Film Festival to promote Gucci Premiere – the new fragrance of which she is the face – Lively spoke to us about her go-to hair and make-up looks, exercise, and shooting the final season of Gossip Girl.
What’s your go-to beauty or hair look for events?
“It depends. I was at a premiere in Los Angeles recently in a Zuhair Murad gown, and I could have gone two ways - a smoky eye and lighter lip with a very slicked-back, straight, long ponytail, or a Rita Hayworth look with the red, longer nails and little cat eyes. So I went for [the latter] because that to me was a fun, special moment. But the next day at the premiere in New York I had this beautiful Gucci mellow yellow gown, and with that I thought you could go Grecian or A Midsummer Night’s Dream. So, to make it different from the night before, I thought: ‘I want a high pony or I want a braid’. And I had a necklace that I was considering wearing, so I thought: ‘let’s wrap it around the braid because it will make it more interesting’.”
So you decide upon the looks yourself?
“I’m always designing what the hair and make-up will look like and I style myself, including the shoes, jewellery, accessories – all of it. But then I’m lucky to be in the hands of some of the most talented people who will say: ‘so that’s your idea, now let me actualise it in a way that’s more beautiful’. Maybe it’s that old classic Hollywood look, maybe it’s messy Kate Moss hair or a slicked-back J-Lo ponytail. So there’s no go-to, it’s ‘who do you want to be tonight?’”
Posted on September 4th, 2012 by Anita (No Comments / Write a comment)
Here’s a first look of Blake’s spread in the upcoming Vogue US issue that hits newsstands on August 14th. If you’re able to scan the feature, please don’t hesitate to send them in, full credit will be given !
Posted on August 12th, 2012 by Ina (No Comments / Write a comment)