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Blake Lively is having what she calls a princess day. It began with putting on fire engine red lipstick and a pretty Panama hat and crescendoed into a tour of the Prussian palaces of Potsdam and shopping for vintage dresses. She’s in Germany to visit her husband, actor Ryan Reynolds, who’s wrapping a movie in nearby Berlin, and the past four days have been all ripped jeans and dad’s old baseball cap—tomboy days, she calls them—but this Thursday, with castles to explore and kitschy East German boutiques to plunder, Lively is feeling decidedly flirtier.
“I never think about how other people will respond to the way I dress,” she says. “Dressing up is all about reflecting how I feel,” she adds—not to satisfy paparazzi. If she’s lazy, she’ll throw on a slouchy sweater and L.L. Bean moccasins. And on an aforementioned princess day? “That could call for wearing something totally inappropriate, like a beaded purse and a gorgeous pair of crystal heels just to go to the grocery store.”
With six seasons of Gossip Girl sealing her It Girl status and roles in The Town and Savages proving her acting chops, the Burbank, California, native is feeling more crystal heels than moccasins lately. She’s still riding the high of her secret wedding to Reynolds last September and her recent appointment as the face and muse for Gucci Première perfume. She is lucky enough to call her favorite musician, Florence Welch of Florence and the Machine, a close friend, and when she can’t decide which shoes to wear, she simply texts Christian Louboutin for advice. (“I’m still geeked out,” she says. “I’m like, ‘Christian, when you texted me, I took a screen grab!’ It’s crazy!”) And despite the fact that she famously has no stylist right now, she remains one of the most-hunted targets on the red carpet. Her life, in some ways, is like a Disney movie.
Lively wasn’t born on fashion’s A-list; she worked her way there. In the role of Serena van der Woodsen, she’d often go through 16 wardrobe changes in one episode—which usually meant three hours of fittings a week. “I felt like I tried on clothes for a living,” she jokes of those six years. As a result, Lively knows what works on her frame. “I like a waistline, a nip almost right under the boobs, because I want the lines of the clothes to make a journey around my curves, rather than travel straight up my body.”
Blake Lively may be known for her impeccable fashion choices, but she says it’s really her husband Ryan Reynolds who has an eye for style—especially when it comes to home décor.
“I’m very lucky to be with someone who has better taste than me,” she says in a new interview in the September 2013 issue of Lucky magazine. “We influence each other in different ways.”
Influence? Yes. Dictate? Not so much.
“I was recently asked how my style has changed since I got married, as if I was living under some sort of dictatorship,” she jokes. “I should hope I dress differently at 25 than I did when I graduated high school. I hope I never stop changing.”
Although the couple worked together on the 2011 flick Green Lantern, she says movie-making doesn’t compare to creating a home together. “With film and TV, you don’t see the results for months. Building a home, you get immediate gratification.”
Not that the former Gossip Girl is completely done with decorating the couple’s New York home. In fact, since marrying the R.I.P.D. actor last September, she’s been spending her time amassing furniture, selecting flooring and fixtures, and hunting for rugs and side tables.
“Work is important, but my greatest passion is my personal life,” the 25-year-old explains
And while Blake may be retreating from appearances on red carpets to spend more time at Home Depot, that doesn’t mean she doesn’t like to have, what she refers to as, a “princess day” every once in a while.
“That could call for wearing something totally inappropriate,” the blond bombshell explains. “Like a beaded purse and a gorgeous pair of crystal heels just to go to the grocery store.”