Friday, 5 August 2011

Blake Lively: A Fashion Inspiration

The words ‘she looks good in everything’ are used by us all too often in praise or envy of someone’s , most probably a celebrity’s, ability to be able to pull off absolutely any outfit in any given situation, no matter how bizarre, weird or slutty it may be. Of-course, in today’s fashion world where Lady GaGa-like inspired apparel are in the norm, it’s hard to say people don’t look good in everything; in a society where almost everything is being accepted. So when you see someone like Blake Lively not having to resort to 10 inch studded heels and frightening make up, you know you really can use those words.
The ability to keep up with high fashion, what with all the eccentricities of runway looks has become increasing difficult these days for celebrities. In that respect, I find Blake to be a fashion inspiration; both on and off screen. The gossip girl has always stood out to me as both an icon and excellent actress. Whether it is the outstanding work of the writers or her understated acting in a high society upper east side role as Serena van der Woodsen, she always brings an aura of glamour and charisma to the show as she is constantly able to diminish her scandalous reputation with any outfit; no matter how short the skirt is or how much cleavage she’s showing. It certainly takes a special someone to be able to achieve that. No wonder she is now a Chanel ambassador.
I think 95% of her outfits look stunning and incredible. While it can be argued that the gossip girl start has a show stylist for on screen appearances, off screen Blake declares that she doesn’t need or want a stylist as she has a passion styling her own outfits. Here’s some my favourite Blake outfits where she has carried her outfit beautifully.   
 A gossip girl outfit….one word….WOW
There is a fine line between tacky and glamourous when it comes to lace. Blake wears it so well; I LOVE this dress; especially the bead detail and the scallop neck. She really sets the 40’s glamour vibe with this Zuhair Murad dress.

This tribal designed strapless number was worn for Fashion’s Night Out last year. It’s hard to work tribal on red carpet but Blake shows how the key is to not mix too many colours and stick to stricking combination.

 At the met- the printed bodycon style with the Grecian draped chiffon brings out the Hollywood and Parisian glamour fused together in this beautiful dress. Blake, once again, instead of making it look weird, she looks sophisticated.

A day ensemble on gossip girl. I love her ability to tame down an otherwise very workwear looking playsuit. The peep toe ankle cut boots never seem like a good idea in theory but with the contrast of the patterned jacket and the chained bag- they look amazing!


  1. Love love love! She is so gorgeous is kills me. She looks fierce all day every day.

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