Blake Lively's Favorite Hobby: Self-Styling

06/02/2011 at 12:00 PM ET

Blake Lively Talks Fashion
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She’s a designer’s “dream girl” and has even had a Christian Louboutin shoe named after her, but as it turns out, Blake Lively is the lone force behind her own stylish appearances. In the July issue of Glamour, the Gossip Girl star tells pal Florence Welch that her fashion obsession started at an early age. “My mom modeled and made clothes, so I always had such an appreciation for design. And then Gossip Girl completely blew open the door to fashion for me. I’d go to fashion shows and call my publicist and say, ‘Can I wear that?’” says the face of Chanel Mademoiselle handbags. “I think I became my own stylist by not knowing any better. And once I was told it was time to get one, I thought: This is one of my favorite hobbies! And I’m going to pay someone to steal my hobby from me? That’s a terrible idea!” For big awards shows, Lively (recently linked to Leonardo DiCaprio) says she keeps her beauty routine simple so the clothes have a chance to shine. “I like it to be easy. I don’t feel like I have to do so much with hair and makeup, because I’m the mannequin for these beautiful clothes, so I never want to do anything too distracting,” she explains. “Most of the time, I put my hair in a ballerina bun, and I take it down and it’s wavy, and then I leave. I feel shy when people are fussing on me.” But just because she has to fit into designer dresses doesn’t mean she’ll be skipping a meal. “My diet of choice before events is a chicken potpie from Tea & Sympathy,” she reveals, “because they never have enough food at these things.” Tell us: What do you think of Lively’s self-styling skills? –Kim Peiffer

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It’s evident she doesn’t have a stylist as most of her looks are “off” in some way. The girl has access to amazing garments, but she really does need someone to help her style herself as she hasn’t gotten it yet. She’s young, so she’ll get better but seriously hire someone to teach you the ropes!

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I think blake lively fabulous, love see her on the red carpet.Of course, she has her ups and downs in fashion, but definetely she has more ups than downs!I mean, the girl is 23, and she has more class than girls of her age or more. If I were her, I would definetely continue dressing myself! Good job Blake

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