We can spend hours trying to decode everything on Blake Lively‘s new website, Preserve. (Okay, we probably have spent hours, there’s a lot to process.) You can tell the newly crowned lifestyle blogger and her team have put tons of thought and detail into every aspect of the venture. Today’s topic? The cryptic welcome video that appears on the homepage, which is meant to embody the homegrown “Main Street USA” mentality Preserve is trying to foster. And in the cryptic two-minute clip, we think we found something huge: A glimpse of Lively dancing around in — wait for it — her wedding dress! Read More
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Blake Lively 'Preserves' Our Interest With Her Cupcake-Decorating Talent, Shade-Throwing Skills & More
Blake Lively is hungry. And not just for enchiladas or experience. She’s also hungry for a cupcake that she doesn’t get to eat thanks to a window-entering, baked-goods-stealing home décor enthusiast … well, it will all make sense when you watch her “73 Questions” video with Vogue, below.
We have so many questions about Blake Lively‘s soon-to-launch “curated lifestyle” site, Preserve, including: What will she feature? Will she be writing about her happy home life? And really, what on earth does “Preserve” even mean? She’s keeping most of the answers close to the vest (for now), but in her Vogue cover story, she gives a clue as to where she might have found the name for her site — and it’s a sweet anecdote from her wedding to Ryan Reynolds.
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It’s time to talk about some very important medical conditions we are currently experiencing. The technical terms (according to doctors) are “Blake Lively Hair Envy” and “Blake Lively Leg Envy” (can we also add “Blake Lively Husband Envy” to the list?). And if this week’s Most Loved Looks competition is any indication, many of you are suffering from it as well.
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You’ve known about the return of overalls for a while now. You’ve seen them on noteworthy women as varied as Keira Knightley, Selena Gomez and Cressida Bonas. And maybe you’ve even embraced the trend, buying a pair for yourself and wearing them to music festivals and for weekend lounging. But now you realize that they just aren’t fancy enough for occasions like date night, high-end shopping and work. What’s a onesie-loving gal to do?
While the official mission statement for the Cannes Film Festival describes it as an occasion to raise awareness of films that contribute to the development of cinema, we believe that it should be rewritten to, “An event where Hollywood’s finest take fashion risks in plunging gowns, bold lips and noteworthy hairstyles.” (But that’s just our opinion.)
Over the past week we have seen some looks that have left us absolutely envious (Seriously, have you seen Blake Lively lately?) and others that we would be way too timid to try. Take a look below to see which of your favorite celebs earned nods in our beauty and fashion awards for rocking some seriously striking trends.
Boldest Lip: The first award in our beauty category goes to supermodel Coco Rocha (left). While everyone else stuck with a basic red, nude or pink, she opted for a gothic-inspired deep purple to contrast her white Gabriela Cadena column gown. (Take that, Naomi Campbell!)
Biggest Braid: When Blake Lively stepped on the scene on day one of the festival, we didn’t think her enormous plait could be rivaled (see it from all sides here) — but Eva Longoria (center) proved us wrong. The actress showed up to the Foxcatcher premiere with a voluminous fishtail that mirrored her revealing cutout.
Most Enviable Waves ( … and dresses, and husband … ): But Lively did emerge victorious in another hair category. Though tons of Cannes attendees brought the glamour, we ultimately decided that her thick, luxurious waves from the Mr. Turner premiere were the perfect topper for her Chanel Couture iridescent dress.
Highest Slit: After a while, we started to lose track of the number of thigh-high slits we saw on the red carpet this week. Though every celeb seemed to want to show off their stems, we noticed one supermodel that ultimately deserved the prize. Adriana Lima’s Alexandre Vauthier Couture bustier dress (left) took the trend to new heights with an opening that rivals Angelina Jolie’s 2012 Oscars dress.
Maximum Number of Embellishments: We were mesmerized not only by the many colors on Marion Cotillard’s Maison Martin Margiela Couture mini (center), but also by the sheer number of beads, gems and other bric-a-brac it took to make this piece (we’re not going to start counting, but we can guess the total is well into the thousands).
Biggest “YAAAAS” Moment: The second one editor saw Rosie Huntington-Whiteley’s look (right), she sent it to the rest of the team with the subject line, “Dead.” All eyes were on the model as she walked down the red carpet in her strapless Gucci Première gown with perfect free-flowing tresses and flawless makeup.
Did you see any other noteworthy looks on the Cannes red carpet that deserve a style award? Let us know in the comments section and tell us who was your favorite!
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If you’re a firm believer in the “something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue” wedding superstition, then this one’s a doozy: British model and personality Poppy Delevingne (sister to supermodel Cara) just tied the knot in London wearing a Chanel dress that fits two of those criteria. The bride looked radiant in a Chanel Couture gown that “borrows” inspiration from look 64 in the spring 2009 collection — an “old” gown that was previously worn by Blake Lively.
The two dresses have tons in common, from the structured bodice with its short sleeves and shorter hemline, to the flowing sheer skirt at the bottom, to the allover floral appliqués. But while Lively’s was more of a bohemian take on the dress (with her braided pony, stacks of bracelets and bronzed glow), Delevingne’s is all bride — she’s got the perfectly coiffed waves, minimal jewels and, oh yeah, the lined skirt, to prove it.
Sister Cara served as maid of honor, recalling another famous British sister act by wearing a flowing cream-colored gown, plus black and white sandals and a topknot. (See a photo below.)
What do you think of this surprising bridal faceoff? Do you like Poppy’s take on the dress? Tell us in the comments!