Blake Lively can be a mysterious celebrity. She disappeared years ago to get married and hasn’t had any acting projects come out since, and now she’s announced a lifestyle site, Preserve. The site launch is on its way, and Blake is now on the August 2014 cover of Vogue! Here’s what we learned from the story.
1. She wears overalls, a poncho, and Louboutin stilettos in her off days (at the same time).
That’s the outfit she shows up for her interview in, and only a gorgeous, thin, tall, blonde goddess like Blake could pull that off, seriously.
2. She rocks the sarcasm.
“Lively has a tendency toward deadpan humor, often delivered with a laconic stare that can make it difficult to figure out whether she is joking or not,” Vogue writer Jonathan Van Meter writes.
3. We finally have a description of what Preserve will be.
The site will be “Part digital monthly magazine, part e-commerce venture, part video blog” which celebrates handcrafted goods.
4. She’s actually a great editor.
She critiques essays for her site during the Vogue piece, and her notes sound super smart and clued in.
5. She adores the south.
Sure, she’s from Burbank, CA, and grew up in a family where everyone worked for Hollywood, but she is extremely connected to the food and culture and manners of the south.
6. She keeps a giant binder with objects she likes.
Yep, Blake carries around a real-life Pinterest binder with her at all times, with pics of every object or art creation she’s liked over the last few years.
7. She’s a bit of a feminist.
“I’m always the first person to defend Gwyneth Paltrow. Or any woman in a position of power, like Martha Stewart or Oprah, who gets burned. Because they have paved the path for so many other women who are doing something they believe in,” she says. No coincidence that these women are all lifestyle business moguls.
8. She and Martha Stewart are close.
In fact, it sounds like Martha planned (and hosted) Blake’s whole wedding!
9. She gets offered the prostitute role a lot.
She may not have acted for a while, but her last two high-profile movie roles were, as she points out, about drug-addled, hyper-sexual women. Thus, all she gets offered now are hooker roles.
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