Not one to be plagued by a nude photo scandal, Blake Lively continues her reign as this summer’s “It” girl. She’s been spotted with Leonardo DiCaprio, she’s the face of Chanel‘s Mademoiselle line and she co-stars with Ryan Reynold’s in this summer’s The Green Lantern. Glamour selected the Gossip Girl star to be their July cover girl (sporting an embellished Michael Kors tunic and Lorraine Schwartz bracelets), and gussied her up for a photo spread that surely inspired some new looks for Serena van der Woodsen.
Interviewed by songstress (and reported new bestie) Florence Welch, Lively talked about her gig with the legendary fashion house and why she won’t join Twitter. Catch it all after the jump.
On joining Twitter:
“People ask me why I don’t tweet. Honestly, I’m so sick of myself.”
On becoming the new face of Chanel’s Mademoiselle handbag:
“It’s such an honor. When I found out I got [the job], you and I went to dinner and concocted this plan, like two little girls at a tea party, saying, “Oh, it would be the best if we had a party. And you’ll perform, and we’ll do it in Paris.” Like you and I were in charge of Chanel!”
On being her own stylist:
“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!”
On getting ready for an event:
“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. 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. And my diet of choice before events is a chicken potpie from Tea & Sympathy, because they never have enough food at these things.”
“Every relationship you have, you’re learning and growing and taking something from that. So for me, it’s never been too dramatic of a thing when something ends.”
Pick up your copy of the July issue when it hits newsstands June 7th, a