Blake covers InStyle magazine October 2011, the Australian edition. Inside, the lovely ‘Green Lantern’ actress dishes on fashion, being called a style icon, her ‘Gossip Girl’ outfits, movies and men.
On her love of fashion, Blake told InStyle that it didn’t spark while working on ‘Gossip Girl’. “No, I inherited it from my mother Elaine. My mum used to be a model and actress, and always enjoyed sewing my clothes herself when I was a kid. It was a ritual for us to roam vintage stores once a week. She inspired me to dress myself more unconventionally and to mix different styles. Gossip Girl, of course, gave me the chance to develop my passion even further. In the show I play the rich New York It-girl, who always wears the latest designer fashion. Every day I’ll find new amazing pieces by the best designers in the world in my set closet. Quite a paradise! I’m getting paid to wear fancy dresses in front of the camera. What else would I want?,” Lively says.
Blake admits that she is not the one to choose the outfits she wears in ‘Gossip Girl’. “Unfortunately, I don’t have enough time for that. I usually get home really late when we’re filming and instantly drop into my bed. But I work with a great stylist on set. She knows exactly what I want and sometimes also surprises me with great looks. When I see something I really like, I usually take a photo and send it to her so that she can get it for me. Pretty convenient! I love to mix different patterns, colors and fabrics and I’m always looking for new and stylish combinations. That’s what makes fashion so much fun,” the actress says.
Due to her amazing red carpet appearances and her ability of pulling off on-trend, flawless casual looks, Blake also gain the title of It-girl. On being considered a style icon, she told in the interview with InStyle that, “I feel very honored if people think that way of me but I never tried to be one. I understand why people like to see me as a fashion icon—after all, I have my own role models as well.”
Moreover, she mentions some of her inspirations. “I’ve always adored Grace Kelly and Audrey Hepburn. The style of their era was timeless and I’m very happy that a lot of modern designers still draw inspiration from them,” she says.
As for her favorite designers, the actress confesses that, “That list is endless. Luckily, there are so many talented and creative designers. I love the elegance of Zuhair Murad, the extravagance of Marchesa and, of course, Chanel. But I also like to wear Valentino, Zac Posen and Yoana Baraschi.” (Source)