"So I thought, the only way I can wear this is to pretend I'm someone else. Who is someone that completely owns her sexuality? I thought, Marilyn Monroe! So I'm going to be Marilyn Monroe tonight." - Blake Lively
Match two 'it' girls with completely different styles, and get the best sides out of both of them.
Blake Lively's Bardot-inspired cover
Glamour US, July 2011
I have subscribed to Glamour for more than two years, and mind you I like it, but its a woman's magazine: not a fashion publication. But sometimes I have to ask myself if the editorials were actually really good, or if the bar has just been set low because its a women's magazine, not full scale fashion.
But Glamour got this one right hands down.
The clothing not only captured Blake's personal style, but it really felt like it had captured her whole persona. A beachier, girlier take on the studio 54 look?
Maybe I'll just go with Bardot.
Celebrities have played the role of journalists plenty of times in plenty of magazines (remember last year's Instyle where Gwyneth and Faith arranged their children's marriage? ) but the intimate feeling your giving the reader by pairing actual friends together is worth so much more than the average rehash of their career over green tea and burgers somewhere in "downtown L.A." Florence Welsh and Blake have apparently been friends for years (not two I would have imagined) and it really showed in the article, which was, in my opinion the best interview either have given. The both seemed so real, like it could have been my best friend and me talking at home.