Blake Lively For Vogue February 2009

Blake Strikes a Pose For Vogue

Blake Lively worked the old Hollywood look as the cover girl for Vogue's February issue. She's no stranger to designer clothes and perfect hair and makeup thanks to Serena van der Woodsen, but scoring this cover is a pretty big honor for the young actress. In the article she talks about fashion and why audiences love Gossip Girl. Here are highlights:

  • On how the show ignores the economic recession:: "We live in an alternate universe on the show; it's a heightened reality, so I don't think the writers would work that in. They created a show that people can watch after a long day and not have to stress and worry and feel the burdens of real life. It's just an escape, watching these sparkly lives and just escaping into this other world for an hour."
  • On the clothes: "The fashion is just unbelievable. You can watch our show on mute and be entertained. Just being here, walking around, you pick it up really quickly. In New York, you put on skinny jeans and riding boots and a leather coat and handbag, and you take on that posture and character. It becomes very natural."
  • On putting her personal touches on Serena's wardrobe: "The more they work with me and see my style, and the more I learn about fashion, the more input I have. It's more collaborative now than it was in the beginning because then I had no idea what I was doing."

While Serena's life was more focused on her boyfriend and Internet gossip than her fabulous wardrobe on last night's episode, we always love coveting the amazing ensembles we see on the show week after week.