So Blake Lively is having a serious fashion moment right now. I might even go as far and call it epic. When she popped up in Cannes last week, I wondered why she was there (apart from Gossip Girl, I often forget she’s an actress…) but then I read that Ryan Reynolds will be starring in The Captive.
Anyway, back to Blake and fashion… You may or may not know this, but Blake Lively does not have a stylist. I repeat: BLAKE LIVELY DOES NOT HAVE A STYLIST. Finally! A Style Icon, who actually earns that title herself! (Ahem, Kimye…Riri.) She’s also pretty good friends with the Queen of Fashion herself and the gorgeous face of Gucci. So obviouslyyyy she came prepared to kill it in the Cannes fashion game.
She showed up to opening night at the Grace of Monaco premiere looking glam and gorgeous in a wine colored Gucci gown. A safe look but quite frankly, she glows in anything. The gown’s subtlety was balanced by delicate touches of sparkle and a relaxed up-do. This is how a California girl does red carpet glamour. (And based on the reviews of Monaco, her look was probably the best thing at that screening).
Right… so in case you were wondering: THIS is what a movie star looks like. Like, ohemgee, I don’t even think being this gorgeous is allowed in the real world. Luckily, Cannes isn’t the real world. (See how her hair is blowing in the wind? That only happens in Cannes). She wore a fantastic Chanel Couture illusion gown that was as whimsical as it was beautiful. However I was watching Fashion Police and they made a great point: She should have rocked a flat, not pumps. The ankle cropped gown was presented on the Chanel runway with sneakers, and a flat would have brought something entirely different to the red carpet, plus she’s tall enough that it would have looked chic, not frumpy.
Here she is at The Captive premiere, and she clearly saved the best for last. She looked like Grace-fucking-Kelly herself. It’s just stunning. Utter perfection. Bonafide movie-star. Classic Cannes red carpet. Timeless. (Okay, clearly I’m obsessed with it.) But really there just isn’t much more you can say about it.
Blake Lively wins again, and I hope she keeps it up because I’m over the whole young Hollywood, boho-Cali girl look.