Look Lively People!

Blake Lively is going places… In fact she has already been to many places and is going to go to a lot more. She was one of the major head-turners on the Cannes Film Festival red carpet 2014. And that was a rare outing for her, because she’s been spending a lot of time with her husband of two plus years Ryan Reynolds. And why not? But that just makes her appearances all the more memorable and compelling. Look Lively- we are taking a snapshot celebrity profile of the talented actress and model, one Blake Ellender Brown. Better known to you and me as Blake Lively.
She started her acting career early, having had a small slot in the 1998 film “Sandman” directed by Lively’s father. Oh come on! A little bit of nepotism never hurt anyone at the start of their careers? She then starred as Serena van der Woodsen in the CW teen drama series Gossip Girl, and has appeared in such films as the curiously titled “The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants”. She had a good break in 2012, when she starred in Oliver Stone’s “Savages“alongside Taylor Kitsch, Aaron Johnson, Salma Hayek, and acting legend John Travolta. That very same year, she entered the fashion world in a big way as she was selected to be the face of the new Gucci fragrance Gucci Premiere both in posters, and in mini-film advertisements on the TV. The next year she was named the new face of L’Oreal, marking her first major makeup campaign.
Her Gucci loyalties clearly run deep because on the red carpet at the 2014 Met Gala and later at the Cannes Film Festival, she word Gucci. At Cannes she wore a stunning burgundy coloured Gucci dress with a provocative thigh-high slit, but that wasn’t as big a head turner and jaw-dropper as what she wore to the premiere of her new film “Mr. Turner”. Switching to Chanel from Gucci for the evening Blake wore a dress from the 2014 collection a gown that almost defines the word “iridescent”. It was a plunging eye-popper that was clinched at the waist with, wait for it, a corset-like back affair. Add sparkle and folds and swishy sweeps and you have a dress to die for. She paired the dress with a neutral and unassuming white shawl, plus pink pumps by Sophia Webster and jewels by Lorraine Schwartz. As far as make up was concerned, how about pale pink lips, smoky eyes and of course her trademark free-form blonde hair in strands. When asked about her stunning looks in the past she said:
“I always like very natural hair and makeup. I don’t like hair too coiffed or done. I like looking like you can end the night running barefoot through a fountain in Central Park.”
Blake is a one-off and she can run round my local park anytime soon… Please! I am quite convinced that Blake is already and effortlessly moving up the rungs of celebrity-hood and will in a year or two be a major force in modelling and of course as an actress.

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