Blake Lively Reveals She Has ‘Never Worked With A Stylist’ For Her Glamorous Red Carpet Looks

“I don’t know if it’s because I’m a Virgo, or if I need a life.”

Truth be told, Blake lively has always stolen hearts with her red carpet looks, but the fashionista has never hired a stylist. The 34-year-old actress recently chatted with Vogue for a Life in Looks segment that was released following her showstopping Met Gala turn earlier this month. During the chat, she broke down some of her most iconic looks — many of which she styled herself! 

Touching on her first red carpet in 2005, Blake Lively said only two of her “Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants” co-stars were invited to the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards “because we weren’t a big enough deal to make the guest list.” She quipped, “They probably regret that now. I bet I’m going to make the guest list this year.”

While discussing her look, Blake Lively clearly mentioned, “I don’t work with a stylist, I never have.” For the event she wore a low-rise ripped Abercrombie jeans, a Y2K babydoll top, Aldo heels, and bright pink belt. “I was still in high school,” Lively remembers. “The teal T-shirt is something my mom found at Forever 21.”

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Speaking of an incident from the 2022 Gem Awards in New York City this past March, Blake shared that she sewed a piece of her ensemble herself — on the way to the event!

“I said, ‘Do you just have a spare yellow diamond you can just give to me, just to borrow to sew onto the dress?’ ” Lively said of what she asked her go-to jeweler Lorraine Schwartz. “So I am in that car with a needle and thread and I am sewing this yellow diamond onto my dress, just praying that this thing doesn’t come off,” Lively recalled. “And then literally, leaving the event, they’re like, ‘You need to give it back to us.’ “

“I was like, ‘It’s sewn onto the dress,’ ” she continued of the sexy cutout Sergio Hudson number. “They were like, ‘Here’s a knife.’ I’m sitting there cutting this diamond off.”

Blake Lively’s approach to styling is using things from her closet and that also includes things from her actor husband Ryan Reynolds’ wardrobe.

For the first ad for her Betty Buzz mixers last year, the actress and entrepreneur told Vogue she went in Reynolds’ closet “and I was like, ‘This would sort of be great if I just took his clothes.’ “Because you drive around New York City and there are trucks with his face on it with his Aviation bottle,” Lively continued, referring to her husband’s gin brand. “But I thought, how fun would that be to sort of surprise him with a truck with my face on it?”

“So I went in his closet and put on his favorite coat … and his jeans and T-shirt. Same chair, same spot,” she said of the ad. “What people don’t know is that I’m actually wearing his clothing in it.”

Blake Lively then reflected on some of her favorite Vogue covers and Met Gala looks, too.

Speaking of her favorite Met look of all time, the ornate Versace design she wore to 2018’s Heavenly Bodies (it’s a fan favorite, too), she said, “I get very involved in the design of the dress—I don’t know if it’s because I’m a Virgo, or if I need a life.” She added that it was her idea to add an 8-foot-long train to the gown. 

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Lively hit the 2022 Met Gala carpet in another Versace creation that was inspired by the Statue of Liberty. “Instead of looking at Gilded Age fashion, I wanted to look at architecture,” said Lively. “New York has been a critical part of who I am… so I thought, I would love to arrive in a copper dress and have it patina as I ascend the red carpet. Instead of me performing, I wanted the dress to perform.”

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