Monday 23 April 2018

Why Blake Lively refuses to hire a stylist

Actress Blake Lively is seen outside
Actress Blake Lively is seen outside "Good Morning America" on October 16, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Raymond Hall/GC Images)
Blake Lively arrives at the Michael Kors show during the new york fashion week 2018 on February 14, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Pierre Suu/GC Images)
Actress Blake Lively is seen outside "Good Morning America" on October 16, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Raymond Hall/GC Images)
Blake Lively leaves ABC's "Good Morning America" in Times Square on October 16, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by James Devaney/GC Images)
Actress Blake Lively is seen walking in Midtown on October 16, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Raymond Hall/GC Images)
Blake Lively seen on the streets of Manhattan on October 16, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by James Devaney/GC Images)
Blake Lively (L) and Ryan Reynolds attend the "Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garcons: Art Of The In-Between" Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 1, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)
Blake Lively seen outside Michael Kors on February 14, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Christian Vierig/Getty Images)
Blake Lively attends Lorraine Schwartz launches The Eye Bangle a new addition to her signature Against Evil Eye Collection at Delilah on March 13, 2018 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for Lorraine Schwartz )

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Blake Lively prefers to be her own stylist.

The 'Gossip Girl' star knows it is a "lot of work" selecting and organising her own outfits rather than having a team do it for her but she enjoys being creative.

She said: "It’s a lot of work - I mean, it’s not hard in that we all dress ourselves every morning. So once you have the clothes, you just pick out what to wear like any other human being does. But it’s easier because you have access to clothes and so it’s not that hard.

"The hard part is going through all the fashion shows and screenshotting all the looks you like and calling them in. I have an assistant who helps in calling in the looks. But a lot of it is I have relationships with the designers."

Blake Lively arrives at the Michael Kors show during the new york fashion week 2018 on February 14, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Pierre Suu/GC Images)
Blake Lively arrives at the Michael Kors show during the new york fashion week 2018 on February 14, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Pierre Suu/GC Images)

And the 30-year-old actress - who has James, three, and 17-month-old Ines, with her husband Ryan Reynolds - likes being able to be in "control".

Speaking to Women's Wear Daily, she added: "Probably because I have control issues and a big ego - that’s probably the honest answer. I just like it. I love design and I love fashion and it’s a way to be creative. In my job I get to be creative, but it’s over a period of time and so many other people are involved, whereas this is a beginning, middle and end, and I get to be creative and there’s an end date in the near future.

"It’s the same reason why I like doing my friends’ hair and makeup or cooking - you get to be creative and finish it. Whereas with my job you do it and then two years later it’s finished. It probably goes back to the control issues; it’s like, 'Ok I did it, I completed it, it’s done!'"

Anna Wintour (L) and actress Blake Lively attend the Michael Kors Collection Fall 2017 runway show at Spring Studios on February 15, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for Michael Kors)
Anna Wintour (L) and actress Blake Lively attend the Michael Kors Collection Fall 2017 runway show at Spring Studios on February 15, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for Michael Kors)
Blake Lively (L) and Ryan Reynolds attend the
Blake Lively (L) and Ryan Reynolds attend the "Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garcons: Art Of The In-Between" Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 1, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)

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