First Look: Blake Lively Is Officially A Fashion Designer!

29 May 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

A quick Q&A with Blake Lively and Michiel Huisman about the movie The Age of Adalaine.

The 27-year old star shared her first-ever fashion design on Instagram, a mod-feminine frock created with the help of Blake’s Preserve-approved Amourt Vert label. “I may not be able to draw worth a lick, but I am proud of this dress I co-designed with Amour Vert for @preserve_us,” the proud new designer captioned the snapshot. “You better send me pics if you buy it! With striking personal style that runs the gamut from bohemian to old Hollywood, 27-year-old Blake Lively never fails to grab our attention – and she’s done it yet again, this time trying her hand at fashion design. I want to share your photos!! #PRSRV so I see it.” Constructed entirely of silk, the delicate dress features an ivory tie-top and billowing printed skirt. What’s more, Amour Vert—French for “green love”—is a green fashion line with a zero-waste design philosophy, meaning that this $230 splurge can double as an act of eco-friendliness.

Win-win! “To be honest, I could really see myself opening a clothing label and might even do it one day,” baby James’ momma told German mag Jolie (via Belfast Telegraph). Usually when we see Lively post a cute Instagram photo wearing, well, anything, there’s a good chance she’s showing off a design for sale on her lifestyle site, Preserve. The dress appears to be part of a new project as part of Blake’s lifestyle website Preserve, which she launched last July after months of teasing fans.

That magic in humanity, the magic in a quiet film is very rare and when it comes along, people call it “the little movie that could”. ‘Adaline’ fits somewhere between the two – it’s a movie that can reach a broader audience, yet it has magic and humanity. The blond beauty wrote an editor’s letter for the website, explaining that it aims to capture “the power of imagination, ingenuity, quality and, above all, people.” It’s no doubt been a busy few months for Blake as she and husband Ryan Reynolds adjust to parenthood after welcoming their first child, a girl named James, in December. Plus, we’ve got our eyes on a statement accessory that’s guaranteed to liven up any outfit you’ve got this season. “This week I officially (and gleefully!) found my go-to lipstick for summer 2015. It deals with life and death, it deals with an infinite amount of time, which is so appealing, but if you experience that alone, it’s not as appealing.

The actress, who kept a relatively low profile to spend quality time with the new arrival, recently opened up about her experience about becoming a mother. “I feel like I’ve figured out the most important thing to me, and everything supports that,” she told Allure magazine. It’s a bright orange, almost neon coral tint from Clinique and it was love at first sight swipe.” —Cinya Burton, Style Senior Editor “Summer’s in the super-near distance (Memorial Day weekend, anyone?), which means a new printed mini is in order.

She also revealed why the couple initially chose to keep their daughter’s name a secret. “It’s her life,” she explained. “She should have her privacy until she chooses not to have her privacy, just as I got to choose and my husband got to choose.” However, Ryan has since revealed that the baby girl’s name is, in fact, James, joking: “It’s Butternut Summer Squash. I’ve found one in the latest crop of dresses at H&M: The leafy print on this navy-and-yellow number will work well to offset my gold summer sandals, and the flattering fit-and-flare silhouette doesn’t hurt either.” —Nicole Adlman, Style Writer “Every once in a while you come across an online store that seems to hold every dress, bag and shoe your heart desires. While I talk myself out of that, this dress will do very nicely!” —Jacqueline Lee, Photo Editor “Necklaces are my thing, and this Alexis Bittar version (although pricy) just made me go weak at the knees. More designs will be unveiled next week, including tees that give back: Amour Vert and non-profit American Forests will plant a tree for each shirt sold. Today Lively also revealed another partnership on Instagram to unveil the Natalie jumpsuit and Elisa dress. “I co-designed this collection too with the trusty Sam & Lavi,” she captioned the pic. “I’m just boasting now because you guys fluffed me so much on the last post.

True, this item is expensive, but considering how often I plan on wearing it, it’s more than worth it.” —Lindsey Sirera, Style Intern It pretty much goes without saying now that you can expect at least one major cape moment on the biggest red carpets of the season, and we’re not complainin’. Blake: I looked at grandmothers for inspiration – grandmothers I’ve known since my childhood and researched the time in history in which they ‘came of age’. From Gwyneth Paltrow’s structured Tom Ford cape gown at the 2012 Oscars (she may not have originated the trend, but she definitely brought it back into the sartorial lexicon) to Lupita Nyong’o’s crimson Ralph Lauren gown at the 2014 Golden Globes, stars have been playing caped crusader in seriously covetable clothing. (We gotta mention that there’s even been an Edna Mode-worthy “No Capes!” snafu by Madonna.) Most recently, Nikki Reed stepped out at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival in a breathtaking, navy Azzaro Couture gown featuring a floor-sweeping tulle cape—which made us dig through the archives for other show-stopping (and superhero-inspired) celeb looks. If they came of age in the 60’s, then they were more free-spirited and open, whereas my grandmother came of age in the 20’s and she was more formal, proper and ladylike. Someone pass the spanx.” #FashionFaceOff with the only woman who can make me look like a toddler @ofirajewelz Which do you guys like: Dress or jumpsuit?!

The 20’s was the beginning of change for women and each decade in the last century has been vastly different for women – socially and politically. With some of the most compelling photography on the market, a Gray Malin print is exactly the thing to upgrade any space from blah to brilliant (and if you’re in the mood to shop, they’re having a Memorial Day sale right now. Ageing is innately and instinctively related to mortality and if you remove any of the superficial elements, you come to realize that it’s sad not to age.

From classic prints to phone cases, wallpaper and even collaborations with Sperry, Gray Malin is changing the world of art and design one photograph at a time. Michiel: I like the dress that Adaline wears when she and Ellis first meet, at the New Year’s Eve ball and one of the things I love the most about that dress is that it’s the same dress she is wearing at the New Year’s Eve party in the 1940’s.

My images became noted in 2009 when I produced the Prada Marfa series, a sequence of photographs I created on a whim with the assistance of the local township in Marfa, Texas. Blake: I’ve always been very close with my family, with my nieces and nephews, so it was a very natural thing for me to understand the love story between Adaline and Flemming.

It’s simple but there’s a lot to be said for simply believing in who you are, what you want and having integrity is going after accomplishing what you believe. Unlike my contemporaries, the photography has expanded from images into multiple product categories as well as brand-aligned collaborations, all the while remaining strictly based around my vision. This very specific detail is what I believe stands me apart as a photographer and a lifestyle brand, and I hope it continues to stand as the strong platform on which to continue to create upon long into the future.

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