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Why Doesn’t Blake Lively Use a Stylist? Gossip Girl Star on Fashion as an “Expression of Self”

Gossip Girl's Blake Lively (Serena) is a fabulous fashionista, but fans are always shocked when the starlet reveals that she doesn't use a stylist! That's right, those jaunty fedoras and elegant gowns are all her. So, how does Blake have time to style herself pretty what with her demanding super-starlet schedule?

"My assistant will call fashion houses for me, but I always pick the outfit, shoes, jewelry, and a lot of times I do my own hair and makeup for events," Blake tells Marie Claire in the mag’s July 2012 issue. "Sometimes I think, God, why do I do this to myself? It's so much extra work!"

Dressing to the nines without the help of a stylist takes some serious skill, but Blake draws inspiration from her fellow stars. "I love Florence Welch," Blake says. "She's pure magic. I always admire people who make really strong choices. When you do something bold, it's usually because you feel really good in it."

Fashion is definitely an art, and Blake sees her wardrobe as a giant, Loubie-filled canvas (in fact, she's good friends with Christian Louboutin himself!). "I love fashion," she says. "It's such an expression of self. I often see people and they look great, but I can identify who styled them. Every stylist has a signature. Maybe it sounds jerky, but I'm lucky to be on such a fashion-centric show. There's no designer I don't have access to."

Sigh, no wonder Blake doesn't need a stylist. She has the likes of Karl Lagerfeld at her beck and call!

Source: Marie Claire

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06.11.2012 / 10:17 PM EDT by Mehera Bonner
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