Fugger: Blake Lively

Fugs or Fabs: Blake Lively in Gucci Cruise

At some point, I expect a statue of this exact photo to be available for purchase on Preserve.us. Whittled to lifelike perfection by an artisanal ant colony and scented lightly with vanilla.

[Photos: AKM-GSI, Fame/Flynet]


Casual Fuggerday: Confusingly Played, Blake Lively

Well, I don’t know what the hell climate it was in New York yesterday.

Blake Lively

But I do know this: You can take the girl out of Serena van der Woodsen, but you can’t take Serena van der Woodsen out of the girl.

[Photo: Fame/Flynet]


Well Played: Blake Lively in Michael Kors

For some reason I am simultaneously not that into this dress, AND think that she looks like a freaking glowing beacon of fecundity. The latter won.

[Photo: Fame/Flynet, Splash]


Well Played, Blake Lively on Vogue

I know this will be controversial, but I have to give a hand to a girl who, in an interview with Vogue, refers to her outfit something that looks as if “Sling Blade and Pocahontas had a baby.” That’s legitimately funny. (Also legitimately funny, however, is Entertainment Weekly‘s take on WTF is happening with Preserve, Blake’s GOOP.) I also think this cover look and the inside spread are extremely well-suited to Blake’s Classic American Blonde Good Looks, and, frankly, I am delighted they didn’t try anything Bizarrely Directional on her. Remember that time everyone who was on the cover looked like she’d just been electrocuted?

[Photos: Vogue]


Cleavly Played: Beyonce and Blake Lively in Gucci

BLAKE: Hey, Bey!


BLAKE: Actually, I played Serena!

BEYONCE: But your actual name starts with a B!

BLAKE: Oh! That’s needlessly confusing!

BEYONCE: Don’t question my methods!

BLAKE: I mean it’s brilliant!

BEYONCE: Correct! Bey the way, I notice you are cleaving out!

BLAKE: Yes! Because in case you haven’t noticed, these are fantastic!

BEYONCE: My rider says nobody can flash the boobeys except for me!

BLAKE: I didn’t get that memo!

BEYONCE: A likely story! Get them out of here or I will bey you DOWN!

BLAKE: OMG, The Beygency is real! I’d better not blurt out that I don’t really like your jumpsuit! Oh, shit, I said that out loud!

BEYONCE: BEYDAY! BEYDAY! WE HAVE A RED ALERT.You have a ten second head start, and then you’d better beylieve that if I catch you I will make you REPENT!

BLAKE: Sigh, it was so pleasant up until then.

[Photo: Getty]


CFDAs Unfug or Fab: Blake Lively in Michael Kors

Talk about the yin and yang of fashion. We have Rihanna at this party in costume as the new fortune-telling act at the Cosmopolitan in Vegas — they call her Arcana Divine, and she never wears the same thong twice, ladies and gents — and then Blake Lively strolls in looking like Emily Webb by comparison.

Blake Lively in Michael Kors at the CFDAs (2)

I actually think she looks extremely cute, but also like she is Kiernan Shipka, two weeks late for a daytime photocall in Cannes. It’s an especial double-take because she worked so much heavy glam at Cannes that it’s jarring for her to turn around with this, which she could as easily wear to return Tupperware after the Space Shuttle party and ask for your ambrosia salad recipe.

For the CFDAs, I would have loved to see this with edgier nighttime styling — maybe stick-straight hair, more major makeup, and a strappy gold shoe, with dark toe and fingernails. Just something that’s less aggressively adorable, for an event at which CLEARLY anything goes.

let’s go in for the close-up