Well Played, Blake Lively


well-played

Apparently, this event was something called the Footwear News Achievement Awards, which pleases me; I had no idea all those words belonged in the same sentence.

Blake Lively at the Footwear News Achievement Awards

And these are a cool achievement in footwear — although if they are Louboutins, as her occasional poses next to him might hint, then their coolness is not necessarily news because he is hotter than the sun right now. But this dress is pretty great on Blake, the kind of thing I want to try on yet also never want to touch in my life, because if I did it would look nothing like this. My beef: Would it have killed her to make the hair a little neater? I mean, maybe it’s not that bad, but if you told me she’d just gone for a jog in Central Park I’d believe it. Then again — albeit when I was very young — I once believed “gross” was spelled “groase,” so draw your own conclusions about my gullibility and/or lack of mental heft. (However, on a side note, I just noticed that if you scroll up and down over this photo, over and over again, the background starts to look like it’s 3D and moving and changing. Trippy!)

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