Thursday, 28 May 2009

Will the real Blake Lively please stand up?

I like Blake Lively, I really do. She has the golden girl California vibe and perfectly bouncy blonde hair that a pale Londoner can only dream of. I do have a love/hate relationship with her character, Serena on Gossip Girl but only because of my fully hate relationship with her on screen boyfriend Dan.
On screen she is put in a cavalcade of glitzy dresses for the many Gossip Girl soiree's, so she really has no excuse her dressing herself the way she been on the red carpet recently.

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(May 2009)

The girl is 21. 21.
She looks double that. I don't even know where to begin. The above picture is taken at the Met Gala which of course, is an event that is difficult to dress exactly appropriately for. The pose, the dress and the make up make her look like, well...Sharon Stone. There I said it. I think it's the 'LOOK HOW LONG MY LEGS ARE' pose and the awkward placing of her hand that does it. She doesn't even have the excuse of it being her first time at the Met Gala. She managed perfectly fine in 2008:

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(May 2008)
This time it's Ralph Lauren instead of Versace, but she looks classy and the black gloves are a nice touch to what maybe a boring dress otherwise. The loose hair style and natural look make up means she actually looks 21.

So, where did it all go wrong? I don't know. But I imagine it may have something to do with Penn Badgley.

(all images from TheFashionSpot)

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