Blake Lively is on the August 2014 cover of Vogue magazine and the actress is taking on the country in her fashion spread which was shot in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. On the cover shot by Mario Testino, Blake is wearing a shearling coat with a strapless belted knit dress.
In the issue, Blake talks about how Martha Stewart saved her wedding, hubby Ryan Reynolds, her name film 'The Age of Adaline', being mocked like Gwyneth Paltrow and more. For more details on her feature, go to Vogue.com and pick up a copy when this issue hits newsstand.Continue below to see her full fashion spread and to read some excerpts from her interview.
Chanel dress and shawl. Pamela Love ring (left).
On Martha Stewart & how she saved her wedding:
“I’ve only ever found her to be completely generous and kind. She’s one of those people who connect people with each other. She’s there for you. Our wedding was becoming a disaster, and we didn’t know what to do, so we called Martha! She said, ‘Don’t worry. I’ll handle it.’ She sent her team down to save us. And then she called her friends who have a home in South Carolina and set us up at the most amazing getaway. This is the day of our wedding!”
On hubby Ryan Reynolds:
“He’s a part of it because everything we do in life we do together. If I’m working on a movie, he helps me with my character; I do the same with him. Picking out a coffee table. What we’re going to eat. He’s a beautiful writer—he’s written a lot of stuff for us. And he’s got a great barometer and he knows me, so he will tell me if it’s not as good as it can be. He’s going to be a great father and leader and patriarch—he’s so meant to be all of those things. The fact that he lived so much before we got together, he’s the exact realized person that he should be. And so I get to share my life with the person he’s become, and we get to grow from there.”
On taking a break after 'Gossip Girl' ended in 2012:
“I just needed time to regenerate. I was reading scripts that I liked, but I felt like I had atrophied in a way. We had to produce so many episodes so quickly. And when you’re working fifteen-hour days, ten months a year, the only time you have for real life is between takes. So you’re not really acting anymore. You’re reciting. I could have fought harder and made Gossip Girl something different, but I also needed to have a life, you know? So I wanted a break to figure things out. What type of prostitute will I play next? Will it be a Wild West prostitute? A prostitute in the future? I just wanted time to feel like I could be good again.”
On her new film 'The Age of Adaline':
“It’s such a beautiful script. And you rarely find a woman at the center of a film. I joke about the prostitute thing, but oftentimes female characters are layered and complex because they have a dark side. You don’t usually see characters like Annie Hall—complex just because she’s complex. And to see a character who is alive from 1908 until now? The first thought is, Oh, the wardrobe! The makeup!”
On her new site the 'Preserve' & if she is worried about being mocked:
"not trying to show you the perfect life or the aspirational life. It’s real life. It’s the thing that blindsides you on an idle Tuesday that’s tragic but that also makes you who you are. It’s not about me. And it’s not about watching my journey of learning how-to, it’s about me sharing that with you so we all sort of learn together. I’m sure there will be plenty of people who will say horrible things. I’m sure this interview will be picked apart. But you can’t worry about it. There have been so many things written about me that are untrue and horrifying. I can’t even believe that my family has to read this stuff. You just have to do what makes you happy, because you’ll never get a unanimous vote. People like to gossip. They bond over it. They don’t bond over complimenting famous people. I’m always the first person to defend Gwyneth Paltrow. Or any woman in a position of power, like Martha Stewart or Oprah, who gets burned. Because they have paved the path for so many other women who are doing something they believe in.”
Polo Ralph Lauren leather-shearling vest and beige cotton henley dress.
Chanel wool skirt with black fringe and metal-grommet detail. Pilar Olaverri bracelet.
Michael Kors chocolate fringed suede coat, oatmeal ribbed henley dress, and low-slung belt. ATM Anthony Thomas Melillo white T-shirt.
3.1 Phillip Lim white cotton shirt. Hilfiger Collection red mohair blanket skirt. Vicki Turbeville necklace and bracelets. Polo Ralph Lauren belt.
Michael Kors tan fringed suede skirt. Charvet paisley-print scarf. JvdF bracelet. Stetson hat.
Burberry Prorsum hand-painted bonded-sheepskin trench coat. Alberta Ferretti camel wool skirt with fringe.
Calvin Klein Collection technical mohair short-sleeve dress. Theory cream knit long-sleeve top. Charvet printed scarf.
Lanvin black-and-charcoal faux-fur coat. Marc Jacobs taupe wave-print dress. Marni collarless shirt. Barbour handkerchief (worn as scarf). The Row bag. Fratelli Orsini gloves.