In Which Blake Lively Tries To Smuggle Sweet Potato Sauce

In wonderfully fortuitous timing, Blake Lively’s Glamour cover and spread was released today which is great because there is another set of photos currently floating around the internet of a woman who is not but looks kind of just like Blake Lively except in these photos the woman who is not Blake Lively is naked. (If you want to see them, you can google them. We’ll wait.) But if you want to see Blake Lively on the cover of and inside Glamour and talking about the time she tried to smuggle contraband sauce in a teddy bear, keep reading.

Lively looks pretty on the cover and the inside features a chatty interview between Lively and Florence Welch of Florence + The Machine which is a fun idea except it ended up just making us kind of jealous of their lives. But here’s what we learned!

On why she doesn’t use a stylist:

You know, my mom modeled and made clothes, so I always had such an appreciation for design. And then Gossip Girl completely blew open the door to fashion for me. I’d go to fashion shows and call my publicist and say, “Can I wear that?” I think I became my own stylist by not knowing any better. And once I was told it was time to get one, I thought: This is one of my favorite hobbies! And I’m going to pay someone to steal my hobby from me? That’s a terrible idea!

On her red carpet prep:

“I like it to be easy. I don’t feel like I have to do so much with hair and makeup, because I’m the mannequin for these beautiful clothes, so I never want to do anything too distracting. Most of the time, I put my hair in a ballerina bun, and I take it down and it’s wavy, and then I leave. I feel shy when people are fussing on me. And my diet of choice before events is a chicken potpie from Tea & Sympathy, because they never have enough food at these things.”

Now, sorry to interrupt the visual flow of things but this is not quite true. There is actually a fair amount of food because the other people attending these things never eat it, so people like us hover together near the kitchen exits and pounce on the trays before they circle the room, go untouched, and get cold. That said, we imagine that when Blake Lively goes to a party and/or event that she is a lot more popular than we are which leaves her considerably less free to accost the servers. Point us! Anyway, moving on.

On her attempts at smuggling contraband sauce:

I’m always traveling, and I get so excited when I find a new spice or a new sauce. This is absolutely crazy, but I wanted a sauce from New Orleans, and they wouldn’t send it because the FDA didn’t approve it. I called the restaurant and I said, “OK, can you buy a teddy bear and cut it open and put it in and send it?” They’re like, “No, we are not the drug cartel; we’re not sending you your sweet potato sauce in a teddy bear.”

The cover and a photo from the spread in which Blake reads a book in French and kind of pets her dog are below. You can see the rest of the images by Like-ing Glamour on Facebook and read the rest of the article here.

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