Belfast Telegraph

Friday 22 August 2014

Blake Lively's red carpet anxiety

Blake Lively

Blake Lively likes getting ready for big events because it's like "grown-up dress up".

The 26-year-old actress and her husband Ryan Reynolds have wowed with their appearances at the Cannes Film Festival recently, with Blake opting for huge ballgowns, styled with an old-school Hollywood vibe.

Although she's been hitting the fashion mark spot on, the blonde star still worries ahead of big appearances.

"Being on the red carpet tends to be stressful because there are a million cameras and some are looking for that embarrassing photo. So my advice is always feel comfortable in what you're wearing - and that includes your clothes, your shoes, your make-up," she told British magazine Hello! "That is what will make you feel the most confident. Of course, I don't mean comfortable like sweats and Uggs. I feel comfortable when I feel good about myself, so whether it's a great pair of heels or a fab lip colour or fragrance, that's the key. Honestly, though, I enjoy getting ready for big events - it's like grown-up dress-up."

At the end of last week, Blake opted for a cascading monochrome dress by Gucci, which hugged her top half and then fell away from her body in a giant skirt. She accessorised with diamond jewellery and red lipstick, opting to wear her hair pulled up and away from her face.

The star never looks at trends when she's picking an outfit for a major occasion, preferring to find something which is timeless.

"I always look to women in the past because they are not wearing what's trending now. So Katharine Hepburn, Grace Kelly, Diane Keaton - because I look for style, not trends," she said. "They looked like princesses and, for me, that is style. I always want to wear clothes that my children will one day look back on and say, 'Oh, you looked amazing - why didn't you keep that?' Not, 'Oh my God - I can't believe you wore that.'"

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