Blake Lively covers the new issue of Marie Claire in time to promote the upcoming Savages. The image they chose to front the magazine definitely does not match the pictures inside the pages. She’s gorgeous in the rest of them, a total showstopper. Why do they do this? It happens often.

Mega ass-kissing as you’d expect. And a lot of focus on the fact - again! - that Blake doesn’t use a stylist; she puts together her own sh-t. This is repeatedly offered, hilariously, like it’s a matter of pride. Like when someone comes over and takes a bite of your pasta and squeals with delight and you happily announce that you made it. When Blake Lively chooses Marchesa and looks terrible is that the same as taking credit for cooking a great tasting carbonara?

“My assistant will call fashion houses for me, but I always pick the outfit, shoes, jewelry, and a lot of times I do my own hair and makeup for events. Sometimes I think, God, why do I do this to myself? It's so much extra work! (But) I love fashion. It's such an expression of self. I often see people and they look great, but I can identify who styled them. Every stylist has a signature. Maybe it sounds jerky, but I'm lucky to be on such a fashion-centric show [Gossip Girl]. There's no designer I don't have access to.”

Including Christian Louboutin. Apparently she already has him in mind for her wedding:

"What I planned (to get married in) before I got into the business has changed. Now I'm like, 'Hmm, I wonder what shoes Christian [Louboutin] is going to make me. And which couture house should I go to?' "

Did you bristle at that statement? That there’s no designer she doesn’t have access to? That any couture house would be happy to design her wedding gown? Admittedly I did at first. Then again, it’s not like she’s lying. But it’s not like she’s the only one either. The ones who have stylists could also have access on their own. If they’re playing on even ground then, does Blake just have a better “eye” than Charlize Theron? Charlize works with a stylist...

But Blake’s the girl who texts Karl Lagerfeld on the regular while wearing an apron baking cookies:

"To be around me, you must love food or I'm the most obnoxious person you've ever met. I'm in a big cooking phase. That's all I'll talk about." 

And the wholesomeness extends from the kitchen to the bedroom:

“People like to draw parallels between my life and the scandalous stories on Gossip Girl. I dress the same as my character, so they think, She lives this life on and off set. I recently shared how many boyfriends I've had [four], and people were like, "That's impossible!" But it's true. I've been with very few people. If I'm not with somebody who really excites or inspires me, then I'd rather be by myself.”

Subtext: I’m hot and pure at the same time - so well-rounded, you don’t have to feel guilty jerking off to me.

See more of Blake Lively in Marie Claire here Blake Lively Interview - Blake Lively Cover Story - Marie Claire.