This may be a controversial opinion, but I think that Vogue magazine’s heyday is far behind them. Their articles highlight the who’s who of nobody cares, and their style features are increasingly bizarre. But every so often even Anna “I’ve Had The Same Hair For 40 Years” Wintour gets something right, namely this month’s cover girl, Blake Lively.
The notoriously private B opens up and admits that despite her lifestyle site, Preserve, not even being live yet, she’s already prepared for the backlash.
“I’m sure there will be plenty of people who will say horrible things. 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…because they have paved the path for so many other women who are doing something they believe in.”
I love you, Blake, but it worries me that you’re on Team Gwyneth. I’ve never met such an insufferable, self-congratulatory woman. But, if B sees something good in her I guess she can’t be all bad. Maybe.
The lucky Wintour-ites at Vogue got their hands on a Beta version of Preserve, and described the site’s design as “kind of moody-spooky beauty that one associates with Savannah or New Orleans (a favorite place of Lively and Reynolds).”
Ohh spooky? So bookmarking, ASAP.
B tells Vogue that Preserve is a joint effort with her hunky hubby Ryan Reynolds. “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.”
OMG patriarch. Such a sexy word. Can you imagine Selena describing that punk Justin thusly? While you giggle about that impossibility, click here to see B’s third Vogue cover–is it her best yet, or does the mag’s stylist need to be sacked?