Nina Garcia talks to bombshell Blake Lively in July issue of Marie Claire

Blake Lively in Marie Claire's July 2012 issue. (Photo courtesy of Marie Claire)

Does she have a stylist or not?

It's a question editors and fans constantly pose because Blake Lively's red carpet choices are just that good.

The 24-year-old Gossip Girl star shifts from the sunny, scandalous , incestuous microcosm of the Upper East Side to the gritty realm of drug dealing in Oliver Stone's "Savages" where she stars opposite Taylor Kitsch, Aaron Johnson and Salma Hayek, who plays the leader of a drug cartel. Looking ahead to the film's debut on July 6, Lively recently sat with Marie Claire's Nina Garcia to discuss a range of topics that mostly involve everything but Ryan Reynolds (sad, we know). The highlights below:


On stylists and styling herself:

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.

On Florence Welch as her current style obsession:

She's pure magic. I always admire people who make really strong choices.

On her love life (past and present):

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.

Lively also refers to her March ELLE interview in the context of relationships. On the Marie Claire cover, Lively wears a red Balmain tuxedo dress. The spread includes the actress in a gorgeous $4,800 floor-length, glittery Jenny Packham gown. To draw out her eyes, the makeup artist used L'Oréal Paris Infallible 24 HR Eye Shadow in Bronzed Taupe. The issue hits stands June 19. Read more here. And watch the "Savages" trailer below: