If there’s anyone that knows how to pull a massive red carpet showstopper out of her beauty bag it’s the ridiculously gorgeous Blake Lively. Recently however, the actress has revealed that she actually finds the red carpet super intimidating. Luckily, the clever clogs has come up with a unique way of overcoming her insecurities…Namely by imagining that she’s Marilyn Monroe!
“I have insecurities like any girl,” said the Gossip Girl star. “Walking the red carpet is scary so I pretend to be Marilyn Monroe – someone who owned their sexuality and projected this incredible aura of self-confidence.”
Now we think about it , our Blake does seem to have been paying a more obvious Marilln homages recently, particularly since she was announced as the face of Gucci’s new fragrance Première, repeatedly stepping out rocking knockout curves, vintage curls and one-off Gucci gowns. Well, if you've got it, flaunt it!
In the words of Gucci creative director Frida Giannini, the new scent has been designed for a beautiful, successful woman who is ‘living her moment, whether it’s on the red carpet or at a private dinner.’ Blake certainly looks as though she smells divine so we say a good choice there, Gucci.
And now the luxury brand have posted a short film for the fragrance on Youtube in which the actress gazes out the window of the Sheats Goldstein Residence in Beverly Hills, before spritzing herself with the scent and making her way over to the elevator. As she descends, she imagines herself at a photo shoot in the desert, walking in a very un-desert-ish outfit towards a large fan. Unplausable but fabulous, it’s lucky we’re too busy swooning at a very hot Blake to debate the terribly sandy situaiton that we imagine would incur if one were to put a giant fan in the desert.