Blake Lively in Marchesa & Jenny Packham in NYC: beautiful or busted?

Blake Lively was photographed outside of the Ed Sullivan Theater last night, doing what many say was a “pre-taped” interview with David Letterman. She wasn’t on last night’s show (as far as I can see), and considering Savages doesn’t come out until next week, I guess they’re waiting for the big media blitz until then. Blake wore two outfits in NYC – she changed for Letterman, I guess. Both outfits were shades of white – very bridal, right? The wrap dress with the silver stuff at the collarbone is Jenny Packham. The white dress with the mini-cape is Marchesa. The Packham dress makes me notice Blake’s incredible body. The Marchesa dress is just kind of meh – it looks like a miniature version of Gwyneth Paltrow’s Oscar dress (by Tom Ford).

When Blake was on the red carpet for the LA Savages premiere two nights ago, she spoke to Access Hollywood about boys and what she looks for in a man:

Blake Lively was a vision of style and beauty on Tuesday night when she stepped out at the premiere of her latest movie, “Savages,” rocking a curve-hugging Zuhair Murad gown. The actress, who turns 25 later this summer, dished with Access Hollywood’s Shaun Robinson about what she’s looking for in a potential boyfriend and why (unlike her “Savages” character) she wouldn’t be up for a love triangle.

“She is juggling [two men]. The three of them are in a relationship and they’re happy and they all know about each other and they’re all equally in love. The boys love each other as much as they love the girl, which I find interesting,” she said of her big screen love triangle with Taylor Kitsch and Aaron Johnson.

“It’s not what you would look for in a normal boyfriend right?” Shaun asked.

“No, no, no, definitely not, that is a little too complicated,” Blake explained.

If you’re looking to get to the star’s heart, you better start with her funny bone.

“I always love somebody who makes me laugh, whose fun to be with,” the actress continued.

And standing tall at 5 feet 10 inches, potential suitors should also be blessed with height.

“I love really high heels, so it becomes a problem sometimes,” she said, explaining that she’s not against being with shorter guys. “I just feel like huge… you don’t want to feel like the man.”

[From Access Hollywood]

I understand what she’s saying about the height thing. I love tall guys, and I love BIG guys. Like, big and beefy. And I’m not even all that tall – I’m average height, but I’m curvy. Don’t come after me if you’re skinny and short. I tried it, and it made me feel ridiculous. Here’s part of Blake’s interview with Access Hollywood:

Photos courtesy of WENN.

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  1. Tiffany27 says:

    Her bolt ons are looking real bolt on like in these dresses. She’s cute though. The Marchesa one sucks, but that is to be expected.

    • Amelia says:

      Call me stupid, but how do you actually identify bolt ons that aren’t ridiculously sized? I’m just taking your guys word on it.

      • TheOriginalKitten says:

        Hi Amelia :)
        Not sure how you tell from just looking (unless there’s a HUGE or noticable gap/scar) but the reason I know Lively has them is that I used to watch Gossip Girl *hangs head in shame* and the first season or two she didn’t have any boobs.
        ***disclaimer: only watched the first few seasons of GG and I’m not proud of it! ***

      • Jaime says:

        They were beyond obvious in her “leaked” nudie pics. They looked like water balloons “bolted” onto her formerly B-ish cupped chest.

      • puffy schmuffy says:

        Hi @Original Kitten,

        You haven’t gone over to that side have you. Waaaaaah!! Don’t leave us *sob*
        I have seen Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants (Alexis B has the most amazing eyes) and Blake was 16 and quite chesty there so who knows.

      • TheOriginalKitten says:

        @ Puffy-
        You know I like Blake and I don’t get the hate for her. She could easily be transitioning into sh*tty rom-coms and at least she’s aiming for more dramatic roles.
        The craziest part is that her biggest detractors have never seen her in ANYTHING. Give the girl a chance before you bring on the hate, dang.

        As for my TV viewing habits: it is my secret, secret shame that I love teen drama TV series :(
        I’ve watched : Dawson’s Creek, old 90210 AND new 90210 (I think I was one of five total viewers), One Tree (Effin’) Hill (!!!), ummm…what else? Of course My So Called Life was a fave of mine.

        That was really cathartic. Thanks for listening….

        PS…please don’t judge…. :(

      • Amelia says:

        No judgement here, Kitten. When I was on crutches and my legs were in plaster, I maaaayyy or may not have had a peek at the first season too…

  2. Toot says:

    She’s not that great looking to me, but someone is trying to make her “happen” as a movie star.

  3. Ari says:

    “I understand what she’s saying about the height thing. I love tall guys, and I love BIG guys. Like, big and beefy. And I’m not even all that tall – I’m average height, but I’m curvy. Don’t come after me if you’re skinny and short. I tried it, and it made me feel ridiculous.”

    SAME HERE!!!!

    • dlc says:

      I’ve always been the same way – I blame it on growing up near Cleveland – football’s big and when you grow up thinking defensive lineman are hot, maybe that’s what happens. Although I’m dating a guy my height, and he’s wonderful – glad I got over the height thing!

      As far as Blake, like the Marchessa, think the Jenny Packham’s tacky.

  4. Amelia says:

    The Packham dress is lovely and I’d buy it if I could afford it, but the Marchesa is fug.
    Ahaa, this is so weird, I was just thinking back to a post ages ago about Blake in that ice capades dress by Marchesa and someone commented that basically Harvey Weinstein casting couches Blake and then asks Georgina for a dress for her. Freaky..
    After yesterday’s post though, all I can notice is the new nose tip.

    • puffy schmuffy says:

      LOL it only took you 5 posts to repeat the slur passed as fact.

      Emma Watson, Olivia Wilde, Krisetn Strewart, Zoe Saldana, Brooke Turns etc have worn Marchesa in pretty much all their promos no question asked. Blake wears Muhrad, Peckham and Marchesa and its proof of her nefarious ways and boning all of them. lmao

      Still the level of hate afforded the girl only makes me like her more so I hope she thrives.

      • Amelia says:

        I wasn’t saying that she *had* banged Weinstein, I was just saying that earlier, I had randomly thought back to a post where someone else said so when she last wore Marchesa. I thought it was a funny coincidence that a post about her wearing Marchesa came up today.
        Reading comprehension.

      • DeeVine says:

        The original blind was that Harvey wanted her, but she trying to turn him down politely. But due to the hatred, it has become “fact” that she banged him to advance her career and now she has to wear Marchesa.

        BTW like both dresses.

  5. marie says:

    I’m not a fan of either, not her best looks. And I’m with her on the height thing, although I’m only 5’6″ but I like to feel small so have never been able to date anyone less than 5’10″-and that’s pushing it..

  6. Sara says:

    I think she is a beautiful girl.

  7. Ruby Red Lips says:

    She always looks a little ‘off’ kind of greasy and unkempt regardless of what she is wearing and how her make up & hair is styled

    Does anyone else think so too?

  8. lisa2 says:

    I like the first dress. But it doesn’t look like her if that makes sense. I can see AJ wearing it. But the second dress is ugly to me. I think she is a pretty girl.

    I don’t get people that say she is not good looking. Especially when I see words like Stunning, Gorgeous, and whatever used on people that are no way as good looking as she is. I just think when she is not smiling she doesn’t know how to “Pose her face”. There are only a few women I can name that can pose and own the camera without smiling. They know how to “pose their face” and work the eyes. Blake can’t do that yet. But that may come. She does have good style for the most part.

    • puffy schmuffy says:

      I think she’s gorgeous too. But she actually gives me more of a Conneticut socialite vibe rather than bombshell. Its strange to see her on the Maxim sexiest list rather then the likes of Tatler’s guest list.

    • Camille (The original) says:

      I agree lisa. I think she is much prettier than other celebs that get called that (I bet I know who we are both referring to ;) ). AND Blake has a far better body than particular other actresses who people rave on and on about how great their body is also. *eye roll*

  9. TheOriginalKitten says:

    My best friend is 5’8″ and I’m 5’4″. I too LOVE the tall guys. She always yells at me because she says that shorter gals like me steal all the tall guys when we really only “require” a dude of average height and tall chicks like her NEED a taller guy :)

  10. ladybert62 says:

    I like the first dress but not the second – the second one looks like a towel wrapped around her that is going to fall off.

  11. Jaime says:

    Blake always looks so forced in these fashiony outfits. Like a real housewife, not a movie star.

  12. hannah says:

    Why is she talking as if she doesn’t have a boyfriend?

  13. lower-case deb says:

    the Jenny Packham looks like Kate Middleton’s Matthew Williamson dress, but with extra-crazies added on.

  14. Rosy says:

    She looks like a cougar. A hot cougar, but still a cougar

  15. Wayne Rooney says:


    I think she’s gorgeous too.
    Needs to lose the tan though.
    Love the Don Winslow book.
    When does the movie come out?
    Oh and C’mon GERMANY (Thats a football refernce BTW)

  16. Sillyone says:

    I agree with the tall/big guy requirement. I am 5’6″ and if guys don’t stand 6′ I am no where close to interested.

  17. Lady_Luck says:

    I know many won’t agree with me, but I really like her looks, just because she looks a little more natural than your average californian barbie wannabe. As for personality, it’s all a bit meh, but overall she doesn’t bother me.

    • TheOriginalKitten says:

      Yup. Aside form the fake boobs she hasn’t destroyed her face via platic surgery a la Kim K. Although, based on most comments directed towards her, probaby a lot of people would love to see her mutate into a typical Hwood cat-face.

      • monette says:

        yes, me! i think she needs MORE plastic surgery if she wants to really pull off outfits like the premiere dress from the other day. Come on Blake, show us your commitment to fame-whoring!

    • MB says:

      I agree with you. I think she is absolutely gorgeous. I would love to have her body!!!

  18. Nessa says:

    I guess I’m the only one that actually likes the marchesa dress. I think it looks amazing on her figure. And I love we accessories with both dresses.

    It really is too bad about her face, though…

  19. ramona says:

    I’m 5’4″ and I’ve dated as short as 5’6″ and as tall as 6’4″… I don’t care about height too much but I LOVE skinny guys… you know, protruding hipbones, the kind of dude I could snap in half over my knee… LOVE it. I’m a size 4 and my husband (5’11″) can fit into my jeans.

  20. neelyo says:

    Jenny Packham’s dresses all look like sacks. I can only assume she’s related/married to someone of importance because her stuff is so dull and barely designed.

  21. bros says:

    i unabashedly think she is hot and looks incredible in basically everything she wears regardless of whether its objectively an ugly dress. sort of like charlize. clothes just look good on her face and body. i have nothing to say about her personality or skills. to me, she is just a super hot mannequin.

  22. Laura says:

    I don’t think her acting is that spectacular, but I think she seems like a nice person who probably smiles a lot.

  23. Heather says:

    She is a very pretty girl, but has anyone noticed she has very deep smile lines around her mouth? It is quite shocking for someone who is just 24 years old! Women usually don’t start to get that until late 30′s-40′s. Guess it’s all that sun she gets.

  24. bns says:

    She has an uncanny ability to cheapen everything that she wears.

  25. Mook123 says:

    I actually prefer the look of the Marchesa to the Jenny Packham.

    • Blue says:

      I do too. I kind of love the Marchesa, only wish it was to her knee because she has nice legs, also is she had picked a different bracelet. But she always does that; dresses nice then ruins it with the accessories.

  26. Danziger says:

    No way this chick is 24. No bloody way.
    I like short and skinny guys, tho a decent amount of muscle works just fine. I’m 5’2 and for all I care, guys above 6’1 can go to you ladies. My ex-boyfriend was 6’5 and while he was lovely to look at, it was uncomfortable. Uncomfortable to hug him, kiss him, walk hand in hand with him (I always trotted along. Tall guys walk fast) and… eh. I’ll just stick to looking at tall guys.

  27. Mrs.Krabapple says:

    Why does she always stand with her head tilted, like a dog that just heard a whistle?

    Does she have vertigo? I keep waiting for her to fall over.

  28. Mara says:

    She looks very elegant ,great body.

  29. Marion says:

    As far as I hate Marchesa AND Blake Lively I have to admitt she looks really good there

  30. Cait says:

    I like the Marchesa on her, and I LOVE that bracelet.

  31. Jovia says:

    IDK, I haven’t seen enough of her acting yet but she is young, very pretty and (imho) likeable.

  32. Nina says:

    Attractive but unmemorable in the Marchesa… and unless you see several pics of it, the mini cape just looks like long, fluttery sleeves. Jenny Packham looks like a mother-of-the-bride get-up, very aging…

  33. I Choose Me says:

    Never thought I’d type this sentence EVER but I like the Marchesa better.

  34. Bek says:

    Blake looks gorgeous in both, but I do prefer the Jenny Packham dress. She did the right thing though in changing into the Marchesa as that is a bit more modest for the camera.