How to Be a Glamour Girl

When I saw Blake Lively’s editorial shoot for her July Glamour cover, I was instantly smitten. High heels, a pale pink pout, and an eery channeling of Brigitte Bardot? Yes please!

So I got to wondering…What does it take to be a glamour girl?

1. Sky-high platform pumps (see above)

2. A tiny pink sweater (preferably short-sleeved)

3. Beehive + perfectly pale nail polish

4. Red stilettos (preferably Louboutin)

5. Sexy tousled hair plus an adorable pooch

6. Mini boho dress (for flaunting your stems, of course)

7. Wide-brimmed hat to peek out kohl-rimmed eyes

…and above all, unfailing self-confidence balanced by a sense of humor.

This editorial has inspired me to pursue the Bardot look more often.

Starting with re-blonding my hair.

3+ inches of roots just doesn’t seem all that sensible anymore.

P.S. – I’m the Professional Blogger Spotlight at IFB this week! I’m super thrilled!!

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  1. 06.22.2011 / 12:13 am

    I loved this spread! Such great inspiration for summer!

  2. 06.22.2011 / 12:16 am

    U forgot the most important… a perfect body!

  3. 06.22.2011 / 12:22 am

    Wowza! Must find the perfect nude lip gloss and get my sexy on.

  4. 06.22.2011 / 12:40 am

    I have to admit, even though I don't like Blake Lively at all, that she looks gorgeous in these shots, and that I love the hair and the clothes, plus the makeup, a LOT.

  5. 06.22.2011 / 12:42 am

    i LOVED that spread/article in glamour. i have never once seen an episode of gossip girl but every time i see blake lively, i LOVE her style more. she is like the new olivia palermo for me. i would like to try each and every one of those looks…and thank GAWD i'm getting my hair done on saturday! my roots are out of control…and grey ombre roots is not the look i am going for! =)

  6. 06.22.2011 / 12:43 am

    There are so many gorgeous details here! Obviously the hair is amazing all around, but am loving all the shorts, and the red pumps paired with the all white outfit! Swooning!

  7. 06.22.2011 / 1:33 am

    This spread had me so smitten! I am in love with the spread and the clothes and the makeup, and ahh!! Just everything! It really does encompass the glamour of the great Bardot but also translates it to modern day glamour.

  8. 06.22.2011 / 4:35 am

    lovely editorial! Blake is Wow and her hair à la Bardot are amazing! xoxo

  9. 06.22.2011 / 5:46 am

    Ack, she looks incredible! I've never actually tried this look out, but this ed is so inspiring.

  10. 06.22.2011 / 6:11 am

    I have to admit in some of the pictures… if you had told me it was Sienna Miller I would have believed that, too. Although I do know what both look like ^^

  11. 06.22.2011 / 6:29 am

    I love those pictures, too & they inspired me to try white nails this week! I did a recent post about a similar Bardot-inspired look (gracing the runways @ Nina Ricci)!

  12. 06.22.2011 / 6:49 am

    Love these photos – it's one of the few magazines I don't have a subscription for so it was so nice of you to post these! I've seen Blake Lively in person and she really is beautiful and she was impeccably dressed (then again, as the face of Chanel, how could you not haha?)…it's nice to see her looking so glamorous here!! Total inspiration for my recent case of the wardrobe blahs!!
    xo Emily

  13. 06.22.2011 / 7:46 am

    I have this Mag! I loved this. I've loved Blake since her Traveling Pants days.

    Those lace shorts are gorgeous– now if only I had the legs to pull those babies off!!


  14. 06.22.2011 / 7:47 am

    for me Blake Lively is indeed a Glamour girl! she's one of my style crushes! I adore her hair…I wish I could let them be that long (as for blonde I wouldn't dare, but at least I could do her hairstyles)!

  15. 06.22.2011 / 8:11 am

    I like Blake Lively, I do. She was my favorite in Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants. But I hate her a little bit too. Who gets to have that life, especially with questionable acting skills?! I wish I was a gorgeous as her, truthfully, and am jealous of her Chanel! And her hair!

  16. 06.22.2011 / 8:16 am

    I think this is such an inspirational post. I've always loved glamour-style and especially combined with a little 5th avenue chic perfection seems to be just in reach πŸ˜‰ The first pic is my favourite, thanks for sharing! =)

  17. 06.22.2011 / 8:30 am

    i love the pictures in this Glamour spread and am a big fan of Blake Lively in general! such great inspiration!

  18. sharonkaye
    06.22.2011 / 8:31 am

    She is breathtaking and the layout is amazing, however, remember to be a Glamour girl you also need some photoshopping!!

  19. 06.22.2011 / 8:34 am

    Love it! Puppies are good . And the most important thing is Attitude!

  20. 06.22.2011 / 8:46 am

    They do say that blondes have all the fun! πŸ˜€ what a fun shoot. Love the clear 60's vibe.

  21. 06.22.2011 / 8:57 am

    I love Blake Lively! She is hilarious and always manages to look amazing πŸ™‚

  22. 06.22.2011 / 9:12 am

    what a super pretty girl she is! I never stop wondering how one person can be so beautiful! Nice feature πŸ™‚ Will have to try that hair do!!!

  23. 06.22.2011 / 9:16 am

    Yeah she just oozes that sex appeal!! and her smoky eye is amazing, I wish it looked like that on me!

    Thanks for sharing πŸ™‚


  24. 06.22.2011 / 9:20 am

    Love, love, LOVE this editorial shoot! She looks absolutely gorgeous! Definitely epitomizes the concept of being glammed up but without having to go overboard!

  25. 06.22.2011 / 9:28 am

    Such a stunning look, I can't get over it too! It makes me want to go uber blonde and get out the black eyeliner. Plus, that sheer polka dot top is so fabulous!!


  26. 06.22.2011 / 9:51 am

    I love Blake, she's so pretty and has the ultimate cali style. I usually do not buy glamour but got it just for this spread gorgeous.

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  27. 06.22.2011 / 10:36 am

    I just love this! Thanks so much for sharing!!!

  28. 06.22.2011 / 10:48 am

    Wow! Blake Lively looks absolutely Stunning, she is def. one of my effortless style icons πŸ™‚

  29. 06.22.2011 / 11:00 am

    Blake Lively is so gorgeous to begin with!! I am in love with this editorial shoot!! The tousled hair is making think of the 60's …. am I correct there?? Fashion really does come around πŸ™‚

  30. 06.22.2011 / 11:02 am

    i need need need to try my hands at this..specially the hair!!love it..briggite bardot was an icon!mentioned her in my latest post..karmic signs!

  31. 06.22.2011 / 11:22 am

    Very inspiring ideas! Might have to try some of them out! Thanks for posting!

  32. 06.22.2011 / 11:41 am

    Loving this post! Very inspiring, can't wait to try some of these looks out.

  33. 06.22.2011 / 11:56 am

    Such a fun…and helpful…post! I loved that spread.

    And it just so happens I have my first pair of red shoes (in a decade) arriving in the mail today. God let them fit, cause this (grit) and glamour girl is ready to rock!

  34. 06.22.2011 / 11:57 am

    Such a fun…and helpful…post! I loved that spread.

    And it just so happens I have my first pair of red shoes (in a decade) arriving in the mail today. God let them fit, cause this glamour girl is ready to rock!

  35. 06.22.2011 / 1:13 pm

    Wow! I have never particularly liked or disliked her but she looks absolutely amazing!!!! I want to dress and look like this from now on haha!x

  36. 06.22.2011 / 1:16 pm

    She looks amazing but I am so bored of her now. Don't like it when celebrities get over-exposed…

  37. 06.22.2011 / 1:29 pm

    Blake Lively is perfect, isn't she? Great little post πŸ™‚

  38. 06.22.2011 / 1:51 pm

    I just purchased Glamour myself because Blake was on the front! I not only loved the shoot, but adored the styling of the shoot. Blake looks perfect and does all the time!

    I love glamour, love your blog. Great post.

  39. 06.22.2011 / 4:42 pm

    Blake can do no wrong….ever. This photo shoot was amazing!

  40. 06.22.2011 / 8:54 pm

    I loved the photos from this article. Definitely inspires me to be a little more girls all the time.

  41. 06.22.2011 / 9:48 pm

    Lady…. as you well know, I LOVE this piece from Glamour!

    Thanks again for the inspiration and encouragement πŸ™‚

  42. 06.22.2011 / 10:16 pm

    she looks so gorgeous and glamorous I want to choke! So pretty πŸ™‚

  43. 06.23.2011 / 5:18 am

    christ. she is beyond perfect…. it makes me just an teeny bit ill…. blast her.

  44. 06.23.2011 / 8:38 am

    OMG!! I almost dropped when I saw this! First of all I did not recognise her, I thought it was a model from 60s. Blake is a beautiful lady but in this shoot she looks AMAAAAAAAZING!! Talk about high octane glamour. Thanks for posting this, I am going to buy this issue to drool over.

  45. 06.23.2011 / 10:19 am

    I am in love with every single one of these pictures. I need to pursue the Bardot look more often too. I wasn't a big Blake Lively fan before, but these pictures have changed my attitude — GORGEOUS.

  46. 06.23.2011 / 7:33 pm

    AHH! I bought this issue of Glamour just because Blake was the cover girl! She is so stunning and confident and is always so put together! Definitely my style and beauty guru, I look at her for many ideas and inspirations! Loved your tips, and your blog is darling xx congrats on the engagement (I'm a new reader!)

  47. 06.24.2011 / 1:07 am

    i wish i was blonde! these photos are just too fabulous.

  48. 06.24.2011 / 4:22 am

    VERY Brigitte Bardot-esque looks here!
    The heels in the first shot are to DIE for!

    I read your feature on IFB- words or wisdom I must say!

    definately following your beautiful blog


  49. 06.24.2011 / 1:59 pm

    I absolutely loved these Blake photos when I first saw them. They're just so chic and fabu. =)

  50. 06.24.2011 / 2:10 pm

    I love this feature as well! those lace shorts are to die for! && I agree confidence is the best accessory!

  51. 06.25.2011 / 9:22 am

    She is gorgeous. I wish I could wear those shoes but I can't walk in them. I suppose I can't be a glamour girl.

  52. 06.25.2011 / 9:31 pm

    ahahaha she does seem to have the glamour girl style down perfectly…I'm still going to working on it!

  53. 06.28.2011 / 9:25 am

    she's amazing and this was by far my favorite spread in Glamour and OF Blake.

    XO Sahra


  54. 06.29.2011 / 4:08 am

    oh my! love your blog πŸ™‚ my window is filled with your tabs :))
    I love Blake.. she always brings it..

  55. 07.05.2011 / 4:24 pm

    I absolutely love this editorial. I think it is my favorite one ever in Glamour besids the Victoria Beckham house-wife one.

    Blake Lively is hands down one of my favorite actresses right now. She is gorgeous and stunning and still retains that realistic look. She almost looks like she could be your friend one day when you look at her on the page. I suppose that's why I like her so much…

    But anyway, I was just surfing around the web and came across this post. I am always wanting to do a retro look like that, but am normally too scared. Thank you for the inspiration to keep trying. I'm going to have to give that hair in the picture with her in the shorts and yellow top with the puppy a try next time I go out.


  56. cindy
    05.20.2012 / 3:04 am

    I have never met Blake, however, I have met her Mom and older brother and sister. This was in late 70’s early 80’s when they were in Atlanta, her Mom has always been gorgeous. And she looks just like her. Her Mom was always sooo down to earth and fun to be around, hopefully, Blake has these qualities as well.Often wonder where she got her name from……as my grandmother’s last name was Blake and this is how I knew her Mom:)
    Cindy from Conyers, GA

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