Blake Lively on Cover of Glamour

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Blake Lively is Glamour magazine’s new cover girl for the July 2011 issue.  The 23-year-old American actress and model looks gorgeous on the cover wearing a sparkling Michael Kors tunic accessorized with Lorraine Schwartz bracelets photographed by Terry Tsiolis and in the magazine’s photo spread, she dons dresses by Philosophy di Alberta Ferretti, Stella McCartney, Marc by Marc Jacobs and more with her hair styled in chic hairstyles.

Lively also sat down with her favorite singer, Florence Welch, from Florence and the Machines for a one-on-one interview with the magazine, where she opened up about a number of things.

Excerpts from Lively’s Glamour interview:

For the full interview make sure to get a copy of Glamour magazine’s July 2011 issue.

Blake on preparing for events: “I like it to be easy. I don’t feel like I have to do so much with hair and makeup, because I’m the mannequin for these beautiful clothes, so I never want to do anything too distracting. Most of the time, I put my hair in a ballerina bun, and I take it down and it’s wavy, and then I leave. I feel shy when people are fussing on me. And my diet of choice before events is a chicken potpie from Tea & Sympathy, because they never have enough food at these things.”

Blake on not having a stylist: “You know, my mom modeled and made clothes, so I always had such an appreciation for design. And then Gossip Girl completely blew open the door to fashion for me. I’d go to fashion shows and call my publicist and say, ‘Can I wear that?’ I think I became my own stylist by not knowing any better. And once I was told it was time to get one, I thought: This is one of my favorite hobbies! And I’m going to pay someone to steal my hobby from me? That’s a terrible idea.”

Blake on darker roles: “I’m drawn to those roles because [they’re so] rare, especially for someone my age. Women in film are often the prizes for the men and nowhere near as layered or complex as the men get to be. My character in The Town was written for a 37-year-old. I had to fight for that role. But also, I’m not this super-tortured soul, so it’s fun to be able to go there.”

Blake on Twitter: “People ask me why I don’t tweet. Honestly, I’m so sick of myself.”

Blake on breakups: “Every relationship you have, you’re learning and growing and taking something from that. So for me, it’s never been too dramatic of a thing when something ends.”

Blake on becoming the new face of Chanel’s Mademoiselle Handbag: “It’s such an honor. When I found out I got [the job], you and I went to dinner and concocted this plan, like two little girls at a tea party, saying, ‘Oh, it would be the best if we had a party. And you’ll perform, and we’ll do it in Paris.’ Like you and I were in charge of Chanel!”

Lively, who is rumored to be dating Leonardo DiCaprio.