A Postcard from Venice

EBT heads to Venice to interview Blake Lively

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By Suzanne Scott

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I’m still recovering from a rather eventful weekend in Venice. I was there for the international launch of the new Gucci Premiere fragrance, which is being fronted by the breathtakingly gorgeous Blake Lively.

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If you haven’t seen the TV ad campaign for the fragrance I insist that you YouTube it now. It’s beautifully shot by Drive director Nicolas Winding Refn on location at LA’s glamorous Goldstein Residence.

Now I don’t want to make you too jealous but I can confirm that I had dinner with Blake and Gucci’s Creative Director Frida Giannini and perhaps half way through the evening we may have been joined by Blake’s BF Ryan Reynolds. Swoon.

I caught up with Blake the following morning (still in a state of shock from seeing Ryan the night before) to talk to her about the fragrance. The interview will appear in the January issue of ELLE so I won’t give too much away now.

One thing I can share with you though is Blake’s great tip for achieving her effortlessly chic, beachy waves. Blake told me that she likes to work a good hair mask (Kérastase and Wella are her favourites) through her hair when it’s damp. She then piles it on top of her head and into a bun and allows it to try. When she takes it down it falls into a loose wave and the mask helps the hair keep its kink. And voila!

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