Blake Lively Covers Marie Claire August 2016

It is a new month, so it means we have new magazine covers, which I find very interesting. Say hello to Blake Lively on Marie Claire UK August 2016.

Marie Claire Magazine UK


I think Blake Lively looks lovely on this cover. I really like the pose, dress, hair and makeup. It is a very different magazine cover, and I like that about it. The bright prints on the white background looks so beautiful. Marie Claire got this August issue cover so right.

I have followed Blake Lively’s career since her Gossip Girl days and I am happy to see her doing so well. She is married to Ryan Reynolds and has a daughter – James Reynolds, with him.  She spoke about her experience with motherhood so far in the interview with Marie Claire:

‘When women become mothers, it’s all: “How’s your style?”, “Do you dress differently?”, “Do you go to Mommy & Me classes?”’ she told us, ‘I wanted to go to a Mommy & Me class before I was a mom. People really expect that you’re suddenly a different woman, and I think it strips a woman’s identity in a way that is kind of strange, because I’ve always been innately maternal my whole life.’



I see where Blake is coming from and I kind of agree with her. I have always been maternal. I love children and I always wanted to be a mother. So I knew I would be a great mom (if I may say so myself) even before I popped them out. But motherhood still changed me. It changed me a lot. It made me more patient and a lot more tolerant. I now watch programs I never thought I would watch, and do things with my and for my kids I won’t have imagined doing.

We women all become mothers through different routes. We all have our own personalised journey and stories, and I think these stories define us and how we mother our kids.

What do you think? Has motherhood changed you? Do you like Blake Lively’s cover?





24 responses

  1. The cover is definitely different with polarised colours! It works I think. I had to look at it a while.

    The girl next door no tan fake or otherwise was why I struggled to understand the cover at first. It is refreshingly natural. I don’t really know much Blake so perhaps that’s why I struggled at first.

    I love the picture of her below in the light green dress. Green hues are definitely her.

    Did Motherhood change me? You don’t realise how much until you become a Mom

    It changes you forever. I used to wonder what I would do when mine grew up. I came to realize that “the role of being a Mom just changes. If anything its became harder as I helped navigate them through the acrimonious divorce from the biological one, the aftermath and guiding them through the later tens into there 20’s through uni to a carer and so on.

    I must give a mention in this to my husband, their step dad who is the Dad he didn’t have to be to them I met 2 years after fleeing the ex.

    Would I change it! No! 😊

  2. She looks stunning. That dress! Is it made from velvet? It’s sexy and daring without being cheap. Perfect in every sense. Yes, motherhood has changed me enormously, though I never planned to have kids. In fact I never wanted kids until I met my husband. Then everything changed! Becoming a mother is a wonderful gift. Tx

  3. Wow if I looked like that after becoming a mother I would be doing a happy dance every single second of my life. I think motherhood makes you feel less invincible but she still looks like she feels pretty invincible lol! x

  4. Motherhood has definitely transformed me. As you have clearly said, I have become more patient, adaptable and tolerant as a mum. Being a mum for me is true love in action. Giving so much to your kids and expecting absolutely nothing in return with great pleasure.

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