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.
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?