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Blake Lively Covers 'Madison' July 2011

Blake Lively Covers 'Madison' July 2011

Blake Lively is white hot on the cover of Madison‘s July issue.

Here’s what the 23-year-old Green Lantern star had to share with the Australian mag:

On the benefits of living in Manhattan: “Living in New York City helps me a lot. If I lived in a place which was more quiet and calm it would be a challenge to work as much as I do, but the city is always alive. It’s constantly breathing and pushing you through, so it makes it easier to be awake. You feed off the energy of the city, the people, the lights and sounds.”

On her love for fashion: “I appreciate design so much and have done so since I was a child. My mom and sisters were models. They always loved clothes and any sort of design. Fashion is something I’ve always admired – so being exposed to it and sitting in Paris next to [designer] Karl Lagerfeld and looking at the couture pieces, seeing the sketches and hearing how they are designed, it’s like … [sighs]”

On being called a fashion icon: “That stuff makes me feel so shy. If people like what I wear, that’s the cherry on top of everything else.”

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