The beautiful Blake Lively covers Vogue for the third time for their August 2014 issue, in which she talks her new lifestyle website Preserve (think Gwyneth Paltrow's Goop) gushes about husband Ryan Reynolds and even spills some details on their super-private wedding.
Vogue describes Blake's Preserve as "part digital monthly magazine, part e-commerce venture, part video blog," which will celebrate people all over America who are making things with their hands. In particular, it will focus on handcrafted, artisanal items made in small-batch.
"I'm not trying to show you the perfect life or the aspirational life. It's real life. It’s the thing that blindsides you on an idle Tuesday that’s tragic but that also makes you who you are," she says. "It's not about me. And it's not about watching my journey of learning how-to, it’s about me sharing that with you so we all sort of learn together."
She does, however, anticipate the backlash she'll inevitably get, much like her often-mocked predecessor, Paltrow.
"I'm sure there will be plenty of people who will say horrible things. I'm sure this interview will be picked apart. But you can’t worry about it. There have been so many things written about me that are untrue and horrifying," she says. "You just have to do what makes you happy, because you'll never get a unanimous vote. People like to gossip. They bond over it. They don't bond over complimenting famous people. I'm always the first person to defend Gwyneth Paltrow."
As for if her husband Ryan Reynolds will be involved in her new venture, Blake reveals that he's actually "a beautiful writer" who will undoubtedly have his presence felt on the site.
"He's a part of it because everything we do in life we do together," she explains. "If I'm working on a movie, he helps me with my character; I do the same with him. Picking out a coffee table. What we're going to eat. He’s a beautiful writer -- he's written a lot of stuff for us."
Blake also surprisingly dishes on their ultra-private wedding, and reveals that her wedding dress actually caught fire that day.
The two were married in September of 2012 in South Carolina, after meeting on the set of Green Lantern in 2010.
"Florence Welch was singing at the reception, and they brought out these sparklers, and I’m watching her sing. I look down and my wedding dress has a big burn mark from one of the sparklers. Right on the front! And it was just so heartbreaking to me," she recalls.
Luckily, Ryan, ever the perfect husband, made her feel better about the "mistake."
"Later, my dress was hanging up and Ryan said, 'Isn't that beautiful?' I said, 'What?' And he pointed to the burn. My heart just stopped, because it was such a sensitive little subject. And he said, 'You'll always remember that moment with Florence singing and the sparklers. You have that forever, right there, preserved.' Now that's my favorite part of the dress."
Vogue hits newsstands on July 23.
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