Blake Lively fulfilled her lifelong dream of hanging out with the Spice Girls.
The ‘Gossip Girl’ actress was in London when the girl group – Victoria Beckham, Mel B, Mel C, Emma Bunton and Geri Halliwell – went out for dinner at the same restaurant as her and Blake couldn’t resist joining them.
She told Britain’s Marie Claire magazine: ”I was in London and I stayed in my hotel most of the time because it was raining. But on the last night I went out for dinner. After I’d arrived, I was told a bunch of paparazzi had showed up. I thought, ‘that’s so weird. I’ve been Left Alone most of my stay – why are they bothering me now?’ But then someone told me it was because Victoria Beckham was in the same restaurant.
”I was like, OK, that makes sense. She’s a friend of mine and I would have said hello but I decided I didn’t want to bother her. Until that person then told me that she was there with I was like, I need to say hello! So, there you have it; I got to hang out with the Spice Girls. It was my lifelong dream. That’s it now. I can quit.”
Blake was so obsessed with the Spice Girls when she was younger that she even had her own version of Geri’s famous Union Jack dress.
She said: ”When I was a child I probably should have been medicated about my obsession with the Spice Girls. I had the Buffalo shoes, a custom made Baby Spice necklace -when I say custom made it was made out of plastic from the local mall – and a Union Jack dress.”
Blake heeft laten weten dat er niets waar is van de breuk tussen haar en het merk Chanel. Sinds vorig jaar is Blake één van de gezichten van het merk.
Blake Lively’s reported rift with Chanel is unfounded, say sources.
The Gossip Girl star is an ambassador for the luxury fashion house, having appeared in ads for their Mademoiselle handbag last year.
Blake was rumoured to have fallen out with Chanel designer Karl Lagerfeld after missing a couture show last month, and is also said to have angered the label after she signed with their rival Gucci to be the face of their new fragrance.
However, insiders insist the rift rumours are rubbish.
“Blake is still an ambassador to Chanel and regularly keeps in touch with designer Karl Lagerfeld,” sources revealed to the New York Post. “She was invited to the couture show but couldn’t make it because she was promoting [new film] Savages. She still wears Chanel whenever she can.”
In the last year Blake has increased her reputation as a fashion icon. Last year, the stunning actress hit the big time with her adverts for Chanel’s Mademoiselle handbag line where she told reporters at the launch of the campaign about her love for the high-end brand.
“I had other opportunities, and I would say, ‘Thank you so much, but I am holding out for Chanel . . . That’s who I want to be the face of,’ and people would say, ‘Well, that’s unrealistic. They only hire Europeans,’ and I said, ‘Well, how great. I’ll be the first then,’” she gushed at the time.
Representatives at Chanel have not commented on the story.