Life is swell for Blake Lively. Not only is she on one of the hottest shows on television, she snagged her second Vogue cover at just 22 years old.
A celebration of summertime surf and sun, for an emblem of the season itself, June Vogue features golden-girl Blake on its cover as well as inside, in a ten-page fashion portfolio by photographed by Mario Testino on Moonlight Beach, near La Jolla, California.
"I haven't lived in California for so long," she told the magazine, "but my New York guise is gone. Ostrich flats don't really work on the beach!"
Anna Wintour gives the following explanation for Blake's multiple cover appearances (she also appeared on the cover in February 2009) in her letter from the editor:
"Lively has been in VOGUE before--when Gossip Girl made its initial dent in the popular psyche in March 2008; for her first cover with Mario Testino and Tonne Goodman, in February 2009; and as the style icon du jour for New York socials in March 2010. She's a terrific role model for young women: sporty, healthy, family-minded, and effortlessly lovely."
To read the full interview with Lively, pick up the June issue of Vogue.