Did Maire Claire Just Call Blake Lively's Universally Panned Site 'A World Of Good'?

August 13, 2014 by Justine Schwartz
shefinds | beauty

Yes, I think that just happened. Blake Lively appears on the cover of Marie Claire‘s September issue (on stands August 19), and according to the article’s deck, her lifestyle site Preserve is “a world of good.” Their words exactly:

Yes, she’s an accomplished actress and red-carpet catnip for fashion followers. Now Blake Lively is turning the things she loves—philanthropy, the domestic arts—into a world of good.

Okay, I’m going to look past the phrase “red-carpet catnip,” which I like can’t even deal with right now, and just go ahead and commend Marie Claire for absolutely being the voice of dissent on this issue. She is their cover girl, so yes they need to be nice, but to go as far as to call Preserve a world of good, when every other site on the internet disagrees, is very bold. Or, as Jezebel put it, the site “united all [internet] voices in a chorus of rueful snickers for one blissful moment of bitchy harmony.” Yes!

The Huffington Post put it simply, “Why Everybody Hates Blake Lively’s New Website,” while the Guardian took a different approach, “Blake Lively’s Preserve website made me want to eat the rich.” Okay.

Martha Stewart called it “stupid.” The Cut said it was “like a horror movie,” while Entertainment Weekly just didn’t understand it and Slate insisted that it would “make you hate yourself.”  But, sure, let’s go with “a world of good,” MC.

Blake Lively Marie Claire September 2014 Cover

[Cover and inside image: Guy Aroch/Marie Claire]



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Justine Schwartz is a veteran women's lifestyle editor; she's written extensively about style & beauty tips, health advice and wedding planning for more than a decade. Her work has appeared in New York Magazine, Huffington Post and New York Weddings. Justine has been with SheFinds since 2010; you can reach her via email at [email protected]

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