Blake Lively attends the Ralph Lauren 50th Anniversary show during the NYFW

Blake Lively attends the Ralph Lauren 50th Anniversary show during the NYFW

On September 07 night, Blake Lively attended the Ralph Lauren 50th Anniversary show during the New York Fashion Week in New York City.

Blake was wearing a  custom Ralph Lauren Collection white-tie tuxedo and a pair of open-toed heels with black balls of fuzz by Christian Louboutin.

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Blake Lively’s engagement ring in A Simple Favor was inspired by Princess Diana’s

Blake Lively’s engagement ring in A Simple Favor was inspired by Princess Diana’s

Warning: Minor spoilers ahead. 

From crystal-studded Christian Louboutins to a snap-off dickie (yes, dickie), there is more than a concession stand’s worth of fashion eye candy in the dark comedic thriller A Simple Favor. But one accessory truly stole the spotlight: the giant sapphire-and-diamond engagement ring that Blake Lively’s character, Emily Nelson, wears, which once belonged to the character’s mother-in-law — and serves as an important plot point for the film.

The dazzling piece bears an uncanny resemblance to another (very famous) family heirloom, and according to the film’s costume designer, Renée Ehrlich Kalfus, that similarity was on purpose.

It’s a take on Princess Diana’s ring,” she says, referencing the 12-carat oval sapphire surrounded by diamonds that’s now worn by Kate Middleton. “I wanted to do something vintage, but the director [Paul Feig] thought it should be more on the nose.

The traditional ring is an interesting choice for the anything-but-traditional Emily. She’s a high-powered fashion publicist who works in New York City, but lives in a Connecticut suburb with her husband and son, much to her dissatisfaction. “She doesn’t care about fitting in,” Kalfus says of the character. “She had her own agenda.

To convey that message, Kalfus looked to a trio of iconic Hollywood stars — Katherine Hepburn, Lauren Bacall, Diane Keaton — as well as the movie’s director for inspiration. “Paul goes to work every day in a Savile Row suit,” says Kalfus of Feig, who also directed Bridesmaids and Spy. “He feels he can get anyone to answer anything while wearing a suit.

She then tapped Feig and Lively’s contacts at Ralph Lauren for access to their vintage archives and was able to use several looks, including a three-piece suit and a killer tuxedo, all custom-tailored for Lively. Kalfus decked out each look with men’s jewelry like vintage watch fobs and multiple tie bars. “It gave her more armor, more stuff to keep people away,” says Kalfus.

Even covered up head-to-toe in a suit, Emily finds ways to flash more than just a little skin. In one early scene, she removes her jacket and shirt (which turns out to be not much more than a collar), before enjoying a gin martini (her signature drink) in a low-cut vest and a pair of faux cuffs, while her new (and visibly flustered) mom friend, Stephanie (Anna Kendrick) looks on.

I don’t think we told Anna that it was going to happen,” says Kalfus of the striptease-like sequence. “It was just a way of making Emily more intimidating and kind of weird.

In a later scene, Emily appears to forgo a top altogether under her suit jacket, although Kalfus swears she had on a blouse. (“It was very strategically tucked into a cummerbund, just enough to give a little side boob.”)

Accessories added another element of sex appeal, most notably Emily’s enviable collection of Louboutins, which we get a glimpse of in a shot of her enormous closet. “Because Blake has a relationship with Louboutin, we got boxes and boxes of boots, loafers, and heels.” All of the footwear is spectacular, but one pair of six-inch sparkly ombre Louboutins  stands out to Kalfus. “Blake had to run in them and she was like, ‘It’s fine, I can do this.’”

Not to be completely overshadowed by her glamorous friend, Kendrick’s Stephanie — a DIY mommy vlogger who’s desperate to fit in — has some memorable style moments of her own in the movie, including a hilarious scene featuring a pair of cat socks from Target.

After spending more time with Emily, Stephanie gets inspired to up her own style game by wearing an Alice + Olivia pom pom sweater and floral skirt (below). “When Anna put on that outfit she said, ‘I’m not sure I get this,’” says Kalfus with a laugh. “And I said, ‘trust me.’”

Kalfus pushed the costume boundaries with both characters for a reason — to suck you into the movie. “You should want to be one of of these women while you’re watching it. It’s that aspirational piece that gets you involved in the story.

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Blake Lively explains why she dislikes ‘Idyllic’ mommy blogs

Blake Lively explains why she dislikes ‘Idyllic’ mommy blogs

People – In her new thriller A Simple Favor, actress and mother of two Blake Lively plays a fashion executive who is best friends with a mommy blogger (played by Anna Kendrick).

But in real life, the mom to daughters Inez, 2 this month, and James, 3½, with husband Ryan Reynolds says she can’t stand looking at mom blogs — unless she needs some sort of comic relief.

They’re one of the greatest brands of humor,Lively tells PEOPLE for this week’s issue. “It’s just these images of people in their idyllic lives and these worlds that leave me like, ‘I’m just a terrible parent and don’t have it figured out at all.’

But the 31-year-old star says she knows that what she’s looking at isn’t actually real. I love thinking about what their house looks like in the image [they’re presenting] and then thinking about what it actually looks like behind that perfect shot,” she explains.

In 2016, the Gossip Girl alum joked on Late Night With Seth Myers about following a “perfect” mom blogger on Instagram.

Her toddler is giving her reflexology massages. What?! My kid is, like, playing with explosive devices,” she joked. “I don’t know where she found them. She already knows how to drywall because she puts holes in the wall.

In 2017, Lively also opened up to PEOPLE about her parenting style. “I think it’s hard to slap labels on any parents because it’s just so tricky. It’s like every moment you’re figuring out what the heck you’re doing,” she said.  “You think, ‘Ooh, should I be more strict, or should I be more, I don’t know, emotional?’ Or whatever it is.

The star added, “If anybody knows how to be a parent, I feel like grandparents really know how to be parents. But parents, you just figure it out as you go. So, I wouldn’t put a label on it.

For more from Blake Lively, pick up the latest issue of PEOPLE, on newsstands Friday.

Blake Lively attends MTV Video Music Awards

Blake Lively attends MTV Video Music Awards

On August 20, Blake Lively attended the MTV Video Music Awards in  New York City. The actress walked the red carpet at New York City’s Radio City Music Hall with her mom, Elaine, the duo smiling for photographers together. Elaine wrapped her arm lovingly around her daughter.

She also brought other members of her family along for the awards show, all joining in on a group photo before heading inside for the night’s festivities.

Lively was at the VMAs to presenting the best pop award (to winner Ariana Grande) alongside her A Simple Favor costar Anna Kendrick.

Blake was wearing a Ralph & Russo Fall 2018 Couture white suit and Judith Leiber tall slender herringbone crystal clutch. At the VMA’s bactage she was wearing a Brunello Cucinelli suit, Lorraine Schwartz jewelry and Miu Miu shoes (fashion credits to styleofblake – blakelivelyreynolds.outfits – blakefashionthelivelycloset).

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Blake attends the press conference in New York City

Blake attends the press conference in New York City

On august 19, Blake  attended a press conference while doing her press rounds for her upcoming movie “A Simple Favor” in New York City.

Blake was wearing a Zimmermann stripped vest, blazer and wide-leg pants, Lorraine Schwartz jewelry and Christian Louboutin custom Hotero heels (fashion credits to styleofblake – blakelivelyreynolds.outfits – blakefashionthelivelycloset).

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Public Appearances > 2018 > August 19 – “A Simple Favor” Press Day in New York

Blake Lively attends the first press day for “A Simple Favor” in NYC

On August 17., Blake Lively attended the first press day for “A Simple Favor” in New York City.

She was wearing a Brunello Cucinelli velvet blazer and velour pants, Marla Aaron and Ara Vartanian jewelry and Christian Louboutin ‘Goldostrap’ Pump.

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  Public Appearances > 2018 > August 17 – “A Simple Favor” Press Day in New York

Blake Lively was spotted in NYC!

Blake Lively was spotted in NYC!

Blake Lively was spotted again in New York City while promoting ‘A Simple Favor‘.

She was looking chic in a Bottega Veneta Resort 2019 full outfit, Stuart Weitzman Nudist Sandals and Bottega Veneta Lilac Nappa Sphere Knot Clutch Bag.

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  Candids > 2018 > Aug 18 – Leaving the Greenwich Hotel in New York City, New York

Blake Lively attends the ‘A Simple Favor’ Cocktail Party

Blake Lively attends the ‘A Simple Favor’ Cocktail Party

On August 17, Blake Lively attended the cocktail party for “A Simple Favor” in New York City. Also in attendance were Blake‘s co stars Anna Kendrick, Henry Golding and the director Paul Feig.

She was wearing a Versace neon green suit from the Versace Men’s SS19 collection and Christian Louboutin keopump 100 suede pumps (fashion credits to styleofblake – blakelivelyreynolds.outfits – blakefashionthelivelycloset)

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Public Appearances > 2018 > August 17 – “A Simple Favor” Cocktail Party

Blake spotted in New York City

Blake spotted in New York City

On August 17, Blake Lively was seen leaving her hotel for a photoshoot in New York City, New York. She was looking gorgeous as always in a velvet cotton blazer, an one-button velvet blazer and  Wide-Leg Liquid Velvet pants ( the three pieces are from Brunello Cucinelli Fall 2018) and Christian Louboutin Goldostrap Studded Pumps ( fashion credits to styleofblake – blakelivelyreynolds.outfits – blakefashion.)

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New TV spots on “A Simple Favor”

New TV spots on “A Simple Favor”

Hello guys! Tv Spot released new mini video of “A Simple Favor“. In one of them, we are introduced to Blake’s character, Emily Nelson.

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