Blake Lively in Emanuel Ungaro in NY: the best look of her ‘Cafe Society’ tour?


Even though I think some of these straps are unnecessary, this dress might be my favorite from Blake Lively’s promotional fashion show. Blake saved the best for last! Maybe. Blake was spotted out in NYC on Friday wearing this Emanuel Ungaro dress. So much prettier than her premiere minidress, right? This should have been the premiere dress. And if Blake has been trying to start a trend during this pregnancy, it’s with under-boob cutouts on maternity clothes. I don’t really get why that’s a thing, but here we are.

Meanwhile, Blake appeared on the Tonight Show on Friday to promote Café Society. In this clip, Blake tells Jimmy Fallon that baby James calls Jimmy “dada,” and she has the video proof.

In this clip, Blake tells other stories about baby James. James points out when anyone – man or woman – has a belly and says “baby!” James also has a little lisp so for “stand” she says “shtand” and for “sit” she says “sh-t.” Blake also made a joke: “It should be illegal to be pregnant in New York in July. I swear, I’m going to make my water break just so I can cool down.”

And there you go. Incidentally, I read Vogue’s review of Café Society, and I came away pretty disturbed about the film and Woody Allen in general. Vogue says that Blake and Kristen Stewart are set up as woman/girl archetypes, as in Blake is playing the womanly bombshell that Jesse Eisenberg has to “settle” for despite the fact that he’s in love with the girlish, Lolita-esque character played by Kristen Stewart. Jesus, that’s so gross.



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  1. sun says:

    that dress is terrible

  2. Jayna says:

    She usually looks fantastic while pregnant in what she wears. This, just no.

  3. Kiki says:

    Womanly bombshell and a Lolita-esque girl he is in love with. Gee, that sound quite familiar …. Huh Woody and his Madam Bovary wife.

    • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

      It’s getting harder and harder for him to keep his perversion out of his “art.” And why should he? There are never any repercussions for him. Ugh, I hope I live to see the day when he has to face some kind of justice.

      • Div says:

        I saw the film (only because my friend really wanted too) and that’s not how I read it at all…he was younger and then finally grew up and got with a woman. She dressed girlish because both were young at the time. The girlish character dresses like an adult when they briefly reunite too. I feel like the writer was conflating his personal icky factor with the film.

        That’s not to say there weren’t the typical gender stereotypes in the film.

      • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

        Interesting, and thank you for reminding me that I shouldn’t comment on a film I have not and will not see. I was just end excited that maybe people would see him for what he is. (Still can’t stand him, though!)

      • Div says:

        I think all of us can’t help but think of his icky personal life when we hear about his films because it does spill into it on occasion and it’s not one of those things that is easy to ignore. While I definitely read the younger appearance of KStew as representing her youthful idealism and being young versus her later older appearance as illustrating she’s now an adult (she makes a ruthlessly pragmatic choice and there’s a time jump) and not 22, the way Blake’s character is treated is dumb and there’s an Errol Flynnn joke about his habit of underage girls. So not as bad as Vogue had it but still awful.

      • Nikki says:

        GNAT, I agree that if on the surface his films seem at all lighthearted, so many have an undercurrent of completely immoral selfishness that is disturbing. My sister was once cheated on, and she confessed “Hannah and her Sisters” was her deepest fear: her husband would cheat with her own sister. I had to promise her this would never happen on my watch! And the one about tennis, I think someone murders someone for ambition, and it has no emotional importance at all. I didn’t even know all about Woody Allen, but I said, “He must be a very sick guy…” How old was the Hemingway girl when he was filming her as sex bait? He is disgusting, and I told my husband I won’t attend any more of his movies. Emotionally, I felt like I needed to scrub with Brillo after the last one. He’s a selfish sociopath and predator.

  4. Jegede says:

    Don’t like this.

    I still say the Valentino she wore suited her best. That print was gorgeous.

    And little James has a lot of hair. Very wavy too!

  5. Melissa says:

    For all the women out there struggling with infertility or miscarriage, her comment about “making her water break just so she can cool down” was insensitive and well, kinda cruel. Life is just a breeze for her I guess.

    • Goats on the Roof says:

      I’m going to disagree a whole bunch. Blake is stupid (about a lot of things), but no. I think this interpretation is oversensitive and looking for things to criticize.

      • Melissa says:

        I respectfully beg to differ. There are a whole lot of ways to complain about being hot in the summer and pregnant, that comment WAS insensitive, kinda stupid and yes, if being a little hypersensitive when you lost twins at 22 weeks, something tells me you are kinda allowed that.

      • Goats on the Roof says:


        I am sorry for your loss. I really am. Losing babies that are loved and wanted is always heartbreaking. However, you cannot expect the world to tiptoe around your sensitivities and it’s not healthy to see cruelty where none was intended.

      • Sunshine Gold says:

        Agreed. Women are allowed to make silly jokes like this about the discomfort of pregnancy. She is not being malicious in the least.

    • Kristen says:

      I’m all for sensitivity, especially around fertility issues, but really? This is veering dangerously close to “you aren’t allowed to complain if someone else out there has it worse than you” territory.

    • Trixie says:

      Honest question: Do women who struggle with infertility and miscarriage get annoyed/angry/sad when women elect to have an abortion?

      I ask because if Blake’s joke about how hot she is is “insensitive and well, kinda cruel” then women electing to get an abortion must be absolute torture.

      • Jegede says:

        @Trixie – Pretty much.

        Especially when this whole interview is about as serious as a Benny Hill sketch.

        But click on post; then outrage at 3..2…1; is where it’s at.

      • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

        I’m not sure if you’re joking, but I struggled with infertility and I’m pro-choice. It’s your body and your decision. What does upset me is when people have children and neglect or abuse them. I mean, of course that upsets everyone, but I wonder why did she get to have five children she didn’t want and I couldn’t have one or all five of hers when I would have loved them to bits. But that’s not the way life works.

      • Trixie says:

        I’m actually being 100% serious. It was an honest question that occurred to me when I was thinking about Blake’s joke being taken as “insensitive and well, kinda cruel”.

        I agree with you that it’s a woman’s body and a woman’s choice whether she has an abortion, but I also think that pregnant women should be allowed to make jokes about being hot without it being taken as “insensitive and well, kinda cruel”.

        In fact, I don’t understand where the “insensitive and well, kinda cruel” is coming from from Blake’s joke. She wasn’t saying that she didn’t want the baby, she was joking that she wanted the pregnancy to be over so she wasn’t so hot. I’ve seen many jokes about pregnancy which I can fully understand as “insensitive and well, kinda cruel” but Blake’s is not one of them.

        As I was pondering my response of “I don’t get why Blake’s joke is ‘insensitive and well, kinda cruel’”, that’s when it occurred to me to wonder what people who think Blake’s joke is “insensitive and well, kinda cruel” would think of abortion.

        If Blake’s joke which has nothing to do with not wanting her baby is taken as “insensitive and well, kinda cruel”, then a woman deciding to end a pregnancy that the women who are struggling with infertility and miscarriage would love to have must be torture for those women. A “Why do you get to have a baby/get pregnant when you don’t even want the baby when I don’t get to have a baby/get pregnant when I do want the baby?” type of thought process.

        Basically, I don’t understand why harmless jokes are “insensitive and well, kinda cruel” when people actively not wanting their babies is not?

        If it’s “your body and your decision” when it comes to abortion, then it should also be “your body and your decision” when it comes to making jokes about your pregnancy.

        I’m not trying to be insensitive or hurt anyone’s feelings, I am genuinely curious about the though process here.

      • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

        I think in this case, the hurt was just still so fresh and raw for OP that the remark took on a different meaning than it might have for the rest of us right now. I lost someone I loved very much right before Christmas one year, and every time someone said “Merry Christmas,” I wanted to punch them in the face and see how merry they felt then. I knew I was overreacting, but it’s how I felt. I think it’s understandable under the circumstances.

      • Pamela says:

        I certainly can’t speak for all women who have fertility issues, or have suffered miscarriages–but yes, I imagine that for many it CAN be very hard to consider all the women who have abortions. I think you can be pro-choice and still have trouble dealing with the “irony” that so many women have unwanted pregnancies while “you” would be so happy to have one healthy pregnancy.

    • als says:

      Life is a breeze for her.
      Seriously, these posts about Blake Lively should come with a warning: don’t click if you don’t have the nerves to see a complete idiot being pampered by life.
      #lifeisnotfair #makeBlakeLivelygoaway #whyworkforanythingifmoronslikethesehavesomuchsuccess

      • Fiorella says:

        Also life’s a breeze for her? I think her life has been very purposeful, thanks to her shoebiz family. She may act coy but thats part of the big plan. Nothing she has fell into her lap, is my take. Nepotism+ showing up would not get her as far as she has gone, there is some strategy involved.

    • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

      I sympathize with you in theory, but I have to disagree also. I think I have heard every insensitive and hurtful remark possible about my infertility, and sometimes a harmless remark can cut like a knife, but you can’t forbid pregnant women from enjoying, making light of, talking incessantly about or delighting their pregnancy just because it’s a sensitive area for you. That’s not fair. I think Blake is on the cutting edge of stupidity and insensitivity, but this was just a joke.

      ETA, I just read about your twins, and my heart goes out to you. You are still grieving, so I can understand how this seemed insensitive to you. I hope you are taking care of yourself and can find the peace and healing you need.

  6. GoodNamesAllTaken says:

    You…like this dress? Seriously?

    • MrsBPitt says:

      I know, it’s horrible!!!!

    • detritus says:

      I… kind of do too.
      If it had one more strap under the boob, so it wasn’t peekaboo, I’d like it even more.
      I do hate her shoes though, if that provides some redemption?

      • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

        Ha! To each his own. I went back to look at it and you’re right – if that middle section was closed up it wouldn’t be bad. You don’t need redemption from me, though. I wear these sunglasses that fit over my regular glasses sometimes and they are seriously ugly.

  7. fashionista says:

    Weird makeup. I thought she was Iggy azalea in the link photo

  8. Crowdhood says:

    I am getting so soft in my
    Old age. I just watched this clip and was like “what a nice young lady” 🙄

  9. MrsBPitt says:

    Woody Allen is such a perv….I cannot believe that he was allowed to adopt two daughters. I’m sure their tell-all books are going to be terribly sad and disturbing. Poor things… Somebody really dropped the ball with this child molester…

    • Fiorella says:

      I agree, weird that he was allowed to adopt. However I don’t think he was necessarily a bad parent to them no matter what horrible things he has done. I guess just the way their parents met , and their odd dynamic, could screw up those kids though

  10. cleveland girl says:

    This is the most hideous dress I have ever seen. This post is a joke, right?

  11. Naya says:

    Her love for exposure is off the charts. All this just to promote her itsy bitsy part in a Woody film as though she had the lead role in Cleopatra or something. I want a #BlakeLivelyIsOverParty so bad but I know I wont get one because she is not relevant enough for a party. She is like a spattering flame that is just a dog piddle away from vanishing.

    • Lee says:

      ha! you summed it up perfectly!
      She always tries so hard.

      • Fiorella says:

        Actually there was a Lainey blind which i think said Blake struggled with infertility for a bit (and was a bitch to her employees about it.) anyone else remember?

    • Jegede says:

      Well her co stars Kristen Stewart and Parker Posey have also appeared on Fallon this week to promote the flick.

      There was no post on them here true, but it does not then mean Lively thinks she’s Cleopatra now for doing her contractual bit of promotional obligation like her colleagues. But OK.

      • Amide says:

        THANK YOU. There’s a reason I always check for you, Kitten, GNAT, Luca76 and Misty’s posts here. U gals are always on point.
        Stewart and Lively have been singled out for critical praise for their Cafe Society performances, and they’ve both promoted this film as sanctioned. Parker Posey was also on Fallon. (Daily Mail has pictures of Posey and Stewart on Fallon set and walking in and out of the studio too). But it’s too hilarious when Lively doing something innocuous following her co-stars but can somehow elicit reactions. That’s a form of power I guess.

      • Naya says:

        Oh come on. I have lost count of the number of snaps of her leaving or entering a studio for some interview. All of which end up prominently publicity sanctioned outlets. She is blatantly setting up these street side photo shoots. Notice they are never of her going to the shops because she has to be in glam and lord knows what she loks like without it. Who looking at the collection of Blake” going into studio” photos would think these were anything but thirst. Incidentally, she does have power. Shame she uses to glamourise antebellum period and attack Woody Allens victim dont you think?

        Thirst + stupidity+ racist microaggressions=Blake Lively

      • Jegede says:

        #Amide –

        Aww shucks.
        Such esteemed company of posters you’ve put me in. LOL

        Oh Posey was cute on Fallon.
        Even KStew was looser.

        I won’t even engage in this anymore.
        (But u’re right Lively’s got that power & effect!. lmao).

    • ladysussex says:

      I have irrationally hated BL since the first time I saw her interviewed years ago. She is so try-hard. She uses a thesaurus and practices her lines for her interviews in the mirror over and over.

  12. hey-ya says:

    … she’s looked absolutely beautiful throughout this campaign…much better than when she’s not expecting…the mini dress was my favorite…

  13. Fiorella says:

    I am not into the dress either but she wears it well. Read about Leslie Jones not getting a dress, and think about blakes prego dresses. Where do they come from? Off the rack and altered? Or fashion houses do it for her because she’s worth it?

  14. Adele Dazeem says:

    I’m not a fashion girl, but honestly, I don’t get her style. It’s like overdone Princess Barbie wannabe.

  15. Green Is Good says:

    Another film I’ll be avoiding.

  16. JenniferJustice says:

    I don’t particularly care for the dress myself, but I love that she wears things that make her feel sexy and feminine even when she’s big-time showing. I liker her makeup and her skin is glowing or so her makeup would have it seem.

  17. poppy says:

    like she begged for her minuscule part, she begged to do as much promotion as possible to create the image she’s relevant.
    she is so irrelevant and talentless. and dumb.

    she always comes across as so sad she missed the party (antebellum or 50s or whatever). she doesn’t feel all her privilege is taking her to the highest pinnacle where she thinks she deserves to be -like it would have been (in her sad unimaginative fantasies) back in “the good old days”.

    she grates my every last nerve. definitely goop jr imo. so vapid and that obnoxious combination of being a hyper-insecure egomaniac.
    thirsty thirsty thirsty

    • Lou says:

      Some of you guys are masochists (with a big pinch of sadism as well). If this woman causes you so much pain, don’t look her up, for chrissake! As for her minuscule part and her being talentless and dumb, check the review of the film in The New Yorker.

  18. Pmnichols says:

    Is it wrong that I am soooooo over her hair?????

  19. Joni says:

    I feel like this is her third press tour this year. Go away.

  20. Elizabeth says:

    Someone needs glasses. This dress is hideous.

  21. Redgrl says:

    God almighty that is one hideous dress. From the dominatrix maternity line apparently…