Gossip Girl‘s Blake Lively lands the July 2012 Marie Claire cover as part of the promotional blitz for her upcoming film, Savages. Lively takes time out of her red carpet schedule to remind everyone that she doesn’t use a stylist (sometimes she even does her own hair and makeup) and she’s only had four boyfriends. Here’s some of that:

On whether there’s someone who helps her with her look:
“My assistant will call fashion houses for me, but I always pick the outfit, shoes, jewelry, and a lot of times I do my own hair and makeup for events. Sometimes I think, God, why do I do this to myself? It’s so much extra work!”

On if wearing revealing outfits shades the public’s perception of her:
“People like to draw parallels between my life and the scandalous stories on Gossip Girl. I dress the same as my character, so they think, She lives this life on and off set. I recently shared how many boyfriends I’ve had [four], and people were like, “That’s impossible!” But it’s true. I’ve been with very few people. If I’m not with somebody who really excites or inspires me, then I’d rather be by myself.”

While Lively is busy coming across as self-impressed, Marie Claire gets a lot more obnoxious by fixating on her physicality, in the absence of having a substantive performance to praise:

 Few women can pull off short and tight quite like Blake Lively. All taut body and flowing blonde hair, she’s every man’s dream and the envy of every woman.