Blake Lively is one of the rare Hollywood celebrities who doesn’t hire a stylist. She pulls all the clothes for her press tours and their outfit marathons (she tried 256 outfits for her Age of Adaline one in 2015, for example). What, like it’s hard dressing yourself? Lively told WWD last night when its reporter asked if it was difficult being a major actress and her own stylist. “It’s a lot of work [but] I mean, it’s not hard in that we all dress ourselves every morning,” she started.

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“So once you have the clothes, you just pick out what to wear like any other human being does. But it’s easier because you have access to clothes and so it’s not that hard. The hard part is going through all the fashion shows and screenshotting all the looks you like and calling them in. I have an assistant who helps in calling in the looks. But a lot of it is I have relationships with the designers.”

Blake Lively in three of her looks

Blake in three out of seven outfits she wore in one day on her All I See Is You press tour.

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Lively won’t hire a stylist because she loves control way too much. (Here words, not ours.) “I have control issues and a big ego—that’s probably the honest answer [for why I won’t hire a stylist],” she deadpanned, per WWD‘s reporter, before becoming more serious. “I just like it. I love design and I love fashion and it’s a way to be creative. In my job I get to be creative, but it’s over a period of time and so many other people are involved, whereas this is a beginning, middle and end, and I get to be creative and there’s an end date in the near future. It’s the same reason why I like doing my friends’ hair and makeup or cooking—you get to be creative and finish it. Whereas with my job you do it and then two years later it’s finished. It probably goes back to the control issues; it’s like, ‘Okay, I did it, I completed it, it’s done!’”

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Part of being her own stylist means coordinating her Met Gala dress. Lively IS going this May. And the dress is already selected, she revealed to WWD. “I just sent Lorraine Schwartz and Christian Louboutin my dress, and said, ‘Okay let’s do something special.’ They’re making something custom for it. So it’s kind of nice, because I have a bunch of artists around me who I have direct relationships with. It’s sort of a group effort with that. I rely on people who do that for a living rather than outsourcing it to someone else.”