Given her classic beauty and undeniable charm, Blake Lively is a welcome guest at pretty much any party she wishes to attend.

And on Monday night (May 5) the “Gossip Girl” actress and her husband Ryan Reynolds had a blast at the 2014 Met Gala.

On the morning after the event, Blake told Vogue, “I look forward to the Met Gala all year and Monday night did not disappoint. This one was extra special for me because if I could live in any time period, style- or music-wise, it would be around when Charles James was designing in the forties and fifties.”

Ms. Lively has also been busy working on Gucci’s Chime For Change initiative, an organization that raises funds for girls’ and women’s rights and issues.

She credits Salma Hayek for getting her on board- “Salma is so passionate that she can’t do something unless she’s giving it three-thousand percent. That’s infectious.”

As for her own memories of perfumes growing up, Blake noted, “My mom would have different fragrances for different times of the year. They were a part of her identity. I don’t remember the specific ones she used, but I remember the bottles. One was red and shaped like an apple. It was like something out of a Disney movie where you would hold it and be like, “The power!”