Blake Lively new face of Chanel
Published 07/01/2011 | 09:42
Blake Lively says she's "overwhelmed" at being made the new face of Chanel's Mademoiselle handbag line.
The Gossip Girl star seems to value the designer item as far more than just a handbag.
Blake told fashion blog Women's Wear Daily.com: "Though I am the face of it, I will carry it like every girl - I will always feel it's more than just a purse - it's a quilted case full of lipstick, love letters and the dreams and possibilities that I have always felt every time I see that beautiful CC."
Asked how it felt to be made the new face of Chanel the 23-year-old actress, who is often pictured with one of the chain bags on her shoulder out and about in New York, gushed: "How did Cinderella feel when she slipped on the glass slipper? How did Snow White feel when she met her Prince Charming?
"A dream come true is an understatement. I can say that I feel like the happiest, luckiest girl around."
The new collection has been designed by Karl Lagerfeld, who photographed Blake at Chanel's historic Rue Cambon headquarters for the campaign.
Blake was chosen after she was introduced to Lagerfeld by Vogue editor Anna Wintour.
He said: "She's a kind of American dream girl. I think she will become a great actress."