Blake Lively insists she's not as "sophisticated" as her TV character when it comes to fashion.
The blonde beauty is famed for playing stylish Serena van der Woodsen in hit TV series Gossip Girl. Her on-screen character has an enviable wardrobe, but Blake insists her fashion credentials don't quite match up to Serena's - despite popular belief.
"I think you might imagine me to be very sophisticated and cool but I'm not like that. I may get to wear some sophisticated outfits but I'm still amazed at the kind of life I've been able to live in New York," she told the British edition of OK! magazine.
Blake is often admired for her chic fashion choices. The 24-year-old actress says she has always been interested in style thanks to her mother.
"My mother worked as a model and so she was always wearing lots of beautiful clothes and taking me shopping when I was a kid," she explained.
"I was never allowed to go out wearing T-shirts and jeans. She always made sure that I dressed nicely - nothing wild or lavish - but not sloppily. So fashion was something I was interested in but in a casual way.
"I never dreamed that I would ever be walking up red carpets with photographers taking my picture!"
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