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In news that should surprise no one, Gossip Girl
star Blake Lively
has been named the face of Chanel's new Mademoiselle handbag line. The official word comes after months of rumors, as Lively has been chummy with Chanel creative director Karl Lagerfeld
since the pair met at Paris Couture Week in July.
But who could have expected Lively's level of supreme gushery over the announcement? According to WWD,
Lively marveled, “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.”
Blake further rhapsodized: "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.’ ”Browse Blake Lively's latest looks (click any thumbnail below):