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Blake Lively: A Fashion Force To Be Reckoned With

Paige Garrett |
October 23, 2011 | 4:43 p.m. PDT

Staff Reporter


Say the name Serena van der Woodsen and a few things come to mind; style, class, the Upper East Side and, of course, Blake Lively.

Blake at the 2009 Met Ball wearing a Versace gown, the look that marked her "arrival" into the world of fashion.  (glamourmagazine.com)
Blake at the 2009 Met Ball wearing a Versace gown, the look that marked her "arrival" into the world of fashion. (glamourmagazine.com)

Blake, much like her "Gossip Girl" character Serena, appears to have a way of drawing the attention of anyone and everyone around her, something she has very clearly done in the world of fashion.

Karl Lagerfeld, Chanel's creative director, loves her evident in Blake's Changel handbag campaign.

Michael Kors also adores her, intrigued by what he calls her "too cool for school" sense of style and way of life.

Blake does always look effortlessly cool, combining west and east coast looks into a style all her own.

Jeans, t-shirts, chunky knits and boots are Lively's staple items, quoted calling winter her favorite season because she gets to layer and bundle up.

But then, of course, there is the Blake we see on the red carpet, a flawless, classy, blonde bombshell.

According to Alexandra Kotuv, Vogue style director, Lively entered the realm of fashion during the 2009 Met Ball when she wore a blue Versace gown.

"That was when it all started," said Kotuv. Since then, Blake has covered 3 Vogue editions.

Whether walking the streets of New York in a scarf and boots, playing dress up as Serena or walking a red carpet, Blake is clearly a fashion fan favorite.

So yes Blake, you caught us...you know we love you.

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