Wednesday, March 16, 2011

From Gossip Girls to Fashion Campaign Ads: Blake Lively for Chanel Mademoiselle Handbags & Leighton Meester for Missoni

"I had other opportunities and I would say 'Thank you so much, but I am holding out for Chanel. That's who I want to be the face of.' And people would say, 'Well that's unrealistic, they only hire Europeans,' and I said, 'Well, how great. I'll be the first then.'"

     That was the statement that Blake Lively told the New York Times when first asked about any possible fashion label endorsement in the future and when Karl Lagerfeld handpicked her himself to be the face of Chanel's mademoiselle handbags, it was definitely a "dream come true," for Lively. The photo spread which was publicly released on March 8, is the first of many more to come and will soon appear in April issues of magazines. What's more is that the photographs are shot by Lagerfeld himself in the fashion house's headquarters in Paris. 

     And not to be outdone, the Queen B, Leighton Meester is keeping busy herself. With two new movies in the box office, Country Strong and The Roommate, the Missoni family has also chosen this Gossip Girl star to become the face of their new Spring/Summer 2011 line. The ads which also feature the brand's heir, Margherita Missoni, is an explosion of colors and textures and of course the famous Missoni zig-zag pattern. No wonder Season 4 is not resuming until April 18, these ladies' schedules are jammed packed with other side projects! 

Love, KB

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