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by on March 7, 2011

Blake Lively‘s first ad as Chanel‘s Purse Ambassador debuts this week. The 23-year old budding style icon and certified brick house was snapped by the Kaiser himself, Karl Lagerfeld, for the campaign — an experience she thought would leave her “jaw on the floor.”

Ambassador Lively Begins Her Tour of Duty

Of the surreal experience — and the possibility of designing her own line –Lively said:

“I have such a respect for fashion and such an appreciation for it that if there are people like Karl Lagerfeld out there designing, who am I? I want to bow down to them and be a representative for them if they’ll have me.”

A love for fashion does not a designer make. If only other celebrities thought that way

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Contributed by Lester Brathwaite

I was center square from 1969 to 1978, during which I perfected the art of the zing as well as a crippling cocaine addiction. Bea Arthur was responsible for both. @LesFabian lester dot brathwaite at gmail