Blake Lively, the 23 year old American actress gained her breakthrough role as the Upper East Side socialite Serena van der Woodsen on the popular TV show Gossip Girl in 2007 and has been splashed over magazines, newspapers and celebrity websites ever since. 2010 was definitely her year to shine, both on and off screen, with Gossip Girl entering its fourth series and Lively being spotted schmoozing with Anna Wintour and Karl Lagerfeld at fashion week. Renowned for not having a stylist working for her, Lively often sports a classic look with a modern twist whether it be accessorising with a piece of statement jewellery or showing off her enviable long legs. Lively is a firm favourite with designers because of her willing to transport the catwalk to the red carpet, regularly snapped wearing the exact outfit the model wore on the runway. This dedication to the designer’s vision can only have helped her blag the new Chanel campaign; hand picked by Lagerfeld himself, Lively will be the face of the “Mademoiselle” handbag line due to be launch in March 2011.