Chanel’s New Mademoiselle: Blake Lively Embodies Luxe and Elegance

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It’s official. Blake Lively is the new face of Chanel’s Mademoiselle handbag line. The lucky Gossip Girl beauty seems to have everything in her favor these days; I bet she’s getting loads of FREE Chanel, too!

Karl Lagerfeld, the iconic designer behind Chanel, chose Lively for the campaign and shot the photographs at Chanel’s Parisian headquarters.

The campaign emphasized her appeal as “an American dream girl.” This appointment highlighted Lively’s significant status in the fashion world and her alignment with the luxury image of the Chanel brand.

Blake Lively and Christian Louboutin arrive at the CHANEL dinner hosted in honor of Blake Lively during Paris Fashion Week on March 5, 2011, in Paris, FranceBlake Lively and Christian Louboutin arrive at the CHANEL dinner hosted in honor of Blake Lively during Paris Fashion Week on March 5, 2011, in Paris, France (Credit: WENN)

To say that Chanel handbags are highly covetable is an understatement. It’s more than that; it’s a trophy to be had.

There are several reasons women are so drawn to it, but I think what causes the turn are two simple things: the intertwined Cs and the colossal price tag.

Imagine a woman’s emotion when she has both on her shoulders; it would make her feel like a queen.

Blake Lively became the face of Chanel's Mademoiselle handbag line in January 2011Blake Lively became the face of Chanel’s Mademoiselle handbag line in January 2011 (Credit: WENN)

I’m sure you already know what a Chanel Mademoiselle bag looks like. If you don’t, imagine Chanel’s signature quilted material in a half-circle-shaped bag (check Blake’s bag in the picture above).

Owning a Chanel like this black Mademoiselle quilted shoulder bag will always make you look goodOwning a Chanel like this black Mademoiselle quilted shoulder bag will always make you look good

Mademoiselle bags retail between $2500 to $3500. If you want one, you can visit the nearest Chanel store or check the consignment stores selling vintage Chanel pieces.

That said, if borrowing a Chanel Mademoiselle to get a taste of it sounds ridiculous to you, then maybe you will appreciate owning these quilted bags from Zappos instead:

Juicy Couture Quilted Leather DuchessJuicy Couture Quilted Leather Duchess, $318

Rebecca Minkoff Quilted Mab with StrapRebecca Minkoff Quilted Mab with Strap, $565

Kate Spade Evangeline HandbagKate Spade Evangeline Handbag, $395

DKNY Quilted Leather Satchel With TurnlockDKNY Quilted Leather Satchel With Turnlock, $295

These bags may not have the intertwining Cs, but they are just as fabulous. Not to mention, it’s a lot easier on the pocket.

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