Why Is Blake Lively So Great for Fashion?

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Photo: Courtesy of Chanel

Today is Blake Lively Day! Well, if you're the average person. If you're a fashion person — a designer, a major magazine editor, the Chanel president — every day might be Blake Lively Day! Because while we civilians absorb the effusive coverage of the actress spilling over from the weekend papers to today's — a light shining into our retinas that we cannot escape, like going to the eye doctor — the light that is Blake Lively shines in a consistently pleasant fashion in the houses of so many fashion people. Karl Lagerfeld loves her, as evidenced by her Chanel handbag campaign, the first image from which you see here. Blake explains the secret to her appeal in WWD:

“I’ve just always believed you should put a lot of positive out there,” she says. “When I have bad days, I just eat lots of chocolate ice cream and dance to the ‘Lion King’ soundtrack. It’s really odd, but it’s true.”

Golden Girl [NYT]
Catching Up With Blake Lively [WWD]