chanel opening new york blake lively.jpgRumours are strengthening that Blake Lively has bagged herself an upcoming Chanel campaign.

Tongues first began wagging back in September when Lively's boyfriend and Gossip Girl co-host Penn Badgely told The Cut: "He [Lagerfeld] and my girlfriend have become incredibly close. It's bizarre; I can't believe that we're just hanging out with Karl Lagerfeld."

Now E! is reporting that the actress will star in the fashion house's new handbag campaign. "I'm told she was just in Paris shooting for the French fashion house's handbag collection. The ads should launch early next year," reports Marc Malkin of E!. If true, Lively follows in the footsteps of
Lily Allen
and Vanessa Paradis who has also appeared in handbag campaigns for Chanel.

[via Fashionologie]