Blake Lively
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Wednesday marked the beginning of New York Fashion Week, but last week, one of the city’s biggest fashionistas was already out and about. Speaking to PEOPLE Thursday at Godiva’s 2012 Valentine’s Day event at the Andaz 5th Avenue in New York, Blake Lively showed off a stunning Valentino ensemble, pairing the chic getup with — you guessed it — Christian Louboutin shoes.

The Gossip Girl star is known for her love of Louboutins — the designer even helps her decide which of his shoes to wear sometimes — but her latest interaction with him really takes their relationship to a new level. “My gosh, [the spring collection] was sent to my house today, and they’re so beautiful,” she revealed. “They’re amazing. I walked around my apartment wearing them.”

Her favorites? “These cage, crystal-encrusted shoes and one with a feather detail coming off of it.”

Lively, who doesn’t have a stylist, described her style muses as “women from times past: Katharine Hepburn, Audrey Hepburn, Grace Kelly. I love the sophistication. I love every single detail.” Sounds like she’d love to live among them, too. “I would love if I could wear little cut-off gloves every day,” she mused. “That would make me so happy. I’d go to a grocery store in a beautiful hat with lace dripping over the eye.”

But her handbag would certainly be current. “I do love my Chanel bags,” she said. “They come with me everywhere. That’s the truth.”

–Catherine Kast

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