One "California Girl"  has come a long way since beginning an acting career at age 11. Blake Lively appeared in the 1998 film “Sandman,” which just happened to be directed by her dad. Her role in “The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants” in 2005, had the public take notice, and actress Blake Lively earned her the first Teen Choice Award nomination.

Nominated many times afterwards, Blake has racked up winning 3 Teen Choice Awards from 2007 to 2011, as well as being nominated for the People Choice Award for her role in "Gossip Girl."

This  television series drama premiered in 2007  and peeks into the lives of privileged teenagers attending an elite private school in New York City.

Through the popularity of Blake´s starring role in this hit show, Karl Lagerfeld, the forefront of luxury designers worldwide at Chanel, took notice of the young star. She was signed up as  the youngest spokeswomen, as well as first American, to be "the face"  for Chanel designer handbags. Not only having this new "role" added to her vast resume, she has exclusive dibs on the “best of best” Chanel handbags.

One lovely youthful number that Blake is sure to have in her Chanel collection and will last for eons is the authentic Chanel Patent Shoulder Handbag.

This flip-top open tote is crafted in black quilted patent leather and has a squared off frame. Its difference in body style and size makes this shoulder bag one of the most yearned for from Chanel.

The shoulder bag´s thicker handle is based in the same quilted patent leather made not only for optical balance but for comfort as well.

Hardware is gold tone hardware including its distinctive and double “C” turn lock closure and attached shoulder strap stud attachments.

The back of the used Chanel´s exterior contains a hidden and large patch pocket, ideal for storing a pad and pen.

Aside from its obvious youthful, simple lines and elegant Chanel looks, once inside, the bag offers a charcoal color fabric lining and grainy leather trimmings.

There is ample space in this scrumptious used Chanel Patent bag, which is versatile enough to take any gal from day wear into dressier night occasions. There is a zippered pocket within the bag´s interior.

Being the spokeswoman for Chanel is a great honor for Blake. It has introduced her to classic styling with a modern mix and ultra quality. One Chanel bag can be used this year or even 10 years later and still be in style. Add the authentic Chanel Patent Shoulder Handbag to formulate a contemporary feel in a timeless accessory.