Blake Lively and Giuseppe Zanotti Talk Fall Shoes at Saks Fifth Avenue

10/13/2009 at 09:59 AM ET

Saks Fifth Avenue

When shoe-designer-to-the-stars Giuseppe Zanotti turned up at Manhattan’s Saks Fifth Avenue on Friday afternoon, he wasn’t the only famous face to surprise shoppers. Gossip Girl‘s Blake Lively took a break from shooting her hit series to meet the man and chat fall shoes. Blake, who sports Zanotti both on-set and on the red carpet, instantly impressed the designer. “Blake Lively is a true Giuseppe Zanotti woman,” the designer tells PEOPLE. “The Giuseppe Zanotti woman loves fashion and enjoys being up-to-date. She is self-confident and has a strong personality.” He continues, “She told me that she creates her own style; I think that makes her authentic and special.” One key to Blake’s much-coveted style? Giuseppe Zanotti shoes, of course! The actress spent most of the afternoon trying on pair after pair — and even left with a pair of boots signed by the designer himself. But even if you weren’t lucky enough to get a personal shopping experience with Giuseppe Zanotti, the designer did share his top fall shoe tips that he says will refresh any look: thigh-high boots and open-toe booties. Shop Giuseppe Zanotti’s fall shoe collection at

FILED UNDER: Blake Lively , Shoes
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Stephanie on

Blake, really, you need pants and a tanning bed.

Maggie on

She looks beautiful!

Sherry on

Stephanie, tanning beds kill. You need a life.

Becky on

I agree with Sherry. A girl can be as white as she wants. Tanning, especially in a tanning bed, will only make her skin eventually look like saggy leather and give her skin cancer.

mdr on

Ok Stephanie, lets see your pics since you like to criticize.

Linda on

Actually Stephenie , she has amazing legs so why not show them off? Plus , her color is natural , its not a fake tan.

mochababe73 on

I love Giuseppe Zanotti. However, I find Blake Lively and her style to be boring.

Delana on

Stephanie, really, you need to be less critical and do some research on how damaging tanning beds are to your skin. Blake, you look beautiful!

Pam on

For all of you tanning bed haters, you may want to do some research on Vitamin D deficiency and then let’s talk about what really kills. Tanninb beds DO NOT kill. OVEREXPOSURE is the culprit. It’s all about moderation. Saying a tanning bed kills is like saying water kills (because thousands die each year in the US from drowning). Tanning smart is sexy.

delina on

I was there, I’m not a Blake fan, but her legs looked great! Long long, not a dimple in sight! Her color was fine. It’s a shame she was holding her handbag in front of the great open toed booties she was wearing, yes he was the designer. they were a tan textured nu buck.

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