Blake Lively was thrilled when Christian Louboutin named a pair of shoes after her.

The 'Gossip Girl' actress - who recently married film star Ryan Reynolds - says the famous designer was so enamoured with her, he named a pair of ''beautiful'' shoes in her honour.

She said: ''I was in his atelier in Paris after going to the couture shows for the first time and I saw these shoes. I told him they were the most beautiful things I'd seen in my entire life. The colours reminded me of 'The Wizard of Oz', my favourite movie.

He pulled out a marker pen, wrote my name on them and told me they would be named after me.''

The 25-year-old beauty, who is known for her impeccable style, also says she understands what works for her better than anyone and doesn't hire stylists to dress her for red carpet events.

She added: ''It can be a lot of work but it's creatively fulfilling and a form of self-expression. I look online to pull something together for an event.''