Blake Lively feels like an excited child when she goes to fashion shows.

The 'Gossip Girl' actress - who is often voted one of the world's best dressed women - says she loves getting to meet designers at fashion events and seeing their creations up close.

She told Interview magazine: "Getting to go to couture fashion week is great and getting to meet Karl Lagerfeld and John Galliano and Christian Louboutin is so exciting. It's like being a little girl and looking at these designers saying, 'Can you imagine one day seeing all of those ball gowns?'

"But at the end of the day I wouldn't be there without my job. There are a few things in life that matter above all else: your family, your friends, your loved ones. But everything else comes and goes-especially in this business where everything is so of the moment."

Despite her love of fashion, Blake admitted she doesn't really feel confident when she poses on the red carpet in a designer outfit.

She said: "I'm actually a very shy person - that's a big secret, so don't tell.

"We stand on these red carpets and pose in these dresses, but we're all only so confident. It doesn't mean we think we're great looking or anything. It's all a facade."