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Dolly Parton thinks it was 'sweet' of Reese Witherspoon to design a bag inspired by her

Dolly Parton thinks it was 'sweet' of Reese Witherspoon to design a bag inspired by her

Dolly Parton thinks it was "sweet" of Reese Witherspoon to design a bag inspired by her.

The 40-year-old actress - who launched her fashion range Draper James in 2015 - designed the Dolly Vanderbilt Tote bag, which has 'What Would Dolly Do?' emblazoned on the front, for the singer, and although the 70-year-old musician has admitted she is touched Reese created the accessory with her in mind, she has revealed she doesn't actually "carry" one herself.

Speaking in the December issue of InStyle magazine, the buxom blonde said: "I can't carry that [bag] myself, of course, but my friends are buying them up. It was sweet of you to do that!"

And the 'Legally Blonde' star has revealed the '9 to 5' hitmaker has always been a "big inspiration" for her ever since she was a child.

She said: "You were such a big inspiration to me. I loved country music, and I thought you stood for so many things. You were a beautiful story teller. And you made me feel proud about being from a place that other people made fun of. I wanted to be you -- and I still do."

Meanwhile Reese has revealed launching her own brand and setting up a new business has been a completely "new chapter" and "different experience" for her.

Speaking about her fashion venture, Reese said: "It's a new chapter for me starting a business, going around passing the hat, and promoting it all over the place.

"It's a different experience, but I'm enjoying learning something new. I've been acting for about 25 years, and I still love it, but I like the challenge of trying something else too. I find there are a lot of people talking about New York and Los Angeles, but there's a whole world out there in between, and that's who I like to tell stories about and make products for -- people who love the life they have and have a sense of style that's uniquely their own.

"I think that's a good lesson for young women: No one knows what they're doing. You walk into boardrooms with these executives -- they don't really know anything more than anybody else."