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Game of Thrones Star Is The New Face Of Karen Millen

Talk about the epitome of fashion news and the latest celebrity gossip! Game of Thrones star Sophie Turner, (aka Sansa Stark) will be the face of Karen Millen’s 2015 Autumn/Winter launch. I’ve just had a sneak peak at the fashion (which I’ll share) and campaign mini movie entitled The Journey shot by Photographer and director Glen Luchford.

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The campaign centers around Turner. She’s supported by an entourage of handpicked British beauties, Lara Mullen, Rosie Tapner and Brogan Loftus. These young, vivacious women have been exquisitely styled by Katy England who breathes life into the entire collection.

Presented is an eclectic mixture of high-low, trend-led, London inspired pieces. These are complimented with some stunning seasonal wardrobe staples. Seriously the handbags and heeled boots are to die for! As always their objective is to design and create effortless fashion for modern intelligent, urban woman. That sounds very much like a majority of our readers?!

There’s an opulent mixture of day, night, casual, office and evening ware. KM has used a variety of fabrics in plain and feminine patterns, creating perfectly contoured shirts, tops, jeans and elegant skirts. There’s also a selection of tailored pants and an array of coats and jackets available in long and short varieties. To complete the AW15 collection faux furs and flowing scarfs have been included to ward off the winter chills. Plus they haven’t forgotten their iconic bikers jacket. So, basically all the must have’s for a stylish Autumn / Winter wardrobe have been included.

The KM brand ensures exceptional quality with first class craftsmanship. Directed by CCO Gemma Metheringham each piece is designed, cut and finished in KM’s design studio. These remain reflective of KM’s origin which remains based in Shoreditch London. The brand also dedicates support to emerging fashion talent with their graduate protégé scheme. Participants receive valuable experience and in return KM inspires innovation by encouraging new industry professionals.

Speaking of emerging talent and industry professionals lets get back to the celebrity goss! Turner was cast for the role of Sansa Stark at age 13 after being handpicked from her school. She remains with Game of Thrones as it enters it’s fifth season. The promo has just been released and fans can’t wait until it airs in the US on April 12th. Granted Turner’s had a very different role with KM. In fact it’s probably as far from Winterfell and Kings landing entire as you can possibly get! Quite a transformation isn’t it!

As well as being the face of KM, Turner’s been a very busy young lady since Game of Thrones aired last season. She’s rapidly made a leap from small to large screen. She’s recently concluded an action comedy called Barley Lethal with Hailee Steinfeld, Jessica Alba and Samuel L. Jackson. Plus she scored a lead role in an independent film called Alone with Mark Kassen and Ray Liotta.

She’s certainly been mixing it up with some film favorites there. No wonder she’s recently been signed to play Jean Grey in X-Men: Apocalypse. Turner will act along side one film’s hottest honeys; Channing Tatum and of course Australia’s favorite X-Man, Hugh Jackman will be there. The film is currently in pre-production and is due for release in 2016. Looks like this busy talented young beauty is one up and coming celebrity to keep an eye on!

To checkout the Karen Millen AW15 collection click here.

Images via gameofthrones.com

 

February 6, 2015

Welcome To The Jungle: A/W Accessories Report

David Jones’ autumn/winter 2015 fashion collection was showcased to a select group of VIPs in Sydney last Tuesday, but SHESAID readers can also enjoy the ride!

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Here, we showcase the retail giant’s on-trend, new-season animal-print fashion accessories via Sambag, Tony Bianco or Kurt Geiger, just to name a few.

As the big chill sets in, it’s time to access your inner animal instincts and show your personality via top-shelf fashion accessories.

It’s all about heeding the call of the wild! Shop all these wondrous, new-season accessories from leading Australian and overseas fashion designers online via www.davidjones.com.au.

  1. Camilla ruler of the underworld canvas clutch, $79.95.autumn/winter fashion trends, accessories, david jones
  2. Gregory Ladner twill animal border scarf, $39.95.autumn/winter fashion trends, accessories, david jones
  3. Kurt Geiger London britton court shoe, $540.autumn/winter fashion trends, accessories, david jones
  4. Samantha Wills bohemian bardot ring, $79.95.autumn/winter fashion trends, accessories, david jones
  5. Sylvia Toledano red panther swarovski minaudiere with pen, $1999.autumn/winter fashion trends, accessories, david jones
  6. Sambag fifi loafer, $169.95.autumn/winter fashion trends, accessories, david jones
  7. Gregory Ladner wool gloves, $59.95.autumn/winter fashion trends, accessories, david jones
  8. Samantha Wills cavalier necklace, $279.autumn/winter fashion trends, accessories, david jones
  9. Tony Bianco cherry crossbody, $99.95.autumn/winter fashion trends, accessories, david jones
  10. Samantha Wills shimmering dusk earrings, $119.95.autumn/winter fashion trends, accessories, david jones
  11. Tony Bianco moscar pump, $159.95.autumn/winter fashion trends, accessories, david jones
February 5, 2015

Autumn Fashion Trends with Karen Millen

The latest Autumn/Winter Karen Millen collection just dropped. Think more relaxed pieces rather than a focus on occasion-wear, with casuals and separates, demins and leathers bridging the gap between high-end and high-street fashion. Karen Millen’s Louise Mitchell shares the brand’s new direction, the latest campaign shot by David Bailey and what trends to look out for this winter.

What is the inspiration behind the new Autumn/Winter collection?
AW14 is a stand-out season for us as a brand. Traditionally, we’ve been known for our amazing dresses and occasion-wear but moving into AW14 you’ll see a greater emphasis on our urban edit, led by amazing leather jackets, denim and versatile separates. There’s still the signature quality and attention to detail which we’re renowned for but the focus for AW14 is to showcase our great mix of trend-led pieces and wardrobe staples that can be worn year after year.

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There is a strong mix of tailored pieces, leather and tartan. What are the key trends to look out for this season?
A trend that’s particularly prominent right now is the use of leather detailing on dresses, skirts and tops as a way to provide a point of interest and add some edge to a piece. The masculine silhouette is also really popular but then so is lace detailing, which adds a nice feminine touch. For our AW14 collection tartan is a key trend – one of our signature campaign pieces is a beautiful red tartan coat.

There are some beautiful patterns and materials used throughout the collection. What is the design process behind creating these amazing colours, patterns and fabrics?
One of our major points of difference as a brand is that everything in our collections is designed, fitted and created in our Shoreditch Atelier in London.

We will fit and re-cut every piece as many times as it takes to ensure the silhouette is right – usually between 7 and 15 times – in all sizes.  Not only do our designers create many of our prints in-house, they also work closely with premium specialty mills around the world to source and select the most luxurious fabrics and finishes. Getting the fabrics, the fit and the detailing right is what really makes a Karen Millen piece so distinctive.

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Can you talk me through the concept behind Karen Millen’s latest campaign shot by David Bailey?
The AW14 campaign focuses on the brand’s changing style via a series of portraits featuring stand out pieces from the new season’s collection. The concept was to allow the clothes and the models to take centre stage, which is why we worked closely with Bailey to select four fresh new faces that embody the essence of a ‘Karen Millen woman’.  We wanted to celebrate high profile creatives working together to create a unique platform on which to propel future faces into the next stage of their careers.

What is your favourite piece from the collection?
There’s so many fantastic pieces in the collection it’s difficult to choose but one that I particularly love is our camouflage faux-fur coat. It’s a great investment piece that will work really well from day, with my favourite Karen Millen boyfriend jeans, to night, with a great dress. It’s top of my list this season.

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What are your favourite fashion trends this autumn?

March 11, 2014