"I’d Love To See Ken­dall In My Dresses"

As she pre­pares to turn 30, Look joins Michelle as she re­flects on grow­ing up, plus her sur­pris­ing new style heroé


Af­ter a very hec­tic few months (in­clud­ing last week’s ski trip with hus­band Mark Wright), it’s fair to say Michelle Kee­gan, 29, might be look­ing for­ward to a rest. No such luck. The ac­tress, fresh from re­ceiv­ing rave re­views for her turn as foot­baller’s wife Tina Moore in ITV drama Tina & Bobby, is about to head to South Africa to film her se­cond se­ries as Cor­po­ral Ge­orgie Lane in the BBC’S Our Girl.

Now, she’s cel­e­brat­ing the launch of her brand-new Lipsy col­lec­tion. In­spired by her LA trav­els – Michelle and Mark, 30, of­ten hit Tin­sel­town for work meet­ings, while it’s ru­moured they may re­lo­cate there as their ca­reers go from strength to strength – the star tells us her style’s also been in­flu­enced by newly preg­nant Rosie Hunt­ing­ton­white­ley. Hmm… have you got some­thing to tell us, Mich? Baby

ru­mours aside, here she re­veals all about her hec­tic 2017 sched­ule and talks all things fash­ion…

Hi Michelle! Con­grats on the new range. How much has your style changed in the last year? I don’t think it has changed much, to be honest. I’m such a hoarder and I don’t re­ally like throw­ing things out, so I do tend to wear a lot of what I’ve worn the year be­fore. Whose red-car­pet style are you rat­ing at the mo­ment? Rosie Hunt­ing­ton-white­ley’s – she al­ways looks sim­ple and clas­sic and I love that look. I’d like to say my dress and hair at the NTAS was very Rosie Hunt­ing­ton-white­ley-in­spired. I’d love to see Ken­dall Jen­ner or Gigi Ha­did in my Lipsy dresses – they both look ef­fort­lessly cool. What’s your Lipsy hero piece? One of my favourites is the sheer em­broi­dered white top. I’ll be wear­ing it with my sta­ple ripped an­kle-grazer denim jeans. It’s so easy to wear, day and evening. We’ve just fin­ished watch­ing Tina & Bobby – do you think the 60s style has in­flu­enced your look at all? Yes, I am in­spired by the 60s. I love match­ing 60s co-ords and boots. I like to take a bit from each era and adapt it to my own style. You’ll be abroad film­ing Our Girl soon – what will you be tak­ing to wear? Prob­a­bly warm track­suits as I’ll get up at around 5am and won’t get back un­til late. I’ll also be tak­ing some comfy out­fits and train­ers with me, be­cause at the week­ends I like to go ex­plor­ing in South Africa. What beauty tip have you learned from a fel­low celeb? Kim Kar­dashian has re­ally stripped back her look. She isn’t wear­ing any fake eye­lashes at the mo­ment and I love that. So I’ve tried to strip back my make-up a bit, too. I think some­times less is more. We think some of your Lipsy pieces could make nice brides­maid dresses… Yes, I’ve had a few fans get in touch wear­ing them as brides­maid dresses. It’s lovely to feel like I’ve been part of their special day. What’s the most special dress you’ve ever worn? Prob­a­bly my wed­ding dress! You’re turn­ing 30 in June – how will you be cel­e­brat­ing? I’m not sure, as of yet. I’ll prob­a­bly be film­ing, but I will have a break at some point to cel­e­brate with friends and fam­ily. For Mark’s 30th I planned a party for him in Es­sex and ev­ery­one turned up. We had all our fam­i­lies and ev­ery­one we loved in one room and we just had an amaz­ing night. Do you worry about get­ting older? No, just be­cause as I get older, I’m feel­ing more confident – not with how I look but how I am as a per­son, and I love that. What are your ul­ti­mate ca­reer goals? To keep act­ing and to keep do­ing what I love and en­joy do­ing. You’re so busy at the mo­ment – how do you like to re­lax when you’ve got time to your­self? Just nor­mal things re­ally. Catch­ing up with fam­ily and friends, hav­ing nights in, walk­ing the dogs and ap­pre­ci­at­ing nor­mal cook­ing – I love cook­ing, that’s my wind-down.

Top, £8 Trousers, £4 both Lipsy (Left): Michelle at the NTAS. (Right): She wed Mark in May 2015

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