"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