Kirsten Lea: 'everyone wants a bit of glamour'

27 February 2009


We've forgotten to tell you before (blame it on the stiletto burn), but outside the Jenny Packham show at London Fashion Week we bumped into Kirsten Lea, the star of the newest fashion film. So obviously we quizzed her on what we can expect from Fashionistas. The movie – based on Lynn Messina's book and directed by Donald Petrie of How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days fame – is apparently The Devil Wears Prada meets The Secret Of My Success. But what about the fashion? ‘My character is British so I think they want to play her up as a real British eccentric, with very quirky style a bit like Helena Bonham Carter,' Kirsten revealed. ‘We've had quite a lot of interest from luxury brands, including Jimmy Choo, to be involved already.' But though Kirsten was front row at the Armani and Dior couture shows in Paris last month and Jenny Packham this Fashion Week to do ‘research' for the film, she insists she hasn't turned into a fashionista herself quite yet. ‘My style's quite classic. I loved Jenny Packham's beautiful evening dresses for example and was glad that this season she did elegant styles that cover the upper arms.' Fashionistas is not out until next year but it sounds like it's something to look forward to. After all, as Kirsten says, ‘I think everyone wants a bit of glamour at the moment.' We couldn't agree more...


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