Thank you, Karen Millen, for dropping off this gorgeous new film for the Autumn Winter 2012 campaign. Not only does it provide endless style-spiration as we leave summer behind but it sees Tali Lennox going all old school glamour puss on us in the high-street hero's ladylike garb. Note the form-fitting, full-skirted dresses, peplum tee, the elbow-length gloves and knee-high boots as well as a leather jacket worn with a pleated skirt. As the face of KM for the second season in a row, we took the chance to ask Tali about her love for shopping, writing and painting...
Grazia Daily: Which are your favourite pieces from the new collection Karen Millen Autumn Winter 2012?
Tali Lennox: I like how feminine yet powerful the clothes are. The cuts and fit of the clothes really show off and flatter a woman's form. They make you feel like a strong woman. And that feels great! The collection has some really great jackets, I love the tailored jacket with the leather sleeves, it is the perfect combination of edgy and sophistication. I think women of all ages could wear it and you can wear it to lots of things by simply dressing it up or down. The shoes are great too! I love the wedges in particular, they are super comfortable, I really really want a pair. You can easily wear them during the day and they look so sophisticated. They are dressy but effortless.
Grazia Daily: What does it mean to you to be the face of Karen Millen for the second season?
Tali Lennox: It's surreal and a massive privilege, I just feel lucky and flattered they considered me for the job!
Grazia Daily: How would you describe your style?
Tali Lennox: It is eclectic, I never stick to one style, it all depends on my mood. I like to wear a lot of vintage clothes which add character, colour and originality to an outfit. So I always like to add hints of style from a past era into my outfits.
Grazia Daily: What does fashion mean to you?
Tali Lennox: I think it’s important to everyone, we can't walk around naked so it’s a part of everyone’s life. However I do believe in substance over style, true beauty and confidence comes from within and not from the clothes on your back. But personally I find fashion very inspiring, I’m obsessed with styles from the past so looking at photographs or rummaging through vintage shops gives me a lot of joy.
Grazia Daily: Where do you like to shop?
Tali Lennox: I actually prefer to shop alone, but I do enjoy vintage shopping with my mum. We try and save days to spend with each other on the weekend. She's introduced me to amazing places to shop like Alfies Antique Market and vintage fairs. She has a great eye for things, and will always point out or suggest something I initially think is too quirky but usually after some getting used to I absolutely love.
Grazia Daily: You love creative writing and painting, does this creative background help you in the modelling industry?
Tali Lennox: Definitely fashion and shoots are based so much on creativity so its really inspiring to work alongside talented and hard working photographers and magazines, it makes me really respect and enjoy the process so much more, and its so important to appreciate and understand what you’re doing, instead of being a robot. I think people sometimes look for models who have a little more to say or other things they enjoy doing. And for me to prove to people that I have other passions and outlets really boosts my confidence.