INSIDER TRACK…. Amber Le Bon for Karen Millen

We are delighted to announce that Amber Le Bon is the Karen Millen ‘Face’ for Spring Summer 2013 and stars in our new campaign which launches on our website tomorrow. Amber is the eldest daughter of iconic model Yasmin Le Bon and her husband Simon Le Bon, lead singer of the legendary group Duran Duran.

Not only is she very beautiful, she is also highly creative and dedicates some of her time to high profile charity work.  This interesting blend embodies the modern confident spirit of the Karen Millen woman.

Last night Karen Millen launched the new Spring/Summer 2013 campaign with Amber at the Café Royal in central London. Here’s a sneak preview…

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And don’t miss out on this week’s Grazia magazine where Amber features in a full page spread…

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In Store Now… The Urban Edit

Karen Millen launches a capsule collection of your ultimate city weekend wardrobe staples we have called ‘The Urban Edit’.  A perfectly edited range of essential off-duty pieces that spans leather bikers to the new season’s boyfriend jean.
AJ484_SHOT_05_036_F2 Our iconic leather biker jacket is on every Fashion editors wish-list, crafted from the softest leather and this season updated with a flash of neon-yellow or mouth-watering coral, this essential piece will act as a foundation to your wardrobe for this spring and seasons to come. And don’t miss out on our ‘Fashion Weekend ankle boots’ in tan or black – the perfect accessory.
AJ483_251012_KM 03 024_F2Although the pieces in our edit are utilitarian and masculine in influence, we have softened our skinny jeans and relaxed sweatshirt knits with metallic finishes or encrusted them with crystals to inject luxe femininity.

There is a big trend now in fashion for authenticity and this season you will definitely want a pair of our boyfriend jeans.  There is a huge amount of craft in them; the holes and the fraying on the denim is all done by hand to ensure that every pair of jeans will be slightly different, the fit, the finish, that way they are aged to ensure that you will get something really unique.  In the store you will need to try a few pairs on to make sure you get the right pair for you.  Have fun finding yours!!

Construct your looks here: http://bit.ly/UznqKE

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TREND TIP… FLASH FLORAL

Inject inky oriental florals into your transitional wardrobe via our striking iris print for an instant on-trend update.

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We create all our seasonal prints in our design studio and for spring we were inspired by evocative oriental florals reminiscent of 1920’s Shanghai.

Soft volume and minimal necklines reflect the clean mood of the season.  The attitude is modern femininity and our precision-cut tailoring ensures these pieces look slick yet effortlessly feminine.

Shop the new collection here http://www.karenmillen.com/new-in_garments/dept/fcp-category/list

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TREND TIP…. MONOCHROME

Black and white colour blocking reflects the modern, graphic attitude of the new season! Monochrome comes in the form of collaged panels, strict blocking and black and white prints that are designed to look both chic and striking. These pieces are perfect for the office, and can then take you through into the evening on trend and in style.

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Knitwear is transformed with contrasting monochrome ribbing or panels circling pocket lines and running down sleeves. A black pencil dress has white sliced panels cut into the waistline created an enviable silhouette. See some of our new in store buys, including the Contrast tipped knit cardigan, Textured pattern jersey dress and matching Textured pattern jersey jacket:
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021JQ00947_2We love the new contrast tipped trenchcoat. The Italian Ponte Roma fabric used to create this trenchcoat has amazing stretch and comfort making it the perfect investment piece.

cq007cq030Don’t miss out on all of these stylish new in store pieces: http://www.karenmillen.com/new-in_garments/dept/fcp-category/list

Also, including the Peplum t-shirt in monochrome, rated by Instyle online as one of the best ‘New In Store’ buys at the moment: http://www.instyle.co.uk/fashion/editors-picks/new-in-store-105#67

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HOT OFF THE PRESS….The Limited Edition Padded Leather Jacket

 

Our padded leather jacket is essential comfort to cocoon yourself from the winter blues this January. The fur collar is luxurious and cosy and the asymmetric zip detailing adds modernity. This is a tougher, more aggressive look with a crop cut mixed with a palette of soft winter grey.  Cocoon shapes were big on the winter catwalks; and so Karen Millen is keeping out of the cold with tactile layering and effortless shapes this season.

  

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The Times magazine chose this padded leather jacket in their ‘Fashion Sums’ this week which sat alongside a peplum pencil skirt and sky high wedges. This limited edition jacket is an investment into modern versatility that will last for seasons to come. Click here to buy it now, while stock lasts:  http://www.karenmillen.com///karenmillen/fcp-product/903000058610#GBP

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Don’t miss out also on our 50% off sale which is online and in stores at the moment. We love that you’re able to get up to 50% off our Signature Coats and Jackets, whether you’re being prepared and buying your Winter coat for next year or making a purchase for that last minute city break you’ve just booked, don’t miss out!

 We have our beady eyes on this glamorous padded jacket which is in an on-trend bomber style and now only £160.00:

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Don’t miss out on further reductions online: http://www.karenmillen.com/sale/dept/fcp-category/list

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HOT OFF THE PRESS… The Limited Edition All Over Sequin Sandal

We introduced the ultimate party shoe this season with the ‘The Limited Edition All Over Sequin Sandal’. Encrusted with sequins, this shoe is the ultimate luxury piece for versatile occasion dressing. Autumn/Winter 2012 explored the soft, feminine and glamorous components to your wardrobe- luxurious mixes of fabrics and dynamic heel heights from glossy flat pumps to simple kitten heels and sky scraper stilettos. But the overriding mood is strong and commanding. Perfect for New Years Eve dressing!

The All over sequin sandal offers express elegance in a peep toe but the ankle strap toughens the look into something a little more edgy. We love the party proof heel height, contrast suede ankle strap and curved form of the shoe that looks super stylish…

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So stylish in fact, that Darcey Bussell was featured in Hello! magazine this week wearing the gold pair. Teaming them with a scarlet velvet floor length gown and a thigh high slit, showing off a glimpse of the ankle strap and sequin peep, Darcey really does dazzle!

Look magazine was also seen to feature the black sequin pair in their recent Christmas ‘All Wrapped Up’ shoot.

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To find a Limited edition piece in our sale is a real treat so we’d like to say a big Merry Christmas and stylish Happy New Year to you with these luxurious statement heels – now a part of the Footwear and Accessory sale!

Don’t miss out- reduced from £155 to £75 http://www.karenmillen.com/all-over-sequin-peep/sale-footwear/karenmillen/fcp-product/214FP20087

 

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CELEBRITY STYLE…..The Perfect Dress

Some of our favourite celebrities have made Karen Millen their destination for the perfect dress this party season.  Be inspired by Leona Lewis, Tess Daly and Ella Henderson looking incredible in some of our statement pieces on TV and stage recently.

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Leona loves this signature Karen Millen silhouette!  This beautifully fluid dress comes in a mouth-watering range of rich vibrant colours and features sheer panels alongside a graphic lace print for added interest.  Team with our baroque jewelled peep-toe shoe to add a touch of subtle sparkle and get Leona’s look.

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Ella Henderson, fresh from the X Factor, chose our wonderful baroque tutu dress for her first public performance!

Cosmo loved this piece and gave our flirtatiously feminine dress a rock chic edge for their December issue, style this stand-out dress up with our baroque shoe-boots and jewel tassle necklace to recreate the look.

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Tess Daly looked stunning in our blue lace pencil dress on a recent TV show.

Marie Claire also featured this eye-catching dress in their edit of the best festive dresses for under £200.  Style up with a sparkling evening sandal or dress down with the addition of a slick leather jacket and powerful pony wedge ankle-boots for a modern understated take on cocktail time dressing.

We are also offering you 20% off your must-have dress purchases for a limited time, just enter DRESS20 at the checkout!! Click here to shop dresses now!

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