Monday, 18 June 2012

Karen Gillan: Scottish fashion icon, interviews, and new project

Karen Gillan named Scottish Fashion Icon
Doctor Who star Karen Gillan has been named Scottish Fashion Icon at the 2012 Scottish Fashion Awards.
The 24-year-old former model has become almost as well-known for her fashion sense as her acting, with the star often snapped on the front row of designer fashion shows.

Having taken on the role of supermodel Jean Shrimpton in the BBC drama We'll Take Manhattan earlier this year, Karen has now been named Scottish Fashion Icon at the seventh Scottish Fashion Awards.

Held at Glasgow's Clyde Auditorium and hosted by Alexa Chung, the awards celebrated the best of Scottish fashion and boasted a host of famous names.

Made In Chelsea's Millie Mackintosh, model David Gandy and Sugababes singer Jade Ewen were among the celebrities in attendance, while entertainment was provided by Dionne Bromfield and Tallia Storm.
Read more at Metro  and STV 

Exclusive interview with the Scottish Fashion Icon at the Scottish Fashion Awards 2012
As fabulous fashionistas from around the globe flocked to Glasgow on Monday night for the Scottish Fashion Awards, one flame-haired beauty stood out from the crowd – Karen Gillan.

The stunning Scottish actress has made a name for herself playing the much-loved Amy Pond in Doctor Who, but after shooting her final scene and bowing out of the hit sci-fi drama, how does she really feel about retiring from the iconic role?

She told showbiz reporter Gill Harvey: “It was so sad. It was this bittersweet thing cause I’m really excited to move onto other things, I’m actually going on to do a film in Glasgow which I’m really excited about, but yeah it was so sad cause I’m leaving my best friends in a weird way.”

Onwards and upwards and Karen will return to Glasgow in July to film quirky and romantic indie movie Not Another Happy Ending, where she will play a beautiful but eccentric novelist who suffers from writer's block since she found success.

Dressed in a bright yellow shirt dress by Twenty8Twelve, teamed with purple nails and a mulberry lipstick, Karen certainly knows how to make a statement, but she was shocked to be in the running for Scottish Fashion Icon of the Year.

She said: “It would be a huge honour to win an award like that and really unexpected. I honestly didn’t think I would be nominated for anything wearing the clothes I wear.”

It’s no wonder she was delighted when it was announced that she had taken the title.

Bursting with energy, strikingly beautiful and with a personality that leaves you desperate to party with her, we’d say Karen is certainly a worth winner.
Watch the interview at STV 

Karen tweeted that night:
Oh my god I won! Thank you to each and everyone of you who took the time to vote. You are the best.

Your Funding = A Happy Ending!
Here’s your chance to fund a movie – and not just any movie, but the one in which Karen Gillan is about to star!

The low-budget British flick Not Another Happy Ending is being funded by crowdsourcing – a process whereby a web page is set-up for interested parties to contribute to the raising of capital for the project. In return, investors get special perks.

In the case of Not Another Happy Ending, the funding is being hosted at Indiegogo where there is just a couple of days left to reach the $50,000 target (around £30,000). Written by David Solomons (Five Children and It), and directed by John McKay (he wrote and directed We’ll Take Manhattan) this is definitely a film in which fans of Karen should be interested.

The range of perks is considerable; for example a $10 donation will reward you with a “thank-you” postcard while $100 will get you a poster of the film signed by the cast.

Meanwhile for $1000 you can have have your name listed on the movie’s credits as a contributor, OR you might purchase Karen’s outfit!

For more information, use the link above and check out this video:

Source: Kasterborous

1 comment:

  1. So happy the shop is open!! Got some lovely things that sound great-thanks so much!


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