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Karen Elson

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Many shades of red 👩🏼‍🦰
Loving these @dazed images  Colorful and tres chic! 
Photos by @leacolombo
Styling @kjeldgaard1
Hair @shonju
Make-up @lucyjbridge
Casting @noahtshelley

Many shades of red 👩🏼‍🦰
Loving these @dazed images Colorful and tres chic!
Photos by @leacolombo
Styling @kjeldgaard1
Hair @shonju
Make-up @lucyjbridge
Casting @noahtshelley

3,686 91 17 April, 2019

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I think this image captures the tragedy today at Notre Dame in Paris. (Image reposted from @franburns)
I lived alone in Paris when I was 16.  I’d pass the time visiting all the sights. I went to Notre Dame and lit a candle, l was dazzled by the stained glass, the gothic architecture and a childish fear of a fabled hunch back in my mind. Paris is one of those cities that enchants, where the old world peacefully cohabits with the modern world. The magnificence of the city, it’s culture, art, fashion, philosophers and its stunning and magnificent beauty make it unlike any other place on earth. Paris is for lovers but it’s also for day dreamers like myself! You can spend a day getting lost in stunning churches, gardens, museums and in cafe’s drinking the best vin rouge.
My heart goes out to everyone in Paris, they lost a piece of its bewitching city today. 
Paris Je t’aime avec tout mon coeur 💔

I think this image captures the tragedy today at Notre Dame in Paris. (Image reposted from @franburns )
I lived alone in Paris when I was 16. I’d pass the time visiting all the sights. I went to Notre Dame and lit a candle, l was dazzled by the stained glass, the gothic architecture and a childish fear of a fabled hunch back in my mind. Paris is one of those cities that enchants, where the old world peacefully cohabits with the modern world. The magnificence of the city, it’s culture, art, fashion, philosophers and its stunning and magnificent beauty make it unlike any other place on earth. Paris is for lovers but it’s also for day dreamers like myself! You can spend a day getting lost in stunning churches, gardens, museums and in cafe’s drinking the best vin rouge.
My heart goes out to everyone in Paris, they lost a piece of its bewitching city today.
Paris Je t’aime avec tout mon coeur 💔

3,416 106 15 April, 2019
Red alert 🚨♥️ 🚨
Absolutely in love this new cover of @dazed
An amazing day and incredible team. 
Photos by @leacolombo
Styling @kjeldgaard1
Hair @shonju
Make-up @lucyjbridge
Casting @noahtshelley
I’m wearing a divine latex shirt by @givenchyofficial Haute Couture
Massive thank you @billythurlow
#TheMeaningOfCult

Red alert 🚨♥️ 🚨
Absolutely in love this new cover of @dazed
An amazing day and incredible team.
Photos by @leacolombo
Styling @kjeldgaard1
Hair @shonju
Make-up @lucyjbridge
Casting @noahtshelley
I’m wearing a divine latex shirt by @givenchyofficial Haute Couture
Massive thank you @billythurlow
#TheMeaningOfCult

2,373 67 15 April, 2019

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Many years ago my first love went up to heaven. He was named after an angel so it’s fitting that he returned to them.
Raphael was one of most intelligent and profound men I’ve ever met. He touched people in ways that is hard to explain. For a time we were kindred spirits. 
This photo was took at the top of a volcano in Iceland that had recently erupted. We weren’t supposed to be there but the guide took us regardless. The ground was hot and shook beneath us and the air was thick with sulfur. We kissed, we laughed and we had adventures back packing through Iceland that summer.
A couple of years passed then fate and it’s inexplicable ways intervened. 
Loosing him was devastating to everyone who knew and loved him. I still ache when I think of how his life was tragically cut short. His passing taught me so much about strength, sorrow and gave me a brutal realization to not waste a day of this precious life.
Tomorrow all those who loved him will gather and remember our old friend. Sadly this year I can’t be there, but I’m there in spirit as I’m sure he will he too.
We miss you dearly sweet Raf ♥️

Many years ago my first love went up to heaven. He was named after an angel so it’s fitting that he returned to them.
Raphael was one of most intelligent and profound men I’ve ever met. He touched people in ways that is hard to explain. For a time we were kindred spirits.
This photo was took at the top of a volcano in Iceland that had recently erupted. We weren’t supposed to be there but the guide took us regardless. The ground was hot and shook beneath us and the air was thick with sulfur. We kissed, we laughed and we had adventures back packing through Iceland that summer.
A couple of years passed then fate and it’s inexplicable ways intervened.
Loosing him was devastating to everyone who knew and loved him. I still ache when I think of how his life was tragically cut short. His passing taught me so much about strength, sorrow and gave me a brutal realization to not waste a day of this precious life.
Tomorrow all those who loved him will gather and remember our old friend. Sadly this year I can’t be there, but I’m there in spirit as I’m sure he will he too.
We miss you dearly sweet Raf ♥️

8,311 239 14 April, 2019
A little pretty in pink repost from the archives from the one and only mother @patmcgrathreal for @allure with the legendary Pat of course doing the makeup.
Shot by @michaelthompsonstudio editor @paulcavaco and dreamy mermaid hair by @garrennewyork 💗

A little pretty in pink repost from the archives from the one and only mother @patmcgrathreal for @allure with the legendary Pat of course doing the makeup.
Shot by @michaelthompsonstudio editor @paulcavaco and dreamy mermaid hair by @garrennewyork 💗

2,080 28 13 April, 2019
Little interview I did in @crfashionbook about fashion, feminism, being an opinionated fiery red head and why my collaboration with @hobotheoriginal ticked all the boxes. Photo by the divine @jackie_nickerson 
Link in 👆🏻

Little interview I did in @crfashionbook about fashion, feminism, being an opinionated fiery red head and why my collaboration with @hobotheoriginal ticked all the boxes. Photo by the divine @jackie_nickerson
Link in 👆🏻

1,820 30 12 April, 2019

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How did I forget it’s National Sibling Day!
Here is myself and my divine twin sister Kate, when we did a shoot with the beautiful @inezandvinoodh some years ago! I’m so lucky to be her sister, she’s one in a million. She also puts up with me! That alone deserves a medal.  I’m sure she often wonders what she did to deserve “”moi” as her extra feisty little sis (those 3 mins count) 
Cheers to siblings who drive you crazy, call you out when you need it but love you like no one else!

How did I forget it’s National Sibling Day!
Here is myself and my divine twin sister Kate, when we did a shoot with the beautiful @inezandvinoodh some years ago! I’m so lucky to be her sister, she’s one in a million. She also puts up with me! That alone deserves a medal. I’m sure she often wonders what she did to deserve “”moi” as her extra feisty little sis (those 3 mins count)
Cheers to siblings who drive you crazy, call you out when you need it but love you like no one else!

1,532 30 10 April, 2019
Ladies night out.
Thank you @Michael Kors for having me as your date to the @whitneymuseum gala. Wonderful night out, in honor of all things that make NYC incredible which is great art and artists!

Ladies night out.
Thank you @Michael Kors for having me as your date to the @whitneymuseum gala. Wonderful night out, in honor of all things that make NYC incredible which is great art and artists!

1,244 18 10 April, 2019
Thank you @hobotheoriginal, @whitesmercantile and @native_nashville for hosting such a lovely evening in Nashville TN...see you next time

Thank you @hobotheoriginal , @whitesmercantile and @native_nashville for hosting such a lovely evening in Nashville TN...see you next time

1,574 29 7 April, 2019
Looking forward to an evening of celebrating strong, bad ass, beautiful and empowered women at @whitesmercantile in Nashville Tennessee for the launch of the new @hobotheoriginal campaign!
I’m so excited about my “Oh My Goddess” collection with @costanzatb in benefit of @girlgaze. Swipe to see a sneak peek. 🐍🐞🐍🐞
Photos @annemenke2 
Styling @solangefranklin 
Makeup @tyronmachhausen 
Hair Yoichi Tomizawa

Looking forward to an evening of celebrating strong, bad ass, beautiful and empowered women at @whitesmercantile in Nashville Tennessee for the launch of the new @hobotheoriginal campaign!
I’m so excited about my “Oh My Goddess” collection with @costanzatb in benefit of @girlgaze . Swipe to see a sneak peek. 🐍🐞🐍🐞
Photos @annemenke2
Styling @solangefranklin
Makeup @tyronmachhausen
Hair Yoichi Tomizawa

1,955 39 4 April, 2019
I’m super excited to announce the launch of my bag collaboration with @hobotheoriginal. 
The “Oh My Goddess” collection was a collaboration with women I admire and respect. 
The proceeds of these bags go towards an organization very close my heart @girlgaze 
The inspiration for the bags was to celebrate women by using powerful symbols of femininity to empower and inspire. 
Hand-painted and realized by my dear friend artist Costanza Theodoli-Braschi the “Oh My Goddess” collection benefits Girlgaze, a global community of creatives with a mission of closing the gender gap one job at a time. Our hope is that these bags symbolize female strength, beauty, and power and that you feel invincible when carrying them. Wear it with pride.
Thank you Amanda, Cosi, Ethan and everyone at Hobo! #hobooriginal #ohmygoddess #girlgaze 🐍🐞🌺🍎💗

I’m super excited to announce the launch of my bag collaboration with @hobotheoriginal .
The “Oh My Goddess” collection was a collaboration with women I admire and respect.
The proceeds of these bags go towards an organization very close my heart @girlgaze
The inspiration for the bags was to celebrate women by using powerful symbols of femininity to empower and inspire.
Hand-painted and realized by my dear friend artist Costanza Theodoli-Braschi the “Oh My Goddess” collection benefits Girlgaze, a global community of creatives with a mission of closing the gender gap one job at a time. Our hope is that these bags symbolize female strength, beauty, and power and that you feel invincible when carrying them. Wear it with pride.
Thank you Amanda, Cosi, Ethan and everyone at Hobo! #hobooriginal #ohmygoddess #girlgaze 🐍🐞🌺🍎💗

447 29 4 April, 2019
Lovely bones 🦴☠️🦴
Another image from the exquisitely talented @irisvanherpen for her new book shot by @luigiandiango and styled by @patti_wilson 
This piece is a work of art. Thank you everyone for letting me be a part of this! 
It’s worth noting that I felt insecure at first wearing this. My curves felt exposed and at first I felt anxious. When I look at this image now, I feel proud. 
I’ve made a commitment to myself to no longer diet and try to eat intuitively, that means I can still be healthy but I’ve jumped off the hamster wheel of diet obsessed culture. This was a decision primarily for my mental well-being and recovery but also because I’m aware that I’m a role model to my children and also to other women. 
I listened to the #UnLadyLike podcast in an episode about diet culture it said most young girls who develop disordered eating habits have seen their mothers and their friends bond over various diets and detoxes they are on, also it mentioned when diets first became popular in society it was originally rooted in white supremacy which is disturbing! 
While I’m not preaching that you all should follow my lead, I do think it’s worth asking yourself if going on a diet is an act of self love or self loathing? I’ve learnt that intention is everything. For me most diets I’ve been on were due to some issues with my self esteem and pressures from my industry.
Adopting a healthy lifestyle is something I wholeheartedly support, but being healthy shouldn’t mean starving yourself to fit into those skinny jeans or harshly judging yourself when you’re having your picture taken because of those extra 10-15 pounds like I initially did when this photo was took. I realize also that I’m being slightly hypocritical as many women genuinely struggle with their weight and who am I as a model to preach. I live in a fish bowl within my industry were being a size 4-6 in high fashion is viewed as being “heavy” I look at this photo now, and think “damn, I look good”  mini curves and all and that’s progress and self love!

Lovely bones 🦴☠️🦴
Another image from the exquisitely talented @irisvanherpen for her new book shot by @luigiandiango and styled by @patti_wilson
This piece is a work of art. Thank you everyone for letting me be a part of this!
It’s worth noting that I felt insecure at first wearing this. My curves felt exposed and at first I felt anxious. When I look at this image now, I feel proud.
I’ve made a commitment to myself to no longer diet and try to eat intuitively, that means I can still be healthy but I’ve jumped off the hamster wheel of diet obsessed culture. This was a decision primarily for my mental well-being and recovery but also because I’m aware that I’m a role model to my children and also to other women.
I listened to the #UnLadyLike podcast in an episode about diet culture it said most young girls who develop disordered eating habits have seen their mothers and their friends bond over various diets and detoxes they are on, also it mentioned when diets first became popular in society it was originally rooted in white supremacy which is disturbing!
While I’m not preaching that you all should follow my lead, I do think it’s worth asking yourself if going on a diet is an act of self love or self loathing? I’ve learnt that intention is everything. For me most diets I’ve been on were due to some issues with my self esteem and pressures from my industry.
Adopting a healthy lifestyle is something I wholeheartedly support, but being healthy shouldn’t mean starving yourself to fit into those skinny jeans or harshly judging yourself when you’re having your picture taken because of those extra 10-15 pounds like I initially did when this photo was took. I realize also that I’m being slightly hypocritical as many women genuinely struggle with their weight and who am I as a model to preach. I live in a fish bowl within my industry were being a size 4-6 in high fashion is viewed as being “heavy” I look at this photo now, and think “damn, I look good” mini curves and all and that’s progress and self love!

3,431 115 25 March, 2019