Karen Elson ( @misskarenelson ) Instagram Profile

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Karen Elson

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Auntie and little one. Mummy and baby are both healthy! Auntie is a little frazzled from chasing my sister’s 2 year old this way and that 🤪

Auntie and little one. Mummy and baby are both healthy! Auntie is a little frazzled from chasing my sister’s 2 year old this way and that 🤪

1,849 40 16 hours ago

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Welcome to the world! Our new angel, my darling new niece. To witness my sister’s awe inspiring focus and strength and the loving and calm atmosphere created at the hospital by the mid wives and doctors blew my mind. So much respect for them! She was at the birth of my children and to be present for her birth was so humbling. Life is so precious! Tears of joy!

Welcome to the world! Our new angel, my darling new niece. To witness my sister’s awe inspiring focus and strength and the loving and calm atmosphere created at the hospital by the mid wives and doctors blew my mind. So much respect for them! She was at the birth of my children and to be present for her birth was so humbling. Life is so precious! Tears of joy!

3,428 148 18 July, 2019
An outtake a few years back from a @louisvuitton shoot by the amazing @therealpeterlindbergh in South Africa, with my giraffe friend 🦒

An outtake a few years back from a @louisvuitton shoot by the amazing @therealpeterlindbergh in South Africa, with my giraffe friend 🦒

1,553 27 18 July, 2019

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Dinner with these legends. 
Massive respect and nothing but love for everyone in this pic @karliekloss @edward_enninful @kloss_films @jourdandunn ❤️🧡❤️🧡

Dinner with these legends.
Massive respect and nothing but love for everyone in this pic @karliekloss @edward_enninful @kloss_films @jourdandunn ❤️🧡❤️🧡

1,363 20 18 July, 2019
Selfie #tatemodern #olafureliasson

Selfie #tatemodern #olafureliasson

1,808 36 17 July, 2019
New shoot in @voguemagazine shot by the incomparable Annie Leibovitz 
I always enjoy shooting with Annie. We’ve done some amazing shoots together over the years and what I love is her point of view. She doesn’t diminish in her photo’s she empowers, it’s about the person and not the bells and whistles.
Editor the brilliant @saramoonves and I’m wearing @marni #annieleibovitz #vogue #fashion

New shoot in @voguemagazine shot by the incomparable Annie Leibovitz
I always enjoy shooting with Annie. We’ve done some amazing shoots together over the years and what I love is her point of view. She doesn’t diminish in her photo’s she empowers, it’s about the person and not the bells and whistles.
Editor the brilliant @saramoonves and I’m wearing @marni #annieleibovitz #vogue #fashion

3,242 61 16 July, 2019

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Myself and @erinoconnor back in the day.
We were partners in crime along with @maggierizer for a while. 
We all experienced a lot of firsts together, being young and away from home. But some of the simplest memories were the best. Singing our hearts out at the top of double decker bus and wandering around new cities together on castings.
Pic by the wonderful @seanellisphoto

Myself and @erinoconnor back in the day.
We were partners in crime along with @maggierizer for a while.
We all experienced a lot of firsts together, being young and away from home. But some of the simplest memories were the best. Singing our hearts out at the top of double decker bus and wandering around new cities together on castings.
Pic by the wonderful @seanellisphoto

1,513 20 15 July, 2019
Got Milk 🥛🥛🥛 @vogueitalia

Got Milk 🥛🥛🥛 @vogueitalia

1,907 31 12 July, 2019
Medusa 🐍🐍🐍 wearing @versace 
Repost @kegrand
(PS sorry @bonniedeefertita for all the snake posts 😬)

Medusa 🐍🐍🐍 wearing @versace
Repost @kegrand
(PS sorry @bonniedeefertita for all the snake posts 😬)

3,247 100 9 July, 2019
Thank you so much @vogueitalia for making this sequence of my covers of Italian Vogue from age 18 to the present day. For me it all began with the legendary force of Franca Sozzani and  the master Steven Meisel, she gave him ultimate freedom to create his sublime and iconic images, thus some of which I was so fortunate to be a part of and continued to this day with Italian Vogue’s  amazing creative team along with other legendary photographers like Tim Walker to Peter Lindbergh and most recently my new cover with the brilliant @harleyweir 
Looking back at these covers also it goes without saying that I’ve worked with some incredible editors also who equally bring so much creativity into these images. From @ozwolf to @loribgoldstein @therealgracecoddington @kegrand Camilla Nickerson @kjeldgaard1  @carlynecerfdedudzeele and of course  @edward_enninful who is now making history at the helm of @britishvogue in fact all the editors I worked with on these covers mean so much to me and I apologize if I’ve missed any! 
A great fashion image is a collaboration of many creative forces on set, and I feel lucky to have been at the right place at the right time for some of these shoots.

Thank you so much @vogueitalia for making this sequence of my covers of Italian Vogue from age 18 to the present day. For me it all began with the legendary force of Franca Sozzani and the master Steven Meisel, she gave him ultimate freedom to create his sublime and iconic images, thus some of which I was so fortunate to be a part of and continued to this day with Italian Vogue’s amazing creative team along with other legendary photographers like Tim Walker to Peter Lindbergh and most recently my new cover with the brilliant @harleyweir
Looking back at these covers also it goes without saying that I’ve worked with some incredible editors also who equally bring so much creativity into these images. From @ozwolf to @loribgoldstein @therealgracecoddington @kegrand Camilla Nickerson @kjeldgaard1 @carlynecerfdedudzeele and of course @edward_enninful who is now making history at the helm of @britishvogue in fact all the editors I worked with on these covers mean so much to me and I apologize if I’ve missed any!
A great fashion image is a collaboration of many creative forces on set, and I feel lucky to have been at the right place at the right time for some of these shoots.

1,302 85 7 July, 2019
Sometimes we loose perspective that what often makes us beautiful are the quirks a lot of us try to hide. I was never called pretty growing up. I was often called weird and other not so pleasant names. What makes me successful in life are my quirks and that my beauty isn’t because I look perfect. So many kids are bullied because they don’t fit the mould, but what I’ve seen in life is that being different and embracing your individuality is the key to living an authentic life. 
I was talking with a teenager the other day and she told me that it’s hard to look on social media as the pressure to always look perfect and seem happy when we post our lives is overwhelming.  Life is imperfect, faces are too, that’s what makes us special. True individuality doesn’t come from face-tuning away any perceived imperfections but celebrating the special things that make you unique and thus beautiful.
Photo @harleyweir @vogueitalia @kegrand

Sometimes we loose perspective that what often makes us beautiful are the quirks a lot of us try to hide. I was never called pretty growing up. I was often called weird and other not so pleasant names. What makes me successful in life are my quirks and that my beauty isn’t because I look perfect. So many kids are bullied because they don’t fit the mould, but what I’ve seen in life is that being different and embracing your individuality is the key to living an authentic life.
I was talking with a teenager the other day and she told me that it’s hard to look on social media as the pressure to always look perfect and seem happy when we post our lives is overwhelming. Life is imperfect, faces are too, that’s what makes us special. True individuality doesn’t come from face-tuning away any perceived imperfections but celebrating the special things that make you unique and thus beautiful.
Photo @harleyweir @vogueitalia @kegrand

893 23 5 July, 2019
Snake charmer  @vogueitalia shot by @harleyweir and editor @kegrand 🐍

Snake charmer @vogueitalia shot by @harleyweir and editor @kegrand 🐍

1,726 34 5 July, 2019