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Christina Hendricks: Styling is a slog

Christina Hendricks' best fashion advice is to have fun and be yourself.

The 40-year-old shot to fame playing Joan Holloway in slick 60s-set drama Mad Men, which introduced her as both a talented actress and a style icon.

Her love for clothes spills off screen too, although real life and work can blur occasionally.

"I think styling can be very fun but, unfortunately, sometimes it’s more like work," she sighed to British newspaper the Mirror.

"But I have fun with clothes and fashion as an individual. Sometimes big events can get a little overwhelming as there is a lot of pressure, but I always try to choose what I like and what makes me feel good."

Alongside her acting work, Christina is the face of Zalando’s Share Your Style AW15.

Describing her personal style as "classic and vintage-inspired", the strawberry blonde beauty is happy to share some tips.

"I guess I would define style by someone who is unique, individual and confident," she mused.

"My advice would be to have fun, be yourself, express yourself and not worry about what others think."

Mad Men heavily influenced Christina's style, especially the attention to tailoring that was prevalent during the 60s.

"Our costume designer was so brilliant and I learnt a lot from her," she smiled.

When it comes to her favourite trend, Christina goes for something classic.

"I’ve always really loved a ruffle or a bow around the neck, on a blouse or on a necklace. I think it frames the face so nicely," she revealed.

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