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Wednesday 4 March 2015

Kelly Reilly's fashion anxiety

PARK CITY, UT - JANUARY 20:  Actress Kelly Reilly poses for a portrait during the 2014 Sundance Film Festival at the WireImage Portrait Studio at the Village At The Lift Presented By McDonald's McCafe on January 20, 2014 in Park City, Utah.  (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images)
Kelly Reilly

Kelly Reilly's fashion is more suited to the outdoors.

The British actress always impresses when on the red carpet or at a star-studded party to promote her work. However, in everyday life she admits elegant outfits are not her forte.

"I'm happier in a pair of jeans than in couture on a red carpet. I came out in an anxiety rash when I was packing for a recent trip to Paris because I had nothing to wear. But when I was packing to go riding at a cattle ranch in Montana, I had everything I needed! I'm much more suited to the outdoors," she explained to the May issue of British magazine Marie Claire.

This shying away from fashion means Kelly doesn't follow trends. Instead, she chooses pieces which are one-of-a-kind and not found in high street stores.

"I never seem to know what things are 'in', although I did just buy a pair of Isabel Marant shoes and a coat that I love," she added. "I usually prefer looking for vintage pieces in little boutiques - last week I found a gorgeous raw silk scarf in a shop called Personnel in [New York City's] Greenwich Village. I get really into the hunt."

Kelly's main passion is make-up. She loves to try out new products alongside her reliable favourites.

"I love a smoky eye with messy hair - that thing where you look like you've been out all night," she grinned. "Right now I'm using eyeshadows from Marc Jacobs' new range. Black can look too heavy against my fair skin, so I use copper or mauve for a softer touch.

"I also couldn't live without YSL's Touche Éclat - it's the one thing I put on if I wake up in the morning and am short of time."

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