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Kiernan Shipka takes it further with fashion

Kiernan Shipka thanks Mad Men for "sparking" her interest in fashion.

The 15-year-old actress landed the breakthrough role of a lifetime as Jon Hamm's onscreen daughter Sally Draper in Mad Men, set in 1960s New York.

Having been exposed to an array of fashion designers since finding fame, Kiernan embraces playing around with clothes.

"My mom is not super into fashion, no," she smiled to British magazine Stylist when asked if her love of clothes came from her mother.

"I've just always loved dressing up, putting outfits together, the whole nine yards. is awesome and the clothes are also amazing in Mad Men, which totally sparked my interest."

The star can often be spotted wearing the likes of Peter Pilotto and Miu Miu when attending events.

She doesn't reflect her alter ego's wardrobe in her everyday life, but Kiernan does keep a hold of a necklace with the initials 'SD' as a memento of her time on set.

Mad Men is scheduled to end soon, after seven successful series. It's a bittersweet time for the cast, but it does mean Kiernan can get stuck into Taekwondo again without worrying about the impact it may have on her appearance.

"I don't practise it as much as I'd like when I'm filming, because it's group classes and it's just too much of a risk; I don't want to get a black eye or get injured," she giggled. "I just try to practise on my own as much as I can. Knowing how to defend yourself is something I find interesting."

She also cites eating as one of her favourite pastimes, but admits the cooking part doesn't come easily to her.

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