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Naomie Harris: Fashion is powerful

Naomie Harris believes clothes directly impact how she feels.

The Bond girl has become somewhat of a style icon over the past few years, showing off her style evolution at glitzy red carpet events.

While she might be rocking the hottest designers these days, the 37-year-old hasn't always been worried about trends.

"As a child, I used to wear my cousin's hand-me-downs and be perfectly happy. I was like: 'Why is anyone interested in fashion?'" she recalled to British newspaper The Guardian, adding that fame changed that.

"I realised the power of clothes to change the way you feel. If you wear dowdy jumpers, you feel dowdy."

It was her Marios Schwab dress at the UK premiere of Skyfall in 2012 that first caught the eye of the fashion pack.

The sheer gown with a sparkling body received rave reviews and inspired many high street copycat versions.

Since then Naomie has landed countless style hits and it's all thanks to the realisation that looking great inspires confidence - and vice versa.

"If you dress differently, you feel differently," she grinned. "You know what? It is a celebration of you. As you come more into yourself, you want to celebrate yourself more, and that is a beautiful thing and an important thing – as you get older, you should fall more and more in love with yourself."

Of course the A-lister knows that every red carpet gown needs an amazing pair of shoes.

And while she's a great fan of Louboutins, walking in them still doesn't come naturally.

"I am always tripping over, very much a klutz," she admitted.

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