Carey Mulligan in Nina Ricci chatting with Tom Ford on 17th January after the Golden Globes
I've never seen a movie that prominently features Carey Mulligan -something I plan to rectify as soon as possible by watching An Education - but I did see her at the Royal Court a few years ago in the play The Seagull and recall her from Pride & Prejudice. The relationship I am building with the 24 year old currently, though, is through her frequent red carpet outings. Her choice of designers is fascinating - she has worn copious amounts of Prada, as well as Lanvin, Bottega Veneta, Marni and two relatively unknown labels. The first being up-and-coming designer Prabal Gurung (I know, what a mouthful!) and Vionnet the french fashion house that, under new design leadership, is currently taking the fashion world by surprise at its fabulousness. I am a fan of every single outfit choice Carey has made since October, (and would like to take a moment to congratulate her stylist, Tiina Laakkonen) I can agree that she deserves the "new Audrey Hepburn" tag but more than that there is something so refreshing about her demeanour. She is cute and vulnerable and real, and looks like she is brilliantly surprised by her success. More than that she looks like she is super-connected to her emotions and feelings and is comfortable in her own skin. She allows nerves to creep in because why the heck wouldn't you be slightly bricking it in front of the world's paparazzi on a red carpet somewhere in Hollywood? I shan't say any more than that other than to show you why Carey is my girl of the moment. Bring on the BAFTA'S!
Carey Mulligan wearing Lanvin for the SAG Awards on 23 January
Carey in Marni on January 15th
With her mother Nano who is a college lecturer in Wales
In gorgeous Bottega Veneta