Nicola Coughlan On Going From Derry Girl to Fashion Plate

Nicola Coughlan On Going From Derry Girl to Fashion Plate

Nicola Coughlan is a unusual gem. Magnetic in front of the camera (view that woman smize!) and super smart, nonetheless refreshingly regular, the Bridgerton star caught up with Vogue at the Kate Spade Cabana pop-up in London’s Covent Back garden. Swinging by to cut the ribbon in a deckchair-striped summer time costume with outstanding sleeves, Coughlan is all pink lipped smiles and professionalism. This yr, she shares, will be the one she lastly embraces summer months style.

She’s off to a very good commence. Coughlan’s coloration-pop handbag reminds her of the initial designer bag she acquired when she concluded capturing season one of the bodice-ripping interval drama that catapulted her to global fame. The pink quilted design and style detailed with a crimson coronary heart spawned a Coughlan tradition, whereby she marks the finish of each undertaking with a great handbag. “When you get the job done difficult for anything, it’s a authentic sense of accomplishment,” shares Nicola, including that she has due to the fact constructed a shelf for all her “babies”.

Bumper sunglasses also define Coughlan’s design and style. “I’m even now in the Rachel Zoe and Nicole Richie-era of sunglasses,” she laughs. “My stylist [Aimée Croysdill] often tries to get me in tiny ones, but I’m not Kendall Jenner sufficient to pull them off!”

Her collaboration with Croysdill will work due to the fact they obstacle every single other. They fulfilled when Coughlan’s star as Penelope Featherington was ascending and her marriage with fashion had begun to modify, many thanks to all those people hrs looking at clothes arrive to life in the Bridgerton costume department. “I imagine I employed to be very intimidated by [the industry], it type of robbed me of confidence,” clarifies Coughlan, who has previously spoken out about the net getting opinions on the way she looks. “I thought, I seriously take pleasure in this, so why am I not bringing it into my authentic everyday living?”

The Kate Spade Cabana pop-up is open up in London’s Earlham Avenue, Seven Dials, from 26 to 29 May possibly.

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