Karen Millen has collaborated with Starworks to develop short film “No More Tiaras”, celebrating the launch of their two global flagships on Brompton Road, Knightsbridge and 5th Avenue, New York scheduled for Spring 2014. Directed by Mary Nighy, daughter of famed actor Bill Nighy, the film stars four emerging faces – Dylan Penn, Stephanie LaCava, Langley Fox Hemingway and Adwoa Aboah. Entitled ‘No More Tiaras’ the film takes a look at Karen Millen’s evolution into the internationally accessible house it is today.
Make sure to tune into for the premiere of “No More Tiaras” on May 14th.
Mary Nighy – The Director
London-born Mary worked professionally as an actress from the age of 17. Mary started directing in theatre whilst at UCL, where she graduated with a First in English Literature in 2006. Her second short, Player, won the Best Directing Prize at the St Petersburg IYFF and was nominated for Best Short Film at the Raindance Film Festival and at Miami ISFF. Passionate about giving voice to untold stories, she is currently developing several feature ideas.
Dylan Penn – The Screenwriter/Actress
Dylan Penn is a model, an aspiring writer and director. She is the daughter of Sean Penn and Robin Wright. Dylan is in the current US ELLE shot by Cedric Buchet, and will be appearing in Italian Glamour. She is currently shooting a new movie “Condemned” alongside fellow model Lydia Hearst.
Langley Fox Hemingway – The Illustrator
Langley Fox is a freelance illustrator and designer in southern California. After studying Fashion Design at Otis College of Art and Design and Parson The NewSchool, she mainly focuses on photorealistic graphite drawings as an illustrator. She has been featured in Love, Jalouse, W Magazine and Vogue.com with drawings in Love Magazine and Jalouse. She is currently taking on many commissions with new and exciting brands and magazines. When not travelling around, you can surely find her home, hanging with her cat, and coming up with new concepts to create.
Stephanie LaCava – The Writer
Stephanie LaCava is an author and journalist living in New York City. Raised in France, LaCava began work at Vogue magazine in 2004 until 2010. In December 2012, Stephanie released her first book, a hybrid memoir of essays and illustrations entitled An Extraordinary Theory of Objects. Her writing has appeared online and in magazines such as Vogue, The Paris Review, Interview and Porter and she is the Features Director of Leith Clark’s new magazine Violet. Stephanie was named The Style Curator as one of “21 New Media Innovators” by New York Magazine. She is currently at work on a novel.
Adwoa Aboah – The Actress/Model
Adowa Aboah is an exciting actress and model. Her first film role was the lead in Erica Dunton’s award winning film To.Get.Her which won the audience’s vote in the Best Film Category at Sundance in 2011. She has a diverse background with a Ghanaian, English and American heritage.
She spent her childhood growing up in London and started modelling professionally in 2013 and has since been photographed by some of the industry’s most respected photographers including Steven Meisel for Italian Vogue, Patrick Demarchelier for US Vogue and Love magazine with Boo George.
Valentine Fillol Cordier – The Stylist
Valentine Fillol-Cordier is a fashion stylist and consultant. Having started off as a young model and leaving Paris for London when she was only 17, it was while working and collaborating with artist and designer Charles Anastase that Fillol-Cordier truly found her calling behind the camera. As well as her consultancies, she is the fashion editor of Violet magazine and a regular contributor to Purple.fr. Her styling work has appeared in WSJ, British GQ, Lula, and Dossier. She lives in London with her boyfriend, her daughter, and her dog, Boris.