Karen Elson
British model and musician
Karen Elson
Karen Elson is a British model, singer-songwriter and guitarist.
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Edward Enninful Reflects On David Bowie, Grace Coddington And Becoming An Icon
Huffington Post - about 1 year
Edward Enninful was destined to be an icon. The fashion and style director at W Magazine was only 18 years old when he was named fashion director of i-D magazine, which made him the youngest person to ever hold that title at an international fashion magazine. Impressive? Beyond.  But he wasn't done there. Enninful then had a stint as a contributing editor at Vogue Italia, where he helped create the glossy's legendary Black Issue, which remains its best-selling issue to date. A job at American Vogue would follow, and now he takes the helm of W's awe-inspiring content.  Couple all that with the fact he is a black man, and the feat is even more extraordinary. "I have been luckier than most," Enninful told The Huffington Post. But luck aside, his vision and hard work are what have kept the Ghana-born, London-bred editor at the top of his game -- and for all those reasons and more, Beats by Dre decided to fete Enninful's 25 years of fashion dopeness with a private party Friday ni ...
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10 Pop Culture Moments That Changed The Way We View Divorce
Huffington Post - almost 2 years
Forget the sweet-as-apple-pie portrayals of married life ushered in by June and Ward Cleaver: Divorce effectively stole the spotlight in the last decade. Turn on your television today and you're bound to see a character going through divorce (or at least a Real Housewife or two). Walk through your local bookstore (fingers crossed you still have one) and the new releases section likely features a memoir about someone's imploding marriage ("Divorce porn" as one writer labeled the burgeoning divorce memoir genre). And we're just scratching at the surface. Below, 10 moments in pop culture that shook up the way we view divorce. "Boyhood" gave us a warts-and-all portrayal of growing up as a child of divorce. In "Boyhood," acclaimed director Richard Linklater delivered a coming-of-age story that showed what it's really like to grow up with divorced parents. Linklater spoke about how growing up with divorced parents colored their direction and acting in the 2014 film. "[Growing up] ...
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A Face in the Crowd: Karen Elson at Tory Burch
NYTimes - about 3 years
The model Karen Elson, who later attended Rodarte’s “Star Wars” themed spectacle and has had quite the last few days, on the catwalk and off.     
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Karen Elson Helps Tiffany and Co. Unveil Atlas Collection
US Magazine - over 3 years
Karen Elson helped Tiffany an Co. unveil the relaunch of the Atlas collection in NYC on Sept. 10 This article originally appeared on Usmagazine.com: Karen Elson Helps Tiffany and Co. Unveil Atlas Collection
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Silvana D. Raso: Using Mediation to Keep Your Cool During Divorce and Beyond
Huffington Post - over 3 years
While most divorcing parents try to make their split an amicable one, wading through the issues of parenting time, custody arrangements and child support can lead to turmoil for even the most well-intentioned of parents. The stress of the situation can continue even after the divorce is over. A recent example from the entertainment headlines provides great insight into how even couples who have gone through the "perfect" divorce can find themselves in turmoil. Two years ago, White Stripes lead singer, Jack White and his wife, model Karen Elson, announced their split by jointly throwing a party to celebrate their divorce. Certainly, they represented the ideal of what divorcing parents should strive to attain. That is, they seem to have worked out all of their issues and still liked each other enough to celebrate each other by throwing a party together. However, over the past two years things have gone poorly, resulting in a judge recently granting Elson a restraining orde ...
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LISTEN: Cara Delevingne Can Actually Sing
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Guys, Cara Delevingne can sing. The 21-year-old model has popped up in a new single called "Sonnentanz (Sun Don't Shine)" with London musician Will Heard, released just this week on iTunes. While it's technically not the first time Cara's showcased her vocal talents (there was this little ditty for LOVE magazine), it's the first time we've really noticed: Girl's got skills. Plenty of models have tried their hands (er, voices) at singing, with varying degrees of success. Karen Elson has found a second albeit smaller career crooning country tunes, while Heidi Klum has tried singing in German with less success. Based on this new video, we'd say Cara is poised for a Karen Elson-like mini-career in music, which would earn her the "slash" title (model-slash-singer, in this case) we hear she's been jonesing for. Check out the video above to hear Cara's soulful, bluesy harmonies with Will Heard. Would you buy this one off iTunes? Delevingne's other skill: making ridiculo ...
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Jack White Denies Threatening Estranged Wife
Huffington Post - over 3 years
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Jack White denies making any threats against his estranged wife in a court filing Friday that responds to her request for a temporary restraining order. British singer and model Karen Elson was granted the temporary restraining order pending a hearing. She showed the court an email from the former White Stripes frontman that expresses unhappiness with Elson's plans for their children's schooling and takes a swipe at rock `n' roll rival Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys. In his court filing, White denies his wife's claims and says his wife went back on a verbal agreement to settle the divorce without mediation. White has asked the court to establish a temporary parenting plan and said he does not oppose the temporary restraining order except for communications about the children. White's attorney said the singer also was upset over Elson's decision to keep their two children longer than he agreed to during a recent trip. "The reason for fi ...
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Jack White, Karen Elson's Divorce Takes A Bad Turn With Restraining Order
The Huffington Post - over 3 years
Despite their seemingly amicable split, Jack White and Karen Elson's divorce has taken a turn for the worse. The Associated Press reported late Thursday that Elson had filed for a restraining order against her ex on July 17 in which she said he has a violent temper and sends her harassing e-mails and text messages. The restraining order, obtained by Nashville City Paper, stated, "Wife fears for her and the children’s safety as a result of this harassment," and “This pattern of husband’s bullying wife into submission was a contributing factor in the demise of their marriage." Read More...
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Jack White's Ex-Wife Gets Restraining Order Against Singer - Hollywood Reporter
Google News - over 3 years
Hollywood Reporter Jack White's Ex-Wife Gets Restraining Order Against Singer Hollywood Reporter The musician has allegedly harassed Karen Elson about the details of their divorce and criticized her for attending the wedding of a rival musician. A Nashville judge has granted Jack White's ex-wife Karen Elson a restraining order against the rocker, The City ... Karen Elson Gets Restraining Order Against Jack WhiteBillboard Jack White's Estranged Wife -- He Scares Me ... I Need a Restraining OrderTMZ.com Jack White's Wife, Model Karen Elson, Obtains Restraining OrderContactmusic.com CBS News -Vulture all 24 news articles »
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PICS: Katy Perry Gets Patriotic
Huffington Post - over 3 years
This week on Instagram, our favorite stars got into the star-spangled spirit in honor of the Fourth of July. Katy Perry dressed up in red, white and blue with a mystery man, Nanette Lepore showed off awesome patriotic nail art and Heidi Klum whipped out the American flags. Elsewhere in photo sharing, Nylon magazine shared their summer beach reads, Karen Elson showed off her masquerade ball getup and Mindy Kaling proved her diverse taste in footwear. Check out the snaps below. Whose swim style will you steal? Want more? Be sure to check out HuffPost Style on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest and Instagram at @HuffPostStyle.
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Karen Elson, 34, on Karl Lagerfeld's sweet side... and how making her children's packed lunches keeps her grounded
Daily Mail (UK) - over 3 years
The 34-year-old talks to friend, stylist and shoe designer Tabitha Simmons about her love for fashion, music and being a mother.
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PHOTOS: Do These Cartoons Look Like Models Or What?
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Have you ever watched a Disney cartoon and thought, "That princess looks familiar"? Well, we have. There's a certain something about our favorite 2-D characters we see echoed on fashion runways past and present. Perhaps it's the cartoons' perfectly drawn features that make us recall star catwalkers, or maybe it's their eclectic clothing choices. Ariel and Karen Elson: Rapunzel and Cara Delevingne: Belle and Jacquelyn Jablonski: Sleeping Beauty and Natalia Vodianova: Merida and Lily Cole: Snow White and Edie Campbell: Pocahontas and Liya Kebede: Tiana and Naomi Campbell: The political world isn't cartoon-free, either... Want more? Be sure to check out HuffPost Style on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest and Instagram at @HuffPostStyle.
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Happy Record Store Day!
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
Just in time for Record Store Day, Jack White's independent label, Third Man Records, has rolled out a vintage party trick for music lovers in the Nashville area. Called the Voice-o-Graph, the refurbished 1947 machine is a "make your own record" booth that spits out six inch phonograph disks to all users. All you have to do is record a two minute audio clip inside what looks like a decked out phone booth, and voila! You have your very own musical postcard. In case you're wondering, the Voice-o-Graph is a musical relic that invited curious audiophiles in the 1960s and 1970s to "hear yourself as others hear you." Now the Third Man Records recording booth is the only public, operational machine in the world. Fans can submit digitized versions of their "records" to the Third Man website, where the short clips will be streamed. Like other locations across the country that are celebrating Record Store Day, the Tennessee spot is also hosting a series of live performances ...
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Karen Elson Dishes On Her Divorce From Jack White
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
When supermodel Karen Elson split from rocker Jack White in June 2011 after six years of marriage, the pair hosted a party to celebrate their "upcoming divorce with a positive swing bang humdinger." So are the amicable exes still as friendly a few years later? In the May issue of Harper’s Bazaar UK, the British beauty said she maintains a close relationship with White today, though it's not always easy. “I think we both have a healthy amount of respect for each other and that guides everything. But it’s not without its hard work," the 34-year-old model said. "I’ve got friends who have been through terrible divorces. It’s awful. I’m not saying it isn’t. There were times when Jack and I felt, ‘What is happening here?’ It was emotional. But it’s one of those moments in your life when you realise that you are a grown-up.” The model also discussed co-parenting the couple's two children, Scarlett and Henry Lee. “You have a responsibility to your children. It’s not lik ...
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Amanda Bynes On Drake And More Tweets Of The Week
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
Our favorite tweets this week turned out to be pretty violent. Amanda Bynes asked something pretty explicit of Drake, Miley Cyrus solved a wardrobe crisis, Karen Elson experienced a case of mistaken identity and our favorite funny fashion editors prepared for battle. Who won in Michael Carl's war with carbs? What kind of burger is named after Bette Midler? Click through to find out! Want more? Be sure to check out HuffPost Style on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest and Instagram at @HuffPostStyle. -- Do you have a style story idea or tip? Email us at stylesubmissions@huffingtonpost.com. (PR pitches sent to this address will be ignored.)
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Karen Elson
    THIRTIES
  • 2015
    Age 36
    In 2015 Elson revealed she had started working on her second album due for release in 2016
    More Details Hide Details Elson has 2 children Scarlett Teresa and Henry Lee, with former husband Jack White. She is an ambassador for Save the Children and has travelled to Sierra Leone, the Middle East and the Ivory Coast, she has written numerous articles and appeared on CNN in regards to her advocacy for child rights.
  • 2013
    Age 34
    In October 2013, Elson opened for Neko Case for eight concerts on Case's North American tour.
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  • 2012
    Age 33
    In September 2012, she was featured in a campaign called "30 Songs / 30 Days" to support Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide, a multi-platform media project inspired by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn's book.
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    In 2012, she contributed a cover of Fleetwood Mac's "Gold Dust Woman" to Just Tell Me That You Want Me: A Tribute to Fleetwood Mac.
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    In August 2012, Elson was one of eight British models chosen to walk during a segment at the 2012 Summer Olympics closing ceremony.
    More Details Hide Details She wore a gold gown by Burberry and walked the stadium with her fellow models to David Bowie's song "Fashion." Elson is a founding member and performer with the New York based political cabaret troupe the Citizens Band, appearing with them at various theatres as well as the downtown art gallery Deitch Projects since 2004. Critical response to Elson's performances have been unequivocally positive, with the press frequently commenting on her striking vocal skills. As one of the leaders of the Citizens Band she has performed a variety of songs including covers of the Velvet Underground, Kurt Weill, Elvis Presley, Mimi and Richard Fariña, Pete Seeger, Leonard Cohen, Neil Young and Marlene Dietrich. She has also written and co-written songs for the troupe's performances. Her cover of the Velvet Underground's "Candy Says" is available on the Citizen Band's MySpace page. Short samples of her performances are available on the troupe's website as well.
  • 2011
    Age 32
    Elson contributed a version of "Crying, Waiting, Hoping" to the Buddy Holly tribute album Rave on Buddy Holly, released in June 2011.
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    Elson often contributes to Record Store Day. For Record Store Day 2011, she released a cover of Lou Reed's "Vicious" and released a cover of Jackson C. Frank's "Milk and Honey" for Record Store Day 2012.
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    On 9 May 2011, it was announced that Elson has designed her own line of shoes, bags and jewellery for fashion brand Nine West.
    More Details Hide Details The items became available in the autumn of 2011.
    She is also the face of Banana Republic's 2011 Holiday Collection.
    More Details Hide Details Elson has appeared in many short films and videos, including the music video for the White Stripes's "Blue Orchid", directed by Floria Sigismondi. She has also appeared in fashion films such as Steven Meisel and Darren Lew's War Opera, Nick Knight's Andy Warhol-inspired series More Beautiful Women, Craig McDean's 48 Girls, and Bruce Weber's Petit Fleur, Harlequin, Voodoo Daddy, Closer Walk With Thee and Karen's Boogie (all films were made in conjunction with W as a tribute to New Orleans). Elson has been featured in commercials for Kose cosmetics. She has also appeared in the short film Lay Down Lean, a project by the experimental filmmaking team the Belles of the Black Diamond Field.Lay Down Lean, by the Belles of the Black Diamond Field. Elson has contributed to Nick Knight's fashion site SHOWstudio.com since 2002. She also contributed to Knight's project "Moving Fashion" with a black and white video of herself in a sequined gown, perched upon a swing. The images were accompanied by Elson playing the autoharp and singing a verse of Marlene Dietrich's "Falling in Love Again."
    Karen appears with her non-identical twin sister Kate Elson in the 2011 H&M Holiday campaign.
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    She was shot by Mert and Marcus for Roberto Cavalli's autumn 2011 campaign.
    More Details Hide Details Karen appears in the Steven Meisel autumn 2011 Lanvin campaign. The accompanying promotional video shows her dancing with Raquel Zimmerman to Pit Bull's "I Know You Want Me".
  • 2010
    Age 31
    In February 2010, it was announced that Elson would be releasing her debut solo album The Ghost Who Walks, produced by Jack White.
    More Details Hide Details News of the album's release was made by a live acoustic performance video "The Ghost Who Walks (Acoustic)" posted on the internet. The album was released on Third Man Records via XL Recordings in May 2010. It received generally favourable reviews. Spin magazine gave it 7/10 and compared her voice to both Jenny Lewis and Loretta Lynn. On 2 September 2010, Elson and her band performed on the Late Show with David Letterman. The fourth season of HBO TV series, True Blood, featured Elson's cover of "Season of the Witch" over the credits of the episode "If You Love Me, Why am I Dyin'?". The thirteenth episode of Fringe Season 4, "A Better Human Being" featured Karen's song "The Ghost Who Walks".
    Elson is currently the face of YSL Opium perfume. She appears in the autumn/winter 2010/11 ad campaign of Louis Vuitton along with Natalia Vodianova and Christy Turlington, as well as the Trussardi 1911 spring 2011 campaign.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 2009
    Age 30
    For the Tom Ford 2009 spring eyewear advertising campaigns Elson and male model Jon Kortajarena were photographed, for the first time, by Tom Ford himself.
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    In the autumn of 2009 she appeared on billboards internationally for H&M.
    More Details Hide Details In 2010, American fashion brand St. John announced that Elson would be replacing Angelina Jolie as the new face of their company. In 2011 she was replaced by Kate Winslet.
  • 2008
    Age 29
    It was then announced that Elson was the new face of British department store John Lewis for autumn/winter 2008/09.
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    In September 2008 Elson was on the cover of British Vogue – shot by Nick Knight – as "Fashion's Red Queen".
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  • 2005
    Age 26
    In 2005, Elson won the British Fashion Award for Best Model.
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  • 2004
    Age 25
    Photographed by Steven Meisel, she was presented on the September 2004 cover of American Vogue as one of the "Models of the Moment".
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1998
    Age 19
    Her list of magazine covers include multiple international editions of Vogue as well as W, Dazed & Confused, Numéro, British Harper's Bazaar, Marie Claire, Elle, Lula, Foam Magazine and Nylon. In 1998 she won the title of Model of the Year at the VH1 Fashion Awards.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1979
    Age 0
    Born on January 14, 1979.
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