Charlene McKenna emerges as the breakout style star during Peaky Blinders promotional tour
As one of Ireland's most revered actresses, Charlene McKenna is no stranger to what works on a red carpet.
The Monaghan native (35) has been busy promoting the fifth season of Peaky Blinders and has mastered the art of standing out from the crowd without trying too hard, an almost impossible feat for any star. First, it was the mint green Oscar de la Renta blazer mini-dress secured from a vintage store, paired with fuschia accessories in the form of her pumps, clutch and drop earrings, all second-hand finds as part of her support for sustainable fashion.
That eye-catching look set the tone for the remainder of her appearances, but she flipped expectation on its head with an elegant ensemble at an event for the British Film Institute in London. Charlene, always an ardent supporter of Irish fashion at events through the years, wore a two-tone pink combination by Emma Manley, one of our strongest rising fashion talents.
Her blush pink v-neck top, the Mia peplum blouse, one of Manley's signature spring/summer '19 pieces, was the perfect antidote to her salmon wide leg trousers, and a complementary addition to her castmates' bright attire.
“We look like macaroons," she wrote on Instagram. "To everyone asking, Cillian’s filming. Some of us are working while some of us are parading around like Parisian confectionary in 3000 degree heat?!