Kate Winslet in St. John Behind-the-Scenes Video


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She likes them, she really likes them!

After hitting the stage as the face of St. John's theatrical-themed Fall 2011 campaign, Kate Winslet is opening up about her affection for the womenswear brand in a just-released behind-the-scenes video.

St. John and the message they want to put across in their clothes is something that very much goes hand in hand with how I feel about being a woman, being a mother, and being an actress,” the British beauty asserts from the campaign’s Jersey City set.

“The clothes are cut beautifully, the fabrics are elegant, you can look extremely chic without trying too hard ... These are the kind of clothes that I would wear."

The Oscar winner, who succeeds past campaign stars like Angelina Jolie and Karen Elson, says she was drawn to the label because of its suitability for “real shapes.”

“You don’t feel as though they're clothes that only a model would be able to wear,” the Lancôme brand ambassador says. “And obviously, I’m not a model, I don’t have a model's body. I have a real shape, and that means a lot to me to be able to wear clothes that do embody that message that I’m constantly trying to put across, of strength and power and femininity in a real shape.”

Singling out a camel knit dress and gray drawstring-waist trousers paired with a cashmere twinset as her favorite pieces from the collection, the actress also discusses her personal style inspirations.

“Women that inspire me ... it seems to change all the time,” she says. “Sometimes it goes from political figures to incredible actresses to members of my own family, but really at the moment I’m very much inspired by mothers, women who can pull it all together, do it all, and those moments when you think ‘I can’t go another day, I’m exhausted, I can’t cope,’ and you just have to keep on going. Those are the women that really inspire me, because those are the women who are setting examples to a future generation of young women, and that’s what I’m trying to do for my daughter.”

Lucky kid!

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