Karen Elson reflects on conquering 'biggest fears' during past decade

Karen Elson

Karen Elson has reflected on conquering some of her "biggest fears" during the past decade.

The British supermodel rose to fame in the 1990s, when her red hair and chiselled cheekbones caught the attention of designers such as Jean Paul Gaultier, Alexander McQueen, and Marc Jacobs.

In recent years, Karen has juggled her modelling career with making music, releasing her second album Double Roses in 2017, and taking to Instagram at the end of 2019, noted that not all changes in her personal and professional life have been easy.

"As this decade comes to a close, like many I'm reflecting on the past 10 years. I'm going to be honest this decade at times felt like I was running a never-ending uphill marathon, but one of the biggest lessons I've learnt this decade was that 'this too shall pass' and thank God this has always rang true, when blue skies and silver linings appeared in the darkest moments," she wrote alongside a selfie showing her flashing a big smile. "I've conquered some of my biggest fears this decade simply believing in myself and speaking my truth was always hard for me, but this decade I finally found my voice."

Karen went on to explain that she is "immensely proud" of her music, just as she is of her two children, whom she shares with her musician ex-husband Jack White.

"Music like fashion brought many experiences into my life some were not always pleasant but they taught me valuable lessons I clearly needed. I've watched my children grow and blossom into the brilliant young adults they're becoming," the 40-year-old mused. "I've loved, lost, made mistakes, mourned those who are no longer here and shed my skin more times than I can count. I don't regret anything and I'm happy to turn the page and dive in head first into the unknown with a big smile on my face this 2020."

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