The actress opens up about her style journey, and why her mother is her ultimate fashion icon
“I’m still collecting myself,” Anya Chalotra says of The Witcher premiere, which took place in London this week. “It was so nice to celebrate what we’ve been working on for such a long time, with my family there as well.”
The actress pulled out all the stops to celebrate the return of the Netflix hit – now in its third season – in which Chalotra plays the formidable Yennefer of Vengerberg.
What does one wear for such a special event? The actress opted for a striking Magda Butrym ensemble featuring a floral bodice with a matching black slip skirt, effortlessly falling just below the ankle. She emphasised the feminine edge of Butrym’s aesthetic with a sleek side-parting and a soft glossy lip.
Here, Chalotra talks to Bazaar about finding her confidence on the red carpet, working with her stylist and why her mother will always be her ultimate fashion icon.
PLEASE TALK US THROUGH YOUR LOOK FOR THE PREMIERE – WHY DOES IT FEEL LIKE SUCH A GOOD FIT FOR YOU?
“My stylist Nicky [Yates] and I decided to go for a Magda Butrym two-piece that’s very classic but with a twist, which is something we’re always looking for. The outfit made me feel so comfortable, which is always needed when you’re on the red carpet as it can be quite nerve-racking. The look was minimal, yet daring, and just popped in a different way which I loved.”
HOW DO YOU DECIDE WHICH BRANDS YOU WANT TO WORK WITH?
“Rather than being exclusive to one brand, it is all about the aesthetic and physicality fitting my personality. I love one-off pieces that are made well – I buy a lot of secondhand items that I know will last and that I can wear again and again, which will always make me feel good.”