Lily Collins looks edgy in blonde wig and mini dress for 60s-inspired Elle shoot

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Lily Collins looked incredible in a striking blonde wig for her latest covershoot with Elle UK this week.

The actress, 32, who tied the knot with Charlie McDowell, 38, last month spoke candidly about her wedding and her time in lockdown with her partner.

She said: ‘I never planned birthday parties for fear of other people not having fun. But I just decided that the wedding was my thing. I was like, “No, you know what? This is going to be great.”’

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Candid: Lily Collins looked incredible in a striking blonde wig for her latest covershoot with Elle UK this week

Candid: Lily Collins looked incredible in a striking blonde wig for her latest covershoot with Elle UK this week

Making it known she is a big fan of the UK, the Surrey-born star added that she always feels like she’s coming ‘home’ when she jets away from LA in order to visit Britain.

With the coronavirus pandemic shutting the borders between countries, Lily has been unable to travel across the Atlantic for two years.

The British-American star said of her new husband Charlie McDowell, 38, ‘We would come during holidays or for vacations and we came here together last at Christmas two years ago. So we’re both like, “Oh my god, it’s good to be back.”‘ 

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She also discussed the couple’s relationship in lockdown, saying:‘It was very valuable time for me to spend with my now husband and our dog, to be able to just exist and take the time to just sit and be quiet. 

Wow: Lily channelled British fashion icon Twiggy in the sultry shoot as she sported metallic eye make-up, bold brows and a 60s-inspired white mini dress for several shots

Wow: Lily channelled British fashion icon Twiggy in the sultry shoot as she sported metallic eye make-up, bold brows and a 60s-inspired white mini dress for several shots

Dreamy: The actress, 32, who tied the knot with Charlie McDowell, 38, last month spoke candidly about her wedding and her time in lockdown with her partner

Dreamy: The actress, 32, who tied the knot with Charlie McDowell, 38, last month spoke candidly about her wedding and her time in lockdown with her partner

‘Because I am someone who innately feels guilty for not doing something. I love to work. I’m a doer. So also, I was able to kind of transfer what one considers work into self-work. 

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‘I am also someone who is a huge advocate of mental health, of therapy, of meditation, of journaling, whatever it is that speaks to somebody in their process of finding out who they are, or bettering oneself or learning about oneself and expanding their mind and heart.

‘So I really used that time for deep, deep, deep, sometimes very uncomfortable reflection, because we were having to stop and look at things.’   

Lily channelled British fashion icon Twiggy in the sultry shoot as she sported metallic eye make-up, bold brows and a 60s-inspired white mini dress for several shots.

She toughened up the look with black biker boots. 

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Elsewhere in the interview she declared she wants to pave her own individual way in life, despite being the proud daughter of Genesis frontman Phil Collins.

The actress said wants to suffer her own failures while equally enjoying successes.

She said: I couldn’t be a more proud daughter, a more loving daughter. Like, it’s my dad! I love him and I am in awe and I respect him and I’m inspired by him. But as an individual, I’ve always wanted to be me, and to have my own path.’

Adorable: Elsewhere in the interview she declared she wants to pave her own individual way in life, despite being the proud daughter of Genesis frontman Phil Collins (pictured in 2012)

Adorable: Elsewhere in the interview she declared she wants to pave her own individual way in life, despite being the proud daughter of Genesis frontman Phil Collins (pictured in 2012)

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Homecoming: Making it known she is a big fan of the UK, the Surrey-born star added that she always feels like she's coming 'home' when she jets away from LA in order to visit Britain

Homecoming: Making it known she is a big fan of the UK, the Surrey-born star added that she always feels like she’s coming ‘home’ when she jets away from LA in order to visit Britain

‘When I play roles with British accents, there’s something about it that feels like I’m speaking naturally, even though I’m having to put it on.

‘Just even hearing the accent when we boarded the plane, there’s just such a comfort in it.’

The Emily In Paris star tied the knot with film director Charlie during a private ceremony in Dunton Hot Springs, Colorado last month.

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And on Tuesday, she shared a slideshow of snaps from their idyllic Scandinavian honeymoon.

Memories: The Emily In Paris star tied the knot with film director Charlie during a private ceremony in Dunton Hot Springs, Colorado last month

Memories: The Emily In Paris star tied the knot with film director Charlie during a private ceremony in Dunton Hot Springs, Colorado last month

The Surrey-born star shared that it was a ‘magical first trip as newlyweds and way to officially begin our lives together.’

Lily wrote on the Tuesday afternoon Instagram post: ‘Our Scandinavian honeymoon may be over but the adventure definitely is not. I can’t imagine a more memorable, magical first trip as newlyweds and way to officially begin our lives together.’

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‘There’s no one I’d rather airplane hop and road trip with. Here’s to the many more epic experiences to come,’ the actress added. 

Lily shared three snaps of herself posing in front of the stunning scenery as well as on a canoe and in the hotel.

Adorable: Lily shared two snaps of herself posing in front of the stunning scenery as well as on a canoe

 Adorable: Lily shared two snaps of herself posing in front of the stunning scenery as well as on a canoe

Lily donned a traditional white lace gown and matching hooded cape, designed by Ralph Lauren, in snaps taken by Cedar & Pines Photography.

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They got engaged September 2020 while vacationing in Sedona, Arizona after they dated for a one year. 

Lily and Charlie confirmed their relationship in August 2019. 

The pair met on the set of film Gilded Rage in 2019, where Lily was the star and Charlie was the director.

Happiness: Lily wrote on the Tuesday afternoon Instagram post: 'Our Scandinavian honeymoon may be over but the adventure definitely is not. I can't imagine a more memorable, magical first trip as newlyweds and way to officially begin our lives together'

Happiness: Lily wrote on the Tuesday afternoon Instagram post: ‘Our Scandinavian honeymoon may be over but the adventure definitely is not. I can’t imagine a more memorable, magical first trip as newlyweds and way to officially begin our lives together’

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