Break-up, falling for a conman and why I wept when I sold my fashion empire for 35million

Break-up, falling for a conman and why I wept when I sold my fashion empire for 35million

Style icon: At its height Karen Millen was one of the most recognised names on the UK High Street. But the fashion retail entrepreneur has told how selling her business left her feeling low

Style icon: At its height Karen Millen was one of the most recognised names on the UK High Street. But the fashion retail entrepreneur has told how selling her business left her feeling low

Honoured: Karen receiving her OBE in 2008 with ex-partner Kevin and their children, from left, Josh, Jake and Jordan

Honoured: Karen receiving her OBE in 2008 with ex-partner Kevin and their children, from left, Josh, Jake and Jordan

Glamorous: Model Sarah Morrissey at a Karen Millen store in Dublin

Glamorous: Model Sarah Morrissey at a Karen Millen store in Dublin

Big name: Karen Millen has told how she felt she had betrayed her staff by selling her empire

Big name: Karen Millen has told how she felt she had betrayed her staff by selling her empire

Proud: Karen looks delighted after collecting her OBE from the Prince of Wales at Buckingham Palace in 2008

Proud: Karen looks delighted after collecting her OBE from the Prince of Wales at Buckingham Palace in 2008

Happy: Karen Millen is now plotting her return to the fashion industry

Happy: Karen Millen is now plotting her return to the fashion industry