Made in Chelsea: How to get that new Sloane style
Having been slightly sceptical of yet another hyper-reality TV show, I have become entertained by the frightfully incestuous plotline, ‘totes ‘maze’ vocabulary and most importantly, fashion, making the show the Gossip Girl of the Kings Road.
So how to emulate the MIC girls’ style? A sizeable budget helps but there seem to be certain style rules.
For formalwear: an elaborate dressing up box is essential and party dresses should usually be in a nude or blush tone, but feathers, sequins and gentle metallics are all encouraged and should be teamed with sky-high heels. A vexed or aloof expression when fending off potential suitors or giving girl evils is a good accessory as well as a neutral clutch bag.
Hanging out with the girls in a casual way, usually sipping lunchtime cocktails, shopping trips to Bluebird or making an enormous salad for two people that never gets eaten, should only be attempted in skin-tight jeans and usually a voluminous patterned scarf (be careful when ‘cooking’.)
Printed shirts tucked into jeans with a low neckline, (check out Millie’s wardobe below) boho-inspired tops if you’re Caggie and a white sundress with nude heels Kate Middleton style are essentials. A neat leather jacket or a tailored blazer always works. Union-jack bags and clothing should only be attempted by mavericks.
Do not forget your pale pink lipstick, slightly smoky eyeliner and bare lids and SUBTLE but ever-present tan. A smartphone should be constantly bleeping to provide you with social dilemmas, fabulous party invites and boy drama. Check out this great make-up tutorial by YouTube’s pixi2woo/Tanya Burr and Millie herself!
Pics from: Grazia, The DM, YouTube and Channel 4.