Exclusive: Millie Mackintosh talks fashion tips, style icons and wedding dresses

Published Thursday, Sep 11 2014, 13:11 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
Millie Mackintosh is one of our favourite fashionistas, so it was really only a matter of time before she launched her own clothing range.

The former Made In Chelsea star unveiled her debut line at a launch party in Notting Hill last night (10 September), and Reveal stopped by check out some of her fab designs.

And we have to say, her collection is gorgeous with sexy 1960s-inspired frocks, boho embellished jackets and sophisticated jumpsuits, plus racy plunging blouses and and cute peplum skirts.

Millie gave us the lowdown on her exciting new venture along with her autumn fashion tips, top style icons and wedding anniversary plans...

Millie Mackintosh attends the launch of her clothing collection in Notting Hill, London - 10 September 2014

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Millie flashed some leg at her clothing launch in an electric blue thigh-split skirt.

Your collection is lovely - have you given pieces to any of your friends yet?

"Yes! I've given things to Rosie [Fortescue], Caggie [Dunlop] and a few others. Each person has chosen something totally different to wear tonight which is really interesting. Rosie's wearing my favourite style. I think [former MIC star] Olivia Newman-Young would look really good in the pieces, and Cheska [Hull] and Binky [Felstead] would wear the dresses well. But I don't want everything to sell out straight away - it's such a small collection - so I've been quite selective with who I give things to."

We heard your website crashed when it launched because it had so many hits!

"It crashed three times! I was so excited when it launched this morning. I went for a facial to prepare for tonight, then I came out to loads of messages saying it had crashed. But we put a lot of work into making sure the website could stand up to it, so I think it will be OK from now on."

What does your husband Professor Green think of your collection?

"He's really proud. I think he'll like what I'm wearing tonight, definitely."

Are you planning another collection?

"Yes, I'm already in meetings for a spring/summer line. You have to plan ahead because that's the way buyers work. The fashion weeks are happening right now so I'm seeing what the trends are for next summer, which is helping me decide what to include. But at the moment I'm focusing on this range. The first drop is out now, and I've got more festive pieces coming out nearer Christmas which will be perfect for parties."

We bet you'll only wear your collection from now on!

"I'm going to be wearing it every day! I will mix it in with other pieces though like coats and shoes. I'm so excited to finally have it all hanging in my wardrobe at home. I haven't been allowed to have it or start wearing it until now!"

Millie Mackintosh and Professor Green attend the launch of Millie's clothing collection in Notting Hill, London - 10 September 2014

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Earlier in the evening, Millie wore a gold sequin jacket and leather shorts while posing with hubby Professor Green.

Which celeb would you love to give a piece to?

"Probably Kate Moss, although I'm sure she gets sent loads of stuff. She's my style icon, I think she'd look really cool in one of the boho pieces, like an embellished jacket, teamed with some leather trousers."

And who would you like to give a makeover to?

"I don't know who I would make over, I don't want to be mean about anyone! I once was asked if I would give Kate Middleton a makeover, and I said I would like to do her make-up differently, maybe do a bright lip with less eyeliner, and I got loads of hate for it. But I love her and I'm very excited about her pregnancy news, it's amazing."

Autumn is just around the corner - what are your must-have pieces for the chillier season?

"It's essential to have a really good pair of ankle boots that will see you through the season. And one or two show-stopper pieces for parties. I find there are usually lots of events in autumn, even before the Christmas parties begin, so it's good to have some day-to-night outfits. A little black dress with a really great jacket or a simple blazer. Also, I really like blouses as they can be paired with everything, you can wear them in so many different ways."

How often do you go shopping?

"I really don't have time to go shopping very often! I can't remember the last time I went to Zara. Sometimes I do photoshoots and I'll buy things from the stylist."

Millie Mackintosh and Professor Green at the launch of Millie's clothing collection in Notting Hill, London - 10 September 2014

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Professor Green was on hand to support his wife during her special evening.

What is your wardrobe like at home?

"I've got a walk-in wardrobe. It's not quite as amazing as in Sex And The City, but it's all white and beautiful with wooden floors, a fireplace and a big bath in the middle. It's amazing, we designed it ourselves. All my blouses are colour coordinated. It does get messy sometimes so then I have to sort it out, and I definitely have to dedicate a day to it! If you rush, you end up shoving things in and it just becomes more of a mess. I think it's good to go through your wardrobe and just inspect things, if you're not wearing something then take it out."

What is the most expensive piece in your wardrobe?

"Probably my Chanel burgundy handbag which I bought for myself. It's a statement piece that I'll keep forever."

It's your wedding anniversary today (10 September) too - do you have any special plans?

"Not yet, but there's a surprise planned for later. I think it will be a romantic dinner."

You were considering framing your wedding dress, weren't you?

"I know, I haven't done it yet because I'm still trying to find a place for it to go in the house! I'm definitely going to do it before Christmas though, my mum wants to frame it for me as a gift."

Did you find it hard finding your perfect wedding dress?

"I just knew when I found it. I wanted something with a vintage, boho vibe. I tried on zillions but I knew that was it. I did try more after it, but I think you just know when it's the right one. I loved it."

The first drop of Millie Mackintosh's autumn/winter '14 collection is available to buy now at millie-mackintosh.com.

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