Exclusive: Made In Chelsea's Binky Felstead talks debut swimwear drop, body shamers and travel beauty essentials

Published Tuesday, May 17 2016, 11:49 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
It was only a matter of time until Made In Chelsea's Binky Felstead followed in the footsteps of Charlotte Crosby and Billie Faiers to lift the lid on her debut swimwear collection with online fashion hotspot In The Style - but it's like nothing we've ever seen before.

From ruffle adorned bikinis to fringed (yep, fringed) swimsuits, the collection stays true to Binky's boho roots and trust us when we say you'll want it all.

Here, Reveal gets the lowdown from the fashionista herself.

Binky Felstead, Made In Chelsea, launches first ever swimwear collection with In The Style, leopard print bikini, 17th May 2016

© Binky x In The Style

Bikini top £15.99; Bottoms £12.99



Hey Binky! Your swimwear collection is the last to drop on In The Style. What makes it different to Charlotte Crosby's or Billie Faiers'?

There are original pieces I haven't seen online before, like the black off the shoulder piece and the khaki green bodycon swimsuit with the wrap-over detail, which is really flattering. I designed the neon leopard print bikini from a previous perfume photo shoot I had done, and I love it.

There's just so much choice. I designed a triangle top and a bandeau option in that print so it's great for mixing and matching. I think the whole collection is so easy to wear and it'll suit any body shape which means every girl will be able to relate to the pieces.

Did you have much creative input? Did you find it more challenging than your first fashion collection?

I had a lot of creative input in this collection, but do you know what? I actually found it easier than the clothing collection as there are so many different shapes and styles you can work with when doing swimwear.

Binky Felstead, Made In Chelsea, launches first ever swimwear collection with In The Style, cut-out fringed swimsuit, 17th May 2016

© Binky x In The Style

Swimsuit £32.99

Made In Chelsea's Binky Felstead unveils debut swimwear collection with In The Style, cut-out swimsuit 17th May 2016

© Binky x In The Style

Swimsuit £32.99



Your clothing collection is predominantly boho and really relaxed but the swimwear pieces are a little sexier. What was it like shooting? Were you nervous to put your bod on display?

It was freezing cold shooting on the day but we persevered and I loved the shots! David (Venny) is a great photographer. I wasn't nervous putting my body on display because I'm feeling good about myself right now and I've been working hard in the gym and eating clean. I did try to add some boho touches, like the fringing on my black plunge swimsuit and a feather print cover up.

Do you have any top body confidence tips?

Fake tan and making it to the gym! For me it's about wearing what makes you feel comfortable and I really think that will instantly make you feel more confident.

Do you have any top tanning tips? Yours always looks seamless.

I always use St. Ives body scrub before layering on the tan to get rid of all the dead skin cells on top. Also, I make sure I use an oil-free moisturiser beforehand. I like to go professional and get a spray tan once a week but it it's a last minute thing or I'm too busy then there's nothing wrong with applying it with a mitt!

Binky Felstead, Made In Chelsea, launches first ever swimwear collection with In The Style, Khaki swimsuit 17th May 2016

© Binky x In The Style

Swimsuit £29.99



You're really into your health and fitness at the moment but on Instagram, some fans have been commenting that you look "too thin" and "too different". What do you have to say to those people?

I don't think you can really win either way. People are always going to say you're too fat or too thin and people are always going to have opinions good or bad. As long as I'm happy in myself then I think that's all that matters.

From the collection pieces what will you be wearing to death this summer?

I'd love to take them all away! There's just so much versatility in the collection so I've got so many different options but I think the khaki green wrap around swimsuit and the off the shoulder black bikini will be my must-haves, especially!

Binky Felstead, Made In Chelsea, launches first ever swimwear collection with In The Style, ruffle bikini, 17th May 2016

© Binky x In The Style

Bikini top £18.99; Bottoms £12.99



Do you run the designs by JP? What are his favourite pieces?

No I don't run any of the designs past JP, its completely my collection, but I can say that he does love all the pieces.

What are your beach bag must haves?

You've always got to have a good pair of oversized sunglasses to hand and a good suncream with a high factor goes without saying. Oh and a dirty novel!

Binky Felstead, Made In Chelsea, launches first ever swimwear collection with In The Style cut-out bikini, 17th May 2016

© Binky x In The Style

Bikini top £17.99; Bottoms £12.99



Do you wear any makeup on holiday or do you like to go bare-faced? What 5 beauty products will you always take away with you?

I always go bare-faced on the beach or by the pool but I will have my individual lashes applied before I jet off. Before even stepping on the plane I'll always make sure that I fake tan every inch of my body and I'll bring some aloe vera gel and my No. 7 Early Defence Day Cream, 19.50 which I can't actually live without.

I can't forget the Elizabeth Arden 8 Hour Cream, £26 which makes the cut and so does a good dry shampoo.

Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream £26, 28th October 2015

Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream £26



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