Exclusive: Binky Felstead talks In The Style summer drop, taking care of extensions and THAT controversial thigh gap photo

Published Tuesday, Jul 12 2016, 15:33 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
Just when we thought Binky Felstead's high summer collection with In The Style collection couldn't get any bigger, better or more boho she goes and lifts the lid on another drop - and there isn't a single piece we aren't lusting after.

Here, the Made In Chelsea star talks us through her favourite bits, how to care for extensions when you're soaking up the sun and that controversial thigh-gap photo.

Made In Chelsea star Binky Felstead launches her high summer collection with In The Style, printed paisley dress, 12th July 2016

© Binky x In The Style

Dress £26.99



Congrats on yet another collection! So, what's new or different this time round?

The summer collection this time round is still heavily influenced by my love of boho style but I've tried to make it more glam with aztec trims, little frills and lots of different trimmings. I think the collection really works for girls looking to go on late summer holidays as it's got lots of deep reds and corals in there.

The pieces just keep getting better and better – do you ever feel stumped for inspiration or does it come to you naturally?

I work really hard with the design team at In The Style to always come up with new and exciting ideas that I think my fans will like. I get a lot of inspiration when I'm travelling as I love seeing different people's styles. I'm constantly making notes on what I like like and how I think I can make the styles suit.

Made In Chelsea star Binky Felstead launches her high summer collection with In The Style, printed jumpsuit, 12th July 2016

© Binky x In The Style

Jumpsuit £35.99

Made In Chelsea star Binky Felstead launches her high summer collection with In The Style, co-ords, 12th July 2016

© Binky x In The Style

Top £19.99; Bottoms £27.99



If you could put any celeb in any piece from your collection – who would it be and what would you put them in?

I love Blake Lively's style! I think she always looks really glamorous and fashionable but she's still really relaxed and chilled. I would love to see her in the tribal print co-ord, she'd look so gorgeous! I'd also love to see Kendall Jenner in the monochrome tile print jumpsuit.

Your clothing lines do so so well. Would you ever give up reality TV to pursue a career in just fashion?

I really love mixing my fashion collections with Made in Chelsea. In all honestly, I can't imagine not doing either of them alone at the moment!

Made In Chelsea star Binky Felstead launches her high summer collection with In The Style, little red dress, 12th July 2016

© Binky x In The Style

Dress £27.99



From the new collection, which pieces will you be wearing to death this summer?

I absolutely love my navy and red tribal two piece - it's a really cute bardot crop top and matching maxi skirt and I've already been wearing it loads in Cannes! I've also been wearing my coral maxi dress so much because it's really easy to slip on and it looks great with a tan!

Made In Chelsea star Binky Felstead launches her high summer collection with In The Style, peach coloured maxi dress, 12th July 2016

© Binky x In The Style

Dress £35.99



Out of all the MIC girls, whose style do you envy the most?

I love Rosie Fortescue's style. She always looks so sophisticated and put together - she really has a great sense of style.

You've been sunning yourself in Cannes recently – what are your holiday beauty must-haves?

I love having a natural tan as I think it makes you feel so much more confident and it just makes everything look better! I go for a natural look when I'm away and I like to let my tan do the talking but in terms of make-up I'll use the M.A.C Face and Body Foundation, £22 when I go out and then dab Bobbi Brown's Pot Rouge in Uber Brown, £20 over my lips and cheeks. Other than that it's just the Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara, £19. Oh, I'll also use a bit of Delilah Cosmetics Sunset Bronzer, £34 for an extra glow.

Made In Chelsea star Binky Felstead launches her high summer collection with In The Style, black dress, 12th July 2016

© Binky x In The Style

Dress £32.99



How do you take care of your lovely extensions when on holiday? Are there any products or tricks you swear by?

I'm not going to lie, extensions are hard work when you're away! I tend to shove mine up in ponytails and messy buns as much as I can but other than that I'll always have dry shampoo handy and I love a good hair oil. L'Oreal's Elvive Extraordinary Oil, £10.50 is brilliant to keep hair hydrated. I only wash my hair once a week and I always have a blow dry.

Are you off to any festivals this year? What are your festival beauty essentials?

I'm not sure I am actually! I may make it to V Festival but I am still in Cannes filming for the summer special so I have missed quite a few of the big ones. But at festivals, I always say be comfy. Proper shoes no matter what the weather and dry shampoo, baby wipes and lots of healthy snacks!

Made In Chelsea's Binky Felstead posts selfie to Instagram, fans think it is photoshopped, 30th June 2016

© Instagram / @binkyfelstead



You look amazing in your Instagram selfies but a handful of your followers have recently accused you of photoshopping your bod. What's your response to that? Have you ever thought about altering your images?

I would admit it if I had altered that image as to be honest I don't think there is anything really wrong in using filters and lighting to make the most of your figure. However, that thigh gap thing was ridiculous! I had not photoshopped it at all and I would be honest if I had.

I chose that particular picture to post as it was a really good angle and I won't lie about that. But I have been working hard in the gym and I won't apologise for that.

Shop the latest pieces in Binky Felstead's high summer collection over at www.inthestyle.com now!

Follow us on Twitter @RevealMag for all your celeb, fashion and beauty news!

Fancy winning some GREAT prizes? Check out Reveal Competitions here!
0 comments

Loading...