Talking Fashion With Lucy Watson
With a gorgeous jewellery collection, a successful book and an envious amount of sassiness and style, Lucy Watson has proved that she is more than just a reality TV star. So, I met with the Made In Chelsea knockout at a swanky East London hotel to talk fashion and her style inspiration.
You were previously the face of Lipsy’s VIP collection. Do you shop on the high street or do you prefer to buy designer labels?
Yes, I do shop on the high street. I do both. I tend to buy my clothes from the high street, I love All Saints and Zara. When I buy handbags or investment pieces, I get them from a designer.
What are your top tips for mixing the two together?
If it’s an investment piece like handbags or shoes, then it’s worth it to spend a bit more money. For me, clothes come and go through summer and winter so they don’t last as long as an investment piece.
In three words, how would you describe your style?
I guess it’s a little bit punky, a bit boho but it still has a girly edge to it.
What are your fashion do’s and don’ts?
I can’t generalise because I do think everyone has their own taste and it’s up to that person what they like. I think you just have to work with your figure.
What part of your figure do you like to enhance?
I’m a little bit curvier than people might think, so I like to nip in at the waist and accentuate that.
Who’s your fashion icon?
I love Mary Kate Olsen. She always looks like she just throws things together and she hasn’t really put much thought into it. I’m sure she has but she looks effortlessly chic.
You always look flawless on MIC. Do you have any beauty tips for us?
I think skin care is really important. I always take my make up off before I go to bed and I don’t like to wear too much make up. I don’t think it’s necessary. It’s different for photo shoots and appearances but on the show, I don’t like wearing too much foundation. I like to keep my look natural. So my top tip is to always look after your skin.
What was your inspiration for your new jewellery brand, Creature?
I really like the word creature. I’m an animal lover as it is but I like the word more because if you look it up in the Urban Dictionary, it means someone who is unique and a bit of a freak. I like that because everyone has got their unique ways about them and I like it when someone has something weird about them. So I looked at some animals, took some of their unique features and made it into jewellery.
Do you have a favourite piece in the collection?
Yeah, I have a necklace which stands out. It’s tiger teeth with both silver and gold plating, the two-tone works really well.
‘Rah or Nah’, a game of quick fire fashion!
The 90s trends.