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MIC's Rosie Fortescue chats to HELLO! Online

31 MAY 2013

Rosie Fortescue burst onto our screens as one of the well-heeled SW3 set from hit TV show Made In Chelsea.

She quickly won over a legion of fashion fans with her chic sense of style and now has a successful blog, atfashionforte.com, where she shares insider info with her followers.

Chatting to HELLO! Online, Rosie reveals her ultimate fashion essentials and explains why she will never have an on-screen boyfriend…

 



Made In Chelsea is real…
People ask whether it's real a lot, but I think that's because they're shocked that people would act like that on screen… Especially with all the cheating! But it is real. There's no amount of money you could be paid to do a reality show and for it not to be real. It's called 'constructed' reality because you can't just walk into a restaurant and suddenly film there – it has to be pre-agreed.

I prefer to keep my private life out of the show…
For me, I can find the show a bit crude sometimes. Especially when some of the castmembers talk about sex – I personally think there are some details that could be excluded from the show!

I probably wouldn't ever have a boyfriend on the show…
Purely because the person I would go for wouldn't be the typical Chelsea boy. Also, I am not keen on sharing. I think a lot of the girls on the show are keen on sharing the boys!

I make sure I stay grounded…
No matter how big the show gets, I will stay grounded – I would never change how I am. It is great, though to get the verification and win a BAFTA – it is really great for the show because everybody puts so much effort into it.

 



The show's success is in part because we're relatable…
I think the public is able to relate to things we have gone through. Plus, they've been with us from the start. The core cast have stayed in it and the viewers have grown with us and matured with us.

I'm not a snob…
People say we're snobby, but we all go through the same things – the same situations, the same highs and low. I am certainly not a snob!

My personal style is quite androgynous…
I like tailored and structured and I am not really into dresses. I love pattern, print and colour, so when I do monochrome I'll accessorise with a chunky necklace or lots of rings.

My three fashion essentials are…
A pair of leather trousers, a shirt and a blazer. That would always be my go-to outfit if in doubt.

I like to mix high street and designer…
I shop a lot in Zara and River Island – they are my high street go-to stores. But then I mix with a designer handbag that I've invested in, for example. My favourite dress designer is Peter Pilotto, and Philip Lim has always been a favourite of mine.

I've been working on iPad cover designs…
I worked with a stylist called Zoe on these designs. I knew instantly that I wanted it to be a thin sleeve you could put in your bag rather than something bulky. I take my iPad everywhere I go, so I prefer them to be as thin and light as possible! I also wanted them to be in cool colours [magenta pink, blue and black] so if you end up carrying them, it makes a statement.

I'd love to go into designing…
Clothes or jewellery designing would be great, but especially jewellery – I am obsessed with it. 

Rosie Fortescue for Covert available at YoshieandNico.com

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