Sam Faiers and sister Billie are forces to be reckoned with. They became household names way back in 2010 when they joined reality TV show TOWIE and have since taken on other successful ventures such as modelling and the launch of Sam's fitness website.
When HELLO! Online sat down with the warm and chatty sister duo in a swanky London hotel, it was to talk about yet another triumphant achievement, their collaboration with award-winning kids' personalisation brand My 1st Years, who recently got the royal seal of approval when Prince George was pictured wearing their monogrammed robe.
Sisters Sam and Billie Faiers are collaborating with My 1st Years
Sam, 25, admits that her son Paul also has a similar personalised robe from the brand and that the Duchess of Cambridge inspires a lot of her baby's outfits. "I love the way Kate dresses Prince George," Sam tells HELLO! Online. "That's definitely the kind of style I do for Paul. I have a very similar George outfit that Paul recently wore and I feel he suits that look.
"I like to dress him all in white, cosy outfits, or put him in something smart and nice. I always make sure he is comfortable."
Sam's son Paul recently wore a Rachel Riley outfit that was similar to one Prince George wore in 2014
Like the Duchess, everything that the sisters touch turns to gold. Every time they feature an item from the brand, sales increase by 200 per cent, so joining forces was a natural step.
"When we first had the conversation to work with them, Samantha and I said: 'Actually we've bought quite a lot of stuff from their website' so it all really clicked into place, it was very natural. It's very exciting, very different to anything we have ever worked on before," says Billie, who is a mum to two-year-old Nelly with fiancé Greg Shepherd.
The sister duo have picked out their favourite pieces to create their top picks
Sam and Billie explain that there was no designing involved: "It's more 'Sam and Billie's picks'. We have definitely picked what we liked," she says.
"Our favourite pieces are the slogan baby grows, they are very cute. We also love the robes, Paul has one with his name, and Nelly too. And the blankets are amazing, you can never have enough blankets!"
Billie's daughter Nelly showing off her personalised backpack
So what's next for the successful stars? "We want to expand the family, we both want big families," Billie reveals.
And it looks like this will happen sooner, rather than later. "Everyone asks me if Greg and I are getting married this year because we have been engaged for a long time. We are aiming to get married abroad in 2018 but I want to have a baby first, so I need a bit of a time gap," she confesses.
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Sam is also keen to give Paul a sibling, although Billie will have to go first. "Billie can go first, I need a little break," she admits while revealing that they are closer than ever thanks to motherhood.
"From when Billie was pregnant until now, we've just become so much closer. Both being parents, talking and sharing all our experiences, both being there at the births..."
Expanding their families is next on their agendas
The new experience for Sam has also gone smoothly thanks to the help of her partner Paul Knightley. "He is very hands on. He is really good, he takes him swimming every week, it’s their bonding time. He also changes nappies, he is very good!"
We can't wait to see what's next for this sister duo!