Going In: Millie Mackintosh – A Class Act.
Millie Mackintosh, The original Chelsea darling. Style icon, fashionista, English Rose and class act.
We all love when we can feel a real connect with the style of a celebrity we admire. It’s one thing seeing someone’s name attributed to a brand and seeing it as potentially being nothing more than a good business deal, but when the style of someone you’ve admired onscreen for so long and truly fantasise about emulating does come through in a clothing line, isn’t it just fabulous?
Well, fellow shoppers, that’s what we have with the clothing range of Millie Mackintosh Unless you’ve been under a rock somewhere, for a long time, we all know the rise of Mille, she burst onto our screens as her self in the BAFTA award winning structured reality television program, Made In Chelsea. She has been one of the true successes to emerge form such a show, always keeping her fans enthralled with her life and truly wishing her the best. If you were a fan of Blaire Waldorf in Gossip Girl, then trust me, you will love the style of Millie Mackintosh.
We watched with bated breath the dating woes and highs and lows of daily life on the show, but part of what really had us all enthralled with Milly, was her drop dead gorgeous looks, her simple, elegant style, her ability to never look as though she was trying to hard, yet always looking 100% on-point in the fashion stakes. Oh and let’s not forget that infamous pout, that has inspired a million instagram poses and pouts since, perfected by girls in the bedroom across the nation inspired by Millie.
She was perceived to be posh, maybe even a little preppy, but never ever gaudy, ostentatious or showy. When it came to style and fashion, she just got it, she just had it, she was oozed sophistication, not in an overdone way, but in a simple elegant way, yet she clearly had her finger right on the fashion button, every episode, every season and since we have gone on to her rise through her fashion ventures such as her range of eyelashes (being a professional maek-up artist by trade serves her well) and collaborations with fashion brands. Millie is often spotted on the Front Row of London Fashion Week, she has modelled for a variety of brands, featured on magazine covers and inside features, column inch after column inch has followed her style and lifestyle, the hunger for all things Millie orientated is clearly insatiable. It is for this reason we are very lucky that Millie, ever the business woman, has enabled us to go direct, we can enjoy her style and shop her whole range of designs based, quite simply on her style, on her wardrobe on what she likes to wear, we can shop the lot…on her own online fashion store via her website: millie-mackintosh.com
We have been able to purchase Millie’s clothing lines through retailers such as ASOS, House Of Fraser, Lipsy, Miss Selfridge, Rare, so she is no stranger to the High Street and the fashion masses, she knows she has a successful formula and much sought after style. But here, it’s all her, totally her, no distractions, and hopefully, if you don’t spread the word, you’ll turn up and your next event and have them wondering where you got that fantastic stylish outfit from, now admiring your simple, elegant style (result)!
Millie’s fashion range which we was first launched in September 2014 has transcended and grown along with it’s muse and creator. She has grown increasingly confident, a little bolder and more adventuress perhaps, but never loosing her essential core, that it conveys a sense of class, sensuality almost, but simplicity. It could be the textures played with, the cut and shape of an outfit, the detailing, but they are all very much Millie, there’s nothing you see here that you can’t imagine her truly wearing.
Over time we have seen in the fashion press a growing number of celebrities also wearing the Millie Mackintosh clothing such as Fanny Vegrac (presenter, blogger, model) or Vanessa White (The Saturdays) and many more, but essentially, you will also see Millie herself rocking her own range from time to time in the media or going about daily life.
If it’s good enough for Millie, that’s good enough for us, so I’d like to show you some key pieces from her current range available right now online let’s call it my top 10:
You will find there is a great range here to take you from day to night in terms of choices, I mean, the dresses, the evening dresses look divine in terms of texture (you might get that I’m a touchy feely kind of girl when it comes to clothes, or rather big on texture), and I absolutely love the cuteness off the pink button detail dress, simple, sassy, stylish. It looks good, it looks elegant but has a hint of sass about it with the cut and such a deep beautiful colour, very much a colour of the moment. What’s interesting is the prices points, essentially you can find items priced from £38 to £200, so there truly is something for everyone. In terms of sizing, generally I noticed between size 6 and 16 can be found, though if there’s something you like I’d snap it up quick to ensure you get yours.
Coming into the season of the evening dress, you’ve just got to love some if not all of the offerings here:
My personal favourite in this category would have to be the simple but oh so elegant wrap dress, it takes on the theme of whole slinkiness of night wear that fashion has been promoting in recent months but in a very dressed up and classy way. It’s sexy, it’s demure yet revealing, it just looks soft, elegant, feminine. It’s all Millie.
But what you really need to know, if you’re a true fan of Millie Mackintosh and have a passion for her clothing, or if you’re keen to simply try it for the first time and consider yourself a savvy shopper. Millie has been having a sample sale, and I hear, the lady herself has been known to man the tills on occasion! So, if you want to see the clothes or potentially though I make no promises, the lady herself, get down there because it’s due to end VERY SOON!
Now that my friends, is what I call ending on high, a sales high. Get going my fashionistas to the sale, bag yourself some celebrity style, but if you can’t be there in person, then by all means snap up the range online. Don’t be limited by location, the world of style is your oyster. Looking for something new, something different from your normal, thinks elegant, think stylish, think Millie Mackintosh. Now go rock some Ladylike Chic.