Rochelle Humes On Her Amazing New Collection

Rochelle Humes has designed her latest amazing collection for Very and had a catwalk spectacular to celebrate the occassion. We headed down to the event – along with Frankie Bridge and the boys from JLS – and chatted to her about how being a Mum has changed her style as she picked her fave pieces from the collection.

Tell us about your new collection, what’s your favourite piece?

My favourite pieces change on a regular basis, but I design stuff that I love and that my friends love or something that I’ve maybe worn in the past that I want to do a little nod to, like my NTA’s dress which was strapless, pink and floor length and I’ve made a dress which is a nod to that which I love at the minute.

What are your favourite trends for spring?

I’m into the tassles at the minute but I like to do that in the accessories because I think it adds too much volume in clothes.

What do you love most about spring?

Oh it’s just the feeling that the mornings aren’t so dark – if you’re a morning person and you have to get up early you don’t feel so upset to be awake.

How would you describe your own style?

Very feminine – I love feminine shapes, I love pencil shapes, I love things that flatter, I like sexy dresses – I’m a classic feminine sort of style.

What’s your favourite thing in your wardrobe?

Oh wow, I have lots of favourite things. At the minute I love that red dress because I loved wearing that dress on the night but it wasn’t very easy to use the bathroom or anything in so I’ve made a version that I love and can wear wherever I want.

Rochelle at the NTA’s in the dress that inspired it all.

Do you ever share style tips with Marvin?

Not tips, but we definitely ask for each other’s opion. If he was going out and I was staying in, he’d definitely ask, “This or this, what do you think?” So we do that but never tips!

If you could only wear one thing for the rest of your life, what would it be?

Probably a jumpsuit or a playsuit – I love easy stuff that looks glam and someone always says, “Oh that looks lovely,” but just takes two minutes to put on and you don’t have to think about the rest of the outfit.

What’s the best style advice you’ve ever been given?

The best advice I’ve ever been given is that everything is a picture. Your hair and your make-up can throw off how your outfit looks so if you’ve got a busy outfit, pare back the hair and make-up and then if the outfit is plain, you can go for a red lip or go a bit bolder.”

Several of you are now Mums, do you swap parenting tips?

Oh, always! But more it’s just parenting worries, like “Oh she’s going through that phase. I went through that!” But Una is the first one to have two so I keep asking her at the minute, “How is it with two?” Yeah so it’s girly chats rather than advice which is nice.

Has being a Mum changed the way you dress at all?

I guess yeah I wouldn’t really go round in a belly top, those days are behind me, but not really I still love the same things and still pretty much dress the same.

What’s been your biggest fashion fail?

Um, probably when Gap jumpers were in back in the day. I had a navy one and it wasn’t my strongest look. At the time it was great but I’m not sure anymore.

And finally, who’s your favourite designer?

Anyone who sort of nails that feminine thing – I love Victoria Beckham, Roland Mouret, Matthew Williamson. I love Chanel – I just love people that celebrate women and what that’s all about.

By Amy de Klerk