She’s known just as much for her killer style as she is for her no-nonsense attitude on the TV show Made In Chelsea, so it’s no wonder Rosie Fortescue is seriously hot fashion property. With the coolest Brit designers on speed-dial, her polished personal style has cemented her status as a FROW-regular, and has seen her fashion blog go stellar.
Now one of the UK’s most influential Instagrammers, we’re used to seeing the 26-year-old star looking perfectly turned out on our feeds – so it was a no-brainer when she asked us if we wanted to tag along with her to London Fashion Week for a day. And boy was it an eye-opener…
We kick-started the day at Rosie’s plush pad, where she ever-so-casually answered the door rocking the most intricate dress imaginable. At 9.15am. Yep, this girl’s loungewear game is MEGA.
Turns out, she was already sporting the frock she would be wearing to sit FROW-side at the Julien Macdonald AW16 show – a totally sheer midi dress with jaw-dropping lace appliqué and beading no less. Well, with a bod like hers, can you blame her?
After making a round of peppermint tea, it was time for Rosie to start getting her glam on. With her ornate plait still in tact from the evening before, you’d be forgiven for thinking the MIC beauty had already spent hours getting front row-ready. Sitting down to have her make-up done by a top Nars artist, Rosie revealed her ultimate fave products.
‘I’m obsessed with Nars’, Rosie revealed. ‘I don’t know how, but regardless of what I’ve been up to, it stays perfectly in place. It’s a miracle.’
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Once she had chosen the fierce Valentino heels and cult Edie Parker clutch to accompany her NSFW frock, it was time to head off to The Braid Bar to give her hair an overhaul. Opting for badass boxer braids – watch your back, Kim K – she was ready to hit the show.
Driving up to One Marylebone in a blacked out Merc was a surreal experience in itself, but the army of paparazzi erupting into a flashbulb frenzy as soon as her door opened was a totally different ball game. Trying to make her way through the crowd to meet her friends without being snapped in an unflattering way is no small feat, esp when you’re wearing a nearly nude dress, but once inside the grand venue, Rosie was able to chit-chat with her fellow FROWers and take in the designs.
‘His show is always one of my favourites’, Rosie gushed after the show. ‘No one does glamour quite like him.’ You’ve got that right, Fortescue.
After all that excitement, it was back to Rosie’s flat for another outfit change, then it was onto the next show. By this point, we were so knackered, we barely knew what time it is. Yep – being famous is exhausting, and Rosie has to deal with it 24/7.
Ok, so ending her day with a Japenese takeaway might not sound glamorous, but after experiencing what it’s really like to be Rosie Fortescue, we’ll take a night in any day – with a designer dress thrown in, obvs.