5 Minutes With: Lydia Rose Bright

Tuesday, 5 June 2012

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(nice flat hair Liv)

Okay, I admit it I love the Only Way Is Essex. I'm not (always) proud to say it, and usually reality television hits a nerve with me, but hey, it's addictive, light-hearted and usually a giggle- what's not to like? Additionally, like a good film, you become a little entwined with the characters lives, and if there's starring ladies; fascinated by their wardrobes. With programmes like TOWIE (check my T.V abbreviation skills) it's slightly different; with style often being associated with anything over the top, bodycon, maybe velour (obviously with white Louboutins in tow), it's easy to sweep the ladies of the show with the generic style brush and see no further.

However, one of the main ladies, Lydia Bright, offers a different slant on this stereotype. Okay, so she may not necessarily be understated (a girl can still wear heels by the pool, ok?) and like any other fashion loving 21 year old, a love of high street brands is apparent, but teaming upcoming labels like 18 & East and Virgos Lounge with her classic ladylike and vintage inspired style bring a little something not often seen in the shows cast.

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After paying a visit to Essex a couple of weeks back, I was determined and intrigued to pop into Lydia's very own fashion emporium Bella Sorella in Loughton (fuelled of course, by glittery cupcakes, floaty frocks, diamanté encrusted crockery and fragrant candles) , and meet the lady herself to see what exactly inspires her day to day style ...

So, when did you first become interested in fashion?
I always grew up around fashion. My nan, aunt and mum were all buyers, so I was just bought up into it, beginning a great passion and interest.

How would you describe your style in 5 words?
I'd say fifties inspired, girlie, floaty, colourful (I never wear black) and glam.

For those that haven't visited, how would you describe Bella Sorella?
Bella Sorella encapsulates my personal style. It's very vintage inspired- beautiful and what you'd probably say is a little girls dream. It's very pretty, with lots of cupcakes, chintzy home wares and lots of pretty clothes- which I wear a lot of!

Who, or what inpires your personal style?
I'd probably say my oldest style icon is Carrie Bradshaw. I loved her when I was growing up, but have also grown to love the 50's, particularly, Brigitte Bardor and Marylin Monroe.


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Which are your favourite shops?
High street wise, I love Miss Selfridge, Virgos Lounge, New Look for basics and of course, my own shop!

Which are your favourite upcoming brands?
Virgos Lounge! They only really began in the last year, and I love literally love everything from the Look Books!

What's next for Lydia?
So at the moment, I'm in progress of designing my own clothes range. I've been holding out a lot, but have been studying different designers and the catwalks at London Fashion Week to help me with working on my own collection. It should be out around Autumn/Winter and it's a bit like me really, with lots of tailoring, rich velvets and autumnal burgundies and purples.


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41 comments:

  1. Ah can't believe you got an interview with her, I always thought the same about her having the best style on the show!x

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  2. Love Lydia's style, she definitely stands out on the show! Great interview x

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  3. Loved reading this interview! Such a great post! I love her style and her shops looks gorgeous xo

    Xoxox
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  4. Great interview, I need to visit the shop. Being in Kent its not too far away so a little shopping trip could be called for.

    Becky

    beckys makeup

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  5. Great interview! Lydia is probably my favourite out of the Towie gang and her shop looks gorgeous would love to visit it :) Your make up looks lovely in the photo ! x

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  6. Cool interview. Lydia's style is great!
    Joelle
    xoxo

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  7. So jealous you got to meet her! She seems lovely x
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  8. It's lovely of you to do an interview with her and share it with us! Lydia definitely has the most desirable style of the tv show.

    Ps. Love your blog!

    xxx

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  9. Hey, your hair looks great! I love this post, and I have Lydias dress but in peach!

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  10. Those teapots/cups are amahzing! I wonder if they're only stocked in her shop... it's a bit far for me!
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  11. These pictures are gorgeous and you look so lovely in the first picture!

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  12. great post and what a fab idea to go to her shop and do an interview. Loving how big Virgos Lounge is getting, they're in my post today too :)

    mel x
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  13. I have to admit that whilst TOWIE isn't my favourite show, Lydia's style is amazing! x

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  14. I've never watched TOWIE before so I'm surprised for all of the rumours I've heard about the show that this classy lady is one of the stars! The store looks brilliant and her style icons are mine too, so I'm going to go do some more research on the show and make her my new favorite celeb haha :)
    Love
    gabriellasofia
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    x

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  15. I don't watch TOWIE but whenever I see her in the media I always love her outfits! x

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  16. Great post! I live in Essex so more or less go past this shop everyday as Loughton is my local high street! Its nice to see someone going against the usual white stiletto stereotype, looking forward to seeing what her clothes line is like x

    Annabel x

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  17. so jealous you met lydia! i'm a huge towie fan myself.. don't tell anyone. haha
    FASHION JUNKIE
    xoxo

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  18. How amazing!! :)

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  19. I want to visit her shop, but i live too far away:(

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  20. I absoloutly loved this post Olivia, love Lydia in TOWIE - reality tv can be addictive despite how cringe-worthy it may be. But anyway love Lydia and her style, so thank you for sharing!

    Eda ♥

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  21. I'm a massive fan of Lydia!

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  22. I can't believe you met her, I actually love her. I really want to go to Bella Sorella, I went to Sugarhut over Easter but its not quite the same thing haha

    Rosie
    x
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  23. I love Lydias style. Anyone who has the courage to wear something a little different has real style in my eyes.
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  24. I am far to jealous you met her, I am dying to visit Bella Sorella too!!

    Little Miss Sunshine Style

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  25. Great post, did she no you was coming down to feature her in a post or was it just by chance?

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  26. Great post! I love Lydia she's so gorgeous!
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  27. You look so cute!! Love Lydia!
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    S xx

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  28. Not really a TOWIE fan but I have to say lately I've been loving Lydia! Her new bob hairstyle is soooooo fabulous! And this is such an interesting interview! No idea she rated Carrie Bradshaw as a style icon!

    Gemma x

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  29. I've only just recently started watching TOWIE but I've always been a fan of lydia's style when seeing her in magazines ect. I'm a HUGE fan of hers now! I just love her clothes!! She brings out the inner girly girl in me!! Great post!! xxx

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  30. Great interview. YOu two look amazing! .)xx

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  31. Aww I loved this interview! Great photos too!

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  32. you blog is so pretty :)
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  33. That shop looks like heaven, I need to vist (if only Essex wasn't quite so far away from Leeds...)!
    Kaz x

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  34. your blog is VERY NICE~
    btw your food posts are to die for!

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  35. Hi! I just know your blog is great. Already have a new follower. I invite you to visit my blog and if you like would be happy to follow me.

    A big hug

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  36. Hi Olivia,

    Wow,
    Like you TOWIE as a gulity pleasure of mine, and im so jealous that you got to meet Lydia. She's my fave. She always looks amazing and effortless.
    Great piece.
    xoxo
    Jessica
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  37. aw, lydia is so lovely, i met her at the gignics this weekend, she was a sweetheart, deffo my fav cast member :) x

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  38. Lydia is my fave :) Lovely post!! Your blog is amazing, following xx

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  39. lovely post, you are so pretty:)

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