First Look: MIC star Louise Thompson models debut clothing range and reveals all about life with 'bachelor' Spencer Matthews
08:32 GMT, 18 October 2012
She is the Chelsea girl famed for putting pussy bow collars and crisp shirts firmly on the fashion map and now Louise Thompson has channelled her acclaimed sense of style in to a clothing line for online retailer Goddiva.
The 22-year-old fashion muse and star of hit reality show Made in Chelsea, which returned to our screens this week, modelled her range and posed for a series of photographs in the Hollywood Arms in Chelsea (of course).
'I have always been really into fashion so this is basically the perfect opportunity without me having to do all the really hard work like manufacturing and sourcing materials. I get to design the clothes which is my idea of heaven and then they make them for me so it's the perfect collaboration,' she said in an exclusive interview with MailOnline.
Made in Chelsea star Louise Thompson models her new clothing range for Goddiva, here she dons the navy maxi slit dress
The collection has Louise's personal stamp on and she designed each and every piece
Pussybow collars, smart separates and glamorous evening wear all feature in her debut range
Although we are used to seeing her lapping up the luxuries Chelsea has to offer, Louise wants us to know that there is a lot more to her than meets the eye.
She is currently in her final year at Edinburgh University studying geography, has already launched her own jeans collection, plans on studying a masters degree and has high hopes of a City job.
'I love studying, it is a way of distracting myself from the buzz of London. I didn't think I would get noticed in Edinburgh but since last season I get a lot of attention. I find it really strange when people ask me for a photo because I am just a normal girl like them.
'I forget we are on TV and how much the world knows about my life,' she said.
Avid Chelsea fans will remember the dating dilemma Louise was stuck in when she found herself caught in a love triangle with co-stars Spencer Matthews and Jamie Laing.
Even her co-star boyfriend Spencer Matthew asks her for style advice because he thinks she dresses so well
Louise has always been into fashion so is delighted to be able to design her own range
'The love triangle was horrible. Back then I was so naive to it, I was caught up in a bubble and it was only when journalists started asking me about the death threats I had received that I thought I better take a look.
'I don't regret what happened because it was the truth and made good TV but I think the way it was edited was unfair and Jamie did take advantage of his popularity.'
Although viewers were left feeling sympathetic towards cheeky 'heartbroken' Chelsea boy Jamie, Louise maintains that there is a different side to the story.
'Jamie got with a lot of my friends and that's when I realised I chose the wrong person, but no one else saw that side to him.
'I feel bad but Spencer and I have a lot of history so maybe it was unfair for him to get with me in the first place,' she said.
The petite brunette is well-known on the show for her unique dress sense
Louise and Spencer are back together – for now -but it isn't all peaceful in paradise between the pair after Spencer made the decision to surround himself by a group of gorgeous girls on The Bachelor.
'There was a lot of drama over the summer, he made decisions I wasn't particularly happy with so he had to redeem himself; I'd be mad to jump back into his arms.
'People felt sorry for me which was nice to finally have the sympathy vote.'
And although Spencer hasn't since seen winner Chloe Evans, Louise insists that it was brunette dancer Jess Quioque that she felt most threatened by, knowing only too well that petite brunette girls are Spencer's type.
Spencer's dating show antics aside, Louise feels secure in their relationship and unphased by the masses of attention he receives.
She said: 'It was only when my agent pointed out that I am going out with someone who is a massive heartthrob and that loads of teenage girls dream about at night that I realised.
Louise and Spencer are very much an item, as shown by Monday night's episode
'I never thought about it like that,
Justin Bieber I can understand but the fact that I'm going out with
someone who has that similar appeal is quite weird.'
The pair have even been hung out as a foursome with Millie Mackintosh and Professor Green.
'Spencer and Professor Green get on really well, it's funny seeing them together and they're actually really similar.
'Stephen is really nice and down-to-earth, annoyingly cool and so perfect; he's actually really intelligent.'
'Bad boy' Andy is determined to win Louise's affections
Known to many as a social butterfly,
Louise tries not to involve herself in the drama that Chelsea ignites, but
she isn't currently speaking to former best pal and oldest friend Rosie
Fortescue for a reason that will be revealed on screen soon.
whilst she counts Cheska and Binky as good friends, she is excited
about the new cast mates, particularly new kid on the block Stevie, who
she thinks would make the perfect boyfriend, and 'bad boy' Andy, who
made his move on Louise in the first episode.
As for the newcomer girls, Richard Dinan's girlfriend Ianthe is sure to stir things up.
'Because she's pretty and blonde you assume that she might be a b***ch but she seems lovely and modest, maybe she's hiding something because she doesn't reveal a lot. Richard likes his good looking lanky blondes,' said Louise.
She added: 'There might be an exciting surprise this season with two old characters getting together.'
LOUISE THOMPSON'S COLLECTION
Gold jacket, 35
Slit dress, 55
Cream jumper, 30
Black trousers, 29
Peplum top, 24
Cream and black mini dress, 35
Louise Thompson for Goddiva is available at Goddiva