Emma Louise Connolly on her sell-out collection, fiancé Ollie Proudlock’s style advice and *that* Royal Wedding outfit

She is a highly sought-after model with a wildly loyal Instagram following, but Emma Louise Connolly managed to slip in a little extra-curricular work this week in the form of everyone’s dream Christmas wardrobe…

Launching her second collaboration collection with online retailer Nasty Gal, the beauty has conjured up a line of festive deliciousness, bursting with sequins, elegant tailoring and metallic accents.

Emma Louise Connolly on her sell-out collection, fiancé Ollie Proudlock's style advice and *that* Royal Wedding outfit

The 27-year-old has had a whirlwind few months (becoming engaged to Made in Chelsea star Oliver Proudlock and attending a Royal Wedding providing just a couple of minor highlights!), but we managed to grab a few moments with the model to discover more about the new collection, her wedding dress(es!) and her love for Trinny Woodall.

Emma Louise Connolly on her sell-out collection, fiancé Ollie Proudlock's style advice and *that* Royal Wedding outfit

On her first (sell-out!) Nasty Gal collaboration launch…

It was the first collab I had ever done and I was so keen for all my followers to love it as much as I did. I was mad, constantly checking the website seeing if pieces were doing well, selling out, mentally replying to messages on my Instagram from fans asking how the pieces fit. I was honestly so apprehensive at the start but over the moon with how it all went. It was really emotional seeing people respond to pieces I had chosen and loved so much myself, it was such a special moment.

On stand-out pieces…

With the first collection I was convinced that there was one standout piece but every piece was loved equally so I think that will be how this collection goes too. I think there is a piece that will suit every style and every women.

Emma Louise Connolly on her sell-out collection, fiancé Ollie Proudlock's style advice and *that* Royal Wedding outfit

On the Nasty Gal X ELC girl…

I think the Nasty Gal X ELC gal is every gal, there is a piece in there for everybody. I think for anyone who is fashion forward but likes to be relaxed, likes to have fun and doesn’t take themselves too seriously then this collection is them in a nutshell.

On her fiancé [Oliver Proudlock] ’s words of advice…

I ask Ol for his advice constantly, I really value and respect his opinion. He has a great eye for men’s fashion and women’s, he is an incredibly talented, creative and amazing designer.

On her dream customer…

My number one was always Trinny Woodall and then I saw that she wore my zebra print coat from the previous collection on This Morning and honestly my mum and I were screaming. I love her style and that she caters for all woman and has such a playful attitude when it comes to fashion, that’s really what the collection is about. But really for me I take so much joy seeing anyone wearing my clothes, doesn’t matter who they are, it just always means the world.

Emma Louise Connolly on her sell-out collection, fiancé Ollie Proudlock's style advice and *that* Royal Wedding outfit

On her personal style…

I like to mix vintage pieces with newer bits and similarly like to mix high street and designer pieces too. I am a real fan of layering and love stacking jewellery on absolutely every outfit. I like a laid back, casual, relaxed look, definitely not one for a tight fitted dress or tight fitted anything.

On her wedding dress plans…

I have not thought about the dress yet at all so unfortunately cannot give you any clues, everything kind of happened at once and I have been so busy playing catch up. I can tell you there will definitely be more than one!

On her Royal Wedding outfit…

I think so important to make sure your outfit is the most flattering for you, don’t follow a trend if it doesn’t 100% suit you because at the end of the day you want to be comfortable especially as you’re going to be photographed from every angle and going to be in the outfit for a really long time. So with that mind I prefer to keep it quite classic and simple but teaming it with a funky belt, lots of jewellery, accessorising to the max.

Emma Louise Connolly on her sell-out collection, fiancé Ollie Proudlock's style advice and *that* Royal Wedding outfit

On her fuss-free fringe…

My fringe may look very effortless and fuss free on Instagram but believe me it is not like that all the time. At the moment I have an Alfalfa wisp lingering on my forehead. I tend to cut my hair a lot in hotels using a pair of scissors borrowed from the concierge which I definitely don’t recommend. I think dry shampoo is the best friend to a fringe and any texture spray – definitely helps keep the Alfalfa at bay.

On skincare secrets…

Moisturiser is key, I love Weleda skin food. Then I have used Maybelline baby skin primer for ages and absolutely love it, I am also a big fan of their master strobing illuminator and typically pair that on top.

On her new favourite product…

YSL’s Top secret oil make up remover is INSANE, it literally removes everything even my Halloween joker make up came off in one swoop.

Emma Louise Connolly on her sell-out collection, fiancé Ollie Proudlock's style advice and *that* Royal Wedding outfit

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