Exclusive: The Only Way Is Essex fashionista Lauren Pope shares her stylish Vegas wardrobe secrets
Hi Now readers!
I love fashion and getting all glammed up, so as you can imagine I absolutely loved filming TOWIE in Vegas – it had all the glitz and glamour a girl could ever dream of! Since Sunday when the first special show aired I’ve had so many people tweeting me and asking where my outfits are from so I thought I’d share all my style secrets with you – only at Nowmagazine.co.uk.
Here’s everything you need to know to get my look.
Love, Lauren Pope x
I wanted to go for something that was comfortable but still looked cool, as the whole cast was flying together we all wanted to be ‘pap ready’ just incase any photographers were waiting at the airport. I wore these ASOS sweatpants and my very comfy Isabel Marant heeled high tops with a plain white New Look vest top and a Celine handbag. I kept jewellery to a minimum, just wearing a chunky watch and diamond stud earrings.
As soon as my BFF Chloe Sims and I arrived we headed straight to our pool – it had the most amazing views over Vegas. Here I am wearing a fringed bikini from Topshop – I’ve had so many compliments on it. It also offers great support if you’re slightly bigger busted and has adjustable straps on the bottoms which is always a god send when trying to banish any lumps on your hips. I tend to go a size up on the bottoms for bikinis to avoid them digging in!
Bare Pool Party at The Mirage Hotel
I’m not overly confident in a bikini especially because on camera, so I knew I wanted to cover up a little so I could actually enjoy myself and have a dance! I wanted something loose and floor length and was so happy to find this little treasure in Zara just before I left for Vegas – I think it’s actually a sun dress but it went over my black Topshop bikini so easily. Throughout the day I wore it buttoned up and then open at the front, as and when I felt happy to do so.
As we were lounging by the pool I decided to go shorter with my hair and wore a set of my Hair Rehab London Clip In Extensions that I had cut shorter to match my own hair length and I left them to fall naturally instead of curling them.
Clubbing at 1Oak nightclub at The Mirage Hotel
I’m slightly obsessed with PVC at the moment! I’ve got this ASOS PVC skirt in red and also black – I wanted to add a softer edge to it so tucked in a blush coloured V neck top with zip detailing from Topshop. I loved the way it was shaped at the front and the zip added to the sexy vibe without it looking too OTT.
I’ve been after a pair of pink metallic heels for a while and found these from River Island – get them quick as they are selling out super fast!
My tan clutch is from a vintage shop in East London called Beyond Retro – there’s so many one-off treasures in there, especially if you’re after accessories or denim.
Chloe went for this fitted Celeb Boutique white dress with studded shoulder detail teamed with a gold pair of strappy sandals from Zara and one of my clutch bags from River Island. A gold clutch tends to go with any outfit so they’re great for holiday packing. She pulled her hair back and wore a clip on top knot from Hair Rehab London.
Shopping and pampering day
Chloe and I decided to have a chill out day. She got her beautiful new fringe cut – I think she looks amazing! I wore a yellow lemon sheer sleeveless, double layer mini dress with wrap front from Zara – it’s so last season though! I bought it two years ago and since then it’s travelled everywhere with me. I wore it with a pair of nude peep toe heels and my beloved Celine bag. Check out Polyvore which is a fab website when you’re after something specific – you just type in the item you’re looking for and it brings up so many options from different retailers.
Clubbing at Act Club at the Palazzo
When I’m at home I tend to stay away from bodycon dresses but I couldn’t resist this bright blue number from www.spottedonceleb.com by Ronny Kobo. When I’m on holiday I dress up more and I felt amazing as soon as I put this dress on – the material holds you in and pushes everything upwards. I went for long Clip In Hair Extensions from Hair Rehab London and wore them loose and wavy and quite flat at the root to give a boho vibe to make the outfit less ‘glam’. I teamed this with my nude Nicholas Kirkwood heels – nude heels are a holiday essential!
Cocktails by the pool at The Venetian Hotel
We had another pool day but because we were filming I wanted to dress it up a little so I found this fringed one-piece swimming costume from ASOS and matched it with a fringed kaftan I already had in my wardrobe from ASOS that I bought earlier this summer in a size 14. Chuck on a pair of wedges and it’s amazing how much more confident you feel walking around a pool.
I dusted my body with Vita Liberata Body Shimmer which acts almost as a foundation for your skin covering any blemishes and stretch marks. Amazing!
My birthday meal at Sushi Samba
It was my birthday while we were in Vegas but I was DJing at Haze nightclub, so Chloe, Mario Falcone and Charlie Sims took me for a birthday meal at Sushi Samba the following night. I wore one of my favourite Helmut Lang skirts – long at the back with a shorter crossover front – I love the tropical print and take it on every holiday. I can safely say I’ve got my moneys worth out of that one! I teamed it with a black top from Topshop and the tan Kirkwoods to try and elongate my legs. I had tried a black pair of shoes on but they made my legs look slightly stumpy!
Gambling at The Palms Casino
We decided to get dressed up and have a go in the casino – Chloe and I only managed to win $80 but we were still happy! I wore a cropped navy blue leather top from Zara and teamed it with a high waisted black midi skirt from Cheap Monday which is available at ASOS. I wore my brand new black Casadei Blade pumps which I bought after seeing them on Victoria Beckham recently, and a Christian Louboutin red bag for some colour. I decided to put my hair up and wore a clip in plait from Hair Rehab London and pulled some strands loose around my face to give the look a laidback vibe.
DJing at Haze club
When I DJ I tend to wear something I feel comfortable, yet sexy in, so this Bebe black ribbed mini dress was ideal. It was made of stretchy material that pulled me in in all the right places. I added a statement necklace from New Look to jazz it up and some metallic silver River Island heels. Chloe kindly let me borrow a bright blue Zara clutch to add a bit of colour.
Chloe went for a bold statement in red teaming a top and trouser combo from Aqua. Her necklace is also Aqua and her shoes are New Look. She pulled her hair back into a mid-height ponytail to show off her freshly cut fringe. Cute or what?!
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