Louise Redknapp, the ex pop star wife of footballer Jamie, daughter in law of football manager Harry and a busy working mum brought some shine to Red magazine’s Hot Women Awards 2012. Louise wore a shiny metallic mini dress to the celebrity tea party sponsored by Calvin Klein that was held at the One Marylebone venue in the heart of London. Grey and silver are becoming key colours for Christmas party dresses
Louise has been in the spotlight for more than 20 years now, so it was great to get the chance to ask for her taste on the fashion industry – the highs and the lows. Here’s a mini interview:
QS: Who’s your fashion inspiration?
LOUISE: “Victoria Beckham. She decided to become a fashion designer and worked hard until she was a good one – all while raising four kids and being scrutinised in everything she does. I take my hat off to her. I own some Victoria Beckham dresses, they make me feel great. When I come in and Jamie says, “That dress looks lovely”, we’re not talking about her name.”
QS: Have you ever had a wardrobe malfunction?
LOUISE: “I had some dodgy moments when I was in the girlband Eternal. Once we wore knee pads during the day. They weren’t fashionable.”
QS: What’s your top tip for dressing for a night out?
LOUISE: “Dress for your shape. It doesn’t matter what size you are, just pick one part you do like about your body and dress to enhance that.”
QS: How do you stay in shape?
LOUISE: ‘Pilates. It’s made me feel so strong, so relaxed, more proactive and confident.
QS: How are you celebrating Christmas
LOUISE: “I haven’t thought about it too much yet but it’ will be with the family. It’s lovely to have those days together.”
How down to earth is Louise? This year she was a guest at the ceremony but she said she had her own fashion and beauty ranges in development so next year we could see her as a winner. Watch this space!