'I did find it a bit difficult because I love my black and am quite plain with the way I dress but I love it now', says Abbey Clancy of her BBC Strictly Come Dancing costumes, before adding, 'I'm like more is more'. Well she was at her Strictly co-star Julien Macdonald's London Fashion Week Spring Summer 2014 show at the time when Grazia spoke to her, after all. The designer has long been an advocate of sequins and sparkles and according to Abbey he's been using his expertise behind the scenes on the hit dancing show.
Clancy revealed, 'It's so handy having a fashion designer around. Wardrobes gone out of the window now, we all just ask Julien about everything, he's like 'Oh yeah, make that two inches shorter or cut those sleeves off'.'
In terms of her own fashion week wardrobe however, the model is sticking a tried and tested formula: 'I just think keep it simple.'
While she loved JM's 'gorgeous' catwalk presentation, there's one designer over all the others on the London Fashion Week schedule who Abbey wouldn’t miss. 'I won't be going to many, but I'll be going to Giles – my favourite. He designed my wedding dress and he's a good friend and I adore him. I am squeezing his show into my busy Strictly schedule.'
And how will she celebrate Mr Deacon's Spring Summer 2014 success? We’ll all go down to the pub and it'll be nice and chilled with his close friends around him. It's great.'
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