Catherine Dunlop chats with The Idle Man

We caught up with Made in Chelsea socialite and rising blogger Catherine Dunlop to see who her male style icons is, what a guy should never wear, and her one guilty pleasure. 

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Since drifting away from the Made in Chelsea spotlight to pursue a career singing in the sun scorched plains of Australian. Since then she’s released her own line of clothing, ISWAI, and dipped into the world of blogging with her own titular stint, discussing style, fashion, beauty and lifestyle, all with a peppy glean to her words.

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Can you tell us a little bit about what you do and when you got into it?

I guess I am known as a TV personality, but work for me now revolves more around music, acting, and fashion. Every week is different depending on what projects I have going on at the time. I have just created a website as a creative outlet and a means of communication with my fans, keeping up to date with fashion shoots, etc. And I have a Youtube channel coming soon for fashion films and collaborations.

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How’s your year been so far? Any major highlights?

It’s been amazing. I just did a photoshoot with Isabella Lombartini  in this beautiful house in the countryside, and we also made a fashion film to go alongside the shoot. In it I play this glamorous, abandoned housewife. I got to dance around in my underwear drinking martinis, before I decide to flee my home in a vintage Mercedes. Who wouldn’t enjoy that, right?

What song have you got on repeat at the moment?

Kiiara Tennesse.

What fashion advice do you have for a man?

Without meaning to sound like a contradiction: make an effort, but keep it simple. I think a man who dresses well should always look effortless about it. It should feel and look like an extension of himself, rather than like your trying to make a statement. That’s what differs between men and women’s fashion… in my opinion anyway. Secondly, it’s better to have fewer, expensive things than loads of cheap stuff. Throw away fashion is the devil, and that I believe is universal across the board, male or female.

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If you could give your younger self one piece of advice what would it be?

Your guts’ IQ is higher than yours.

1 tip to grow your instagram account?

Hmm….well, realistically Instagram is incredibly narcissistic. So to keep up, don’t be afraid of a little self promotion, but be clever about how you are doing it and try not to let it become banal. Somehow, make it different. And be social on social; interacting is key.

What’s the one thing you never want to see a guy wearing?

Skinny jeans on a chubby bum.

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Catherine Dunlop

Any major plans for 2016?

I got my US visa recently so will be spending a lot of time in LA. I haven’t decided whether I will move there yet, but I am going for a few months and am hoping some exciting things will come out of it. Watch this space.

What is your one guilty pleasure?

Homemade popcorn, and apple rings. It’s not really a guilty pleasure as they aren’t unhealthy, but its more the quantity I’ll eat in one sitting is quite alarming. I literally inhale, there isn’t even chewing involved. And I love the raw desserts from Juice Baby on King’s Road.

Who’s the most stylish man on the planet for you right now?

I have a friend in New York called Brendan Fallis, and he is pretty damn stylish. He’s also a really cool dude. I’m pretty sure you guys will know him, if you don’t, you should!

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