Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

It's Fine to Be Sexy but You Still Need to Have Class

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

It's Fine to Be Sexy but You Still Need to Have Class

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Former Pussycat Doll and Dancing On Ice judge Ashley Roberts talks favourite fashion moments and red carpet tips What fashion items can you not live without? I can't live without a solid pair of heels; every girl needs a nice pair of heels and right now I'm into the pointy toe!

A leather jacket is also a style-staple and of course black skinny jeans, I definitely can't live without those!

How would you describe your style? I come from a rock 'n' roll background. My father was a musician so I think I do have a little bit of a rock edge embedded in my DNA and it comes through in my fashion choices.

I just enjoy fashion as it's always evolving and inspiring me.

Fashion is everywhere and I get inspired every day, whether flicking through a magazine, watching a film, checking out a runway show, walking down the street; it's just ever-evolving. I definitely like to experiment and have a little fun with fashion.

What are your top tips for going on the red carpet? Take a picture of yourself before you leave to go out, that's a big lesson that I've learnt! I went out one night and thought I looked fine, but when I saw the pictures the following day, I really didn't look OK!

I just enjoy fashion as it's always evolving and inspiring me. Even if it's just to go out with the girls, just a quick selfie-snap so you know what you look like and how best to pose will improve any pap shots.

That's my number one tip for being red-carpet-ready (and every occasion ready!).

Do you have any favourite trends? If all else fails I can throw on a black leather jacket and jeans - that's just a trend that never goes away and for me that's something I can always feel good in.

What advice would you give to your younger self? Don't take it so seriously, be unique, do what you want to do - that's the fun part of getting dressed and just not to care what other people think. …

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