We sat Binky down for a chat about the bump, the boy and her new drop for In The Styleé

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Er, how much has Binky Fel­stead’s life changed in the past few months? Fol­low­ing a Made In Chelsea se­ries full of drama (with her on-off re­la­tion­ship with 27-year-old Josh Pat­ter­son caus­ing an SW3 war), the star shocked ev­ery­one last month by an­nounc­ing that she’s ex­pect­ing the first Made In Chelsea baby this sum­mer. But now the news is very much out there and the en­tire MIC cast are ral­ly­ing around (‘se­ri­ously, they’re all giv­ing me ad­vice even though no one has had a baby!’), we wanted to know who’s go­ing to be do­ing most of the babysit­ting and of course, how Binky, 26, will switch up her chic look to ac­com­mo­date her bump. With her new In The Style ‘Western Rose’ col­lec­tion about to drop, she as­sures us she’s got preg­nancy dress­ing sorted.

Hi Binky, congratulations! How are you ad­just­ing to your baby body? I’ve only got a lit­tle bump so I’m just feel­ing a bit bloated and a bit chubby at the mo­ment. I’m en­joy­ing my new boobs, but apart from that I’ve been pretty lucky so far – I’ve had no morn­ing sick­ness. I’ve been able to get out of bed and go to the gym. So far so good, but I don’t want to jinx it! Some celebs, like Ch­eryl, opt to keep quiet about any spec­u­la­tion. Was it im­por­tant for you to tell your fans? I couldn’t have held it in any longer. I’d

rather fans knew through me rather than some ar­ti­cle with wrong in­for­ma­tion. It was im­por­tant for us to do it be­cause there were so many ways that peo­ple could find out. Have you changed the way you dress? No, all my dresses cater to the bump and a big meal, a food baby. The only thing I’ve had to change is my jeans – I’m al­ready in ma­ter­nity jeans. I’m go­ing to be wear­ing them after the baby is born if I have a Sun­day roast! As I get big­ger, I’m not sure I’ll be wear­ing so many minidresses. In The Style are mak­ing the dresses a bit longer – I’ve told them they have to be. Are your fol­low­ers quite vo­cal about what they want from your range? Yes! I get lots of In­sta­gram com­ments and try to cater to my fans. When peo­ple said: ‘We want larger sizes,’ I made sure most of my range went into the curve col­lec­tion. Is it more im­por­tant to be com­fort­able than stylish th­ese days? Comfy but chic. Still el­e­gant, though – I’m still a young mum! I think it’s cool to stay in nor­mal clothes for as long as pos­si­ble. Do you have a celebrity style in­spo? I pre­fer blog­gers and In­sta­gram­mers. I think Kristin Caval­lari [from The Hills] had re­ally good preg­nancy style. I’m not sure whether I should cover the bump [with fit­ted dresses]or hide it. Mark Fran­cis told me to hide it! What?! [Laughs] I think he meant that I don’t have to wear re­ally fit­ted things over the bump all the time. I’ll do a bit of both. Has any­one else of­fered you ad­vice? Lots of peo­ple have ad­vice, whether I want it or not. The only ad­vice I’m lis­ten­ing to is my mother’s. You’re go­ing to be the big sto­ry­line on the next se­ries of Made In Chelsea… Hope­fully it will be chilled. It’s a big change but I think there won’t be any drama for Josh and me now be­cause we have a glo­ri­ous lit­tle gift com­ing. Ev­ery­one’s been so sup­port­ive. Will she be very spoiled? No, not spoiled – I don’t do spoiled. I don’t mind my friends giv­ing gifts and spoil­ing her though! [Laughs]

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