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Love to Love: Part Two

Bethany Rutter

Welcome to Love to Love - a series of interviews with top women we love to love, about all the stuff they love to love.

Today we meet Bethany Rutter aka Arched Eyebrow - the opinionated fashionista with passions for literature and lipstick in equal measures, who is leading the charge for plus size confidence alongside entertaining the Twitterrati with side-splitting daily life bantz.

What you may not know, is that Bethany is a E17 residing bonafide fashion designer in the midst of planning a wedding she's excited about getting excited about, but scared about getting too crazy life-takeover excited about, if you know what we mean... Let's find out more.

How would you describe your style?

I try to keep it casual, but always with a statement piece so it feels special (*erm... a pretty glam interpretation of casual in our eyes Bethany!*)

What’s your dream dinner party line up if you only had three chairs to fill?

David Byrne of Talking Heads, Beth Ditto and Nigel Slater. Just think, music and food sorted. And the style stakes would be high too.

Where’s your favourite place to visit and why?

LA - because it’s all the fantasy glamour I wanted it to be! I always think people who live there must feel like they are on holiday the whole time.

Where do you get your style inspo from?

Instagram. I particularly love perusing the feeds of big women pioneering great style choices. Favorites include Nicolette Mason and Dani Vanier.

What’s your go-to item of clothing to make you feel totally awesome?

Not to be too self-promoty, but it really does have to be the Slim paperbag-waist trousers in bright green from my range with Navabi. I love the colour and they make me feel boss lady meets colour blocking fashionista. (*totally down for a bit of self-promo when the trews are JUST SO GOOD lady*)

And finally, tell us about the earrings you're wearing.

It had to be The Cloud because I love a big, bold earrings and they really stand out. Plus they are evoking some vagina vibes, which I am definitely pleased about. (*We had genuinely never thought of that, but now you say it, we agree - and it definitely adds to our love of these beauts too!*)

Now, get your own pair, right here x

*Editor's notes

Love to Love: Part One

Bluebell WooiWelcome to Love to Love - a series of interviews with top women we love to love, about all the stuff they love to love.

Kicking off with Bluebell Wooi (yes that is her real name) - the model whose face you'll recognise off billboards all across the tube, Aston Martin's TV ad and that risque Rankin snogfest video.

What you may not know, is that Bluebell is a south London girl with heritage including south east Asian and Irish, and a quirky background that has born a confident young woman proud of her rebellious streak, passionate about Pussy Riot and with a cat named Truffles. Let's find out more...

How would you describe your style?

It's a totally mixed bag. I really like some street style stuff, but then also have lots of vintage - so all sorts really. I got that approach from my Mum because she dresses really crazy, in a good way! When I was a baby I had little leopard print DM boots. (*cool Mum alert*)

What’s your dream dinner party line up with just three chairs to fill?

Russell Brand definitely. Also Flight of the Concords - if I’m allowed to make them share a chair (*oh, go on then*). I’m then torn between inviting a hot a man with a Scottish accent (which would be Richard Madden if so - or Simon from Biffy Clyro... or all of Biffy Clyro) or another funny guy… But I think funny will always win for me, so I’ll choose Julian Barratt.

Where’s your favourite place to visit and why?

Malaysia - and Penang in particular. I have family there and have been going for years, so it just has really nice associations and memories. Check it out! (*going on the list, right now...*)

Where do you get your style inspo from?

Instagram. I follow quite a few weird feeds rather than just lots of fashion people. I love the crazy visual illusions on @popmyeyes and for more fashion stuff @lovers&drifters has really cool style.

What’s your go-to item of clothing to make you feel totally awesome?

I have a pair of Vagabond boots with a massive platform. They work with anything and make me stand tall and feel strong. 

And finally, tell us about the earrings you're wearing!

I love the colours and the retro feel of the pattern. Milk Tooth earrings are totally different to other stuff out there. That's why I like them. (*Nicely said Bluebell!!*)

Now, get your own pair, right here x

*Editor's notes