Ashley Roberts, the former Pussycat Doll was in high spirits on Wednesday as she launched her debut fragrance – Ashley by Ashley Roberts. It’s actually a really nice perfume. Ashley explained that she wanted to create a fragrance that could carry the wearer from day to night. She said, “Spring and summer is coming – the sunshine is out. [The fragrance] is fresh but it also has a little bit of an edge to it – it has amber and patchouli which gives it that balance.”
I managed to grab a few minutes with Ashley to get her Fashion Five…
If you could be any designer’s muse whose would you be and why?
Well first choice would be [Alexander] McQueen. I know unfortunately he’s passed but he always created such artistic pieces that were just…it’s art. And then, Balmain. I just drool over him. If I really had to choose those would be my top two at the moment.
Which trend would you like to see banned and why?
Tube dresses (laughs). I feel like if you want to go knee-length then you can maybe show off a little bit on top. If you’re showing a little bit on the top..tube dresses are just so short and shrunken…I just don’t know – it doesn’t feel right to me.
Which fashion item(s) do you never leave home without?
Even though I don’t have it on me now in my bag I always have a pop of colour lipstick. A bright red or a bright orange or something. Because if I don’t have anything going on I throw it on and it creates a look.
If you could style steal any celeb’s look whose would it be?
Nicole Ritchie. I just think she has fun with it. [Her style] is feminine and edgy and she’s open minded to different things.
Which fashion tip can you share with the readers?
Have fun and don’t take yourself too seriously. Be yourself – if you want to wear something wear it!