Last updated on December 18th, 2021 at 06:58 PM
Former Georgie Shore star Vicky Pattison has recently released her own clothing edit with fashion brand Pour Moi, in the glamorous shoot, she can be seen modelling a variety of different underwear sets – as well as pyjamas and activewear.
The Newcastle-born influencer, who won I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! in 2015, often shares her mental health struggles with her 4.8m Instagram followers and talks about the importance of self-care.
Pattison, who is preparing to release her self-help book The Secret To Happy in January next year, describes herself as a “typical girl’s girl” but believes women “shouldn’t be put in a box – we should be celebrated because of our strength but also for our softness.”
We got to speak to the reality star-turned author on how to find inspiration, body confidence, and finding true happiness.
- What inspires you and why?
I am inspired by so much – but mostly I love brave, beautiful, and strong women living life by their own rules.
We need more of that – it gives me goosebumps
- What does body confidence mean to you?
Body confidence to me is learning to love the skin you’re in – embracing every inch of your body, shunning society’s ideals of what is considered ‘attractive’, and celebrating your uniqueness!
We’re all fabulously flawed and that’s what makes us human and beautiful.
Big butt, little butt, huge boobs, itty bitty ones, cellulite, rolls, flat stomach, tall or small – we are all perfect in our own way – and once you realise that and learn to appreciate your body as so much more than a number on a scale – that is body confidence.
- What other women inspire you and why?
I’m inspired by so many women – from my own mam to Kate Middleton to Michelle Obama. Kim Kardashian To Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Marie Curie to Rosa Parks.
Women do amazing things – we shouldn’t be put in a box – we should be celebrated because of our strength but also for our softness.
I admire different women for different things – but ultimately females who follow their own paths regardless of adversity inspire me immensely.
- You’re a mental health and positive body image advocate, what advice would you give for self-care?
Self-care looks different to everyone and I think that’s important to remember that – for me, it’s popping on a face mask, snuggling Milo on the sofa, and eating chocolate.
But I know for other people it’s drinking green juice, doing a spin class, or laughing with friends – listen to your body, listen to your mind – you know what you need.
- What makes you feel fabulous?
Feeling fabulous to me is all about getting glam – I’m a typical girls girl! I want hair extensions and bronzer and I want them everywhere! and a killer outfit doesn’t hurt! Like the Julia Diamante Mini Dress from my Edit!!! That just screams FABULOUS
- What are your go-to rituals to feel glam for a night out?
I always get a spray tan before a big night out and a nice blow dry! Other than that, I’m usually in a bit of a mad rush!
Oh, I always try and take a nice picture immediately – because I am a notorious mucky pup – I don’t know how I do it but I’ve normally spilled something on myself within minutes of getting to a restaurant so as long as I have a safety pic I took of myself before the chaos – the gram still gets to see my fabulous outfit
- What bra is most worn in your wardrobe? And why do you love it so much?
I love a great black bra – something like Dark Romance from my Edit – but honestly, I’m such an extremist – I’m either in something like that or a sports bra. I love the Energy Pulse style from my Edit – there really is no in-between for me! Poor Ercan never knows which one he’s going to get!
- What is your favourite piece from the Edit?
This is such a tough question – I’m PJ obsessed and in the winter months I’ll be LIVING in all of them – but the Gigi Chemise and Gigi Plunge Bra are stunning and I just adore the Metallic Lamé Mini Dress for glam nights out!
- With Christmas just around the corner, what’s on your Christmas wishlist this year?
Oh god, Ercan goes mad and always says I’m terrible to buy for – if I want something I usually buy it for myself you see – and I always get more joy out of giving other people gifts – I suppose that’s when you know you’re getting older for years, I just wanted a dog but now I have Milo and I couldn’t be happier ️ I’m not answering this very well am I?!!
You know what? I’d love to be a Times number one bestseller? Can I ask for that? I have a new book out in January and that is exactly what I want
- Congratulations on the announcement of your book! What do you think is the secret to happiness?
Oh that segwayed perfectly didn’t it?! The secret to happiness is, there is no secret.
Happiness looks different on everyone- you have to make mistakes, trust in your journey and let go of the past – we all have chapters that we’d rather not read out loud – but they don’t have to define us.
Let go of them, look to the future and understand that we all deserve to be happy. That would be my advice – oh and be kind – that’s important
So fab! Let me know if you need anything else.