The Made In Chelsea Star Gets An Extreme Makeover In Our Futuristic Fashion Extravanganza

Photography By Lucia O'Connor McCarthy

Styling By David Motta

For the anniversary issue of the new look Topman Generation we decided to bring you an off-the-hook conceptual shoot with Made In Chelsea starlet Louise Thompson, and in typical Generation fashion we wanted to show you her as you have never seen her before. With art direction from our editor John-Paul Pryor, the celebrated stylist David Motta and up-and-coming fashion photographer Lucia O'Connor McCarthy turned Kensington's favourite minx into the futuristic queen of Chelsea's Hollywood Arms, flanked by two foot-soldiers from international modelling agencies. We think you'll agree that the results are out of this world! Here, MIC expert Daisy Buchanan – author of The Wickedly Unofficial Guide To Made In Chelsea – gets the lowdown on the best-dressed cast members, the worst dressed chelsea dogs and tells us why what goes on tour in Bolivia, stays on tour.

Topman Generation: Which male cast member would you most like to restyle?
Louise Thompson: Richard. I don't really think he has a style, so that could be improved. It's nice when someone's style reflects their personality but he wears too eclectic a mixture of things, it's undefinable.

Topman Generation: Which MIC boy is getting it right? Who would you let dress you up for a night out?
Louise Thompson: Proudlock always gets it right. His outfits stand out from the others without being too garish. And I know for fact that he has good taste in women's clothes too.

Topman Generation: Does Spencer have a signature scent?
Louise Thompson: He likes Terre d'Hermes and Creed Milléssimé Impérialé... I prefer Creed.. I think it has pheromones in it, or something

Topman Generation: What do you think would happen if Mark Francis wore the wrong sort of linen in Capri?
Louise Thompson: It would never happen. Apparently, he dictates what's right and wrong in Capri.

Topman Generation: How has the SW3 look evolved since the show started?
Louise Thompson: We all pride ourselves more in our appearances. I think our wardrobes have all increased ten-fold, with fashion blogs as proof – check out Proudlock and Rosie's as examples. I used to just wear my favourite pieces over-and-over again, but now I hate wearing the same garment twice! I like to play dress up and be more experimental, and I wear a lot of accessories. I hate to look boring and I don't think you can look boring if you go overboard with accessories.

Topman Generation: You're studying in Scotland, which is cold – how can you optimise your knitwear selection to stay cosy?
Louise Thompson: I own a lot of coats. They're the staple part of any Edinburgh wardrobe as you rarely get to show off anything you wear underneath. Expensive costs are worth it, but I'm partial to a faux-fur collar as long as the rest of your outfit isn't tacky. I love knitted jumpers and this season I'm a big fan of geometric prints, or anything with bold colours. I also like wearing big boyfriend jumpers too, because they're the warmest.

Topman Generation: What's the biggest fashion faux-pas you've seen on the show?
Louise Thompson: Richard's t-shirt in episode one.

Topman Generation: Do you think you could ever love someone with a terrible dress sense? Who is the worst-dressed person you know?
Louise Thompson: I've had several boyfriends and none of them have dressed badly. Of course, I could love someone with shit dress sense, but its unlikely that we'd end up together in the first place... I'm attracted to people who stand out from the crowd and this is usually down to an outfit. If I went out with someone who dressed badly I would have to interfere.

Topman Generation: Who is the vainest – Andy, Spencer or Jamie? Why do you think they are vain?
Louise Thompson: I think they're all vain. But in a good way. Spencer told me that he has dreams about his teeth falling out every night, and that it's because of vanity.

Topman Generation: Which of the Chelsea dogs is the chicest and why?
Louise Thompson: Chelsea dogs? That's ridiculous. I like Millie's dog Herby. I love bulldogs – hers is a French, but I want a British bulldog. I'd call it Bulldozer.

Topman Generation: What do you like to listen to? Who are your favourite band and why do you like them?
Louise Thompson: I lap up the Crystal Fighters. I also love Patrick Wolf I think he dresses really well. He's pretty insane, and I like his fiery hair.

Topman Generation: What is the best film you have ever seen, and why is it so great?
Louise Thompson: I'm a huge fan of Withnail And I. It's very British. I like the fact the cast is so small and every line gets better each time you watch it. I have it on my my iPad and watch it every time I fly to distract myself. I even follow Withnailizer on Twitter.

Topman Generation: What do you like to see a man wearing? Who do you think is the best dressed man in music or film?
Louise Thompson: Something a bit different. I saw a man the other day wearing a kilt, a crisp shirt and a really cool gem necklace. It was bizarre, maybe he was pea-cocking but I liked staring at him. I'm not sure that Spencer would be able to pull off that look.

Topman Generation: What is the craziest thing that has happened to you?
Louise Thompson: I've had some weird coincidences. Sometimes theyre soooo freaky, but I'm kind of used to crazy things happening to me. I hang out with a lot of spontaneous people. Visiting the maximum security prison outside Bolivia with murderers was pretty crazy – you don't even want to know what happened in there!

Art Director: John-Paul Pryor
Hair: John Mullan
Make-Up: Michelle Gataric
Models: Tony at Nevs/Chuck at FM

Boys wear all clothes by Topman
Louise Thompson wears Tamzin Lillywhite, Sorapol, Beautiful Bottoms, Signor Jester and ID Sarrieri