Before I can even start this article I must say I’m completely biased in my love of MIC (Made in Chelsea). I absolutely love the instagramed scenes with shots that make everything look sunny, hazy and ohhh so posh darling.
When the first advert aired for MIC, I thought what on earth is this? Majorly posh people and their fabulous, affluent lifestyle’s why would I care or want to watch this? But it is addictive watching other people’s lives, loves, relationships and friendships not to mention the cast members have the ability to string proper sentences, together with decent vocabulary knowledge unlike TOWIE.
They may have rich parents and amazing job opportunities, flats and unlimited store credit but it’s still relatable. Boil it down, friendship ups and downs and what everybody is after is love or the chance to be in a good relationship. When Spencer cheats or Jamie says ‘I love you’ without proper meaning it’s all relatable to anyone out there. Just like a friend was cheated on, or (god fordbid) you, these things do happen. Despite Spencer’s misgivings he is still a loveable character you just scream at the TV for the girls attempting to date him, don’t do it.
Lucy was a newcomer a few series back and I think she is now one of the best members of the show. She has an awesome expressive face that shows exactly what she is thinking. She is blunt to the point and takes no crap from men. Something we can all learn something from. Not to mention she is a stunning.
In regards to appearance, outfits and general togetherness I think MIC absolutely smash it. The girls wear minimal make up, you can see their lashes, just a flick of eyeliner, no hair extensions (aside Binky). It’s a great look, effortless yet still stunning. Compare this to the trowel of make up the TOWIE cast wear it’s a joke. When say Chloe Sim’s face has a close-up all I see is make up. Five plus lashes, way too much foundation, half a box of bronzer some scenes the girls have so much eye make up on their eyes look black.
(Hello where are your eyes??)
The latest episode Lydia a supposed fashion entrepreneur was wearing the most awful shade of Barney purple lipstick, not the deep plum kind that looks good, but garish purple!! Ermmm hello? It’s called a mirror… use it. Not to mention on MIC I don’t think there is one pair of fake boobs, this doesn’t exist in TOWIE. Legs or tits out not both. I think some of the TOWIE lot are trying to tone it down, removing the extensions but still a long way to go.
(previous horrendous lipstick attempt)
Why do I still watch TOWIE do you ask? Habit, I have seen it from the beginning and can’t quite stop watching even though it is horrendous, trash TV.
If there is anything to take from watching these two reality shows it’s aspire to be classy, less make up, stand up for yourself and try find a job you love. What not to emulate garsish make-up, awful tan the biscuit smell on set must be lush (sarcasm) and if you get rich don’t open a flipping shop. It seems their success means they must immediately open a shop or hairdressers on the same street. Whether they have any actual business talent or degree behind them is questionable, shove your name on a shop seems their attitude.
MIC all the way, TOWIE trowel on see you later……