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Michelle Keegan supported by fiancé Mark Wright's family at Lipsy launch
The actress-turned-fashion designer was joined at the party by her fiancé Mark Wright, and his family. And HELLO! Online were there too to help celebrate Michelle's new fashion line, which went on sale on Thursday morning.
Michelle showed her style icon credentials as she donned two outfits over the course of the night. The 27-year-old rocked a black trouser suit ensemble before changing into a baby pink pencil skirt. This she teamed with a leather jacket stylist Gemma Sheppard told us was used in a music video for former Pussycat Dolls singer Ashley Roberts.
Looking equally glam was Michelle's future sister-in-law Jessica Wright. The TV star was clearly enjoying the chance to socialise with her brother's other half.
Nights out for the glam pair will soon become a lot easier to organise. Usually based in the Manchester area, Michelle is about to make the big move nearer to London and Jessica is thrilled.
"I’m very excited that they’re moving to Essex soon as we’ll spend more time together. I love it when they’re down there," she told HELLO! Online.
Jessica donned a figure-hugging frock from her Lipstick Boutique – available through Lipsy – and flashed a huge cocktail ring on her middle finger instead of a rock on the didgit usually reserved for an engagement ring.
"Could you imagine having an engagement ring as big as this?" joked The Only Way Is Essex star, who is set to marry her fellow cast member Ricky Rayment.
Michelle Keegan launched her Lipsy line
While she wound down from seven hours of lensing the reality programme earlier in the day by taking to the photobooth with HELLO! Online to strike some silly poses, Jessica told us: "Everything you see on the show is real."
Except her tan it seems. Jess admitted that she had topped up with the fake stuff in order to get her skin tone looking fresh following ten days of filming in Marbella that felt like "forever".
The star shared that was so busy she barely had time to sunbathe and said that every time she shoots the show she just hopes she's not "involved in the day’s drama".
Happily for Jessica, Michelle's launch was relatively drama free – aside from a slight mishap when Michelle's cardboard Lipsy advert fell on Jess' mother and Nanny Pat, leaving Mark Wright to run to the rescue.
The bash was every inch a family affair, but there was one member of the Wright clan missing. "It’s just a shame my dad isn’t here," Jess lamented.
Adding of the new clothing collection they were all there to celebrate, she said: "It’s very Michelle Keegan . She’s down to earth, she’s so lovely."
Michelle Keegan with HELLO! Online and her publicist Laura Graham (far right).