Saturday 12 November 2011

The Only Way Is... BeautySwot!

Popping into Loughton this afternoon for a quick coffee, there was a noticeable whiff of excitement in the air. As I was sat sipping my Latte in Costa, I couldn't help but notice all the people milling around the shop opposite. What could possibly be causing this commotion?

The shop in question is called "Bella Sorella", which is owned by a certain Lydia Rose Bright from a certain BAFTA winning programme called "The Only Way Is Essex".

Those of you who follow me on Twitter will know that I am an avid fan of this show, so I was intrigued to see what all the fuss was about and decided to pay Bella Sorella a visit.

Inside, I found a fairly substantial selection of vintage style clothing and a delectable choice of cup cakes - which I managed to resist. (Definitely wise to go after my coffee!). There was also a quaint Christmas decoration range. I particularly liked the wooden "train set" style advent calendars - very nice and reasonably priced. 

All of this is wonderful, but does it really explain why so many people were there? No - the real reason was the presence of not one, but two TOWIE stars in-store today!

Lydia Bright was working hard behind the till and Lauren Goodger was also there making a special guest appearance, bringing her "Lauren's Way" fake tan collection.

Both girls are absolutely stunning in real life. And I was particularly struck by how beautiful and sweet Lauren is.

Here are a few photos of my visit....

Watching the crowd gathering outside "Bella Sorella"

Me with Lauren Goodger

Me with Lydia Rose Bright
I didn't manage to purchase anything on this occasion as it was too busy, but I fully intend to pop back during the week when it is quieter.

Along with other TOWIE star Jessica Wright's "With Love Jessica x" lingerie shop and the celebrity haunt "Nu Bar" at the other end of the High Street, Loughton certainly is the place to hang out!


  1. Love it. Lauren looks prettier in your photo than she does in most pictures I ever see of her!

  2. I had to go to Loughton for some work I was doing and survey the high street (glamorous job I've got) and remember being impressed by lots of quirky shops and a Space NK. Big crowd of people there! x

  3. SHUTUP! haha what fun to meet the girls and i agree lauren looks so pretty x

  4. I've never seen TOWIE, but I love the idea of vintage Christmas ornaments! Cute!

  5. wow, I LOVE TOWIE!


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