Made in Chelsea star Louise Thompson tells us why she supports Jeans for Genes Day!

During a photo shoot with the gorgeous Made in Chelsea star Louise Thompson, we managed to sit down and find out why Louise will be donning her denim this Friday!

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Why do you support Jeans for Genes Day 2016? 

I have been supporting Jeans for Genes Day for about 4 years and I love being  part of the campaign. I create jeans so the partnership works really well. It is an amazing and inspiring charity.

What talent did you inherit from your parents?

My athleticism and fast metabolism!

Do you ever double denim?

Yes, I love denim and was wearing double denim for filming!

Would you ever quadruple denim?

I haven’t ever quadrupled denim but for this shoot let’s go way overboard and overdo it in denim! I do actually own a denim bikini which is a strong look, bring on summer!

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How many pairs of jeans do you own?

Too many to know the number, at a guess between 60 and 70!

What is the most you have ever spent on a pair of jeans?

I would never spend a lot on a pair of jeans! 

If you could design a pair of jeans who would you most want to see wearing them?

Kate Moss – who else!

Who is your ultimate denim poster boy or girl?

Lucky Blue.

What is your message to all the schools and organisations that take part in Jeans for Genes Day? 

Get involved! Be creative and take advantage of a non-uniform day! OVERDO IT in denim!

What will you doing on Friday 23rd September?

Wearing my jeans and supporting Jeans for Genes Day!

If you were stranded on a desert island which three items would you take with you?

Denim hat, rope and a box of matches – how sensible?!

Join Louise Thompson THIS Friday and overdo it in denim! Sign up today and support children living with a genetic disorder in the UK> jeansforgenes.org 

Win celebrity jeans with The Sun!

To celebrate Jeans for Genes Day this year The Sun is giving you the chance to win a pair of your favourite celebrity’s jeans! From David Gandy, to Pixie Lott, you could soon be the proud owner of some very famous denim! To enter simply text the code for the celebrity’s jeans you’d like to win to 70099. Texts cost £1 plus standard network charges and all proceeds go to Genetic Disorders UK.

David-Gandy-Bond-Cover-Shoot-2015-003-800x1015David Gandy – J4G1

nick grimshawNick Grimshaw – J4G2

Olly Murs in Jeans for Genes white campaign t-shirtOlly Murs – J4G3

Fearne Cotton 2011Fearne Cotton – J4G4

pixie lottPixie Lott – J4G5

Oliver-Cheshire-TGJ.01Oliver Cheshire – J4G6

gok wanGok Wan – J4G7

danny-ciprianiDanny Cipriani – J4G8

tinie tempahTinie Tempah – J4G9

Sam Faiers in Jeans for Genes white campaign t-shirtSam Faiers – J4G10

kirsty-gallacher-1Kirsty Gallacher – J4G11

Russell Howard in Jeans for Genes white campaign t-shirtRussell Howard – J4G12

Kimberley Garner in Jeans for Genes white campaign t-shirtKimberley Garner – J4G13

Ricky Martin in double denim for Jeans for GenesRicky Martin – J4G14

Terms and conditions: Competition closes at midnight on Friday 25th September 2015. Over-18 residents of the UK only. One entry per person, per prize draw, for each pair of jeans. Not open to employees of News UK or their families. The winner of each pair of jeans will be selected at random within 14 days of the closing date from all entries received for that pair. Texts sent after the closing date will not be entered but you may still be charged. No cash alternative and the prize is non-transferable. Your information will only be used for the purposes of this competition. Text line is run by GFM Holdings Ltd for Genetic Disorders UK. Text entry helpline 0844 543 9713.

Introducing our Celebrity Supporters for 2015

This year we are celebrating 20 years of Jeans for Genes Day and we are joined by a whole host of your favourite celebrities, from actors and singers to athletes and chefs, and they are all asking you to do something extraordinary in your jeans on Friday 18th September.Russell Howard in Jeans for Genes white campaign t-shirtRussell Howard

Amanda Holden in Jeans for Genes white campaign t-shirt final (online use only) Amanda HoldenLucy Watson in double denim and Jeans for Genes denim bag Lucy WatsonLouise Thompson in Jeans for Genes white campaign t-shirt Louise ThompsonLouis Smith in Jeans for Genes Day campaign t-shirt Louis SmithKimberley Garner in black Jeans for Genes t-shirt Kimberley GarnerKatie Price in Jeans for Genes white campaign t-shirt Katie PriceKate Moss in Jeans for Genes fashion t-shirt low res (do not send high res image) Kate MossKate Garraway modelling Jeans for Genes campaign t-shirt and denim bag Kate GarrawayJack Binstead in Jeans for Genes white campaign t-shirt and denim shirt Jack BinsteadGemma Sheppard in Jeans for Genes white campaign t-shirt Gemma SheppardEmma Bunton in Jeans for Genes fashion t-shirt Emma BuntonDani Dyer in Jeans for Genes black fashion t-shirt Dani DyerColeen Rooney in Jeans for Genes white campaign t-shirt Coleen RooneyCaroline Quentin modelling Jeans for Genes denim bagCaroline QuentinBillie Faiers in Jeans for Genes white campaign t-shirt (full lenght) Billie FaiersBen Hanlin in Jeans for Genes white campaign t-shirt Ben HanlinAngela Scanlon in black Jeans for Genes fashion t-shirtAngela ScanlonMark Hix, chef in Jeans for Genes white campaign t-shirt Mark HixMel C in Jeans for Genes Day fashion t-shirt Mel CNatasha Kaplinsky in Jeans for Genes black fashion t-shirt Natasha KaplinskyNicola Roberts in Jeans for Genes fashion t-shirt Nicola RobertsOlly Murs in Jeans for Genes white campaign t-shirt Olly MursRicky Martin in double denim for Jeans for Genes Ricky MartinSam Faiers in Jeans for Genes white campaign t-shirt (full lenght) Sam FaiersSara Cox in Jeans for Genes black fashion t-shirt Sara CoxSimon Reeve in Jeans for Genes Day campaign t-shirt Simon ReeveTallia Storm modelling denim jumpsuit and Jeans for Genes denim bag Tallia StormTheo Paphitis in double denim for Jeans for Genes Theo PaphitisTiffany Watson in Jeans for Genes black fashion t-shirtTiffany Watson

So why not join them and thousands of others in your jeans on Friday 18th September and help us raise vital funds to provide support and care services to children with genetic disorders across the UK.

Sign up for your free fundraising pack now!

Jenners for Genes!

Jeans for Genes Day is celebrating our 20th year of fundraising for children with genetic disorders this year, and to kick off our campaign we held a launch party at iconic Edinburgh store, Jenners, on Princes Street.

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Working in partnership with Jenners, a House of Fraser store, we planned and prepped the party to a tee to launch our new limited edition fashion t-shirt exclusively in-store on 9th July. #JennersforGenes

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To help turn the event in to a real party special guests X-Factor’s Nicholas McDonald and Scottish singing sensation Tallia Storm were in attendance, giving speeches, live performances and taking photos with guests. The pair even posed in the Jenners shop window to the delight of their fans.

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photos: www.clarkjamesdigital.com

photos: www.clarkjamesdigital.com

Also at the event were Scottish fashion bloggers Betty and Bee, amongst others, who had a brilliant time posing on the catwalk and in the photobooth. Plus, the tasty gin cocktails provided by Caorunn Gin went down a storm!

photos: www.clarkjamesdigital.com

photos: www.clarkjamesdigital.com

photos: www.clarkjamesdigital.com

The night was a huge success raising the profile of Jeans for Genes Day, promoting our limited edition fashion t-shirt and launching our partnership with Jenners.

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Jenners will be supporting Jeans for Genes Day 2015 through sales promotions and selling our exclusive merchandise to raise vital funds for children with genetic disorders in the UK.

To see all the photos from the night check out our Facebook Page.

You can get your own Jeans for Genes Day t-shirt, as modelled by Tallia Storm and Kate Moss, from jeansforgenesday.org/shop for just £20 with all proceeds coming directly to Jeans for Genes.

Meet Elle, our t-shirt design competition winner

Once again Jeans for Genes have partnered with the Edinburgh College of Art for our annual t-shirt design competition. The students were tasked with designing a fashion illustration which clearly represents Jeans for Genes, whilst having mass appeal to our fashionable supporters. All the designs were then submitted to our panel of fashion experts before a winning entry was picked. The designer of that winning entry was 20-year-old Elle McKee. 

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Elle McKee

What made you choose to go into design and illustration?

 I just love drawing. I’ve been scribbling since I was a child and today it’s my relaxation as much as my work. 

Had you heard of Jeans for Genes before the competition?

Yes, we celebrated jeans for genes day every year at school. We were allowed to wear denim anyway so we did fancy dress and we really committed to our costume creating!

Elle McKee's school J4G Day

 Elle’s school taking part in a fancy-dress Jeans for Genes Day

How did you feel about entering the t-shirt design competition?

I was very inspired entering the competition. The brief was really open meaning I had a lot of freedom to experiment and come up with something that was also in keeping with my own style of work.

What was the inspiration behind your design?

I got thinking about how we show off our jeans and I came up with the coat hanger idea. I was impressed by the confidence the charity has, it encourages people to have pride in their genes and their jeans and that was something I was really inspired by.

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Elle’s winning design

What are the benefits of winning the competition for you?

Winning any competition is a great way of getting your work seen but it’s even more gratifying when it is helping such an important cause. Plus I get to see celebrities wearing my design, which will be really surreal.

Who would you most like to see wearing the t-shirt?

I know Keith Lemon is a supporter of the charity and I think he would look ‘bang tidy’ in a t-shirt. If not, maybe he could persuade his mate Fearne Cotton to wear one. I love her style.

Elle McKee in Fashion tee (white background)

Elle modelling her winning design

Any final thoughts?

I am absolutely thrilled to be picked and I’m really excited to be part of raising money and awareness for Jeans for Genes, it’s such a wonderful charity. I am very honoured!

The Jeans for Genes limited edition fashion t-shirt is  set to be modelled by a bank of high  profile celebrities including Lucy Watson, Tallia Storm, Coleen Rooney, Louise Thompson and the one and only Kate Moss!

Get yours before they’re gone at www.jeansforgenes.org/shop