'Ginge' Nicola Roberts

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Posted at Apr 29 2010 06:40 PM | Updated as of Apr 30 2010 02:55 AM

Nicola Roberts' boyfriend calls her "Ginge."

The Girls Aloud star - famed for her ginger locks - admits beau Charlie Fennell has given her the affectionate nickname and often calls her it when he doesn't agree with her quirky outfit choices.

Speaking at a party for luxurious footwear designer Gianmarco Lorenzi at his London store, Roberts told BANG Showbiz: "I'll wear things my boyfriend doesn't like because I like to be a bit out there. And he's just like, 'Come on Ginge get that off' - he's not afraid to let me know what he thinks!"

Although Fennel isn't a fan, Roberts is becoming a bit of a fashionista and is winning rave reviews for her ensembles but she admits she doesn't follow any fashion rules.

She said: "Sometimes I want to be feminine and other times I want to be a rock chick. I don't like to spend too long getting ready otherwise I drive myself mad. My style icon is Madonna because she wore things that weren't necessarily fashion like a bra outside a top."

Another style icon of Roberts' is a bit closer to home - her Girls Aloud bandmate Cheryl Cole.

When asked who was the best dressed member of the group, she replied: "Oh Cheryl, definitely. She always looks great."