Only God Forgives is a visually stunning film by Danish director Nicolas Winding Refn. I couldn’t taking my eyes of Kristin Scott Thomas. She was transformed, channelling Donatella Versace and Carmela Soprano. I could have watched her alone for the entire movie. Scott was a chain smoking, aggressive, blunt but sexy woman in a very scary way. When I think of Kristin Scott Thomas I associate her in films like Four Weddings and a Funeral, and The English Patient and I have to admire her for taking a risk!
Only God Forgives is the story of revenge and how a mother is willing to sacrifice one son Julian (played by Ryan Gosling) for another. It’s a beautiful film, set in the Bangkok underworld with endless corridors, dark door ways and red lights. Unfortunately the film’s a bit too self important and not as significant as it thinks it is, but really I just loved watching Kristin Scott Thomas.
Rumble in the Jumble is a fun jumble sale that raises money with Oxfam in aid of abused women in the Democratic Republic of Congo and there are so many bargains to be had. Quite a few celebrities including Daisy Lowe, Bat for Lashes, Jessie Ware, Fearne Cotton, Daisy Lowe, Alison Mosshart, Anna Calvi, Gemma Cairney have donated clothes There were Gina and Gucci shoes on sale for £20 and a Peter Pilotto rucksack for £30. It really is a huge jumble sale and there are rails and rails and boxes to sift through. So if you didn’t get a chance to go today you’ll have to go next year. People were queueing up since 9am and it didn’t start until noon. In the last a half hour everything went down to half price. So how could you not shop knowing your money’s going to a good cause!
Kate Nash and Rumble & In The Jumble host & BBC presenter Gemma Cairney!
Battenberg Cake aways makes me happy – it just always looks so delicious!
In the middle is the very talented Natasha Lawes – she’s a creative makeup artist but does so much more than that. She makes wigs, and makes tech-FX costumes and masks. She’s worked with Kate Nash, Bat for Lashes, Ladyhawke, Lady Sovereign, Sylver Tongue and Rowan Atkinson
A night of celebrating the third annual WGSN Global Fashion Awards! It was wonderful to have the event in London this year and The Savoy was the perfect setting. Last year the event was in New York. I’ve been a judge for two seasons now and it’s quite difficult to choose the winner as everyone who has been shortlisted is incredibly talented and deserves to win but it really is that extra something that makes a person or brand stand out just that much more. It was really a special evening and it’s so important to celebrate the business of fashion. We forget how important every element is, from shop design to pure-play ecommerce and it’s great to have a platform like WGSN’s Global Fashion Awards to recognize and celebrate this talent.
One of the most exciting and intimidating parts of the evening was the "red carpet". I don’t think any of us were really expecting it – I wasn’t. It made me realize what celebrities go through (at least a little bit) and of course part of it was quite fun. It’s always good be asked a few fashion questions – it keeps you on your toes and I can chat and chat about fashion.
I had so much fun wearing this David Longshaw dress. I just love his prints and he’s such a sweet and fun person.
VV Brown – and watch out for her – it sounds like she’s going to have an exciting year! I love VV Brown as I met her a few years ago and styled her for a Nokia video. I love that she’s opened her own online shop VV Vintage – there are so many great items on the site!
Our host Cat Deeley!
Zara Martin – have you been watching her new show Show Me Your Wardrobe?
All the judges!
Martyn Roberts with Rankin, winner of the Hall of Fame accolade.
The biggest shoe trend for men that night was blue shoes and Louboutins were the winning favourite.
The very charming Eudon Choi – 2011 WGSN Global Fashion Awards Emerging Designer Winner
Courtney Blackman – MD of The Industry & Hannah Kane, Editor in Chief at Phoenix magazine.
Hilary Alexander & Bora Aksu
Shireeka Devlin – winner of the Future Designer Award 2012!
Cat Deeley in a beautful skirt by Charlie Brear from the Vintage Wedding Dress Company.
AOFM was doing the makeup, so if you needed a touch up you just had to nip to the loo for a quick lipstick fix!
Quite a few people had tattoos with text – love both of these!
I styled the models for a mini catwalk show for Jergens and the lovely Louise Roe was the host. I’m a huge fan of Louise, I met her a few years ago when I was styling William Tempest’s show in New York and she was hosting his dinner party. She’s just one of those girls that you can’t help but adore and she has a beautiful skin – perfect for a Jergens launch!
Working in beauty has similarities, but it’s very different than fashion as there just seems to be a slightly different attitude – it’s happy! In some ways beauty is clearer, more obvious and offers you solutions. Jergens had 8 different products at the launch including a delicious smelling Coco Butter and its original 100 year old cherry-almond scent. Each moisturizer offers a different solution from fragrence free to aloe – in fashion – finding the right garement is just not quite that obvious. Beauty is quite a happy world, all our models were similing away, and the guest were all quite friendly and happy – it might have been the cocktails – CocoButter, Daily Moisture – all inspired by the Jergen’s moisturizes!
The lauch was held at Circus in Covent Gardens so there were some amazing circus acts including a girl playing with fire!
Kate Nash wrote this song, recorded it and did the video in one day. She’d been doing filming and press interviews all day and at 8pm she asked me to go to her house and find her some bright coloured dresses as she was going to shoot a video later that night – but first had to teach the band and record the song!