Last night ELLE hosted their 15th annual ELLE Style Awards. The event, which took place in London's Savoy Hotel, saw Alexa Chung brought back to serve as host and guests were treated to a performance over dinner by Critics Choice Award winner, Emeli Sandéwho was joined on the stage Professor Green in the after-party.
Red carpet looks were strong, particularly from Tali Lennox in Julien Macdonald, Jessica Chastain in Alexander McQueen, Chung in Stella McCartney and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley in Antonio Berardi.
But outfits aside, the one thing you can always count on at the event is a good speech or two and last night was no different. Last year everyone was talking about Vivienne Westwood's 'interesting' confession that she didn't know who Emma Watson but this year was even more memorable. Johnny Johannsson, Acne's creative director, had us all impressed as he sang a Swedish celebratory song to pick up the award for Best Contemporary Brand but it was Cuba Goodings Jr who stole the show. Before presenting the Style Icon award to Huntington-Whiteley, he had the crowd taking shots of their drinks after saying that, "this is the first party I've been to where I feel I need to loose weight."
Last night, Bond Street was packed full of fashionistas and shoppers alike who all came out to celebrate Vogue's Fashion's Night Out. Just in case you were one of the few that didn't make it, here's the low down of what happened and who was there.
Georgia May Jagger finally has competition and it comes in the form of Annie Lennox's daughter Tali Lennox who has just been signed up with model agency Select. At just seventeen years of age and 5ft 9 inches tall, unlike her mother and older sister Lola both in the music industry, the teen wants to pursue a career in fashion design. Having just featured in a sexy shoot for Australian magazine Kurv, the youngster is certainly giving the likes of Amber Le Bon a run for her money in the shoot sporting a sheer shirt and skin-tight leggings showing off her enviable legs and model stance.
Tali hit the London scene last year when she was photographed with Peaches Geldof, Daisy Lowe and Alice Dellal around town and most notably at London Fashion Week. Living quite the glamourous lifestyle at such a young age, Annie Lennox talks quite differently of her teen years compared to both of her daughter's saying:
"Their upbringing has been totally different to mine. I was brought up in a tenement house in a working district. We didn't even have a bathroom! We had a gaslight in the hallway and a black-and-white TV. My kids could be from a different planet, not just in terms of the working-class thing, but also because of the age we are living in, with mobile phone and the internet."
Definitely one to watch, Tali Lennox is rumoured to be the newest "It girl" around London.
Whilst there were rumours flying recently that Georgia May Jagger (daughter of Rolling Stone Mick Jagger) was set to replace Peaches Geldof(daughter of musician Bob Geldof - see a pattern emerging?) it has been confirmed that the Vogue cover girl won't become the next Ultimo model. The reports came about after Geldof's contract with the lingerie company was terminated following an alleged drugs scandal, and it was suggested that Jagger would take the place as the latest Miss Ultimo model.
However Jagger's agent, Tori Edwards of Tess Management dismissed the idea, telling Vogue "As model of the year, Georgia's name will inevitably be linked with new campaigns, but there is no truth in the speculation that she will be working for Ultimo". She continued, "Georgia has had an incredibly busy six months: shooting her first Vogue cover, modelling for Versace and Hudson, receiving the British Fashion Award and becoming the face of Rimmel. She has a few high profile campaigns in the pipeline, but Ultimo isn't one of them". So, which other musician's offspring should we put our money on next? Could it be Daisy Lowe, Coco Sumner or Amber Le Bon - or even the new girl on the scene, Tali Lennox? Watch this space, ladies.
For the past 10 years, Alice Temperley has been the go-to girl for 'beautiful people' in need of a fabulously feminine yet glamourous, show-stopping evening dress. Her eye for detail and use of intricate beading and embroidery on the finest silks and other such fabrics have helped her carve a niche and has brought her a plethora of celebrity fans such as Courtney Cox, Sarah Jessica Parker and Claudia Schiffer, to name but a few.
As Temperley's business enters a new decade, it is clear that the designer is ready to take on a new type of clientele. Last year, she hinted that the label would be expanding, and now we know what she had in mind - a diffusion line named, 'Alice'. The range, which is clearly aimed at style-savvy fashionistas, will feature playsuits, T-shirt dresses, broderie-anglaise dresses and silk halter-neck maxi dresses. Prices will start at £58 for t-shirts, £180 for dresses, and go up to £440 for an uber-soft leather jacket. Citing the gloomy state of the global financial affairs, as the inspiration behind the range, she explained: "We started doing it because of everything that is happening at the moment...Lots of friends can't afford the mainline prices but would still love to wear Temperley. So we wanted to offer a different price point."
Discussing how she came up with the ideas behind the pieces, Temperley told the Times: "Once we decided to go for it, I got 10 girlfriends to pack a bag of their favourite things they always take on holiday and bring them over. We put everything on a rail, and it was pretty clear what we all wanted out of it." As the time has come to now unveil the pared-down and casual basics that make up the diffusion line, Temperley has chosen three of the capital's rising stars to front the range; Leah Weller, Tali Lennox and Clara Paget. Between them, these achingly cool creatives in the making illustrate just how versatile and wearable the pieces from the line are. We expect that the diffusion range will be very well received by new and old Temperley fans. Indeed the lady herself is aware of the potential for success. "... There will be stand-alone stores soon, we're launching a big interactive website using all the latest technology," she said. "We're creating a whole world around it."