So for me, day 5 was about Mary Katrantzou, Mary Katrantzou and a bit more Mary Katrantzou, I couldn’t get enough of her prints, colours and silhouettes.
Dita Von Teese looked as stunning as ever at Elton John’s party while Jennifer Lopez had time for a quick change before the Vanity Fair party, where her revealing neckline was balanced by long sleeves (and let’s face it, the figure to pull it off). Nina Dobrev in J Mendel was a surprise choice for me, but I think she looks classic and elegant without being aged too much. And finally Kate Bosworth, for bucking the trend and looking fabulous in Prabal Gurung.
Not to mention Tom Ford and Ian Somerhalder – just because.
Day 4 dawned with a number of big names showing their collections. My favourite of the day was McQ, showcasing belted outerwear which looks set to be a trend this year, in some fantastic autumnal shades.
Also a hit for me was Antonio Berardi with simple chic pieces with a twist of interest and colour.
And finally, the prints of Peter Pilotto didn’t let me down.
The dresses were so beautiful last night it was hard to choose my favourites! But Gywneth Paltrow in Tom Ford had a wow moment; and joining her with stunning cream dresses were Milla Jovovich in Elie Saab and Octavia Spencer in Tadashi Shoji.
Continuing the monochrome theme, my favourite black dresses of the evening came from Angelina Jolie in Versace and Rose Byrne in Vivienne Westwood.
And last but not least Meryl Streep looked incredible in Lanvin. And Michelle Williams in Louis Vuitton and Kristen Wig in J Mendel both had dresses that perfectly complemented their skin tone, hair and make-up and (tiny!) stature.
Day three dawned with a number of big names showing their collections. Pieces from my favourites of the day are below. Leading the way is Paul Smith, with effortlessly cool clothes.
Matthew Williamson brought some spring colours to his Autumn/Winter collection with impeccable tailoring and gowns as stunning as ever.
And finally, Topshop Unique, whose model army brought relaxed, masculine tailoring with just the meerest hint of pyjamas, what’s not to love!
With world-class venues largely complete, ahead of the Summer Olympics; the sporting world is taking the opportunity to host events in these arenas now.
I was lucky enough to attend the FINA diving world cup, allowing me to not only see the new aquatics centre, but watch the greatest divers in the world compete. As a child I participated in the sport myself and watching these athletes (a few of whom I trained with aged 10) compete was amazing.
I watched two events, the men’s 3m springboard final and the women’s synchronised 10m platform final. There was British representation in both events, with 17-year-old Jack Laugher who achieved a lifetime best but sadly no medal, and Tonia Couch and Sarah Barrow taking a bronze medal to the delight of the spectators.
Unsurprisingly the Chinese continued to dominate, taking gold and silver in the men’s event and gold in the women’s never looking as though they would let their respective leads slip.
A few pictures are below with videos coming soon…
My favourite show and collection of the day was undoubtedly Temperley London, the opulence and fantasy of the clothes and jewellery really resonated with me.
Templerley were closely followed by House of Holland, for the colour and fun of the collection, an example of which is below
And finally the elegance of Issa London evening wear didn’t disappoint, despite the uncomfortably thin model in green!