Where: Connaught Hotel, London
Joanne black style: short charcoal grey Lanvin dress, Sergio Rossi clutch, Lanvin shoes and Damiani diamonds
An evening dedicated to diamonds is not hard to enjoy – especially when it includes dinner at The Connaught and a dazzling performance by Paloma Faith.
With a star-studded guest list – and Silvia Damiani, Sydney Ingle-Finch and Lucy Yeomans hosting the event – the fashion stakes were high. Elle Macpherson did the classic short LBD proud, Cat Deeley looked elegant in a long blue dress and boxer David Haye sparkled in front of the cameras, with some beautiful stud Damiani earrings. Mira Anafina who runs the Bond Street Damiani store also looked cool in a black Fendi jump suit. It was Paloma who stood out from the crowd, however, with her stunning singing voice, sparkly gold dress – with a sexy plunge neckline – and Chinese-inspired hat worn to one side.
I know all too well what a fabulous accessory can do for an outfit, and it was great to see diamond jewellery take centre stage. A girl’s best friend? Absolutely!