LFW Day 4: Duro Olowu

Location: Thomas Dane Gallery, Duke Street
Joanne Black style: Duro Olowu silk dress, Lanvin trainers and black tights.


Colour is order of the day at Duro Olowu's presentation


Duro Olowu's pink dress is on my wish list.

The collection: If you are looking to add colour to your wardrobe, you need Duro Olowu in your life. It was business as usual for Olowu, who wowed us with fantastic colours and silk fabrics from his latest collection. Inspired by the colours of Picasso’s ‘Mosqueteros’ paintings, feather textiles of ancient Peru and 125th Street in Harlem, Olowu’s presentation was extraordinary and, with the chance to view the clothes up-close on mannequins, a rare fashionable treat.
The wish list: I’m a big fan of Olowu’s fab pink dress and black and white blouse.
The style: Not often do you find such a relaxed atmosphere and the opportunity to chat to Olowu himself.

The Hollywood Domino Party


Joanne Black and friend Kelley

Where: House at… Cannes
Pic one: Dressed for dominoes
Pic two: My friend Kelley looks the part in Dolce & Gabbana, with Chanel bag.

The luck of the Irish certainly came in handy at Cannes’ star-studded Domino tournament. Dressed in Duro Olowu, with my favourite Alaia belt, fishnets, boots and a Chanel bag, my friend Kelley and I were treated to a night of French decadence – not to mention a few vodkas served in glasses carved from ice.

Held at The House at Cannes, a beautiful 100-year-old private residence, the tournament proved that Dominoes is popular among the A-listers. Penelope Cruz, who was joined at the charity event by Orlando Bloom and Lily Cole, looked stunning in her white John Richmond dress – even though she was suffering from flu. But it was David Furnish who had the best night – walking away Domino champion, with some jewellery, vodka and sevruga caviar. I’m sure Elton John was pleased!