As you'd imagine Vivienne Westwood throws a good party. The venue for the launch of her new 'Get a Life’ Palladium jewellery range was The Wallace Collection in Manchester Square, a private collection filled to the brim with art and antiques. The perfect location in fact to show off the fabulous new jewellery. The collection is inspired by nature and symbols from paganism said to 'represent strength, luck, power and hope for change to make the environment better for the future'.
When I heard that there would be a special performance at 10.30pm I guessed it could well be Jessie J who wore Vivienne Westwood to the Brits earlier in the week. Vivienne Westwood also designed this year's unique Brit Award of which Jessie J was a recipient so it all tied up quite nicely. The performance of 3 acoustic tracks was amazing as always. Regular readers will know I've been following her rise to stardom... see this post and this one too. The woman has a voice which is a well tuned instrument, - absolutely amazing. Jessie J wore a headdress of palladium oak leaves designed by Westwood, a corset all-in-one, killer heels and patterned tights - perfect for just another Friday night on the tiles. Well, for a pop star maybe.
ASOS and Burberry model Cara Delevingne must be Jessie J's biggest fan as she sang along at the front and and even gave Jessie a high 5 at one point. Jessie said 'I buy every magazine you are in and you're singing along to me', a surreal moment for the pop star it would seem. Cara was much shorter than I had realised too, tiny in fact, but then she wasn't wearing any shoes for a good chunk of the evening so perhaps that's goes some way to explaining it.
I also spied newly engaged Josephine de la Baume sporting the aqua Jonathan Saunders skirt I love. Jealous! Apparently we saw Vivienne Westwood on the stairs but I was so wrapped up working out what to check into the cloakroom I totally missed that.
Anyhow, if you've never been to The Wallace Collection do go. I pop in now and again during a lunch break if I've had a stressful day as it's close by to where I work. I took my mum there for a Mother's Day afternoon tea too so now she reckons she's as cool as Vivienne Westwood... which of course she is, maybe even cooler.
Thanks again to blogger pal Reena for taking me along.