I was really pleased when JD Williams sent me an invitation to view their over 50's fashion show in London last week.
When I arrived at the Cafe Royal (beautiful place by the way) you could really feel that something special was going on. If your ever in London I advise a visit to this amazing place.
This was the first time a catwalk show used only models over fifty, Just that alone is something to be celebrated
We were shown into the Pompadour Ballroom suite, beautiful surroundings and so right for this show
How beautiful is that ceiling?
The best idea behind this fashion show, was that it was geared up for us over 50 women. It's true to say that there are so many women over the age of 50 that lack body confidence, but it is also true that many women over 50 do not want to feel left behind in the fashion stakes anymore.
FIFTY IS NOT OVER THE HILL ! WE STILL COUNT WHEN IT COMES TO FASHION!
I was amazed at how many celebrities were there, Anthea Turner, Joe Wood, Susan George, Patti Boulaye is just for starters. I was trying not to stare too much!!!
And so the show started.. Hang on a minute MARIE HELVIN!!! This is when the camera got all wonky MARIE HELVIN!! I was nearly squealing . This for me was a moment, one of my all time favourite models
I will include some shots now that that JD Williams kindly sent, so that you can view what I saw clearly......
Still looking fabulous, owning that catwalk
This coat was designed by Meng Wu from the London Collage Of Fashion. It was the chosen winner of all the designs. A coat that can be worn 30 different ways, and will be listed in the JD Williams AW16 on line.
Everyone applauded when the beautiful Daphne Selfe (87) joined the catwalk, Her posture still as good as a twenty year old!
The show seemed to be over so quickly, I could have sat there watching for ages. There were drinks after, and I even got to mingle with a few celebrities, so that really finished the day off nicely!
Anthea Turner, it was great to chat to her after the show. She was lovely
Lizzy Cundy And Patty Boulaye
I could get used to clinking glasses with the celebs!!
Take a look at JD Williams on line collections HERE you wont be disappointed