Well this isn’t an image I ever thought I’d be sharing on the blog, and what a fab night we had too. This Wednesday evening (23rd September) we were invited to John Lewis in Nottingham for the launch of its Autumn Winter 2014 Private Label collection.
When the invite popped itself into my virtual letterbox, I couldn’t refuse. A chance to listen to, and meet the infamous Liz Jones, I think my reply was…HELL YEH!
From left to right – Amanda (me), Liz Jones, Jen (Love Chic Living) and Louise Galvin.
Liz Jones is the former editor of Marie Claire and Mail on Sunday columnist. A fashion expert, with a love hate relationship with the fashion world, recently having written a piece in the Mail on Sunday entitled ‘is John Lewis the new Prada?’
In essence, it was a real treat of an evening. Liz came across as an intelligent, witty, candid and both a little shy and self-deprecating when she spoke to the audience. She was dressed in a beautiful AW14 season dress from Alice Temperley, with a wide delicate vintage style lace hem. Teaming it with a black leather biker jacket and statement necklace, she looked amazing I thought! She talked through the catwalk trends for AW14, revealing the top picks for this season from Kin by John Lewis, Somerset by Alice Temperley and Collection by John Lewis.
She also talked about her life, and where her ambitions came from. In a word, VOGUE! The troubles she had had, and the law suits. We were each given a copy of her new book ‘Fashion, Fasting and Fleet Street’ which after seeing her speak, I can’t wait to read.
We were then treated to a talk from the hair expert Louise Galvin with an invitation to have a colour consultation from her and a makeup lesson from one of my favourite beauty brands Bobbi Brown.
So as you can tell, I’m a Liz Jones fan. I don’t read her column, as I have a passionate dislike of reading newspapers, too much bad news for me. Liz as a person though, I thought had a journalistic twinkle in her eye, and you could almost see the cogs working when you spoke to her. I like that. We even had chance to have a good chat with her at the end, where she revealed the plot line to the new novel she is penning. She took our blog business cards, as she wanted to have a read, which does worry me a little. Liz if you are reading, please be kind.