We were privileged to take part in this year’s Fashion for Good event at the Brooklands Hotel in Weybridge. The red carpet event saw Bernard Boutique and other local retailer’s strut their stuff on the catwalk in support of the … Continue reading
Like the millions of other people around the world, we were glued to our tellies last night watching the Closing Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic games. It was a time for celebrating the enormous success that the past two weeks have been in a breathtaking performance from Britain’s greatest export over the last 50 years – music legends, living and dead, in addition to the best of British fashion.
From beyond the grave, Freddy Mercury stood tall in a magnificent hologram leading the 80,000 strong crowd in a sing-along, as did Queen guitarist Brian May alongside Jessie J, while John Lennon made an appearance in a previously unseen video of ‘Imagine.’ Rapper Tinie Tempa Monty Python star Eric Idle performed ‘Always Look on the Bright Side of Life’ surrounded by a fantastical group of nuns on roller blades, Morris Dancers and a choir of rugby players. And the act that was most anticipated, albeit a bit too short for our liking, was the Spice Girls reunited singing atop of quintessential London black cabs. Fatboy Slim got the party started in a DJ booth that blew up into a giant octopus, Stomp played the capital’s landmarks as instruments and east London’s stadium was turned into a giant catwalk.
A troop of legendary supermodels including the great Kate Moss, Naomi Campbell and Lily Cole took to the stage for a Midas Touch parade dressed in Burberry, Erdem, Jonathan Saunders, Victoria Beckham, McQueen and Christopher Kane. Jessie J looked stunning in Vivienne Westwood, whilst Emeli Sande opened the act in Alexander McQueen. British fashion could not have made the country more proud thanks to the biggest household names in design. The models looked stunning drenched in gold embroidered gowns.
As the cauldron separated and the Olympic flame dwindled, signalling the official end of the 2012 Olympic games, artists from the Royal Ballet gave a spectacular performance as the Phoenix rose above the audience. We were left in awe of such a fantastic showcase of British talent – from the sport stars that took us on this emotional journey to the glory of gold, silver and bronze; to the thousands of volunteers that made the Olympics possible; to the artistry that made the opening and closing ceremonies the spectacles that they were.
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