Last night I was lucky enough to attend the Rimmel London and Kate Moss tenth anniversary party at Battersea Power station. After security had confirmed our names we were admitted through the iron gates and were immediately greeted with the awe-inspiring sight of this ancient Art Deco derelict building with it's façade now emblazoned with Union Flags and Kate's iconic catchphrase 'Get the London Look'. After walking down the red carpet, past the throngs of paparazzi and through the hazily lit pathway into the venue itself guests were surrounded by dozens of billboards showcasing the ten years of collaboration between Kate Moss and Rimmel London. It's amazing to think just how long Kate has been gracing our screens as a Rimmel London Ambassador!
Inside the venue the champagne was flowing, the music was blaring, photographers were snapping and the celebs were everywhere. Rimmel had spared no expense and I can fault nothing about the evening. The Rimmel London ladies and gents circulated the event offering quintessentially British nibbles such as fish and chips adorned in a union jack wrapper (modelled beautifully by my best friend and Harpers Bazaar Intern Gabriella Bagnall), crown-decorated biscuits and white chocolate covered strawberries. Two lovely ladies dressed in military attire (reminiscent of Cheryl Cole in my opinion!) were showcasing Kate and Rimmel's latest venture - her new lipstick collection. The new collection contains seven shades, all hand picked by Moss, and has been packaged in chic matte black representing her "glamorous rock and roll style", with the super model's signature in bright red.
We were treated to an energetic set from The Noisettes for which we were front-row, after which Beyonce's sister (dressed in a very flamboyant yellow dress) took to the decks and played a DJ set as the fashionista crowd continued to drink, chat, dance and pose in the Rimmel London Photobooth.
Kate Moss was in attendance - she recreated the iconic advertisement she filmed to support her debut collection for Rimmel, by arriving in a helicopter - along with numerous other celebrities. At one point during the night I found myself in the loo's with Georgia May Jagger at the mirrors and Bonnie Wright (Ginny Weasley from Harry Potter) standing in front of me. I give myself a pat on the back, a double thumbs up and a round of applause for acting nonchalant during this moment.
Both Kate Moss and Georgia opted for a classic LBD and both teamed their look with an item of Rimmel makeup. Kate, obviously, decided to wear one of her lipsticks (Kate Moss by Rimmel lasting finishing lipstick [No.1]) and Georgia told reporters she was wearing 'the brown colour eyeshadow from the traffic light collection'
Look Magazine has a fantastic round-up and tonnes of photos of the star-studded red carpet. Below is just a taster of some of the movers and shakers of the London Fashion Elite that attended last night.
Recognise anyone below?
My dress is from TFNC and Gabriella's is from Topshop.
The lipsticks are available online or can be found in most Boots and Superdrugs.
What are your thoughts on the Rimmel/London Kate Moss collaboration? What are your thoughts on controversial Kate herself? What's your favourite Rimmel product and which lipstick looks set to be your favourite? Did you like the celebs outfits or did any of them make a major fashion faux-pas (I'm looking at that BigBird-esque coat Olivia...)