Our this year cover model, Amy Willerton, who we sponsored on Miss Universe Great Britain 2013, is in the Australian jungle as part of the ITV reality show I’m a Celebrity – Get Me Out of Here! The 21-year-old beauty qeeen, jetted in from Moscow where she was competing in the global Miss Universe modelling competition to join I’m A Celebrity. But before she enters the jungle camp, here are a few curious facts about Amy:
Her first shot to fame was as the winner of Katie Price’s TV reality show, “Signed by Katie Price”, two years ago, but subsequently she refused to sign up with the star, instead choosing to forge a career on her own.
- She was first crowned Miss Bristol at age 17, Miss Bath the year after and and Miss London last year. Currently, Miss Great Britain she is the first UK contestant in 30 years to reach the Top 10 at Miss Universe after being placed in the semi-finals this year.
- She dated multi-millionaire diamond dealer Mohamed Shawesh for two years after modelling his jewellery – but they broke up on holiday this year and are sharing custody of their dog Yogi.
- She has been modeling and participated in the charity auction for Orchira pearl jewellery and became the new face of Orchira in 2013.
- She is single and well up for a jungle romance, as she is called herself “completely and utterly single”. She isn’t afraid of spiders, but terrified of china dolls.
Also actor Carlos Ribeiro, presenter Matthew Wright, singer Kian Egan, Olympian Rebecca Adlington, soap stars Laila Morse and Lucy Pargeter and royal dress designer David Emmanue will be in the jungle with model Amy Willerton.
The show starts this Sunday, 17 November at 9pm on ITV1.
Amy Willerton brings home Orchira made pearl necklace after she was named Miss Universe Great Britain 2013
Designed and crafted by Orchira UK, the “Irresistible Ivory” pearl necklace from the new “Embrace” collection was presented for the first time at the Miss Universe Great Britain 2013 finale which took place on June 8, 2013 at The Town Hall, Victoria Square, Birmingham where Amy Willerton from Bristol was crowned.
The Orchira signature sumptuous twelve strand pearl necklace, features over 1400 high lustre baroque white pearls secured with a sterling silver tube clasp and can be worn loose or twisted to create different length and looks.
Orchira’s new pearl necklaces from the “Embrace” collection are designed intentionally simple, conveying an innocent look and feel using high-lustre cream color cultured pearls.
Standing 1.78m tall, 20-year Amy Willerton, former winner of the show “Signed by Katie Price”, professional model and presenter for Fashion TV, was awarded with Orchira’s “Irresistible Ivory” pearl necklace, which she wore during the coronation ceremony of Miss Universe Great Britain 2013. Amy will be representing Great Britain at the Miss Universe 2013 finals in December.
South America is definitely the hot spot this year, the Miss Universe 2011 grande finale was held in Brazil (Miss Brazil was also the runner up to the title), and this year’s Miss World is crowned to Miss Venezuela, Miss Ivian Lunasol Sarcos Colmenares.
Number two and number three are Miss Pueto Rico and Miss Philippines, both in red gowns.
The final was held in Earls Court, London, curiously every finalists ribbon banners are printed with both English and Chinese titles.
This year’s Miss World showcased the world the pageant competition is not just about beauty, but also about brain. Half of finalists are studying a degree, 1/4 hold a graduate degree, half can speak at least three languages. Nowadays the beauty pagaents are also heavily involved in charity works so there is a meaning behind it.
We are very proud to see Orchira‘s brand image Alize Mounter, the finalist of Miss Universe GB 2011, representing Miss England for Miss World 2011, along with Miss Scotland Jennifer Reoch has triumphed top seven among 80 beauties around the world. Alize Mounter’s images are shown across all Orchira jewellery brand’s marketing material including website, lookbook and brand brochures.
Kate Winslet appeared on red carpet at Emmy’s with bright red dress, glowing with love as she was reported “falling madly in love” with her new boy friend Ned Rocknroll, the nephew of tycoon Richard Brandson (even the beard look looks stunningly similar to Richard Brandson).
33 year old Ned recently seperated from 23 year old society heiress Eliza, is declared to be “the ONE” by Kate and talks of marriage is going on.
Kate Winslet is famed for her classic, elegant look from Titanic, her dresses on red carpets are also mostly complimented by media alike. Her stunning black and white curvy Stella McCartney dress teamed with stunning diamond and pearl earrings and pearl bracelet, is just an example.
The Duchess of Cambridge is a very elegant young lady with her own right, although she is a really down to earth girl, like high street fashions just like every girl at her age. She recently enjoyed a shopping trip to Topshop’s Kensington flagship store, picked up a blue short jacket with black velvet trim, a dark green pencil skirt with polka dots and a pair of feather earring drops.
She was low key and casual, a Topshop staff said.
The Duchess of Cambridge bound to be the best fashion icon/idol for British brands, as everything she bought are sold out instantly. This blue boucle jacket was sold out on Topshop’s website, the skirt and earrings are sold out as well reported by Daily Mail. Same for her famous blue Issa jersey wrap engagement dress. All the jewellery she wears are also sought after by many and copy styles are sold in millions. Especially the diamond and blue sapphire ring, the diamond acron earring drop and gold charm bracelet.
She certainly helps the British economy a big deal.
Looking at Lanvin Resort collection 2012, it’s stunningly ghostly. Using mostly grey, white, neutral colour palette, the collection is in strong contrast with other brands’ statement of vibrant colours. Fine tassels, fringes and luxurious drape material are the birth mark of Lanvin resort 2012.
Lanvin’s distinctive chic style makes it top choice for celebrities and Hollywood red carpet appearances, the famous look of Katherine Heigl wearing a nude chiffon Lanvin cocktail dress with chunky multi strand pearl necklace was marked by media as a classic look. Below is another gorgeous photo of Katherine Heigl wearing Lanvin black dress with a strand of large black pearl necklace.
Pearl jewellery seems to be the best accessory for Lanvin dresses and clothing, the classy look compliments perfectly the chic sleek quirky style of Lanvin designs.
The world of fine jewellery is built on heritage, craftsmanship, prestigious and the class and taste of its clientele. Originally reserved privilege of the Royals and Aristocrats, now more seen worn by top celebrities, Hollywood A List stars, footballers/wives and nouveau riches. Piaget diamond watches and fine jewellery win hearts by its classy yet glamorous designs and unbeatable craftsmanship.
Van Cleef and Arpels’ sophisitcated designs, choices of stones and intricate setting are always the most covetable.
Bvlgari’s signature designs are vibrant coloured gemstones set into sophisticated designs. No matter how beautiful this type of designs are(I love it!), most people who want to spend money on a piece of high class jewellery still go for simpler easy to wear styles, after all even the Hollywood stars only get that many red carpet functions to wear them, let alone those with less celebrity lifestyles. That’s why we see more simple, clean, easy to wear gold and silver designs appearing from this glamourous brand. Hope those designs will help this brand come out of its financial difficulty.
From the runway 2012 SS London Fashion week, we can certainly spot some confirmed trends going forward:
1. The strong presence of sequences, beaded embroidery are still very much on the horizon
2. Fine thread fringes, the glamour portrayed from 1920’s are coming back, a big time
3. Metallic fabric is strong trend, so is the vibrant coloured Art and Craft print, like wearing Van Gogh and Picasso on the go!
As of jewellery, apart from the chunky metal and crystal statement necklaces and bangles, pearl jewellery is still very strong on the scene as the draping dresses are best complimented by the glamour of strings of pearl necklaces (think about Rio de Janeiro 1920’s ladies look).
The hot event in town just finished, I was in London on 19th September and all hotels are full, so what’s on the menu for the 2012 SS hot trends?
Here we picked the best looks from the London Fashion week to share.
Charlotte Ronson’s new collection is refreshingly pleasant, with a hint of tomboy look. Sleek use of denim with buttons and leather belt.
Rebecca Minkoff’s well balanced colour palette with simple yet elegant designs are well received
Suno’s quirky neutral prints are interestingly sexy and elegant.
J Crew’s new collections are quite simple yet colourful, compliment to their sparkling glamourous jewellery collection. Their signature pearl necklaces with velvet ribbons, sparkly crystal chunky necklaces and bangles, will continue into 2012 season.
All in all, we can spot the forward trend is still strong with neutral colours, simple and minimalistic styles. The topic continues.
I never used to like Fred Perry, found their stuff is sport oriented and I am so not Sportwear type of person. But the recent release of Fred Perry 2012 A/W collection really impresses me.
The tarten is very chic and classy (at the par with tartens of Burberry, Aquascutum, Daks), the purple colour outfits are just so sleek.
The Burgendy patent used in shoes and satchels are just ingenious, like the recent hot colour combi of bright orange on grey, Dark purple and Burgendy again is an ingenius match.
The classic touch is well reflected by not only the colours and motif, but also in the high quality wool blend, cut and tailorship. So much better than the sportive styles t-shirts and jackets. With this level of sophitication in design, I would love to shop their clothes and also would love to see them launching a jewellery collection.