Last night the 2013 ELLE Style Awards took place at the Savoy hotel, in London. There was a great celebrity turn-out, as many Hollywood insiders extended their trip to the city after the BAFTAs. I was lucky enough to attend the awards with the official sponsor, Next, and was seated right in the middle of the action. Kate Hudson and Stella McCartney were catching up on the table to my left, Chloë Grace Moretz was working the room in an on-trend monochrome dress, and all eyes were glued to Bradley Cooper, who took home the award for Best Actor. It was a truly unforgettable evening and I’ll do my best to share all the gossip with you. Read on to find out what happened inside the 2013 ELLE Style Awards…
Before the awards were handed out we sat down to a delicious three-course dinner in the stunning Savoy ballroom. The menu featured black sesame maki rolls, followed by charred corn fed chicken and an amazing Oero vanilla cheesecake. Once the champagne was flowing and everyone had overdosed on cheesecake, Radio One’s Nick Grimshaw took to the stage. It was his first year as the ELLE Style Awards host, and he did a fantastic job. He was brave enough to joke around with movie mogul Harvey Weinstein, angered a supermodel and hilariously stated it was a momentous evening as the absent Best Music Act, Emeli Sandé, had turned down an invitation for the “first time ever”.
The night’s big awards went to Chloë Moretz (who won Next’s Future Icon), Christopher Kane (Best British Designer of the Year) and Roksanda Ilincic (Red Carpet Fashion). When Chloë accepted her award she thanked all the designers that regularly loan her dresses, revealing when she first came to attention in Kick Ass she could barely convince anyone to lend her a shirt.
At the end of the night I think most guests went home with a crush on Chris O’Dowd (who is really hot in person, photos do not do him justice) and an even bigger girl-crush on Kate Hudson. But without a doubt, the night belonged to Les Misérables actress, Samantha Barks, who dazzled the room with a surprise performance. She’s definitely on the path to A-list status, and she also happens to rock a LBD like a pro….
A big thank you goes out to the Next team. It was a fantastic evening and a great way to get in the mood for LFW. Were you impressed with the looks on show at the ELLE Style Awards? Who was your best dressed guest?