Two great dames, two It girls, two Olympic gold medalists, one rock God, one Hollywood starlet, one poem and a whole load of mince pies…it’s Stella’s Christmas shindig, of course
Two great dames, two It girls, two Olympic gold medalists, one rock God, one Hollywood starlet, one poem and a whole load of mince pies…it’s Stella’s Christmas shindig, of course.
This year, a very purple Dame Edna kicked off the festive frolics to a crowd littered with famous faces outside the Bruton Street store in Mayfair.
‘Merry Christmas, Possums’ Dame Edna hollered as she took to the make shift stage to a roar of applause and cheers. Before promising that her jacket wasn’t ‘real fur, Stell’ and calling the other Dame in attendance, namely one Judi Dench, ‘a loyal little mite’, Edna began to read out a poem written especially for the occasion: ‘Ode To Stella.’
A rather shy Stella, in a rather fabulous LBD, stood by whilst Dame Edna began her speech with the corker, ‘I am one of the world’s very great fashionistas’ and finished with the immortal line ‘When I wear her creation, Kate Moss will be jealous, Her clothes turn me on, so I’m turning on Stella’s.’
Salma Hayek was the first to tuck into the festive ginger-bread pops before playfully loading up her handbag with flashing badges that read ‘Stella’ and reindeer printed candy kane, declaring, ‘Look Stella, I’m shopping!’.
Sienna Miller, Dame Judi Dench, Millie Mackintosh, Pro Green, Louise and Jamie Redknapp, Victoria Pendleton and Chris Hoy sipped on Mulled Wine and tucked into roasted chestnuts. An excitable Daisy Lowe fresh from a video shoot where she’d been ‘singing live dancing around in underwear!’ perused Stella’s children’s collection cooing over a pair of tiny creepers.
Stella gave a huge hug to the fashionably late Ronnie Wood telling him ‘Love your coat Ron! Check you out!’ (he was of course in a Stella number).
A wonderfully fashionable start to Christmas and we think we might be investing in some ‘humanely-culled acrylic purple possum’ this winter too, as it seems to be serving Dame Edna well.