Simon Wilson never does anything by halves, and that was certainly true of his 40th Anniversary extravaganza! The venue was the KOKO club in Camden, London, and as well as celebrating his anniversary he was also raising money for Breast Cancer Care, which he did in abundance!
The celebrity guest list included model Yasmin Le Bon, designer Elizabeth Emanuel, Jo Wood and her Strictly Come Dancing partner Brendon Cole, TV presenters Jenny Frost and Nick Knowles, and photographer Terry O'Neil, not to mention our very own Dale, Pipa, Claire and Alison Young.
Claudia and I were "working", but we still had a great time. The newly crowned WBA World Heavyweight Champion David Haye even put in an appearance, hotfoot from recording the Jonathan Ross show.
The idea for the catwalk fashion show was born from his new book – which in itself is a work of art – and was all set against the backdrop of the jewelled cover of the book. The show was divided into chapters ranging from the totally glamorous 'Dazzling Diamante' to the downright quirky 'Fun and Fantasy'. We were even treated to a troupe of Scots pipers in the 'Celtic Boys' segment, in honour of Simon's Scottish heritage.
Congratulations to Simon on such a spectacular event! And I'm looking forward to meeting lots of you at the customer events on Monday – of course I'll be sporting the Today's Special Value watch which you can see on air on Friday 27th November.
If you came to the party I'd love to hear your stories – I hope you had as brilliant a night as I did!
And so from one great character to another… Harald Gloecker is back in town on Friday 20th November with his utterly fabulous Pompoos fashion and jewellery designs. I worked with Harald on his very first visit to QVC UK and his enthusiasm and exuberance are infectious. OTT?? Absolutely, but you definitely won't want to miss a single one of his shows!