I don’t write about events (rather than products) very often, but I was invited to Claridges last week to have cocktails with Joan Collins (JOAN COLLINS!) and, as it was an offer I very much couldn’t turn down, I didn’t. I even took a day off work to attend (okay, it was mostly to get my roots done by Jack Howard, but lets not let facts get in the way of events, right?), and a great time was had by all.
I’ve had a few bits from the Joan Collins range for a while now, and I like them very much. The quality is a bit variable (I’m not a huge fan of the powder-based products, for instance, but that’s just me), but the lipsticks, and fragrances are really very good indeed. Joan herself was wearing the entire range at the launch, and she looks damn good in it:
By the way, Joan Collins is EIGHTY TWO. That I should look half that good at EIGHTY TWO. Honestly. Yes, she’s wearing a lot of makeup, but she’s Joan Collins! If she’d turned up in a no-makeup look in jeans and crisp white shirt, we’d have all been bitterly disappointed, let’s face it. A floor-length black gown, full length opera gloves and a jewelled belt were perfect for the occasion.
More pictures of the event after the jump:
I took along my 35 year old Joan Collins beauty book, and begged (literally – I’m so ashamed!) Dame Joan to sign it for me, because it was that book (stolen quite blatantly from my mum) that started my obsession with makeup, and she very graciously signed it for me, and it’s now my even more treasured posession.
And, of course, the obligatory selfie:
Whilst you might not get an invite to Claridges to view the new autumn colours, you can find the Joan Collins Timeless Beauty range at Harrods, at Joan’s own webstore, or, of course, at QVC. A little birdy tells me you might be able to find it at Marks and Spencers soon too, but don’t quote me on that one till the papers are signed …
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