Wednesday, 18 January 2012
The International Debutante Ball Shanghai
I really cannot tell you how lucky I feel to have been a part of China's first International Debutante Ball, held at the beautiful Waldorf-Astoria Shanghai. Above are a few photographs of me taken backstage.
It was such a treat to wear the dress- it was custom designed and made to fit me! I was really pleased to have something that was waisted with lots of dreamy tulle. I cannot say that ascending stairs was an easy task with all that fabric but I was a very happy bunny wearing it.
Our hair was tended to by Hong Kong based Australian wonder Kim Robinson and his team. Kim has worked with the likes of Chanel, Dior, Yves Saint Laurent and Valentino, and has been trusted to tend the tresses of many celebrities including Princess Diana, Kate Moss and Cindy Crawford. So much care and attention was put into creating my hairstyle- it was truly treated like a work of art!
We were decked out in gorgeous Chaumet jewellery. It was such amazing fun to wear a tiara and I especially adored my little bee earrings.
Of course I wouldn't feel myself without something floral so I was delighted to find out we would have bouquets of roses for our procession. My misbehaving stray petal was hastily spotted and dealt with after this snap and as can be seen in the videos I've found I simply couldn't stop smiling on the night.
At the end of the night I really didn't want to get changed out of my beautiful things. I took lots more photos backstage which I will surely be showing you some of shortly, and I've also started creating some paintings! My visit to Shanghai is definitely something I'll cherish forever.