There was only one place to be on the evening of 11th July and it wasn’t at home watching Wimbledon’s semi-finals! The most stylish event of the year returned to Jersey’s Trinity Showground as Dr Tessa Hartmann hosted Jersey’s third annual Style Awards, welcoming a jet-full of famous names along with the glitterati of the island’s population. As well as an occasion to celebrate the achievements of some of Jersey’s businesses big and small, it was also a chance to dust off tuxedos and ballgowns, showing the rest of the world that Jersey and its residents can absolutely compete in the international style arena.
The event for me was even more magical than the year before, as I had the honour of escorting some popular fashion influencers to the evening, who flew in from the UK especially for the night. Four fashion forward ladies on my arm was the best accessory I could ask for as I attempted to show them the very best time us island-folk could offer.
Despite a wardrobe full of designer clothing I always seen to be reaching for an ASOS number when it comes to making an impactful entrance. Their more exclusive line designs are always cutting edge and come with a really reasonable price tag. I picked up this backless embroidered dress earlier in the year especially for the occasion and teamed it with some earrings from local jewellery business Luna Luca. My feathered clutch is from a vintage market and gave the outfit the perfect dramatic edge needed.
Adam and Charlotte Kamari were guests of the invite, known for their families fashion empire including online retailer boohoo.com Charlotte worn an elegant floral dress by Comino Couture which complimented the botanical decorations of the event, while her husband proved a dapper companion in Paul Smith.
Ella Locke of Lockes Stories coffee shop was a girl after my own heart as she opted for a skin baring yellow number from ASOS. The award nominee of the evening was proof that true style needn't cost the earth if you choose the perfect colour, cut and teamed with a killer body!
Kirsty Merryn’s dress was one of my favourite silhouettes of the night, a simple black number which stood out due to its cut outs and dramatic accessories. The dress was from Boohoo and the striking statement necklace was an old present just waiting for such an occasion to shine. I particularly liked that she chose a hairstyle with minimal fuss and wore vampy red lips and nails.
Penny Downe’s choice of outfit was certainly thinking out of the box and reflected her bubbly personality and colourful demeanour. Her authentic outfit was made in Jaipur and really made her stand out of the crowd. The deep royal blue looked fantastic against her blonde hair and flawless complexion.
Not only an award winner of the night, but Sophie Piazza also happened to be wearing one of the most eye catching looks that I stumbled across. As one of the brains behind the fantastic fabrics of The Loving Chair Company, we would expect nothing less than bold colour and vibrant prints from her outfit choice. Her dress was Eclectic was teamed with a handmade headpiece with soft butterflies and netting.
Proof that sometimes style is not what you wear but how you wear it, Spencer Daly gave the ladies a run for their money in a classic black Versace tuxedo. Clearly getting into the spirit of the evening, black was the best shade to be wearing to stand out against the floral wall backdrop.
Latoya Leyton also opted for black, but there was nothing simple about her look. With a corset top, embroidered mesh overlay and full dramatic skirt, her Oscar de la Renta was one of the top outfits of the evening, truly worthy of any style crown.
Find out who was crowned the most stylish in Jersey here.