London Film Critic Circle Awards 2011

Green Carpet Challenge

Livia wears Henrietta Ludgate on the red carpet

Congratulations again to Colin – this time for winning the Best Actor award at the London Film Critics’ Circle Awards last night in London.

My prize was to wear Henrietta Ludgate. I first came across Henrietta at Estethica at London Fashion Week and loved her unique interpretation of elegance and her sculptural shapes. The white dress – or the Lochussie Mist dress – in wool and cashmere, is inspired by the hanging mist of the loch at dawn in her native Scotland.

Henrietta’s clothes have very few clothes miles. She is a pioneer of localised production and techniques. They are designed in her Scottish studio and use fabrics processed and woven in the British Isles. Because Henrietta was only able to acquire enough fabric to make one mythical white dress, this piece is a one off. It does however have a sister sculpted wool dress – the Devils Point dress – available in black at Yooxygen – the British Fashion Council’s selection of London Fashion Week eco sustainable designers atYOOX.COM. The hand printed silver foil design inside echoes the shapes of the pines in ancient Scottish forests. Wearing this dress was like walking around in a magical piece of art.

Hattie Rickards also leant me a beautiful ring, the Raw Crown, featuring a 9-carat rough diamond and gold from a Colombian mine that Hattie works closely with to ensure environmental standards are met. The concept behind Hattie’s pieces is to “blend aesthetics with a story and knowledge of origin”, which made her the right jewellery designer for this challenge.

In August last year Hattie also collaborated with Made (regular readers will know I’m a big fan of Made!), by going to Nairobi and designing a collection for them – read about it here.

My shoes and handbag are from Roger Vivier.

Remember to tell me your ethical fashion tips and advice to win a delicious selection of Divine Chocolates.