Last night the amazing Animal Ball took place in London in aid of the Elephant Family charity. Their work is vital and they strive to protect and secure habitat for these wonderful creatures and others, as well as working with local communities to reduce human/elephant conflict and lobbying governments and corporations. Recently I got a very exciting email from Elephant Family asking me to take part in making a pair of masks for their masked Animal Ball, and I was delighted to make two lizard masks, inspired mainly by Fijian iguanas which have become endangered. For the first, I made a little lizard that perches on the head and can be worn with my Torchon lace wire veil, made in reptilian green that I thought gave it a scaly (but glam!) appearance. Even more excitingly, I was invited to create 2 identical flamingo masks for the charity's CEO's, the beautiful twins Ruth and Mary Powys!
Last night the first images arrived on the internet and WOW what a response!! Amazingly, and I'm still in total shock, my little lizard was spotted not only on Charles Delevingne as he chatted with Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, but was also photographed on his daughter Cara Delevingne, who looked absolutely amazing!! WOW again!!! Ruth and Mary Powys were dazzling in their coral coloured dresses and flamingo headgear, what more could a designer ask for?! THANK YOU so much for wearing my masks, and THANK YOU Elephant Family for such a great opportunity, and hope you raised lots of money for your wonderful charity!! xx