Staying at the delightful Tower Hotel nearby, our suite certainly proved to be a room with a spectacular view as we overlooked the River Thames and fittingly, the Tower Bridge.
Our room had a nautical feel to it too, the windows were rather cruise like and we felt instantly relaxed there-
Also there wasn’t much time to relax as I had to start preparing for the night… I wore an exquisite black lace dress c/o Kaliko, a cropped cardigan c/o Fever London, earrings c/o Yosa, heels I’d designed myself with Upper Street and an Anya Hindmarch silver clutch.
Having had my hair styled on set the day before, for a shoot for Superdrug that will go on Red Magazine’s site in the spring, meant the mane was tonged and glossy so I simply applied a glam evening look make up wise-smokey eyes and a pillar box red lip, and was good to go!
Cabbing it to the inconic Underglobe, a venue space directly under, but part of the Shakespeare’s Globe, it was time to walk the red carpet and take some shots.
Peter and I filmed the night too so you can watch it below, and the press snapped my picture, mostly in or posing by the magnificent McLaren 650S
Suits me huh?!
Getting my pose on like the blogger that I am 😉
Highlights were of course, meeting hero, 2009 Formula One™ World Champion, Jenson Button- such a sweet, and yes ladies, handsome chap- as well as also having the chance to chat to the gifted composer of ‘War of the Worlds’ Jeff Wayne who created the score to the famous Esso Tiger commercials of the 70’s to the 90’s.
It was a real honour to meet and be photographed with these chaps.
It was good to see if wasn’t just me posing too!
Jenson is a truly humble, sweet man who spoke of his favourite roads to drive in Monaco where he lives and his career highlights.
…The two main men of the night-Jenson Button and Jeff Wayne
After the photos and speeches came an evening of live entertainment with the première of a revamped version of Jeff Wayne’s ‘Tiger theme’, a powerful piece, that played alongside an animated illustration of Esso’s forecourts through the ages projected onto the historic walls of the UnderGlobe.
We also watched in complete awe as celebrated Britain’s Got Talent dance troupe UDI performed several bespoke virtual reality spectacles.
As there were only around a hundred special guests, it was a relaxed evening despite being so heightened and exciting.
Being so intimate meant lots of time to meet, greet and chat with the distinguished guests.
It was wonderful to speak with Karen Dickens, Esso’s global fuels programme executive who also gave a welcome speech and interviewed Jenson and Jeff on stage.
It was also brilliant to meet the other digital influencers working with Esso for the next three months too-