"I saw a girl walking down the street the other day;
And she reminded me a bit of myself.
Her Cobalt eyes remained attached to the sky,
as if the infinite blue in it held promise for her."
~ Emerald Proctor
Jason Connery's beautiful and powerfully moving new film 'Tommy's Honour' has now been released in American cinemas, and life over the past few weeks has been a wonderful, dreamy blur of film Premieres, TV appearances, interviews, travelling to new places, meeting lovely new people, and feeling so overwhelmingly proud of Jason that I could quite literally burst!
The Canadian premiere of the film (there was also one in New York and one in Chicago, but that's for other blog posts) was held in beautiful Toronto. It was a more laid back affair than the first two Premieres, so I wanted to wear something a little bit cool, a little bit edgy, and a little bit different for the red carpet (or, in keeping with the theme of the film, the green carpet in our case).
I wore my favourite Designer, Ireland's Emma Manley. Her 'Maisey' dress is a classic shift silhouette made from Italian wool. It perfectly channels Manley's feminine vibes with a deep V to the front and the back. The sheer panelling in the hem shows a sexy flash of leg, and the wonderful shade of cobalt blue perfectly matches my eyes. The dress has a detachable cinch to the back to add more or less definition to the shape.
I paired my dress with a pink, embellished bag, also designed by Emma. It wasn't an obvious colour to style with the intense cobalt blue of the dress, but there is no denying that it works. I added my much loved metallic Dior shoes (so comfortable despite the towering heels), and some beautiful jewellery by New York based designer Susan Alexandra. She describes the 'Little Friend' and 'Best Friend' hand painted bronze necklaces as "a fierce and loving presence that sits right over your heart chakra". I love that, it really resonated with me.
This laid back, edgy, fun look was just right for our very special night. It perfectly complimented Jason's super-cool suit and tweed cap combo. No one wears a hat like he does. He is cool as feck. Fact. I hope you will all go see his movie if you get a chance to; it's playing in cinemas all across America (coming to the UK in early July) and it is a truly beautiful film, a real must-see. All I will say to you is that you should take tissues. Lots of tissues.
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Shoes: Dior 'Extreme' Shoes (similar)
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