Completely going back on my statement that I wasn't being super-patriotic, here comes the rundown of the best looks and fiercest style statements from last night's Diamond Jubilee Concert. I don't know when I became such a royalist, but last night I found myself settling down in front of the television with a vodka and coke to watch the acts perform to celebrate 60 years of Queen Elizabeth II as our monarch. Naturally, before long I was critiquing the costumes, groaning at the comedian's "jokes" and imagining what the queen was actually thinking of this. All in all it was a good night, lots of classic British artists from every decade of her reign and some epic fireworks. Prince Charles gave a speech and was probably the wittiest man on stage all evening..
First up is Jessie J in a dress fit for a Rio carnival. I love the glitz and glamour of this, it is the perfect statement for a stage costume, and the black booties and slick updo are the perfect complements.
I may not be a huge fan of Cheryl, but I have a lot of love and appreciation for this dress! The silhouette is striking and feminine, and I adore the sequins, but the real showstopper is that ombre fishtail. Gorgeous.
The legendary Grace Jones went a little more unconventional in this PVC body with a flowing train and unusual headwear. Only Grace or Gaga could have pulled this off, and I don't know whether to be more impressed with her singing, how good she looks for her age, or the fact she hula-hooped for the entire performance.
An angelic Annie Lennox belted out There Must Be An Angel and wowed the crowds with her powerful voice. Personally I love her ensemble from the sparkling maxi dress to the metallic elbow-gloves and those plush angel wings.
In an outfit inspired by the Pearly Kings and Queens of London, Kylie performed a medley of hits. I love how she has made a clever reference while still looking her Showgirl self, and those boots are to die for.
I couldn't do this post without mentioning Elton John in his pink sequinned blazer with matching glasses - he's such a diva.
Finally, here is the gorgeous dress Her Majesty chose to wear last night - it is stunning. The gold, embellished gown makes her look even more regal, but has a slightly party-ish edge. Well played ma'am. You will also see that Kylie changed into a beautiful white, almost Grecian dress that makes her look Goddess-like, and this was because later on she was to help the Queen with her meet-and-greet.
This was a brilliant night, and a lovely celebration of the Queen's 60 years through music. Finally, Happy Diamond Jubilee to Her Majesty, and hopefully she still has many long and happy years ahead of her.