Celebrities turned out in their droves to the UK Lingerie Awards 2013 last night, with famous faces from McFly’s Danny Jones to Imogen Thomas making an appearance.
Other celebrities in attendance were Irish model Georgia Salpha, who wore a sheer lace corset from Agent Provocateur.
Former Made in Chelsea star Ashley James and Big Brother winner Josie Gibson also graced the UKLA’s pink carpet, along with former X Factor contestants Kingsland Road and Sam Callahan.
There was a social media frenzy as VIP guests tweeted about the awards.
The Only Way is Essex star Francesca Hawkins tweeted “Love my dress from @spottedonceeleb for last nights @UKLingerieAward”, while Callahan tweeted after the event: “Wicked evening last night at the @UKLingerieAward with @callahanT then had @the_marcus_koh taking great care of us at @AuraMayfair.”
The face of the UK Lingerie Awards 2013 in association with Fashion Forms, Georgia Horsley, appeared at the event to present the people’s choice awards, which included the UK’s Favourite British Designer of the Year, the UK’s Favourite Lingerie Retailer of the Year and the UK’s Favourite Lingerie Brand of the Year.
She later caught up with her fiancé and McFly band member Danny Jones and was seen chatting and mingling with other guests at the Freemason’s Hall in Covent Garden.
For VIP guests there was an invite-only gifting suite at the event with brands giving away goodies to selected guests.
Jonathan Aston and Charnos gifted hosiery, while there was underwear from Freya and Waxx, swimwear from Maria Bonita, men’s socks by Cheapo, sterling silver jewellery from Lucy Q, luxury snacks from Garrett Popcorn and goody bags from Boutique 65.
Meanwhile Sienna X ran a pop-up spray tan booth and Danique will be offering hair and make-up services.
Wacoal Eveden PR manager Holly Henstock promoted the group’s Freya brand at the gifting suite. She commented: “It was great to support the gifting suite, all your guests loved looking through the new Wacoal Eveden collections and I really thought having the live models there to showcase the collections was great.”
“We met with TOWIE stars Jess and Carol Wright, Chloe Sims and Frankie Essex, Ashley James, Georgia Shalpa, Josie Gibson and Louisa Zissman to name a few. It was also great to see press from the Mail Online and OK! Magazine there too,” she added.