EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Tess Daly At Rodial Awards

The Rodial Beauty Awards were packed with glam celeb ladies but we thought one woman stood out from the crowd – a trendy looking Tess Daly. What was cool about Tess is she completely swapped the formal maxi dress look that we’d seen on Strictly Come Dancing for a rock chick leather jacket over a simple white dress. Sweeping her long blonde locks up into a top bun, she transformed herself from the fairy princess we see on Strictly to a serious fashion role model.

White and gold seemed to be the colours of the night as supermodel Elle Macpherson worked a white trouser suit. Meanwhile Tamara Ecclestone, daughter of F1 boss Bernie, looked gorgeous in gold like The City star Whitney Port. And rock star wife Jo Wood also went for a gold dress coat, which complemented Yasmin Le Bon’s feminine gold dress. However, if we could look like anyone we want to look like Tess so we grabbed her to ask her about her favourite things.

ME: What’s your favourite way to get ready for a night out?

TESS: “If I’m having my hair done, that’ll take an hour. I usually do my own make-up so that’s half an hour and then 20 minutes stressing over what handbag to take.”

ME: What are your favourite items in your wardrobe?

TESS: “As soon as I throw on a pair of heels I feel instantly transformed from the flats-wearing mum on the school run to the more glamorous me.”

ME: What’s your favourite bag: big bags or clutch bags?

TESS: “I used to have big bags when the girls were small but now I prefer a clutch. It feels like you’re on a night out with a clutch.”

ME: What’s your favourite music to dance to?

TESS: “I love all the female singers out at the moment. Lulu is also a classic. I’ve got the Tracy Anderson work out DVD so I can try to get a body like Madonna or Gwyneth Paltrow.”

ME: Who are your favourite celebrities who inspire your fashion?

TESS: I love the way Jennifer Aniston looks – naturally glowing and not too try hard.”

We’d say Tess was definitely glowing last night. The white really suits her. And if the celebs are wearing white rather than black it must mean it’s almost summer. Can’t wait!

Zoe x

7th March 2012
Written by Zoe Griffin