The Best Of The Ivor Novello Awards

Adele was the main winner at the Ivor Novello Awads, getting emotional as she collected two gongs. Is there no end to this girl’s talents? This means that her album 21 has now got six Grammys, two Brits and two Ivor Novellos.

I was there as Adele did her acceptance speeches for Most Played Track and Best Songwriter and I have some happy news – contrary to prior rumours that there is no chance Adele is about to hang up the microphone and have a break. The singer promised she was aiming to win a lot more honours  in the coming years and wanted to continue to improve. She revealed she was constantly striving to do better, saying: “With my first album there was a lot of criticism that my songs were not as good as my voice. So I listened to everyone and now here I am winning a song writing award. And I will continue to take advice… so thanks to everyone who has analysed my songs in that way.” We also had to ask where she stores all the awards and she told us that she shares them out! In fact, she said she was giving her songwriting award to her manager, who she said pushes her to do better. Cute!

Other highlights of the ceremony in London’s Grosvenor House Hotel included seeing Lily Allen at her first awards bash since giving birth and Radio 1 DJ Jo Whiley light up the room in a fruity summer dress.


It was the Rolling In The Deep singer’s chance to shine so she did that with her fashion jewellery. A statement necklace draws attention to her flawless make-up and gold complements her English rose complexion. A similar find at Very is the multi tear drop necklace. It stands out when you wear it with a classic black dress

Lily Allen

Lily looked every inch the yummy mummy in a printed dress like the French Connection summer thistle dress from Very. A printed dress can sometimes look like daywear but Lily smartens it up with a Love Label drape pocket blazer

Jo Whiley

It doesn’t matter if the weather’s rubbish, Jo showed we can still look fabulous! A printed dress on a white background always attracts attention…and compliments. Aim for a similar effect with the stunning Oasis Aliza mirrored front dress from Very

The next big awards ceremony is the Glamour Woman Of The Year Awards on 27 May. May the gorgeous dresses and statement accessories continue!

Love Zoe x

20th May 2012
Written by Zoe Griffin