Who said fundraising had to be dull and boring? So many good looking and stylish people showed up to a Cancer Research fundraising party ahead of the London Marathon that I had outfit envy in every direction I looked. One good thing was that all the celebrities were in a really positive mood as they united for a common cause and so they were all happy to share their fashion tips.
Alesha Dixon, who showed off her lovely legs in leather trousers, revealed she loved a bargain and sales shopping. Aside from designer bags and shoes she would rather buy more and wear more than have a couple of capsule items. She also said she normally prefers multi-colour clothes so it was a shock for her to be in black. I think she definitely pulled it off though!
Singer Melanie C revealed she was suffering jet lag as she has just got back from Australia, where she did interviews to promote the musical Jesus Christ Superstar which will be going Down Under in May. Melanie said she enjoys wearing dresses after years of wearing tracksuits in the Spice Girls but prefers to stick to single colours or plain prints. I think she should wear more short dresses as her legs are amazing!
The former X Factor contestant is cracking on with her solo plans and that means she is spending more time in the States. When I asked her for a fashion tip, she said: ‘The ultimate tip is trust your own instincts. I like leather and I guess I am a bit of a punk but that’s me. Have the courage to wear what you want.’ What a cool attitude to have! I hope she keeps true to herself whilst in LA.
The night, organised by Daily Star Sunday reporter James Ingham, raised more than £10,000 for Cancer Research. You can definitely have fun, look fab and raise funds at the same time!