Wednesday, October 16, 2019

EVENT UPDATE : LADY GARDEN GALA .. CLARIDGES .. LONDON.. OCTOBER 16TH 2019 ..

Joan addresses the gathering with Tamara Beckwith

Joan joined good friend Tamara Beckwith at the annual Lady Garden Charity Gala held earlier at Claridges.. 


Joan with Sarah Ferguson


The Lady Garden Foundation is a national women’s health charity, raising awareness and funding for research into gynaecological cancers. We started in 2014 to fund groundbreaking research into the treatment of these cancers at The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust. As the oldest cancer hospital in the world, The Royal Marsden remains one of the largest cancer centres in Europe, with a truly global impact.

The money raised by the Lady Garden Foundation has funded cutting-edge studies which we hope will revolutionise the treatment of these cancers.


Joan with Katherine Jenkins


Joan with sister in law Hazel Collins

Monday, October 14, 2019

EVENT UPDATE : STREET CHILD / HELLO! MOTHER & DAUGHTER AFTERNOON TEA.. OCTOBER 10TH 2019 ..


To celebrate Day of the Girl, 'Hello' magazine hosted a mother & daughter themed afternoon tea at Claridges to support Street Child Charity whose patron Sarah Ferguson celebrated a special birthday. Joan attended the event with daughters Katy & Tara... You can see exclusive photos from the afternoon in the latest issue of 'Hello' magazine, out now!

Friday, October 11, 2019

EVENT UPDATE : GWS AUCTIONS .. JOAN COLLINS PLAYBOY COVER GOWN AUCTION .. THE HARD ROCK CAFE HOLLYWOOD .. NOVEMBER 9TH 2019 ..








Joan Collins One of a Kind Jeran Designs Poinsettia Vermicelli Couture Gown Worn on December 1983 Playboy Cover W/Custom Dress Form, Framed Playboy Cover, Framed Gloves/Original Sketch & Life Sized Standee - This magnificent evening gown was worn by Joan Collins on the iconic December 1983 Christmas Edition Playboy Magazine cover. The gown is constructed of red chiffon and is beaded in the vermicelli style with red bugle beads and finished with a silver bugle bead and crystal lochrosen trim in various sizes. The form-fitting gown has a deep plunging neckline to the waist, a thigh high slit on the left side and a single spaghetti strap on the right. The hip and strap are embellished with handmade poinsettia flowers comprised of various sizes of crystal lochrosens, rose montee jewels, silver bugle beads and sequins beautifully matching the trim. The gown has a low back with three diagonal straps beaded with bugle beads, crystal lochrosens and sequins. The gown is accompanied by the custom made dress form of Joan Collins, framed presentation with the cover worn gloves and original sketch which is signed by Collins, Jerry Skeels and Randy McLaughlin, framed Playboy cover and a life sized standee display. Approximate measurements: bust-36", waist-26", hip-36"

                       



Jeran Designs was founded by Emmy Award-nominated designers and life-partners of 30 years, Jerry Skeels and Randy McLaughlin. The pair were the epitome of Hollywood glamour through the 1980s and 90s, and created some of the decade's most iconic fashions. They created the sparkling red gown worn by Joan Collins on her December 1983 Playboy Magazine cover, and the infamous "Hollywood Graffiti Gown" hand-beaded with the signatures of over 345 of Hollywood's most influential women in entertainment and other fields. The Graffiti Gown took over 24 years to come to life and was created to bring awareness to the HIV and AIDS epidemic in the United States. The gown was first envisioned by McLaughlin in 1980, and was finished and revealed in 2004 at the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences "TV Cares Ribbon of Hope Celebration" where the duo were honored for their humanitarian efforts in creating the gown. In addition to the one-of-a-kind Playboy and Graffiti gowns, Skeels and McLaughlin created the wedding dress with a 10-foot train worn by Nikki Reed Newman (Melody Thomas Scott) on The Young and the Restless, and dressed the likes of Connie Sellecca, Cheryl Ladd, Lana Turner, Kim Novak, Donna Mills, Lindsay Wagner, Tina Turner, Natalie Cole, Little Richard and the legendary Liberace at the height of the 80s and 90s. The pair also designed for the models on Star Search and spent 22 years designing gowns for the models and for prizes of "The Price Is Right," and created pieces for shows such as "The Young and the Restless" and "The Bold and the Beautiful."


Thursday, October 10, 2019

PRESS UPDATE : HARPER'S BAZAAR USA .. NOVEMBER 2019 ..

Joan Collins on Her Legendary Style and How Donald Trump Influenced Her Character on Dynasty..

From Dynasty to damehood, Joan Collins’s reach as a fashion icon remains unparalleled. Here, she sits down with her goddaughter Cara Delevingne to discuss the elements of style.
Valentino jacket and shorts; Valentino Garavani belt; Wolford top; Harry Winston earrings; Jarin K Jewelry brooch; Wing & Weft Gloves; Her own ring; Giuseppe Zanotti shoes.
MICHAEL AVEDON


PRESS UPDATE : ATTITUDE MAGAZINE .. THE AWARDS ISSUE .. NOVEMBER 2019 ..


To celebrate Joan's Icon Award, 'Attitude' magazine features a sensational shot of Joan on the cover of the latest issue, out now! Inside is an exclusive interview with more stunning photos.. 


Joan and Attitude editor in chief Cliff Joannou

PRESS UPDATE : THE YORKSHIRE POST .. OCTOBER 10TH 2019 ..

Dame Joan Collins to headline Made Up Leeds beauty festival

Dame Joan Collins headlines the Made Up Leeds beauty festival, in conversation with her make-up artist, Alyn Waterman, at Victoria Leeds during the two-day event, which takes place over the weekend of  October 26 and 27.
Dame Joan Collins headlines the Made Up Leeds beauty festival, in conversation with her make-up artist, Alyn Waterman, at Victoria Leeds during the two-day event, which takes place over the weekend of October 26 and 27th
By Stephanie Smith

The legend that is Joan Collins is coming to Leeds to share her beauty tips. Stephanie Smith reports.



Dame Joan Collins will headline a prestigious make-up and beauty festival in Leeds later this month.

Joan in Leeds in 1979.


The legendary actress, author and beauty icon will be in conversation with her make-up artist Alyn Waterman at Victoria Leeds during the two-day event, which takes place over the weekend of October 26 and 27.
Dame Joan, a Golden Globe winner and Emmy-nominated actress whose novels and memoirs have sold more than 50 million copies worldwide, will be at the Victoria Quarter from 3pm-4.30pm on Saturday, October 26.
Her love of make-up started when watching her glamorous mother and aunts. She went on to work with Allan “Whitey” Snyder (Marilyn Monroe’s make-up artist) who introduced her to Hollywood make-up. As well as her own beauty products, she is currently one of the faces of the latest Charlotte Tilbury campaign.
Dame Joan has been a frequent visitor to the city in the course of her stellar, eclectic and long-standing career. In 1979, aged, 46, she rode into Leeds in a white Rolls Royce to talk about her latest (and 50th) film, The Bitch. An article celebrating the appearance in the Yorkshire Evening Post read: “Actress, philosopher and undisputed queen of the unclad, is in Leeds to talk about her latest film.

Joan Collins pictured at the Yorkshire Post Literary Luncheon at the Queens Hotel, Leeds in 2002.


“She sips the champagne and extracts a long cigarette from a leather case with almost indecent elegance.”
“You’ve got to look after yourself,“ quipped Joan at the time. Her Joan Collins’s Beauty Book, a practical guide with pictures of her exercising and applying make up, was due to be published the following year.
 Dame Joan grew up during the Second World War and made her stage debut at the age of nine. At 22, she went to Hollywood and starred in a number of films, including The Girl In The Red Velvet Swing (1955), and provided cameos in Star Trek and other series. In 2015, she was made a Dame by Queen Elizabeth II for services to charity.
The Joan Collins Timeless Beauty range is sold via her own website and at Marks & Spencer.

Also appearing at Made Up Leeds will be the inspirational Katie Piper, who will also appear on Saturday, October 26.
Influencer Reuben de Maid will tell all about his work and success and do a meet and greet at Trinity Leeds on the Sunday.
Made Up Leeds is an inclusive event going beyond beauty, covering make-up in all its forms for all people. The inaugural festival from LeedsBID last year included demos, makeovers, speakers and 100+ offers from the city’s biggest cosmetic brands. Made Up Leeds won the CIPR Excellence Award for Best Integrated Campaign 2019 and was shortlisted for The Holmes Report SABRE’s EMEA and PR Moments Awards 2019.
Championing possibilities for self-expression, beauty lovers will be able to immerse themselves in a host of activities taking place in stores across the city all over the weekend. For event tickets, exclusive discounts and offers from a range of retailers, sign up for a Beauty Passport at madeupleeds.co.uk.

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

EVENT UPDATE : THE VIRGIN ATLANTIC ATTITUDE AWARDS 2019 .. THE ROUNDHOUSE .. LONDON .. OCTOBER 9TH 2019 ..


Joan attended The Virgin Atlantic Attitude Awards at London's Roundhouse earlier this evening... Where she was awarded Attitude Icon Award..
Joan with Cheryl Cole

EVENT UPDATE : SPECSAVERS SPECTACLE WEARER OF THE YEAR AWARDS 2019 .. OCTOBER 8TH 2019 ..


Joan was delighted to attend the 2019 Specsavers Spectacle of the Year Awards last night in London where she presented the Timeless Elegance Award.


Saturday, October 5, 2019

CAMPAIGN UPDATE : U.N.I. SONG / UNICEF SIR ROGER MOORE .. OCTOBER 4TH 2019 ..

"U.n.I (You & I)" is a song and video from the son and granddaughter of Sir Roger Moore, which they hope will help raise money for UNICEF, an organisation the Bond star was passionately involved with for many years. The video features more than 50 celebrities lip-syncing the song’s lyrics, in honour of their friend Roger and to support a great cause close to the actor’s heart

ABOUT U.N.I


A song for every generation

U.n.I is dedicated to Roger, a committed UNICEF ambassador from 1991 to 2017. Every song sold online will raise 30p for UNICEF, an organisation that's helped millions of children for more than 70 years. The Moore family are also asking people to donate directly to UNICEF if they wish.
Roger’s son, Geoffrey, and his granddaughter, Ambra, have teamed up celebrities including Dame Joan Collins, Stephen Fry and Sir Michael Caine, along with Prince Albert II of Monaco, to create the U.n.I song and video. But U.n.I is not only a tribute to Roger, it’s also proof of his family’s passion to continue his humanitarian work. It is a father and daughter united in bringing together
Roger’s friends with their friends, from across three generations, that is a vital aspect of the project.


Prince Albert of Monaco supports U.n.I

U.n.I also has the backing of HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco (and we mean that literally: keep an eye out for an appearance of the Prince on the U.n.I. video).
Prince Albert, who was great friends with Sir Roger Moore, and friends with Geoffrey, is a passionate supporter of protecting our environment for future generations. His Foundation works tirelessly to tackle climate change, protect our biodiversity and save the sea, which the Prince calls "our lifeblood".
Find out more about the Prince's involvement and the many other celebrities involved in the making of the U.n.I video          https://twitter.com/TheUNISong1   

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

EVENT UPDATE : BFI LUMINOUS GALA .. THE ROUNDHOUSE LONDON .. OCTOBER 1ST 2019 ..

Joan with BFI'S Amanda Nevill & Sara Ferguson

Joan attended the annual BFI Luminous Gala, held last night at London's Roundhouse.. Also in attendance were Jonathan Ross & Sarah Ferguson..




Joan with Jonathan Ross