In Syle UK’s has just put on the first ever In Style Handbag Auction in association with Revlon. The event took place on 4th November and it was a huge success with a great turn out.
Spice Girl Emma Bunton joined In Style at their first ever handbag auction in aid of children’s charity, the Rainbow Trust yesterday. The champagne tea, hosted by In Style’s editor Trish Halpin in association with Revlon welcomed a selection of London ladies to bid on bags donated by luxury fashion houses including Chanel, Burberry, Gucci and YSL. As if that wasn’t enough, celebrities including Keira Knightley, Natalia Vodianova and the face of Revlon, Jessica Alba, donated their own designer bags to be auctioned off in aid of the charity. It became apparent very quickly Emma Bunton is a true handbag aficionado. The Spice Girl and long standing patron of Rainbow Trust, zoomed in on Prada’s black ruffle bag but was swiftly outbid. However she consoled herself by choosing a Missoni bag at its ‘buy it now’ price and then began bidding on Burberry’s suede hobo bag in the live auction. She walked away the winner, having paid $6000.
Lauren Laverne was on fine form playing auctioneer as she extricated large sums of cash in the nicest possible way from guests. Quashing fears anybody may have had about spending money in the current economic climate she said: "Credit crunch? Credit smunch. Consider your purchases today as guilt-free shopping, as every penny is going to a worthy cause." We love Lauren’s lipstick patterned blouse by Guess; a canny reference to event sponsors, Revlon.
Supermodel Natalia Vodianova generously donated this exquisite Valentino bag (attached) which went up for live auction. There were a couple of very determined bidders including the owner of Browns and Browns Focus, Joan Burstein. The evening bag was finally won by Joan for the princely sum of $6,000
Tana Ramsay helped Gordon spend some of his millions by purchasing a Christian Louboutin clutch for £290 and another bag red Jaeger bag – not sure if she fessed up or had to hide the bags!
They raised $55,000 from the auction and from today readers can also take part by buying one of the It bag essentials in the Revlon range in Boots stores nationwide. 5p from every product will go to the Rainbow Trust. Take a look here to find out more info