Animal Palace

Today I decide to do a flashback post of a masquerade ball that I attended back in the summer, before I started this blog…  London is becoming rather gloomy these days now that Winter is approaching, temperature is plummeting and it gets dark far too early, so today I’m going to share with you something colourful and summery to cheer you up… and cheer me up as well…

The party was one of the highlights of this year for me, with many fun parts such as getting to dress up in an evening gown with crazy animal mask!!  Not something one gets to do that often, without people looking at you like you are crazy…  The venue, St. James Palace was absolutely breathtaking, and it was also a chance to see some amazing “Endangered Animals” themed artwork on auction as well… And because I have no words to describe the evening… I think it is best to look at the pictures… which gets slightly blurry towards the end of the evening, as you can imagine, I was having a little bit too much fun!

Here are some of my favourite art pieces….

My number 1 favourite… Midnight Queen by Jack Vettriano, which is now at its new home, Selfridges Department Store Shoe Haven…
Sacred Elephant by Heathcote Williams, Michael Howells and George Butler in the Garden of Clarence House, ST. James Palace. 
Ammt, The Golden Devourer by artist Paul Fryer in the Garden of Lancaster House, St. James Palace
My number 2 favourite: Mother & Baby Elephant by artist Olek
Another one of my favourites of the night.. Penny For Your Thoughts by artist Jane Morgan…

Then comes some of the beautiful masks and the costumes…

White Peacock and Snow Fox…
Mr. Fish
The Birds Of Paradise
More Birds Of Paradise
The White Peacock and the Wildcat
The very cool Murakami Seahorse and Zebra duo…

… and to end the evening, the exquisite architecture of St. James Palace, the perfect background for the wonderful animal sculptures…

The Garden Party
The Grand Hall Of St. James Palace
The Opulent Ceiling of Lancaster House, St. James Palace
The Gallery of Lancaster House, St. James Palace
Midnight Queen by Jack Vettriano in Lancaster House, St. James Palace

It was an opulent evening that was like being transported into a fantasy world…  May be this was what Cinderella felt when she went to the palace ball…  So, I closed my eyes and pretended for a few minutes that this was my home away from home!

Enjoying myself in the crochet chair of Mother & Baby by Olek
Wildcat Mask, Nicholas Kirkwood Shoes and Alexander McQueen Hummingbird Clutch



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