Cherry Healey [Courtesy photo]
Desperate to get some new pieces for your winter wardrobe? Well you are in luck. The annual Gladrags & Handbags – our collaboration with charity Kids Company to throw a designer sale – kicks off today! With hundreds of must have donated designers goodies, all the money raised goes towards giving thousands of youngsters a memorable Christmas Day.
‘Many children feel like discarded rubbish, so Kids Company provides something for them to look forward to at Christmas,’ Camila Batmanghelidjh, founder and director of the charity, told us. One person to get involved is TV presenter Cherry Healey. She has donated a gorgeous red Saint Laurent (with the Yves) jacket and a beautiful black leather travelling jewellery case. Check 'em out:
Cherry wanted to donate because it was such a good cause. ‘I was given the beautiful little travelling jewellery case by my very glamorous Godmother when I was 21,’ Cherry told Grazia Daily. ‘At the time I was into hip hop and breakdancing and therefore, oh dear, wore mainly basketball vests and baggy trousers. I didn't own a piece of jewellery until years later but even then it was always big, chunky pieces - and that hasn't changed. So this leather case has been very unloved. It needs an owner with slightly more grace and elegance, and definitely no bandanas.’
Join us at Gladrags & Handbags! It's taking place at The Old Truman Brewery, 4-5 Dray Walk, London E1, on Friday 11 October, 9am-8pm; Saturday 12 October, 10am-6pm; Sunday 13 October, 11am-5pm. The beauty stations will only be around on the weekend from 1.30-4.30pm
Cherry’s new series Old Before My Time starts on Monday 21st October, BBC3 9pm