Sunday, September 13, 2009

Sophie to host fashion's big night

First she was at that Boat thingy opening, which went on quite well, i will post the pictures soon. Now she is going to host!? WOW!!! Sophie is going to become a common household name soon, and i can't be more thrilled about it:

"POP princess Sophie Ellis-Bextor is taking charge of one of the glitziest events of the year. Sophie has been enlisted to host the Fifth Annual Scottish Style Awards in Glasgow's Old Fruitmarket on October 31; appropriately with a spooky Halloween theme!

Sexy Sophie - looking incredible in our exclusive shot - admits she is already feeling nerves over her presenting debut. Sophie told Email: "It's very exciting but nerve-wracking. Music and fashion go hand in hand but the presenting element is something completely new for me."

"It's easy for me to stand in front of thousands of people and sing because I know all the lyrics but this is different - much harder. I'll do it anyway and if I get too nervous, I'll just burst into song."

Whilst Sophie has been to plenty of awards and has handed over gongs in the past, she never dreamed she would actually host a major event.

She said: "This is huge, so I was very flattered to be asked. It is a very prestigious event. Hopefully people will be nice - what worries me is I am terrible when I'm at awards shows. I always heckle. So I hope there's no one like me there."

It will be the singer's first major presenting role and will see her head to Scotland's style capital to present awards including the coveted Fashion Designer of the Year award. Past winners of the honour include Jonathan Saunders, Christopher Kane, Aimee McWilliams and Deryck Walker - although Ellis-Bextor herself is less enthralled by fashion than you may think.

"I'm not planning to head to any shows this season," she told VOGUE.COM as London Fashion Week kicked off. "I'm working in New Orleans this year anyway but I've been before but it wasn't as much fun as you would think. I'd rather look at the shows online once they are all done and decide what looks I like best for the new season from there."

The Halloween bash will feature live music from The Phantom Band as well as a runway show from the finalists in the Fashion Designer Of The Year category, previously won by design superstar Christopher Kane.

And with the stars decked out in their finest designer gear for the occasion - sponsored by Moet & Chandon - Sophie is planning on putting a lot of time into getting her own outfit right.

She said: "I enjoy the process of choosing. I don't know if I'll be doing costume changes and things - maybe I could do it the Bucks Fizz way and whip off my skirt on stage."

To mark the fifth anniversary of the Style Awards, a limited number of tickets will be on sale to the public for the first time, through

Event organiser Mary McGowne said: "In every respect, the Scottish Style Awards 2009 promises to be the most glamorous night of the year. We are delighted to have Sophie hosting our fifth anniversary celebrations - she is the epitome of style and cool.

"This year's awards will recognise those Scots who have pushed the proverbial creative envelope over the last 12 months."

"And with a live performance by the brilliant The Phantom Band and a runway show that promises to be the most fashionable highlight of the year, the style countdown to October 31 has begun.""

PICTURE: Sophie Ellis-Bextor with designer Matthew Williamson.



Kazimir said...

That's quite good news, I think. I'm not aware of how big or important this event really is, but still... I could see Sophie taking on the role of presenter more often, perhaps something on tv like a cultural show (along the lines of Fearne Cotton on BBC4). A large number of the public still have to warm to Sophie, because many still think of her as some posh bint, which she's not. As long as she doesn't do a Myleene Klass, i.e. stop making music but being EVERYWHERE and ALWAYS on tv!

Kim said...

This is very good news. Sophie being a presenter? Nice.. but i really want some new material now. There's a lot of rumours about an October release, any news??



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