Fashion and Children In Need

Friday, 16 November 2012

Hello beautiful readers!
 It's the glorious weekend again and what with numerous university open days and a pile of homework steadily contributing to my raising stress levels I know I'm in for a fairly hectic couple of days.

However I do so very much hope you'll all be relaxing yourselves this weekend to make up for my own general business. 

Today on BBC there is coverage of the 'BBC Children In Need' fundraising event to raise money for this brilliant organisation. Basically what Children In Need aims to do is to provide grants to  fund projects which help children with disabilities. 

One of the more interesting fundraising ideas was the auction off of Pudsey bears. Now these weren't just ordinary stuffed bears,no for this auction Pudsey received a makeover from top designers like McQueen, Mulberry, Victoria Beckham and Versace. Here's some of my favourite 'up-graded' Pudsey Bears.

Giles Deacon

Alexander McQueen

As you can see Burberry didn't pass up the opportunity to promote their ever classic mac.

How did Tom Ford manage to make even a teddy bear look incredibly classic and masculine?

And how can you not recognise Mulberry's Pudesy with his own personal mini satchel? 

And finally a very tropical creation from Balenciaga indeed. 

And it wasn't just the creative types to get involved with the makeover fun. A number of celebrities donated their own signatured Pudsey Bear to the cause. How utterly generous of them? The lovely Tom Daley, Jessie J, One Direction all donated their names to the cause. Now who wouldn't want a teddy to snuggle up to at night that had been once touched by the blessed hands of Ed Sheeran? 

This really is a wonderful cause so even just spreading the word about Children In Need would make a difference.

Hope you enjoy your last two days of freedom,