Last night was a beautiful evening in support of the Elton John Aids Foundation. I was so excited to head to this event at the Tate Modern with both my mum and sister. I chose to go for a sparkly, silver-tone outfit in ode to the festive season, so I wore a super sparkly Temperly London crop top with a breathtaking Dries Van Noten wrap-around skirt.
I walked into into the Tate Modern (one of my favourite London galleries) and through the Turbine Hall not knowing what to expect, but sure it would be a night to remember! The evening began with a private viewing of the new Radical Eye exhibition. The exhibition is a collection of the many photographs Elton John has collected over the years including prints by Dorothea Lange and Man Ray. I was lucky enough to listen to the exhibition’s curator describing each photograph, an unbelievable privilege for an Art-History student.
Then there was a delicious dinner of ravioli, fish, and 2 desserts. Chocolate or cheesecake depending on your mood! After dinner was an auction of photographic prints and Bvlgari jewellery with all the proceeds helping the amazing work the Elton John Aids Foundation does to help fight Aids in Africa. After dinner came the highlight of my night – a performance by Craig David! I have been a fan of his for as long as I can remember so it was a dream come true to watch him perform his classics including “Fill me in” and “7 Days”. The night was topped off by dancing and a DJ set from Nigeria’s very own, DJ Cuppy. It’s pretty cool when the DJ just happens to be your big sis! It was a beautiful night, but the money raised for such an important cause made it all the more special.