“Burlesque” UK Premiere & After Party

Miss Selfridge invited Kristin and I to the Burlesque London Premiere last night.

The invite said ‘sequins and sparkle’, so Miss Selfridge dressed me in a gorgeous Miss Selfridge cream silk embellished dress and Kristin in a divine Miss Selfridge coral embellished maxi dress.

Christina Aguilera arrived at the Empire in Leicester Square the same time as we did, so we got to see her work the pink carpet. The singer/actress was flanked by 7 foot bodyguards which made her look even more petite despite her 6in Louboutin’s.

Once she’d worked the crowd she was interviewed by Jenni Falconer who asked her what it was like to work with the legend that is Cher. Christina said that it was an honour, and that even when they weren’t in scenes together, she still learnt something from her every day.

Kristen Bell, Cam Gigandet, Chelsea Traille and Cher all worked the crowd and were interviewed by Jenni, but it was Cher who got the biggest cheer.

She told us that some of her fans had waited out in the cold since 9am to meet her. That meant they had spent 10 hours in the freezing cold to wait for their idol. Cher laughed, “I wouldn’t do it.”

Inside the Empire we all enjoyed popcorn which true to form I finished before the movie started.

The stars appeared on-stage one by one and introduced us to movie which I thoroughly enjoyed. It’s definitely a chick flick and it inspired me to want to learn how dance in that seductive way and it inspired Kristin to want to shop at Agent Provocateur.

At the after party we enjoyed Cosmo’s, mini burgers and were entertained by a band and Burlesque dancer Immodesty Blaize.

The entire cast was there excluding Cher. The highlight – apart from the free food and drink – was seeing Christina Aguilera dance her ass off when the DJ played her hit single “Ain’t No Other Man.”

We left the venue at the same time as Kristen Bell who’s isn’t as short as I has always assumed. We were blinded by the flash bulbs, but it made us feel like celebrities for 30 seconds.

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Christina Aguilera In Zuhair Murad - "Burlesque" London Premiere

Christina Aguilera In Zuhair Murad – “Burlesque” London Premiere

49 Responses to “Burlesque” UK Premiere & After Party

  1. Marika December 16, 2010 at 04:59 #

    Wow Catherine! I’ve been reading your blog since the beginning, which was like, over 2 years ago I believe, and now you get invited to premieres! Congrats FC you look beautiful. xoxo

    • Fashion Critic December 16, 2010 at 08:11 #

      It was so exciting. Thanks for your comment and support over the past 2 years xxx

  2. Linda December 15, 2010 at 02:37 #

    You totally rock that dress. I love it on you! What a great picture. Thanks for the cool post.

  3. Sue Jin December 15, 2010 at 00:45 #

    THank you so much for sharing your experience with us. I like reading them a lot! You look really pretty in that dress! more than the model in that link you provided.

    • Fashion Critic December 15, 2010 at 07:44 #

      Thank u. That’s a lovely compliment to start the day

  4. Riham December 14, 2010 at 22:20 #

    WOOW, you look gorgeous!!
    What an amazing dress. please we need more pictures of it!!! ๐Ÿ™

    • Fashion Critic December 14, 2010 at 22:34 #

      Thanks. I don’t have any other pics ๐Ÿ™

  5. Tania December 14, 2010 at 20:13 #

    You look stunning!

    • Fashion Critic December 14, 2010 at 20:26 #

      thanks Tania x

  6. Hannah December 14, 2010 at 20:10 #

    You compeltely deserved it! I hope it was every bit as sublime as it sounds! You AMAZING in your dress, and what gorgeous shoes! The online model has nothing on you! Kristen (The Clothes Whisperer) looks gorgeous aswell. xx

    • Fashion Critic December 14, 2010 at 20:14 #

      thanks Hannah. you are so sweet ;D xx

  7. michelle December 14, 2010 at 19:02 #

    you look amazeballs. fabulous dahling, fabulous.

    • Fashion Critic December 14, 2010 at 19:08 #

      why thank you darrrrling xxx

  8. mol December 14, 2010 at 18:23 #

    Your post makes this whole event come alive in a way that the stars themselves on the red carpet did not. Love your outfit, you look gorg!!

    • Fashion Critic December 14, 2010 at 18:31 #

      Thanks Mol.

      Can’t wait to do it again. Xxx

  9. lee December 14, 2010 at 18:22 #

    “Dress: Sequins and Sparkles”

    Is there anything better?!

    • Fashion Critic December 14, 2010 at 18:31 #

      Not in my eyes ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. Methedrine December 14, 2010 at 18:00 #

    Thanks for sharing this with us! Its remind me why I love reading your blog everyday! You both look gorgeous!

    • Fashion Critic December 14, 2010 at 18:34 #

      I’m glad to hear you come back everyday. It confirms that I’m doing a good job ๐Ÿ˜‰

  11. nina December 14, 2010 at 17:52 #

    Before I even recognize you FC, thought that is very nice dress.
    Yeap, you look great, hope to see you more on red carpet :-)!

    • Fashion Critic December 14, 2010 at 18:35 #

      I wanna do more. A JLo, Angelina or Aniston Premiere is on my hit list

  12. MReid December 14, 2010 at 14:16 #

    No one gives an account quite like you do FC. I thouroughly enjoyed reading about this and I agree BDOTW for FC!!!

    • Fashion Critic December 14, 2010 at 14:33 #

      awww thanks.

      I’m glad you enjoyed it. xx

  13. Pablo December 14, 2010 at 14:01 #

    Cute chronicle!! I’m sure you had a great evening!!

    And as everyone is saying: you looked fab!! It’s great to see how you put in practice your tips: no tights, hair pulled back, and a confident smile!! ๐Ÿ™‚

    ps- were you wearing embellished Louboutins?? Brave girl!! ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • Fashion Critic December 14, 2010 at 14:14 #

      Yes I practice what I preach ๐Ÿ™‚

      I was wearing my bling bling Louboutin’s

  14. D December 14, 2010 at 13:57 #

    u looked so lovely =) can we have more photos of u pls?? xo

    • Fashion Critic December 14, 2010 at 13:59 #

      thanks. I’m not a fan of my photo being taken, but I see what I can do ๐Ÿ˜‰

  15. Hisadora December 14, 2010 at 13:55 #

    Gorgeous dress, you looked so beautiful!!!! You deserve it my dear, hope you had enjoyed your night ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Fashion Critic December 14, 2010 at 13:59 #

      it is gorgeous. I really love it.

      Thanks x

  16. Chinyere December 14, 2010 at 13:50 #

    i LOVE your look Catherine! You look amazing from head to toe!

    • Fashion Critic December 14, 2010 at 13:59 #

      bless you sweetie. thanks x

  17. manja December 14, 2010 at 13:39 #

    you are looking great

    • Fashion Critic December 14, 2010 at 13:45 #

      thanks ๐Ÿ˜‰

  18. robbie December 14, 2010 at 13:04 #


    FC for BDOTW!

    • Fashion Critic December 14, 2010 at 13:07 #

      LOL..thank you

      • Anna December 14, 2010 at 13:23 #

        I agree!

        • Dominika December 14, 2010 at 13:36 #

          Me to, you really DO look stunning!

          • Fashion Critic December 14, 2010 at 13:38 #

            thank you all xxx

    • klara December 14, 2010 at 13:33 #

      yeeeeeees for BDOTW ๐Ÿ™‚ beautiful ๐Ÿ™‚

  19. Elaine December 14, 2010 at 13:04 #

    You look stunning! Hope you had a fabulous night x

    • Fashion Critic December 14, 2010 at 13:08 #

      thank you.

      It was an amazing night

  20. Marvel December 14, 2010 at 12:55 #

    You look lovely FC.
    Dont worry, Im one of those people who finish their popcorn before the film even starts ๐Ÿ˜‰
    I though Kristen was supposed to be quite petite.
    Thanks for the inside info

    • Fashion Critic December 14, 2010 at 13:04 #

      thank you xxxx

  21. mm December 14, 2010 at 12:35 #

    You both look lovely. I love watching old video of cher from the sonny & cher show. She can really sing and dance to any style of music. I understand why her fans waited in the cold. A phenomenal performer!

    • Fashion Critic December 14, 2010 at 12:37 #

      thanks MM xx

  22. Hermione Weasley December 14, 2010 at 12:32 #

    You both look gorgeous! I love your dress, FC *__* congrats!

    • Fashion Critic December 14, 2010 at 12:32 #

      thank you xx

  23. The Clothes Whisperer December 14, 2010 at 12:18 #

    great night! you looked gorgeous as ever and I must say I thoroughly enjoyed watching you in your element!!


    • Fashion Critic December 14, 2010 at 12:22 #

      thanks sweetie xxx

      It was a great night.

      I think I’m going to have to invest in your gown. Loved it.

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