Emma Willis dress at the National TV Awards

I’ve just been babbling about the red carpet hits and misses at last night’s National TV Awards (Loose Women? I’ll say) for eBay and in the process, I’ve fallen in love with Emma Willis’ frock. I’ve never really had her down as a style queen, but she totally licked it last night.

I was dying to know who created this shiny, lovely dress and thanks to the wonder of t’internet, I’ve been informed that it’s a design by Peridot London.

The brains behind the brand is Rachel Wilson – the great granddaughter of Ernest Asser, co-founder of Turnbull & Asser. They dressed ‘James Bond’ in the 60s and 70s don’tcha know (when he was cool).

Described as a “demi-couture range” (i.e. we’ll need to save up to splurge on it) the UK debut SS11 collection includes evening wear, cocktail dresses, draped maxis, and asymmetric designs.

The brand is inspired and named after Rachel’s birthstone Peridot (an olive-colour gemstone, if you wondered) and she says it is “for the Bond girls of the noughties with sleek designs to hug the female silhouette”. By the looks of Emma’s proper gorgeous dress, she has achieved just that.

The Peridot range is made in the UK and judging by this equally stunning piece from the AW10/11 collection this is a brand to watch (and wear – imagine this yellow-topaz dress with my hair – wooochanga!)

And if that’s not enough for you (and most definitely me) to fantasise about, just look at these two corkers from Peridot’s SS11 collection…


Emma Willis photo: Marc Larkin/LFI

Dress style no10 image taken from Peridot London and additional photography supplied by Peridot from the SS11 look book.

Written by Johanna Payton