RANKIN, SOPHIE ELLIS-BEXTOR, CHRIS EUBANK JNR, MONTANA ROSE BROWN, DR ALEX GEORGE & TALLIA STORM CELEBRATE THE 3RD ANNUAL JERSEY STYLE AWARDS
Winners at the third annual Jersey Style Awards in association with MMG were revealed this evening at a glittering gala attended by a host of special guests including celebrity photographer Rankin, his wife and supermodel Tuuli, Chris Eubank Jnr, Love Island stars Montana Brown, Dr Alex George and singer Tallia Storm. Attending with her husband Richard Jones from the band The Feeling, Sophie Ellis-Bextor performed a surprise set at the gala. The prestigious ceremony took place at the Royal Jersey Showground and was also attended by the Bailiff of Jersey Sir William Bailhache.
The VIP guest’s arrived on island earlier in the day by private jet courtesy of Textron Aviation and Ortac Aviation Management. Bentley Motors Channel Islands and Jacksons chauffeured the guests in a fleet of luxury cars to DiCasa luxury property estates and hotels around the island.
The awards were designed to showcase Jersey as an international style and culture rich destination, with some 65 local businesses across tourism, culture, arts, retail and style being in the shortlist. Longueville Manor collected ‘Restaurant of the Year’, The Altantic Hotel scooped ‘Hotel of the Year’, Jersey Pearl won ‘Retailer of the Year and Channel Islands Co-op took home ‘Corporate Philanthropy’ award which was supported by the Jersey Chamber of Commerce.
Rankin was honoured with ‘International Tastemaker Award 2019’. Unquestionably one of the most influential photographers in fashion and style of our generation, he has photographed The Queen, Madonna, Rolling Stones, David Bowie, Kate Moss, Kylie Jenner to name but a few.
The late Dame Phyllis Somers received a posthumous award for ‘Philanthropy’ for her commitment to biomedical research and other social causes. Her visionary gifting has left a legacy that continues to save and change lives forever not just locally but globally. The awards was collected by her son Geoffrey Somers and presented by The Bailiff of Jersey, Sir William Bailhache.
A total of 12 other local awards were presented on the night across tourism, arts, culture and style after a highly successful online voting campaign led by Channel 103 FM. Organisers revealed that over 5000 individuals votes were cast online which is a significant increase on 2018.
Guests enjoyed a gala dinner and a selection of Italian wines by Terre D’Italia, Jersey’s new wine and gastronomic emporium. Entertainment was in the form of top London DJ’s and percussionists.
The event is produced by husband and wife team Sascha and Tessa Hartmann. “We are so grateful to all our partners who make this event possible. Already in our 3rd year it’s incredible to see the wealth of talent that emanates from this little island in the British Isles, proving that Jersey can seriously punch above its weight in the style stakes,” said Dr Tessa Hartmann CBE.