Last month I got the chance to help out X Factor pal Matt Cardle with some threads for his red carpet appearance at the Brit Awards.
Wearing a grey tweed two-piece suit, check shirt, silk tie and pocket square, and some gorgeous leather accessories, Matt wowed the crowds in his Tom Ford ensemble. He still can’t stand to have his collar done up though! It was really fun to work with Matt again, especially on such a big event, and the team at Tom Ford were amazing - tailoring everything to perfection.
When this year’s X Factor ended in December, I was asked to take two weeks to go on tour with Matt as he promoted his single and new book. Even though I was absolutely knackered (this is all taking place at midnight on the final) I rocked up to the contestant’s house at 5am and a fortnight of madness began. We were mostly trudging around London for interviews and TV appearances, and so Matt was most comfortable in his normal casual threads. His mini-concert at the Whiteley’s shopping centre and an appearance at the “Millies” military awards were two highlights - Matt wearing a suit from Marc by Marc Jacobs for the latter. It was very surreal to be in the same room as David Beckham, and to spot myself in a picture of him and Matt later that week…
Once Matt’s single had enevitably reached number one in the charts, off we went on our book tour of London, Manchester and Birmingham. It was really great to get some time away and the hotel we stayed in up in Manchester was absolutely gorgeous - private rooms for each of us, and a wonderful festive vibe in the run up to Christmas.
It was such a fun fortnight, and I could definitely get used to this entourage business. Matt is one of the nicest guys you could meet, and I really hope he succeeds with his music - hopefully X Factor has finally found a credible male artist who go can the distance.