Meeting the Golden Olympian at LLA!

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Photo credit: Tom James and Emmanuel Ray at London Lifestyle Awards launch party, No 5 Cavendish Square, London Mayfair. Photo by www.jdphoto.co.uk

As I chatted away to various people at the London Lifestyle Awards launch party, I asked this tall smart man what he does. “He’s a gold medalist” said a girl who stood next to us. So this is Thomas James, two times Olympic champion and victorious Cambridge Blue! Doesn’t he look smart in this suit?

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Tom James (3rd from left) and his Team GB mates winning gold! Poor Tom. Must have been too exhausted to punch air! Photo courtesy of London 2012.

I wasn’t embarrassed. I don’t know anyone to be honest. And I am well familiar with the puzzled expressions people throw at me when they realise I hadn’t watched their TV show, the film they were in or the dating show they appeared in! I didn’t really follow the Olympics this year due to some personal problems, which I will tell you about sometime later.

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Tom James and Emmanuel Ray at London Lifestyle Awards launch party, No 5 Cavendish Square, London Mayfair. Photo by www.jdphoto.co.uk

Well, Tom didn’t know who I was either. So there’s that. But I don’t think neither of us was bothered to be honest. We had a good chat and I invited Tom to my London Fashion Week opening party next month. Let’s hope he comes.

I am the only emerging talent to be nominated for  London Personality of the Year 2012. Please vote for me and spread the word!   

Photo credits: Emmanuel Ray wears shirt, jeans and glasses from Retro Days. Zipper bag by iZipit. Hair by Petar Dragicevic at Glass Hair Salon, London Barbican. Make up from RMK Cosmetics.  

Author: Emmanuel Ray

Nominee, London Personality of the Year 2012 (London Lifestyle Awards). Winner, Fashion Icon of the Year 2011 (Fashions Finest Awards, UK).

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