23 May 2009

Grand Prix - the T-shirt Seller


Before you get to the stands or the balconies, you have to wade your way through stalls selling t-shirts and souvenirs. I always wondered why Formula One is a 'guy' thing...

In the smaller photo, you see a Ferrari. I don't know if it's driven by Felipe Massa or Kimi Raikkonen but I think it's the latter - and if so, then Pasi from Finland will be pleased!

An event - the Amber Fashion Show - was held last night in Monaco at the Meridien Beach Plaza hotel - around the swimming pool. The models? Why some of the Formula One drivers, of course. David Coulthard in a redingcote, Lewis Hamilton in leather, Jenson Button looking rather dashing, but then he does, doesn't he? The designer was Petra Ecclestone, daughter of Bernie Ecclestone. It was presided over by Liz Hurley and is in aid of Elton John's AIDS foundation. The catwalk, of course, was black - ie bitumen? In the audience - Prince Albert and his girlfriend, Charlene Wittstock, Richard Branson, Boris Becker etc etc. There was a prize offered of a run of the circuit with Jenson Button - now that would be something, wouldn't it? It all happens in Monaco...

11 comments:

Yogesh Naik said...

Great picture to start my day !!

Pasi from Finland said...

You got it right, Jilly! It is Kimi, identified by the helmet. Many thanks for fulfilling my wish ;- )

As it happens all the time and everywhere, I was wondering is it possible to participate all those parties or just in some of them?

Jilly said...

Pasi, well thank goodness for that. We like to have satisfied customers on Monte Carlo DP! I've got Heikki Kovalainen too! You Finns sure produce some good racing drivers.

I've no idea if that was a private party or not. I suspect the rich were invited as part of it was a charity auction for Elton John's AIDS foundation, with David Furnish giving a speech about it.

Birdman said...

Formula One???? Am I really suppose to be looking at a car right now? Whatever she's selling I want one! Hold on, I'll take two!
Just Beautiful1 What a way to 'rev' up a day! Indy 500 in the States this weekend.

Hyde DP said...

Been watching the qualifying and it augers for an intriquing race but now I must go to the birthday party of a 90-year old!

Jilly said...

Yes, really exciting qualifying. Looking forward to tomorrow. And snap Hyde, I'm going to the birthday party of an 80 year old!

Sharon said...

What an exciting time in your city!

Teri said...

As always, your comments polish and improve on already superb photographs! But, couldn't you have dropped a few more names???

Gail's Man said...

I'm never surprised these days by the amount of stuff they try and sell at events. Seems like you can get a T shirt, pen, mousemat and cuddly toy for almost every occasion.

I thought she'd be wearing a T shirt she's selling. On the other hand the one she's got on looks more appealing!!

Shame I'm not 80, as you could have come to my party too.

Clueless in Boston said...

I'm sure whatever she's selling many are buying. Now if I took a picture like that my wife would give me hell, so thanks for doing it for me :)

Jilly said...

Teri, ha-ha - yes lots of names! Information from Nice-Matin.

Clueless - happy to oblige.

It was your birthday, Gail's Man? Happy happy...

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