This time last week I was on pins and needles awaiting the long awaited, much anticipated Animal Ball.. hosted at Victoria House, Bloomsbury Square, London in aid of The Elephant Family Charity.

I was lucky enough that be one of the designers at the previous Animal Ball in 2013 hosted by HRH Prince Charles at St James Palace so when I was approached to participate again this year I jumped at the Chance!!

This year headline designers included Mathew Williamson, Burberry, Chloe, Mario Testino, Philip Treacy and Piers Atkinson to name a few so to be designing masquerade masks alongside them was just an amazing experience.

The Ball itself was simply fabulous, Victoria House was transformed into a safari with the most incredible background for one of the best parties of the year with guests including Ellie Goulding, Princess Eugenie, Anna Friel, James Middleton, Donna Air and many other fabulous guests!!

Hopefully the event managed to raise money for the late Mark Shands amazingly wonderful Charity, it was an honour to be a part of it and look forward to hopefully being so again in the future!

Just 3 years ago we were lucky enough to be a part of The Elephant Family’s incredible Animal Ball 2013 held at St James Palace and attended by celebrities, fashion designers and Royalty from across the globe to raise money for Mark Shands Elephant Family Charity.. The event raised a whopping £600,000, £4000 of which was donated by Carrie Jenkinson Millinery in the form of 2 Masquerade Masks which were auctioned off from Sotheby’s along side designers such as Diane Von Furstenburg, Vivienne Westwood, Mario Testino, Jasper Conran and Minolo Blahnik to name but a few..


When we were approached by The Elephant Family & The Perfect World to take part again this year we simply jumped at the opportunity!! This Years event will be held in Gothenburg, Sweden on Thursday15th September and has been organised by the fabulous Ragnhild Jacobsson (pictured above in the Swan Mask) and one of the biggest fashion designers in Sweden Camilla Jonsson.

For this event I have designed another 2 masquerade masks, an elephant mask and a pheasant mask, both pictured below alongside just some of the fabulously designed Masquerade Masks…

Unfortunately i will be unable to attend the event this year but I’m looking forward to seeing all the photo’s of everyone marvellous masquerade masks.

Here are some of the memories from Animal Ball 2013




















In 2013 we were honoured to be invited to design 2 masquerade masks for the Elephant Family Charity and their fabulous Royal Event.. The Animal Ball!

Designers from all over the world got involved to raise awareness for African Elephants including Vivienne Westwood, Matthew Williamson, Jasper Conran, Manolo Blank to name but a few so you could imagine our excitement to be invited to design alongside these designers!

We were lucky enough to be included in the article published by Vogue Magazine READ ARTICLE

All the headpiece were exhibited at Sotheby’s in London Prior to the event…

I designed 2 headpiece, a lion worn by Brooke Barzun the wife of American Ambassador Matthew Barzun and my swam mask was worn by a wonderful lady called Rags Jacobsson who looked simply stunning on the evening..

Rags JacobssonWe were lucky to meet several fabulous people at the event itself hosted in Clarence House London, here is a pic of me and the fabulous Cara Delevingne and my headpiece which was presented to HRH Prince Charles by Brook Barzun.

Carrie Jenkinson & HRH Prince Charles


We had such a fabulous time and I would be thrilled to be involved in this event again as it was truly and extraordinary opportunity and the most amazing fun so I’m crossing everything in hope that they will be hosting this event again this year!

Carrie Jenkinson & Cara Delevegne

I will of course keep you completely in the loop so stand by for updates!!


The Elephant Ball Charity started by the late Mark Shand raised over £600,000 on the evening which is AMAZING!

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