Carrie Symonds goes to vote… in £395 ‘woke’ dress hailed by fashionistas for its eco credentials
- Carried Symonds, 33, joined her fiance Boris Johnson to vote in local elections
- Was seen walking into Westminster’s Methodist Hall wearing O Pioneers dress
- ‘Slow fashion’ brand has environmentally friendly commitment to sustainability
The Liberty print dress comes from London label O Pioneers, which has become a favourite of fashion editors because of its environmentally friendly commitment to sustainability.
It specialises in using past season or end-of-line fabrics and off-cuts which might otherwise end up in landfill.
The label, set up in trendy Camden, north London, uses local seamstresses rather than having items made abroad.
Carrie Symonds joined fiance Boris Johnson at the polls yesterday, wearing a £395 dress that fashion insiders suggested may have been picked for its ‘woke’ credentials
The label’s website says it supports women and ‘female-led businesses’.
Miss Symonds, 33, and the Prime Minister went to Westminster’s Methodist Central Hall yesterday to cast their local election votes.
The couple smiled and waved for the cameras, as they come under intensifying scrutiny over the estimated £200,000 refit of their Downing Street residence, following a furore over how the costly redecoration was funded.
Miss Symonds was said to have been the driving force behind the lavish refurbishment as she was reportedly keen to dump a ‘John Lewis furniture nightmare’ inherited from Theresa May.
Miss Symonds, 33, and the Prime Minister went to Westminster’s Methodist Central Hall yesterday to cast their local election votes
It has since transpired that Britain’s top civil servant Simon Case only discovered Boris Johnson wanted a charity to pay for his Downing Street flat makeover when he read about it in the Daily Mail.
Former royal aide Mr Case decided to look into the matter further and discovered that Tory donor Lord Brownlow of Shurlock Row had been lined up to chair the planned Downing Street charity and had asked two other peers to join the board.
Mr Case had a meeting with the potential trustees, former Thatcher adviser Lord Powell and senior Labour peer Baroness Jay, to find out what was happening.
Mr Case is now conducting one of several investigations into how the costly redecoration of the Number 11 residence was funded.
A Cabinet Office spokesman confirmed: ‘The Cabinet Secretary only became aware of the Trust in late February.’