I stepped out in central London today and found the city overrun by elephants. Yellow ones. Orange Ones. Green ones and blue ones. They were everywhere, on every corner. I found a fabulous heard in Trafalgar square looking up at Nelsons column. If only these elephants were alive, I'd take a blue one home. These marvelous elephants are a part of the Elephant Parade - an art installation created by celebrity artists and renowned fashion designers in an effort to save the endangered elephants of Asia. If you have the time you could track down all 250 life sized elephants around London. The largest congregation of these elephants, over 25, are being housed at The Scoop on the South Bank. But you'll need to hurry as all these decorative elephants will be auctioned off in order to raise funds for the endangered species. Lovers of fashion should keep an eye out for the elephants decorated by the likes of John Rocha, Julien MacDonald, Tommy Hilfiger and Lulu Guinness. I have yet to find these elephants but I'm still looking. If you are out and about in London this weekend, bring your camera and a bag of peanuts and do a bit of elephant spotting.
The Elephant Parade London event runs from 3rd May - 29th June 2010, with the auction taking place at Sotheby's on 30th June 2010. The elephants are free to see.