Former Strictly star Kristina Rihanoff keeps it simple in black top and jeans as she helps Chelsea boutique celebrate its first anniversary
She’s in the midst of preparations for a new West End show, some four months after welcoming her first child with partner Ben Cohen.
But while new mother Kristina Rihanoff has expressed concern about her ability to slip into the skimpy outfits required for her new role so soon after giving birth, she was in fine form during an appearance in London on Friday evening.
The Russian dancer, 39, caught the eye in simple black top and skinny jeans while helping fashion designer Dolly Lloyd celebrate her first anniversary at her Chelsea boutique.
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Looking good: Kristina Rihanoff caught the eye in simple black top and skinny jeans while helping fashion designer Dolly Lloyd celebrate her first anniversary at her Chelsea boutique
A matching black jacket and on-trend leather ankle boots completed the look as Kristina posed for photos before making her way inside.
In keeping with the low key nature of her ensemble the former Strictly Come Dancing star maintained her tousled blonde locks with a simple centre parting.
Opting for limited accessories on the night, Kristina completed her look with bold statement earrings and a simple neck chain.
The dancer was joined by former pop star Sinitta, who caught the eye in an embellished red top and skinny leather trousers.
Low key: A matching black jacket completed the look as Kristina posed for photos before making her way inside
In attendance: Former pop star Sinitta (L) and model Tamara Orlova-Alvarez (R) were also on hand to celebrate the anniversary on Friday evening
Incoming: Kristina was in high spirits as she made an entrance earlier that night
Kristina previously revealed she's worried about slipping back into her skimpy dance outfits four months after the birth of her daughter Milena.
Chatting with Andy West in an exclusive clip released to MailOnline, she explained she's preparing for a West End show with fellow Strictly Come Dancing professional Gleb Savchenko, but isn't looking forward to slipping into the skimpy outfits.
'I am worried about getting into the costumes,' she admitted. 'I have just a month to get into them, thankfully they are Lycra, but I could look like a stuffed sausage.'
Keeping it simple: Opting for limited accessories on the night, Kristina completed her look with bold statement earrings and a neck chain
Under wraps: Sinitta sported a thick winter coat as she made her way into the Chelsea venue
She added that breastfeeding had stopped her going on the diets she would normally use to lose weight as she 'needs the nutrients', but explained she wasn't slowing down her exercise routine.
And Kristina said she was confident that she'd soon be back to her shape as she revealed: 'My body always reacts great when I train in dancing, it will bounce back!'
Nothing, however, compares to the health and happiness of her daughter, as she reasoned: 'She’s the most precious thing in the world. It changes you so much as a woman, there is nothing so important as a baby.
'So many things I’d worried about, they became so secondary, so unimportant. It’s a beautiful experience. It has taken me a lot of time to get back in shape.'
She continued: 'Being a mum shifts your priorities. I know my body will never be the same again. But that’s okay.'
Say cheese: Kristina posed for a snap with designer Dolly Lloyd
Good times: (L-R) Guests Naomi Isted, Joe Alvarez, Tamara Orlova-Alvarez raised a glass in celebration on Friday evening
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