This party post is woefully late and I promise that after this my party round ups will be much more prompt. At least within a week of the event itself! It would be ideal I know to have them up the next morning but I do like to write rather a lot and seem to be rather time poor these days. I should really leave this one altogether as it’s “that time of year” and there’s all ready a ton more tales to tell that have occurred over evenings since. But the whole night was so goddamn memorable that I feel it would be a shame, nay, a crime not to share it with you. Admittedly party season seems to basically mean every season in the world of fashion but during the pre Christmas period it really seems to gather pace. Whatever the day of the week, there are countless stylish soirées taking place all over town so you have to choose which to attend carefully and at least attempt to exercise some restraint to avoid totally burning out. Whether or not to attend the Jimmy Choo VICES dinner hosted by Creative Director, Sandra Choi was obviously a no brainer. To be honest, I couldn’t actually believe I’d been invited at all. With a guest list including Isla Fisher, Kate Mara, Arizona Muse, Caroline Rush, Imran Ahmed and Caroline Issa, I felt very lucky indeed to have made the cut…
What: Alexandra Grecco tutu skirt, By Marlene Birger top, Chanel bag (all c/o), Jimmy Choo sandals & Monica Vinader jewellery (borrowed)
Where: Jimmy Choo VICES Dinner at One Mayfair and Mondrian London launch party
I’ve had this beautiful Alexandra Grecco tutu for some time now and, while the hours spent staring at its gorgeousness have certainly added up, I couldn’t for the life of me work out where or how to wear it. I thought about pairing it with a plain white tee and maybe even… trainers. Then I realised that this would make me look about 3 feet tall, a Lily Allen circa 2009 (check) vibe is something I’m not keen to rock and my sports shoe collection consists of one pair of Stan Smiths that are now really quite grotty. So instead of attempting to go down the cool girl route, I decided that a skirt this pretty warrants a full on fairy princess moment. And what could scream “fairytale” louder than a glittering pink tee, Chanel accessories and silver Jimmy Choo’s fit for a modern day Cinderella?!
Kris Jenner, Kim Kardashian, Kanye & North West on the FROW at Givenchy
Image via nypost.com
Unless you spent September living in outer Siberia then you cannot have failed to notice that the Kardashians basically owned Paris Fashion Week. From North West stealing the show at Givenchy – y’know when Kimye made the “totally last minute, spontaneous decision” to dress their one year old in a black leather n’ lace ensemble and take her with them – to Kendall walking every major runway in town, the Klan made more headlines than the collections themselves put together. At Chanel most of my seatmates were snapping more pictures of Kris Jenner taking selfies with the incredible set that than of the set itself. Not judging, I took a fair few myself. I, like many other people, have slightly mixed feelings about this turn of events. Rewind a few years and Kim Kardashian couldn’t have paid to attend the Paris shows. Now, one high profile marriage and a much needed wardrobe makeover later, her entire family is FROW-ing with Anna and rocking up, guest of honour style, at every high profile fash bash worth getting papped at. I’m not for one second saying that Kim et al haven’t worked their ample behinds off to get where they are, or don’t deserve to be there. What intrigues me more, and leaves perhaps a slightly unpleasant taste in my mouth, is what this 360 degree opinion change says about the fashion community…