Fashion month may have literally JUST drawn to a close but does that mean people are going to be hanging up their high heels for a few weeks? Does it hell! Having missed out on partying with Kate Nash and Rhianna last Monday night due to a 4000 word essay I had completely “forgotten” to start, by the following evening I was ready and raring to paint the town red. Luckily for me, Diesel + EDUN had decided to host a nice big bash to toast the launch of their Studio Africa collection so off I trotted to the Old Selfridges Hotel for some fun. And fun it most certainly was. Perhaps a little too much if the sizeable knee bruise I woke up with the next morning was anything to go by but hey, you’re only young once. The Old Selfridges Hotel is a truly awesome venue (remember their film launch last year?) and this time around it had been transformed into an African inspired party paradise complete with palm trees, exotic plants and and funky tribal print seating areas where guests including Pixie Geldof, Ben Grimes and Matthew Williamson could kick back and enjoy a mohjito… when they weren’t bumping and grinding on the dancefloor that is.
On the whole, fashion parties tend to be more about mingling than dancing but that certainly wasn’t the case on this occasion. When we arrived my party pal Millie (of itsaLDNthing blog) got seriously over excited about the fact that the night was being hosted by Boiler Room. Given my non-existent music knowledge I’d never actually heard of the live-radio-show-cum-club-night music phenomenon (shame on me) but having spent about four hours working up a sweat to their dance-tastic beats I can conclude that they are indeed awesome. Actually it was probably more than four hours. By the time I’d tottered home it was about 3am but despite being a little on the bleary eyed side while giving my end of term presentation at uni the next day (eek!), Diesel + EDUN’s Studio Africa launch was worth it.
Love Ella. X