IDOL Magazine Halloween Party

IDOL Magazine Halloween Party

Picking up from where we left of in my previous party post, destination number two on our evening agenda was ICETANK Studio in Covent Garden for the IDOL Magazine party. IDOL’s last event turned out to be pretty wild and given that Halloween is a major excuse to party, I had high hopes for this one. Well, even before I walked through the doors, I knew I wouldn’t be disappointed. Both floors of the venue were packed fit to burst with costumed revellers knocking back vodka mixers and grinding on the dancefloor to hip hop tunes blasted out by masked DJs…

IDOL Magazine Halloween Party

IDOL Magazine Halloween Party

IDOL Magazine Halloween Party

IDOL Magazine Halloween Party

It couldn’t have been more different to the sophisticated cocktail hour vibe at the previous soiree but the clock was ticking and the hour for elegance far behind us so that certainly wasn’t a bad thing. I immediately regretted my lack of costume but had luckily stashed some sparkly ears in my handbag, having previously suspected I’d soon start to find my attempt at Halloween chic more than a little bit boring. There’s not a lot more to say about this particular party, largely because neither I or anyone I’ve spoken to can really remember it. All I know is that we drank, we danced, we had a very good time and I fairly fragile the next morning!

Love Ella. X

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Giles Deacon for Matches Halloween Party

Giles Deacon for Matches Halloween Party

Regardless of whether it falls on a Saturday or mid-week, October 31st is an evening for dressing up, dancing and general debauchery. This was clearly a sentiment shared by the lovely folk at Matches who decided to host a Halloween themed cocktail party in celebration of the exclusive Giles Deacon capsule collection that will be hitting their stores on November 13th. As well as their four fabulous London boutiques, Matches also own a stunning Marylebone townhouse conveniently located 5 minutes from where I live. It was here they held last their Halloween bash and the entire place had been made over for the occasion. The white front facade was illuminated by eerie green lights with pumpkins suspended from the iron railings. Inside the ultra tasteful decor had been given a gothic edge by way of darkly opulent velvet curtains, stuffed crows and creepy branch decorations…
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Chloe. Attitudes Exhibition

Chloe Attitudes

Remember my post on the Chloé. Attitudes Exhibition aaaages ago? Well at long last, I finally got to see it! Having missed the launch party due to the obscene price of last minute Eurostar tickets, I was incredibly bitter to have still not ogled six decades worth of Chloé finery so was more than a little bit excited when my tutor proposed an “educational” trip to the French fashion capital…

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5 Minutes With… Anna Lou of London

I don’t know about you but personally, I’m more than partial to a bit of kitsch. Actually given the popularity of this interviewee’s quirky cool creations, I think it’s safe to assume that I’m not the only one. Anna’s story sounds like something of a fashion fairy tale. In 2004 she started selling her designs at Portobello Market. Not long after a buyer from Harvey Nichols spotted her work while browsing the stalls and within a couple of months, her designs were being snapped up by top department stores and Anna Lou of London was born. Eight years on, Anna Lou of London is an internationally recognised brand stocked everywhere from Paris to Tokyo while the designer’s achievements and business savvy have earned her a plethora of prestigious industry awards.

Anna Lou of London

I caught up with Anna to get the inside scoop on her plans for the future and fashion journey so far…

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Karen Millen Perfect Party Dress: Bloggers Edit

Karen Millen

Gird your loins and steel you livers, party season is well and truly upon us. During this period of champagne, canapes and merriment nothing is more essential than a killer cocktail dress. Few know this better than Karen Millen, the British eveningwear mecca renowned for giving top quality frock-age. This season they’ve made getting party-ready even easier by enlisting the help of me and a coterie of my fave fellow fashion bloggers to compile a perfect dress edit by each making a personal pick from Karen Millen’s endless array of slinky little evening numbers. There were many, many divine dresses to choose from and I managed to while away several hours that should have been spent essay writing browsing the collection. In the end, I went for this little lace lovely

Karen Millen

I’m loving longer hemlines right now and this one hits just the right leg-flattering point, add shocking pink silk into the mix and you’ve got the ultimate in ladylike elegance with a bad girl twist. And at just £210 too… Altogether now, “I want it, I want it, I WANT IT!”

But that’s not all, on November 15th my good friend and founder of AMAZE blog, The Fash Pack, Naomi Mdudu will be hosting and exclusive customer event at Karen Millen’s Regent Street store. Click here to find out how to get in on a fabulous evening of cocktails, expert style tips and perfect party dresses.

Love Ella. X

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