Parties

Michael Van der Ham for Brora Launch Party

Michael Van der Ham for Brora

Tuesday was certainly one hell of a busy day and after ogling the Markus Lupfer for Whistles collection I made for the Piccadilly line and headed West to check out another lovely collaboration. I posted about the Louise Gray for Brora launch party this time last year and it must have been a hit as they decided to do it again this Winter with another hotter-than-hot young designer. Ever since reading a feature on him in i-D Magazine a couple of years ago I’ve been a bit of a Michael Van der Ham fanatic. His AW12 collection was easily one of my favourites so the news that he was teaming up with the ultimate cashmere brand was music to my ears. Between that and the Markus Lupfer/Whistles situation, I thought I might actually pass out from excitement but after taking a self-imposed “time out” in Starbucks I managed to hold it together…

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Noisettes Perform at PPQ Designer Percy Parker’s Birthday Bash

PPQ Noisettes

While we’re on the subject of evening antics, I also attended another rather fab event this week. On Thursday evening Percy Parker, one half of the dynamic duo behind London fashion brand, PPQ held his birthday bash at newly launched Mayfair nightspot, Baroque. Since the doors of this swanky new venue opened just a few weeks ago, it’s played host to an array of hotter-than-hot music acts including Mark Ronson, James Blake and Delilah. On this occasion we were treated to a performance from one of my favourite bands, The Noisettes. Besides having an AMAZING voice, lead singer Shingai Soniwa has also proved herself to be something of a style icon. After seeing her on stage sporting an incredible scarlet number (by PPQ of course) while delivering a breaktaking rendition of the band’s hit single “Don’t Upset the Rythm”, I think it’s safe to say I came away with a pretty sizeable girl crush.

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Mulberry hosts Tim Walker “Storyteller” Private View

Mulberry

As anyone who follows me on twitter, instagram or Facebook will probably know and be thoroughly sick of hearing about, on Wednesday evening I was lucky enough to attend the private view of Tim Walker’s “Storyteller” exhibition. Now I’ve been to a fair few parties in my time but this particular event was easily one of the most fabulous I have ever attended. Of course given that it was hosted by Mulberry and the venue was Somerset House I rather suspected it would be.

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Roger Vivier ‘Prismick’ Exhibition & Cocktail Party

Roger Vivier

As I was extremely happy to learn recently, it is in fact London Cocktail Week! I’m not sure how long this fabulous seven day celebration of mixed drinks has been going, or more importantly why this is the first I’ve heard of it, but it’s certainly something I intend to make the most of in future. And what better was to pay homage to Carrie Bradshaw, James Bond and all those other cocktail sipping icons than by raising a glass (or three) at an elegant soiree hosted by Parisian footwear extraordinaire, Roger Vivier?

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Laura Bailey for Radley Launch Party

Laura Bailey

This summer I had the pleasure of interviewing Laura Bailey at the launch of Radley’s pop-up store at Westfield, Stratford. At the time, I was both happy and more than a little jealous to learn that besides being gorgeous and clever, Laura was utterly lovely to boot. Well, it turns out that the multi-talented model, writer, Vogue blogger and mother is also a dab hand at designing handbags.

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