Given that I was hosting my Monica Vinader event on Thursday and have precisely no self restraint whatsoever, attending the Warehouse Summer Party the previous evening was a fairly high risk move. But then, it sounded like so much fun I physically couldn’t help myself. Once I’d slipped into my little sparkly number there was no going back and even the fact that the event was being held all the way over in Hoxton couldn’t deter me. Spoiler alert, I didn’t end up dancing until dawn and was tucked up in bed by the respectable hour of 11.30pm (maybe I’m getting sensible in my old age?!) but this bash was certainly fab while it, or rather I, lasted.
As my fellow Londoners will be bitterly well aware, most of last week was unseasonably cold and I was more than a little reluctant to make the tube-plus-walk journey to East London wearing a playsuit better suited to Ibiza than rainy Hoxton. Luckily my bookers at Select Model Management were also attending the bash so I managed to wangle a ride in their chauffer driven Mercedes, a far mor glamourous way to enter than shivering my way over from the station. Despite arriving a mere matter of minutes after 7pm, the minimalist chic venue was already pretty packed with familiar faces including Julia Sarr-Jamois, Millie Mackintosh and Dionne Bromfield sipping Lychee confections, snacking on macaroons and chatting with Warehouse’s lovely Directors Paula and Caroline (below).
After wangling myself a glass of wine (tasty cocktails = mega hangover) one of the drop-dead-GORGEOUS roller skating waiters presenting me with a glass ball containing my invitation to try of Warehouse’s “Style Me If You Can” campaign, launching this autumn. You all know how partial I am to a spot of styling so naturally I leapt at the opportunity to put together a look although. The whole idea is that you choose your ensemble and it arrives 90 minutes later, which much to my delight, and for some unknown reason surprise, it did making me very glad I’d picked a certain A-line leather skirt. Next, I was ushered outside to do a short interview for Warehouse TV, something I was slightly nervous about given what happened when I did one for Village Bicycle last Summer. Thankfully they didn’t ask anything I could potentially misconstrue and it all seemed to go pretty well.
My official “work” duties done and dusted for the night, I grabbed a Moscow Mule (yep, gave in to the cocktails) and set about mincing, mingling and generally having a good time. My music taste generally revolves around pop-tastic RnB so with a playlist ranging from Mariah and TLC to Dr Dre and Rhianna, I was absolutely in my element that evening. But of course, no fash bash would be complete without a hotter-than-hot performer. On this occasion, the task fell to A*M*E who treated us to a dance perfect rendition of her hit single Need U (100%).
We drank, we danced and we, ok I, managed to get home at a vaguely sensible hour… All in all, a result!
Love Ella. X