T’was Vogue Fashion’s Night out last night and excitement was brewing. Bond Street was full to the brim with people who live and breathe fashion. Lots of tall people, models and celebs. I wore my beloved KG red patent ballet pumps and M (my companion for the evening) wore beautiful caged black stilettos. Massive mistake on my part as I felt like a child. Note To Self: ALWAYS wear heels even if the ones you bring are brand new, suede, unprotected by spray and it is raining. Last year there were some fairly obvious trends on each fashionista, such as the top of head bun and sky high heeled ankle boots. This year it was quite a mix.
I hotfooted it to Anthropologie (guilty pleasure of mine) to have a very quick look at what was happening to be greeted with a glass of bubbles and one of my fav songs blasting from the DJ stand situated between ground and first, Gold Lion by Yeah Yeah Yeahs. Amazing. Did not want to leave, but the evening must go on. Hit New Bond Street to see a huge queue of ladies outside Chanel. Damn. Proceeded to Burberry where I spent most of the evening. If I am honest, I am bias. I love Burberry. Burberry coats are amazing. The trench to the Aviator. Simple and stylish. Combined with fantastic courgette wrapped cottage cheese and tomato and fish pie canapés, flowing champagne, DJ booth playing nothing but indie music (Pogues/Kaiser Chiefs) and a performance by One Night Only. Burberry won my devotions last night.
I managed to have a quick chat with the man behind contemporary Burberry, Christopher Bailey, and Burberry model/band boy George Craig. I would say it was quite a success. FYI - Christopher Bailey is an attractive, effortlessly stylish and completely nonchalant man. I chose the topic of music for my one-on-one and One Night Only was the subject. Christopher spoke about the evening, his friendship with George, his love of the band and their Northern heritage. He then informed me of One Night Only's planned entrance – playing an acoustic song with his guitar walking down Bond Street before entering the store and heading upstairs to play a small set. Good stunt. I spoke with George later that evening and he really enjoyed playing to the crowd. George – The audience loved it too. Quick step to Matthew Williamson to see the Moroccan themed party. Sadly I did not meet Matthew. I did however meet with Jameela Jamil. A well known T4 presenter with a fab sense of style, gorgeous hair and a great sense of humour. Fashion was the main discussion on the agenda, which colour would she have liked to have seen more of this season? Answer: orange. Great answer, a girl of my own heart. Let’s keep the summer alive. Nude is lovely but it is just not orange or my fav - red.