Monday, 31 May 2010

Lara Stone and David Walliams tie the knot!

After a whirlwind romance, supermodel-of-the-moment, Lara Stone has finally married her funnyman beau, David Walliams. The couple met in mid-2009 and by January it was announced that the pair planned to wed, which understandly prompted lots of raised eyebrows. It was reported that ladiesman Walliams proposed with a beautiful vintage engagement ring after calling Lara's parents in Holland to ask for permission.

David Walliams and Lara Stone shortly after their engagement was announced

Lara's engagement ring

Witnessed by what was probably the weirdest guestlist ever (I never thought I'd see Dale Winton and Tom Ford at the same party); the couple were married in Claridge's hotel before moving on to Shoreditch House for the reception. Lara opted for a beautiful white lace Givenchy gown but changed into a shorter-than-short Ricardo Tisci for Givenchy gold minidress before heading over to the party in a gorgeous vintage Rolls Royce.

The wedding car

The happy couple

It must have been quite a party as guests included Walliams' co-star Matt Lucas, Elton John, Richard and Judy, Geri Halliwell, Jonathan Ross, Stephen Fry, Noel Gallagher, Natalie Imbruglia, James Corden, Fearne Cotton, Ronnie Corbett, Alan Carr, Jamie and Louise Redknapp, Tess Daly and Vernon Kay, Barbara Windsor, Dale Winton, Tom Ford, Denise van Outen and Sam Taylor-Wood and her fiancee, Kick-Ass star Aaron Johnson to name a few..

Tom Ford

A heavily pregnant Sam Taylor-Wood and her fiancee Aaron Johnson

Elton John and his husband David Furnish

Alan Carr and Natalie Imbruglia

Jamie and Louise Redknapp

Geri Halliwell

Tess Daly (looking better than I've ever seen her!) and Vernon Kay

Fearne Cotton
Russell Brand

Mazel tov to the happy couple!

More soon.

Alistair Guy's 'Shot From Above' at The Ivy

Sorry it's been a while, being a full-time fashion intern at Start keeps me pretty busy these days.

A couple of weeks ago I had the pleasure of attending a work event at The Loft at The Ivy. It was a private viewing of Alistair Guy's latest photography exhibition, 'Shot From Above', which features influential men in fashion. 'Shot From Above' follows seamlessly (forgive the pun) on from Alistair Guy's last exhibition, 'Behind The Seams', which focused on influential women in British fashion. The ten portraits, all shot from above, show the men in their respective work spaces. The likes of British Fashion Council chairman Harold Tillman, shoe designer Terry de Havilland, milliner Stephen Jones, designer William Tempest, jewellery designer Dominic Jones, Vogue's Robin Derrick, hairdresser James Brown and of course, boutique owner Philip Start, were all included.

Harold Tillman, Chairman of the British Fashion Council and owner of Jaeger and Aquascutum

Philip Start, co-owner of Start Boutique and Mr. Start

Robin Derrick, Creative Director of British Vogue

Stephen Jones, milliner

Terry de Havilland, shoe designer

Dominic Jones, jewellery designer

James Brown, hairdresser (definitely my favourite portrait!)

William Tempest, womenswear designer

The event was a hit with several of the distinguished men in question showing up to see their portraits. Guests sipped on Gin Brambles and Moscow Mules, the latter being my drink of choice. Grazia's Melanie Rickey was set to have her hen party that same night and so in the spirit of 'the more the merrier', Brix Smith-Start invited all 30 hens along who luckily behaved themselves, although as The Ivy was their first planned stop I can't speak for the rest of their night!

Alistair Guy in Mr. Start, with Erin O'Connor

Brix Smith-Start in Halston Heritage

Alistair Guy with James Brown in vintage Yves Saint Laurent

Dominic Jones and Hannah Marshall

Alistair Guy and Philip Start with his portrait!

The event was sponsored by Mr. Start. The prints will be on display for the next month at the Mr. Start tailoring store, 59 Rivington Street, EC2, and are also available to be purchased.

More soon.

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All party photos by Luke Freeman

Tuesday, 4 May 2010

The Life of a Fashion Intern. (one week in)

I've just started interning at Start, Brix Smith-Start and Philip Start's boutique in Shoreditch. Right now I'm mostly doing press and online stuff and I'm loving it. Lots of lending clothes out to press and getting them back. Online orders, online content such as designer bios etc. I'm hoping to get some buying experience soon too!

Check out a couple of blogs I wrote for Jeanette's pop-up shop at Start (which I helped put together), and the launch party (which I got to attend!):

Elle Japan came to the office last week and took some pictures of me and two colleagues for a feature on Start that should be in their July issue. I was lucky enough to get to style myself in anything I wanted from the Spring/Summer collections! I chose to wear two of my absolute favourites; Alexander Wang and Vivienne Westwood. It was shot in the street outside Start, I can't wait to see how it turns out. Here's a sneak preview of what I was wearing:

Alexander Wang top and trousers, Vivienne Westwood Anglomania x Melissa shoes. Vivienne Westwood necklace and earrings (my own). Fossil watch (my own). Stella McCartney bra (my own).

I'll try to keep you updated on any exciting new experiences I get to do whilst interning.
More soon xx

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