29 Nov 2010

Alice by Temperley 1st birthday - English Eccentrics party

At Paradise in Kensal Green on Thursday, Alice Temperley celebrated the one year anniversary of the launch of her second line Alice by Temperley, with a truly decadent and quintessentially English affair.

The dress code (English Eccentrics) brought out the whimsical in Alice's guests. Style Cramp, along with YAY OR NAY, was in mighty fine company, with Daisy Lowe and Ellie Goulding on decks and some of fashion's most elite in attendance. Top hats, coat tails, LOTS of fur, this was The Beautiful and the Damned. Though us two bloggers felt more Damned amongst these Beautifuls.

On arrival, we headed straight to the bar for Chambord cocktails and canap├ęs. Setting ourselves near Alice's table, we took in the room and started to put names to faces. I sat down next to a beautiful lithe blonde, only to inwardly exclaim "christ, it's only Laura Bailey." INTIMIDATING.

Sure beats any fancy dress parties we've been to lately. The last of which I was dressed as Josef Fritzl *oh the shame*.

Right to left: Brian Ferry escaping our cam, Alice Temperley in glorious leopard print
Left: Daisy Lowe on the decks

Where: Paradise at Kensal Green

What: Dress code - English Eccentrics / food - fried saffron risotto, duck pancakes, chicken gojones with tomato salsa / drink - Chambord cocktails inc. The Blushing Alice

Who: Nicholas Kirkwood, Sophie Ellis Bextor, Bryan Ferry, Bip Ling, Lily Donaldson, Lara Bohinc, Mary Charteris, Nick Grimshaw, Zara Martin, Ben Grimes, Gizzi Erskine, Nathan Stewart-Jarrett, Jacquetta Wheeler, Annie Mac (and more)

Highlights: Karaoke with Daisy Lowe

Lowlights: Making a tit of myself in front of Curtis from Misfits (Nathan Stewart-Jarrett):

YAYORNAY: Just go say hello, for gods sake.

STYLE CRAMP: No, it's too embarrassing!

YAYORNAY: *push*

STYLE CRAMP: *silence* HI! Er...I love Misfits, it's my favourite programme, sorryitjustHADTOBESAID!

NATHAN: Er, oh, thanks...do you want a picture

STYLE CRAMP: *frantic nodding*


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