Wimbledon 2016

I was delighted to attend Day 1 of Wimbledon with Evian Water last week. It was great to see Yasmin and Amber Le Bon, Laura Whitmore and of course the lovely Erin O’Connor. I also got to meet , and get a cheeky selfie with, the incredibly talented Sam Smith who I am a huge fan of.

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We all watched a tense match between Djokovic and Wade on Court 1 – so lucky with the weather!

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I wore customary ‘tennis white’ jumpsuit with Gianvito Rossi heels and Alexander Wang bag with my favourite pair of Karen Walker sunglasses.

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I ended the week with a photoshoot with the amazing Mark Cant – can’t wait to show the photos , in the meantime – here’s a sneak peek of behind the scenes….

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Summer has begun …

Having just returned from another trip to NYC , for secret filming project #2, I wanted to share what  I have been up to over the past weeks…

 As a Patron of the British Fashion Council, I am proud to be mentoring their young Emerging Talent. We invited 15 young designers to come to Rodial HQ for a Digital Workshop – they all left with practical ideas and tips of how to grow their online presence of their fashion brands.

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Summer Party season has begun … I was thrilled to attend the Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition Preview Party. I love to keep up with the art scene. This exhibition is always great at showcasing a variety of work in all media, including painting, sculpture, photography and film. A definite must-see!

I wore a coral red Christopher Kane dress to honour Christopher, who was part of the committee.

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From here, and after a quick change of outfits! I went to join Erin O’Connor and the fabulous Jimmy Choo team at the Glamour Women of the Year Awards. Erin presented an award to Sandra Choi, the brilliant Creative Director at Jimmy Choo. The highlight of the evening was from legendary actress, Susan Sarandon, on accepting her Glamour inspiration Award.

I had to glam it up for the awards and wore a rose gold Balmain dress.

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My May Highlights …

The month kicked off with a private dinner I hosted with the fabulous Bay Garnett, at Casa Cruz. It was so great to spend the evening connecting with our friends in the fashion world and so inspirational to be surrounded by such incredible people.

Big thank you to the staff at Casa Cruz for looking after us all so well – the food was to die for, best way to start the summer.

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I then headed to NYC for a secret filming project and managed to squeeze in some meetings with our US buyers and press teams.

I love this city – the whole vibe and energy was just the boost I needed!

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After a bit of a jet set, it was good to get back to London.

I went to Doverstreet Market for my friend, Bay Garnett’s, book launch ‘Fanpages’ Bay is always so much fun to be with and it was good to catch up with the lovely Laura Bailey.

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Ending the month on a high, after the most incredible show at Blenheim Palace, Erin O’Connor and I headed to Lou Lou’s to celebrate the latest Dior Cruise collection – such a fun night!

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Heading back to NYC this month for more filming – very exciting projects coming up!

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