There are so many lovely photos of friends, colleagues and That’s Not My Age followers, I’m going to run this over a couple of posts. The Know Your Style London launch party was a blast. And it was brilliant to spend time with such a gorgeous group of friendly, talented, like-minded people. In the spirit of the book – I decided not to buy anything new but to experiment with what I already owned. Initially, I was planning on going for the jumpsuit and jacket combo, glitzed up with a pair of Liz Taylor-on-a-budget earrings but quickly decided that was too dressed down. Instead, the Once in a Lifetime Céline tuxedo jacket accompanied a very old Gap striped t-shirt, the M&S sale bargain sequinned maxi and a pair of black and white old-school Vans (full-length pic coming soon). After an evening standing around in a pair of bunion-squeezing slingbacks my friend Emma told me that she chucked her party shoes straight in the bin when she got home. She needs to read the Flat Shoes Forever chapter.
These are just a few of the guests: Marie Wilkinson is the design director at Cutler & Gross – who provides expert advice on choosing the right glasses in the accessories chapter. Stylist and model Mouchette Bell popped in and so did wardrobe expert Anna Berkeley (below)who helped me work out my wardrobe as part of the research for Know Your Style. In the third photo down, I’m talking to Sarah, one of the very first That’s Not My Age followers, who turned up with a Jo Loves fragrance paintbrush for me. How very kind. I really didn’t expect gifts but Mr That’s Not My Age was loaded down with flowers, chocolates and macarons. The perfect tonic for Friday’s all-day prosecco hangover.
Thank you to Jigsaw for hosting the Know Your Style launch party, to Kim and Yvonne for organising everything, Tim Bowditch for taking these fantastic photos and to all those who turned up to celebrate.
I’ll be posting details of more events soon. Stay tuned