The Chelsea Flower show – aka the floral equivalent of London Fashion Week – is in full swing, as is Chelsea in Bloom, a competition that sees local retailers pay homage to the iconic show. Kate Spade is one of the Chelsea brands taking part with a stunning floral window display and to celebrate, they invited LOOK’s Head of Fashion News Lucy Wood to a swanky soiree at London’s iconic Daphne’s restaurant along with Lilah Parsons and Brit actress Olivia Grant. Lilah was summer style perfection in her Kate Spade ensemble of a popping pink flared frock, printed courts and super cool flamingo clutch – how much do we want one of those? – while Olivia nailed the pastel trend in her embroidered dress and matching embellished arm candy. The duo made for some pretty stylish dining companions and looked every bit as pretty as the Chelsea in Bloom creations
After being greeted with a delicious ‘Summer In The River’ cocktail (that’s Absolut Elyx vodka, cucumber, elderflower cordial and champagne and tastes every bit as amazing as it sounds) guests including Lilah, Olivia and fashion foodie Tess Ward milled around among giant pink papier mache flamingoes, which made for some rather fun Instagram snaps.
Then, it was time to take our place at the beautifully-set dinner table – just look at those colourful cups and saucers and Wild At Heart-designed flower arrangements – for a delicious dinner of buffalo mozzarella with tomatoes and courgette flower followed by halibut or beef with salsa verde and rosemary and garlic roast potatoes. Dessert was a rather indulgent trio of Daphne’s most-loved puds, including pistachio merginue and raspberry panacotta. Needless to say there were some very full fashionistas by the end of the evening!
Thanks for a fabulous evening Kate Spade – same time again next week?