ptp’s guide to etiquette
Before there was Posh Spice, England’s spiciest posh was Tara Palmer-Tomkinson. The contrast between Palmer-Tomkinson’s much-hyped pedigree and her less-than-ladylike antics have been religiously recorded in the U.K. press, but we can report that she still values ladylike manners. “I owe my manners to On/Off,” she purred at the cocktail party/fashion exhibition/charity auction of quirky beach huts designed by Jasmine Guinness, Alesha Dixon, and Peaches Geldof which On/Off and Bluewater organized for the fashion fair’s ten-year anniversary. Gallantly standing in towering patent-leather stripper stilettos at the top of the staircase at the Royal Academy Burlington Gardens venue which On/Off calls home, she explained, “On/Off always sends me the best invites. I try hard to be a good hostess, and they are the best!” We’re betting that Palmer-Tomkinson hurried home at the end of the evening’s festivities to write a thank-you note to On/Off for the goody bag, which included Dr. Scholl Party Feet blister gel.
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