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Last night in London, there was no shortage of parties—from private dinners to Natalia Vodianova’s star-studded Love Ball—so count it as a testament to how beloved Alice Temperley is that her Alice in Wonderland-themed fête at Selfridges was still a mob scene, with friends and fans doing their best to get down the rabbit hole. That is, through the PR checkpoint at the door.
Those that did make it inside, to the checkerboard floor, red velvet curtains, and hookah-pipe-smoking caterpillar, counted themselves alongside Courtney Love, Slash, Jade Jagger, Alice Dellal, a newly redheaded Trinny Woodall, and Jasmine Guinness. Whether it was the influence of Slash and Love (who gave a particularly hallucinatory impromptu acoustic performance, pictured) or the Mad Hatter fancy-dress theme, it was the rowdiest crowd LFW has seen this season. But for all the antics, the reason for celebration was still front and center: Temperley’s new secondary Alice line. “I love everything about the new line, especially the striped shorts and all the stripey jumpers. They are so easy to throw on and wear, but with an edge to it, a real kick,” Jacquetta Wheeler told us. “But more importantly, I love Alice. I count her in as one of my closest friends.”
I’ll admit it: I did feel just a little bad about being so unpatriotic last week. You see, while my fellow Americans gorged on turkey, I hopped over to England, that island from which we separated so long ago, on the very holiday that celebrates the colonists’ famous feast on these fine shores. But nothing like a party to lift the spirits, right? And when Jade Jagger led me to the back garden of her new shop on All Saints Road and put a drink in my hand, all my visions of cranberry sauce melted away. Partygoers were treated to a tour of the store, a nip out back, and then a taste of some more local color. “Let’s go to the Pelican Pub,” Jagger said, referring to the alehouse next door. “It’s typically filled with a few misfits, but now that we’ve taken it over, the whole place will be misfits.” She wasn’t kidding. It was an attractive group of girls dressed in their hobo best and men in the tightest pants I had ever seen. I only barely escaped to go to—get this!—Chinawhite. The famous London club has been up and down over the years, and when I was a student living abroad, it was the sort of place that only chavs, tourists, and rich guys trying to impress girls would go to. Believe me when I say it took a lot of convincing from the evening’s DJs, Harley Viera-Newton and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, to get me to return. But apparently, Chinawhite has moved locations, been renovated, and is back on the upswing. Take it from native Brit Rosie, who could supplement her catwalk pay with a gig for London’s tourist board: “You can trust me. I only go to the classiest places.”
Photo: Derek Blasberg
In Jade Jagger’s new collection for her namesake jewelry line, one motif stands out: the “lip” shape in necklaces and rings, which put us in mind of another famous Jagger (or, now that half-sister Georgia is pouting for the camera, two). So was Dad cool with it? “I was just going to slip that by him, but hey, it’s not like we sit around and design by family committee,” Jagger says. “My design colleague came up with the initial plan, originally for T-shirts, and we just went with it. It seemed well, no pun intended, a tongue-in-lip take on my dad’s logo.”
Her new store, which opens this Friday, may be in a slightly dodgy bit of Notting Hill, but as Jagger shrugs: “All Saints Street is on the front lines of Notting Hill. Tom [Dixon, design luminary] started out here and it just seemed right.” It will stock her jewelry, her art (she illustrates each design before she creates it), and her clothing line. They’re all very rock ‘n’ roll, but Jagger’s been indulging her stiff-upper-lip side, too: She clued us in that she’s still involved with Garrard, the historic (and formerly Royal Warrant-holding) London jeweler, where she was formerly creative director: “They’ve kept me on to do a collection called Made in Jade.” Punk or posh, in other words, there will be something for everyone—which fits, since just about everyone in London, from mum and dad to Kate Moss to half-brother Jimmy Jagger, who manned the DJ booth, hit her party later this evening.
Tourism is one industry hurting as badly as fashion, but in India, happily, business is still booming. Take Vikram Chatwal’s next Dream Hotel, in the lush city of Cochin in the state of Kerala, opening this weekend with one of Chatwal’s trademark over-the-top fêtes. It would be hard to best his week-long, multi-city wedding festivities, but the glamorous event promises plenty of boldface names including Bollywood stars, the cream of Indian society, and some familiar names on the New York party scene, like Jade Jagger and Elise Øverland, all of whom will descend for a weekend of full-on fun, culminating in an 800-person gala on Sunday night. The hotel is a budget-conscious traveler’s, well, dream, with standard rooms clocking in at a reasonable $218. For that price you get all the perks you’d expect of a more expensive property—stunning rooftop pool lounge, organic seafood, and traditional ayurvedic massages. And then, best of all, here’s the exotic, unspoiled beach a short hop, skimp, and jump away. Cochin is one of India’s lesser-known treasures, but with the opening of the Dream, it’s only a matter of time before others catch on.
Jeremy Scott has driven his fun-filled train of style through nearly every major fashion capital in Western civilization, putting on shows in New York and Paris, and basing his operations in Los Angeles. But the city he’s considering for his next takeover could be London—at least that’s what friend Henry Holland explained. “We’d take him,” he grinned at the designer’s after-party at Régine’s Saturday night. The Brit, fresh from a one-night trip to New York for BFF Agyness Deyn‘s birthday, credited Scott’s cool temperament with the presence of so many fellow designers at his bash, Erin Fetherson and Jade Jagger included. So what of a move to the U.K.? “I love London,” Scott said. “They know how to have a good time there. I’m plotting, I’m plotting—” But he had other stops on his immediate agenda: He was taking his nephew to the zoo on Sunday, and then to EuroDisney later in the week. “Eh, I’m a pretty good uncle,” he smiled, tugging on this tiger-print jogging suit.
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