7.15pm One Lombard Street
Absolutely fabulous, dahlings - it’s the Conde Nast agency party, a
’once-every-two-or-three-years’ occasion. Entry is gained via a mock
credit card which promises ’carriages at midnight’.
At the door is the adorable Kate ’O’Mara’ Lowe of Conde Nast Traveller,
resplendent in red leather Gucci biker jacket. She guides me towards a
glass of champagne and introduces GQ’s Maria Parviz, elegant in black
Prada and Gucci loafers. We are soon joined by the delectable Tess
Macleod-Smith who, as befits a Vogue publisher, raises the fashion
stakes with a Versace beaded top, Miu Miu trousers and black ponyskin
Dolce e Gabbana shoes. Presumably the camera is more of a lure than my
urbane charm - for as soon as the film runs out, they disappear.
8.30pm Juliet Fetherston-Haugh and Stephanie Carr have a brace of
appreciative male buyers eating out of their hands. Meantime, Kate Lowe
and Tatler’s Emma Maughan have MediaVest’s Nigel Conway pinned against
the bar. Is it his Chanel account they’re after?
10.00pm The bopping is in full swing and actress Emily Lloyd is spotted
with a mystery man from TMD Carat.
Midnight Optimedia’s Enyi Nwosu is in nirvana, but I’ve had it with
champagne and caviar and decide to split - trouble is, I can’t find a