When fashion and interior designer Caroline Legrand invited us to join her at her latest lunch gathering with her girlfriends at her beautiful Notting Hill home, we knew exactly what to expect from the A-List hostess; fabulous guests, sumptuous food and drinks with plenty of fizz – welcome to Caroline's sparkling world.
Experienced hostess Caroline Legrand has worked in fashion and interior design for over ten years, gathering along the way a host of designer friends and influential people. With her insider knowledge of the fashion industry it comes as no surprise that she has not only a walk-in wardrobe full of beautiful pieces, but she knows how to put stylish looks together, cleverly outfit building using past season favourites teamed with carefully selected statement pieces from the current season to bring a breath of fresh air to her signature look.
Caroline’s home is decadently exquisite making a dramatic setting for a glamorous group of girls to meet for a lunch or dinner date. Being a seasoned hostess and well versed in throwing the perfect party, when we arrived everything was perfectly in position. The food played second fiddle to Caroline's deliciously attired guests, including Angela Radcliffe, Rosa de la Cruz and Yasmin Mills. After the guests arrived we had a few party questions for Caroline and her fashionable posse.
We asked Caroline:
Who's your ideal dinner guest A funny handsome charming flirty man!!!
What’s your party trick A great playlist (tailored to the guests), healthy food, great wine but music is key.
What’s your poison? Mojito or pink champagne.
Caroline wears Parisian jewellery from Repossi
We asked Angela:
Who would be your ideal dinner guest/date? All my lovely friends.
What’s your party trick? Having the right mix of guests, good lighting, great music and no curfew!
What’s your poison? Champagne!
Sam wears: Emma Cook Silk Front Knit Jumper in Lion Tapestry and J Brand Clean Leather Leggings in Noir with Christian Louboutin boots. Angela wears: IDA Married to a Rolling Stone Jacket and Frame Denim Le Luxe Biker Skinny in Vain
Angela's Hermes Cuff and Saint Laurent brogues
Yasmin Mills is a London based International event organiser, trusted by some of the world's most influential brands including Rodial, Jade Jagger, Diane Von Furstenberg and Roger Vivier to host their gatherings, plus she is the woman behind the fabulous Harper’s Bazaar LFW Closing Party we attended last month. Effortlessly chic and poised, Yasmin has raised a glass of champagne with many A-list stars.
We asked Yasmin:
Who would be your ideal dinner guest/date? Russell Brand.
What’s your party trick? Tying cherry stalks into knots.
What’s your poison? Lychee Martinis.
Über stylist Fiona Rubie is a woman with an eye for a luxe, polished outfit, has worked as a Fashion Editor at ES magazine and Harper's Bazaar and is now a stylist and personal shopper for London's elite. Last month Fiona shared her favourite pieces from Donna Ida and Monica Vinader for London Fashion Week.
Fiona wears IDA Greta Top in Noir and Mother Denim Looker Skinny in The Black Sheep and The PrincessFiona's shoes from Giuseppe Zanotti Design
We asked Fiona:
Who would be your ideal dinner guest/date? Leonardo DiCaprio
What’s your party trick? This... *Fiona demonstrates signature dance move*.
What’s your poison? Peach Bellini.
Jewellery designer Rosa de la Cruz is our latest style crush and she shares the Donna Ida ethos of building the modern wardrobe; finishing off a great pair of jeans and tuxedo jacket with innovative and bold accessories.
Rosa Dela Cruz wears jewellery from her Smile Collection
We asked Rosa:
Who would be your ideal dinner guest/date? Dinner guest; My love, Marc.
What’s your party trick? Headstand.
What’s your poison? Grapefruit juice and Beluga vodka (although lately it's water).
Angela wears: IDA Ivy Skinny in Corded Forest, IDA Out of Africa Shirt in Midnight Meadow and IDA Married to a Rolling Stone Jacket with Nicholas Kirkwood boots. Rosa wears: Elizabeth and James Shell Top in Multi and J Brand Nicola Leather Skinny in Noir
‘We’re like twins, we’re always buying exactly the same things’, Caroline Legrand laughs when her best friend and writer Samantha Heyworth joins the party.
We asked Sam:
Who's your ideal dinner guest? Ben Affleck, John Hamm, Seth McFarlane, Joan Rivers.
What’s your party trick? I don't have one, but I'd hire a great one.
What’s your poison? Lychee Martinis.
Rosa wears: Simeon Farrar Fantastic Mr Fox Jersey in Grey and J Brand 620 Skinny Jeans in Onyx. Sam wears: Markus Lupfer Heartbeat Knit in Light Grey and Rag and Bone The Skinny Jeans in Mini Hound with Isabel Marant courts.