13 September 2013 by

These Week In Parties With Henry Holland, Pixie Geldof, Ellie Goulding and Laura Whitmore

Despite what we might say it is not ALL about fashion week. This week celebrities great and good have been out celebrating all manner of things come rain or shine. Here’s our round up of the best parties that have taken place in London this week.

 Pixie Geldof, Henry Holland

Pixie Geldof, Henry Holland and Lou Hayter

The Bailey’s Chocolat Luxe Launch With Pixie Geldof, Henry Holland and Gizzi Erskine

We won’t lie, one of the best things about winter setting in (yep, summer is OFFICIALLY ovah guys) is having a sneaky glass or two of Bailey’s, preferably by a warm fire. So, we were more than happy to pop along to the Chocolat Luxe launch held at Bar Chocolat in Mercer Street for a few Rococo cocktails earlier this week. As well as Henry Holland and Gizzi Erskine, Pixie Geldof popped by and revealed her plans to launch a new fashion range with designer Ashley William, she said, ‘Funky Offish is short for funky official - it is our take on smart casual - half funky and half official,’ adding, ‘At the moment we are only planning to do womenswear, but who knows what the future holds. the main thing with Funky Offish is that it is not just a label, it is a way of life and I can't keep it in anymore.’ If you want to check out the Bar Chocolat experience for yourself head down before September the 16th.

Donna Air, Jodie Kidd, Jasmine Guiness

iCandy’s 80th Anniversary Party With Donna Air, Emilia Fox and Jodie Kidd

When she’s not hanging out with her (nearly) Royal boyfriend James Middleton it seems Donna Air likes nothing more than to party. Heading to the iCandy 80th Anniversary Event held at One Marylebone earlier this week we spotted the former Byker Grove star having a good old natter with none other than Sunday Girl, Jade Williams. Indeed the event – which celebrated 80 years of the iconic luxury pushchairs - had a bit of a Royal theme with Kate and Williams cake maker Fiona Cairns providing an amazing birthday cake for the evening. Later – after a few glasses of champagne on our part – Jade took to the stage to perform. What a night!

Ellie Goulding Connor Maynard, Sandro

Ellie Goulding, Connor Maynard and The Strypes [David M Bennett, Getty]

The Sandro Store Launch With Ellie Goulding, Samantha Barks and Laura Whitmore

Mini steak frites? Don’t mind if we do. As Parisian store Sandro opened their flagship London store on Tuesday we were treated to some particularly French canapés. Ellie Goulding popped by to DJ and we spotted Zara Martin having a catch up with Laura Whitemore. Ellie has been hitting the headlines this week for her romance / non romance with Ed Sheeran. Whilst he claims the pair were more than friends after being spotted holding hands at the MTV VMAs, Ellie says that there was nothing going on between them. Awks. We were more than a little bit jealous of actress Samantha Barks toned stomach which she showed off in a tailored suit and crop top – we best but the steak down and get to doing some more sit ups.


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