In between the show hopping, trend watching and report writing this LFW, Grazia Daily can always make time for schleb schmoozing (just call it dedication to the fashwan cause). And that’s exactly what we were doing last night at the Mulberry mega-bash – one of the swankiest, and starriest, moments of the week.
From the hustle and bustle of Bond Street, we stepped into a little patch of countryside idyll inside Claridge’s Hotel Ballroom, complete with toadstools, bird's nests and hedgerows. Yes, really! And who should we spot amongst the foliage? None other than KIRSTEN DUNST!
Kirsten has reappeared on our radar recently - starring in the Band of Outsiders campaign, sitting on the FROWs and bagging the Bulgari campaign - so you can imagine our excitement when we found ourselves chatting to the A-lister over a bottle of organic cider. ‘I watched the Mulberry show this morning and thought it was beautiful, especially the bags,’ she told us.
So if Mulberry made The Kirsten, what would it look like? ‘It would be a small, across-the-body bag in navy blue. Or hot pink!’ she said. Emma Hill, over to you...
Up close, Kiki looked every inch the Hollywood hipster wearing Mulberry’s pleated Peggy dress from the Pre-Fall collection, topped off with a ballerina bun, sultry smoky eyes and barely-there brows. So can we expect to see her bringing that A-list dazzle to more of London’s FROWs? ‘Sadly no, I’m flying to Milan tomorrow with Bulgari,’ she revealed, although not to shoot the campaign because, she tells us, that's already done and dusted. ‘And then I’m driving through Europe with my boyfriend.’ Bless! And yes, we can confirm The Boyfriend, Jason Boesel (aka: the drummer for indie rock band Rilo Kiley) is very dishy.
Kirsten and 'superstylist' Leith Clark
Before Kirsten left our fair city, and was whisked away from Mulberry's wooded wonderland, Grazia Daily couldn’t resist asking if she’s a fan. ‘Of course! I love Grazia!’ the 28-year-old trilled as we stifled our squeals of delight. ‘I was looking at Grazia Daily today where you wrote Leith Clark [who dresses her] is a "superstylist"!’ >beams<
So a supercute style icon AND a Grazia Daily reader? That Kiki D is just too good to be true. So much so, in fact, that we’re now considering changing the name of our beloved website to Grazia Dunstly in honour of our new bestie. You know, just in case she's reading...
by Jessica Vince & Emily Maddick