Please excuse Grazia Daily if we’re looking a little bleary-eyed today, but it’s all W Hotel’s fault. You see, the luxury hangout threw an impressive ‘London Calling’ launch party in Leicester Square last night and who are we to resist the chance to boogie around Europe’s biggest disco ball with the local fash-pack? Oh, and a hoard of drag queens and burlesque dancers too? Well, exactly.
The hotel's logo is 'it's not just arriving, it's about making an entrance' and ultimate queen of London cool, Kate Moss, did just that. Fresh from the Louis Vuitton catwalk, her grand entrance was made all the snazzier thanks to a sleek-and-chic ensemble, from her favourite YSL blazer over a sequinned blouse to skin-tight leggings and pointy Florence Welch-esque lace-up boots.
As the party beat got underway, Kate took to the stage to introduce rock ‘n’ roll super-group, The W’s, consisting of Roger Daltrey (The Who), Mick Jones (The Clash), Jay Mehler (Kasabian) and Zac Starkey (Oasis). WOWEE. But, much to our disappointment, Mosskins didn’t stick around to sing us a tune with the legendary rockers. Boo. Instead, she locked herself into one of W Hotel’s swanky boudoirs with hair-preener pal James Brown, turning it into their very own V-VIP room. Oh, to be a fly on that wall...
Realising there was no chance of us joining the Mossy posse, we slipped into the Whatever/Whenever room to enjoy a glitzy burlesque dance before picking up a cupcake at Patrick Cox’s cake stand (both of which were raising money for the W London charity partner the Elton John Aids Foundation) where we bumped into more fashionable faces, including Alice Dellal and Amy Molyneaux of PPQ. Loving the velvet, Miss Molyneaux.
Meanwhile, in the North London area, Alexa Chung was on DJ duty, hitting the decks in a pair of leg-flashing denim shorts, naughty tee and silky blouse. Her musical preference for old school hip hop got our Kirkwoods tapping with tunes including Addictive by Truth Hurts. Nice work!
Estelle and Jade Jagger also arrived to nibble on the celeb-worthy canapes of crab dumplings and yuzu puffs >yum< But it wasn’t all eat and no play for Jade who, as connoisseur of club nights, hosted some West London-themed fun where a no music policy meant literally anything goes. Ooh err, we're guessing Grazia Daily isn't the only one with a sore head this morning...
- Jessica Vince