Gareth Pugh's special recipe for the perfect party!

24 August 2011


Last night everyone’s favourite avant gardener, Gareth Pugh threw an intimate soiree in the W London Hotel's most plush and palatial suite, (called the E WOW Suite) with artist (and rather good DJ) Matthew Stone, Gareth's good friend and collaborator of many years, on hand to take a couple of snaps - the name of the night, aptly, was 'Reflections of Fashion'


Stephen Jones and Katie Shillingford

Gareth took the liberty of designing a special bottle for the ABSOLUT MODE EDITION with geometric bat wings inspired by the Stealth Bomber arms from Gareth Pugh S/S '07 – remember Gaga wearing it on Telly to sing Bad Romance in a giant toilet? That was GREAT!


Among the guests were drag artiste Jonny Woo and DJ and music writer Hanna Hanra Amazing daffodil-tressed designer Pam Hogg, artist Carson McColl, blogger and film buff Diane Pernet, and set designer Gary Card plus lovely Stephen Jones and Katie Shillingford (remember her getting married in a Gareth Pugh confection the other day? *sighs*)


A jolly good time was had by all swigging the delish vodka concoctions including Tulle Syrup made with ABSOLUT MODE shaken with Lillet Blanc, Sugar Syrup, Lemon Juice, Orange Bitters, Egg White, Soda Water, Lemon Wedge and Mint, or a  Blush Velvet which was ABSOLUT MODE with Velvet Falernum, Lime Juice, Peychaud Bitters and Lime Peel.

And the quintessentially English CRYSTAL CUCUMBER, which was ABSOLUT MODE with Elderflower Cordial, Lemon Juice, Tonic Water and Cucumber. Ooh, we think that is enough recipes now, it’s making us thirsty!

-Naomi Attwood  


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