Lacoste threw a party at its new Knightsbridge store last night and Grazia was there to celebrate with Josephine de la Baume (who sang a few songs with her band, Sing Tank), Mary Charteris, Otis and Isac Ferry, Leigh Lezark, Jamie Campbell Bower, Miss M&S Suki Waterhouse and Will.i.am.
Actually Will.i.am was late to the party - it was in its last throes by the time he arrived, hoarders of paparazzi in tow - but after a quick G&T at the pub around the corner, we stuck our head back in to say hi.
After his performance at the Jubilee concert, we were keen to know whether he would be having a hand in arranging Prince William's upcoming 30th birthday party (he tweeted a picture of himself and Wills on the night). "He's 30!? I didn't know he was having a party." And then we taught him the meaning of 'NFI'.
Josephine de la Baume performing
We also got the skinny on who's next on his duet hit-list. "Prince, I'd love to work with him," he said. "Actually, you gotta check this out," as he reaches for his Blackberry. "Check it; look, these are from Prince's assistant." Paraphrased, the exchange was Prince's people asking Will.i.am if he could recommend a studio space somewhere, and ended up with Prince's person saying that his boss is very keen to work with the Black Eyed Pea. Cue much high-fiving and general back-slapping from team Grazia Daily. How awesome would *that* song be?!
"But, seriously, who else is there? I've already worked with Cheryl, Britney, Mariah and Alicia Keys... Actually, I'd love to work with Tom Jones; that'd be incredible. And Elton John. And Paul McCartney too." All hook-ups that we would be delighted to see come to fruition, Will.
by Julia Neel, @julianeel