Fashion, Shoes and Photography November 17 2013

Knightsbridge Rocks had a busy week beginning with a salon style fashion show at Louise Kennedy's beautiful Belgravia boutique. Louise presented a mix of elegant, timeless fashion and on show was a bag that could rival the Birkin or Kelly bag. "The Kennedy" is a collaboration with Tanner and Krolle. This bag is understated chic at its best. Beautifully crafted and pure stealth. The afternoon combined two of my favourite things - champagne and chandeliers (Louise has designed a spectacular one for Tipperary Crystal) On Wednesday, Christian Louboutin displayed his magnificent confections for S/S 2014 in the atrium of stunning Grace Belgravia. The shoes peeked out from enormous Faberge style eggs and generally looked like twinkling jewels. The good news is there are lots of fabulous flats for those of us who tend to run around town rather than have a driver waiting to take us to our next appointment! Orange loafers with metal spikes and stripy flats all with signature red soles made my heart do a little flip. Luckily the nice ladies from Louboutin on Motcomb Street were there offering the opportunity to pre order. We left zinging and on a high after our super healthy mocktails. Bring on the sunshine! Just time to change and don some glitzier jewels, it was time to get to Wempe on Bond street to hear Mrs Wempe speak and Jaeger- Le Coultre show off the amazing bejewelled watches.Leaving Wempe and the Tatler team behind it was back to Grace and the launch of the Little Black Gallery's Pop Up in the Atrium. Tamara Beckwiths fantastic photographic gallery hung a selection of stunning photographs by notable such as Julian Lennon and Terry O'Neill The plan was to purchase O'Neill's new photographic tome which we were told was sold out not only at the launch but worldwide! Now there is a sell out of a different sort. Apparently, photographic books are prized for their rarity and are often sold as limited editions. Terry spoke at length during the Grace supper club in a Desert Island disc interview with Colleen Murphy.Lots of anecdotes about Sinatra, Faye Dunaway and David Bowie. The crowd was given an aristocratic edge with Gemma Kidd and the Earl of Mornington enjoying the gossip with the rest of us. The week closed with the surreal experience of dining in Zaha Hadid's superb sculpture of a building at the Sackler Gallery in Hyde Park. An opportunity not to be missed. Walking home through the Hyde Park at midnight. Priceless