Wednesday, 17 March 2010

Stella McCartney and Gap party at Porchester Hall

WE FELT LIKE the lucky recipients of the Golden Ticket: an invitation from Stella McCartney and Gap to the launch of the new collection to be held at the prestigious Porchester Hall in London, W2. We were greeted by a colourful collection of giant cut-out flamingos, rainbow parrots and action heroes before entering the main hall with jugglers and entertainers, cakes stalls and coconut shy, and a live animal show featuring giant fluffy rabbits, a skunk and a hands-on bug display. In fitting with Stella’s musical heritage, the most popular attraction was the rock-star stage which was set up with mini drum kit, electric guitar and keyboards, which saw a succession of eager wannabes strut their stuff, including our Joe, four, who clearly sees himself as a wacky sticks-man in the making.

The room was filled with west London’s most yummy mummies, with trendy offspring in tow, many wearing recognizable outfits from the winter collection including the popular military jacket. Stella’s friend Kate Moss also dropped by to show her support and Laura Bailey was spotted. We chatted briefly to Stella to thank her for a lovely party, though Joe was in rather a hurry to see if he had a winning ticket for the tombola. “He’s gonna win!” Stella promised him, as he rushed off. She was right, and he came home clutching an inflatable parrot.
And what a lovely gal Stella is! We were pleased to hear her thanking all the catering staff on what a great job they did.
And we can’t wait to get our hands on the new collection – in selected stores from March 29.
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