• Full House Of Trivia


    Only six days to go now, and we have sold all 20 teams, as listed below! I am most excited about Conde Nast, Vivienne Westwood, Christian Dior and Vogue all competing against each other in this Trivia competition. The winning team gets a week at Dar Sinclair, my Mum's beautiful house in Tangier, lucky people. I am today working with my team here at Reprieve on the questions which is the funnest part. I will accept no bribes, begging or threats.


    C. Hoare & Co
    Christian Dior
    Condé Nast
    WHEB Group
    Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
    Hargreave Hale
    Insparo Asset Management
    Landmark Chambers
    Team LRA
    Mishcon de Reya
    Nick Harkaway
    Ray Bonner
    Reed Smith
    Richard Oldfield
    Stuart Wheeler
    The Body Shop
    The Folio Society
    Vivienne Westwood


    My desk is a mess as you can see. The hat you can see is what each chaperone will wear on the night. Each team has a chaperone, each a member of staff here at Reprieve, and each chaperone has to wear a hat, which they're not overly excited about. But I think we could have gone far worse than these ones we got off the internet, with a limited budget!



  • House Of Trivia


    We are in our last few weeks of planning Reprieve's annual event over here at the office, and things are all coming together well. I'm planning one of my House of Trivia events, which I've exercised twice previously for a different charity, when I lived in New York.  The House of Trivia, which Jon Snow will be hosting on the 10th November 2011, is a sort of mobile quiz night. Different teams will move around a stunning venue in Liverpool Street, from one themed room to another, asking questions in each pertaining to its category. So, they'll be a music room, a geography room, a history room etc, and they'll be timed in each room before carrying on to the next. It's fun, unique, and competitive, and will hopefully raise much needed money for people in need.


    We have sold 18 teams so far, which include Vivienne Westwood, Conde Nast, Hoares Bank and The Body Shop, and have another two up for grabs. Would anyone out there like to buy one? It costs £4,000 to bring a team of eight people. There will be copious amounts of food and drinks, and if you win, or come to close to winning, you're in with a chance of getting a fabulous prize. Zebedde Helm has drawn a fantastic picture for our invitations, above. He's a fantastic illustrator, check him out at zebedeehelm.com. Find more details below and please get in touch with Reprieve if you're interested at info@reprieve.org.uk or 0207 3534640.


    Date: November 10, 6:45pm - 10:30pm.
    Questions by: Colin Firth, Richard Branson, Gordon Brown, John Humphrys, Lily Allen.
    Prizes to be won:
    1st: A week at a beautiful villa in Morocco
    2nd: A grand tier box at the Royal Albert Hall
    3rd: Eight vouchers for Net-a-Porter/Mr Porter
    And many more…
    Price for a team: £4,000
    Canapes, drinks and mini meals will be available.


    ALL FOR A GREAT CAUSE: www.reprieve.org.uk



  • London Fashion Week


    Matthew Williamson




    What a great week! I'm feeling very proud to be British at the moment. Our designers really impressed the world this season with their beautiful talent and, as everyone agreed all week long, put London firmly on the map as a major fashion capital. The last few seasons have seen editors from all over the globe cautiously coming to London to see what all those murmurs have been about, but now, this season, the suspicion was gone. Everyone seemed relaxed and happy, and there were some fabulous parties to celebrate too.




    Vivienne Westwood did amazing trousers - I want all of them. Matthew Williamson was beautiful - amazing summer dresses, especially the orange ones that seemed to float in the air behind the model as she walked.  Erdem was magic, I LOVE HIS PRINTS! They are sooooo pretty. 












    Burberry had an African beat which clever Christopher Bailey put with beautiful tailored shapes that somehow kept the clothes British, and Alice Temperley did lots of very glamorous evening gowns with a Seventies feel that made for a beautiful show at the British Museum. 



    Temperley London




    Those were the shows I watched, and my very favourite looks from each are scattered throughout this post, except Vivienne's as I didn't have my camera at hers - but check out her trousers online! 




    I went to a fabulous Fendi dinner at Mark's Club, and Mario Testino's Thirties party which was so much fun. Everyone looked beautiful - it was a very good dress code! And great to hang with Hamish Bowles and Patrick Kinmonth especially.





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