Written by Leila Glen
Beaufort House, a mere sashay away from the kings Road – the eternal heartland of groovy British fashion – sprung to life last Thursday night as the who’s who of London Talent descended on Chelsea. A cool, eclectic crowd including Fifi Geldof, Made In Chelsea’s Ashley James and Saffron from so-cool-it-hurts electro band ‘Republica’, sauntered into red velvet opulence in support of Simon Cowell’s favourite Dog charity K9 Angels. The pooch-loving Angels teamed up with whimsical shoemaker Bboheme to launch their sassy, BBK9 boot.
Straight out of the swinging sixties, the handcrafted, knee-high kinky boot wouldn’t look out of place gracing the girlishly modish feet of icons Twiggy or Jean Shrimpton. Finished with intricate Bourgeois Boheme detailing including the brand’s signature lotus flower design, a glossy patent trim and luxurious faux snakeskin, this is footwear for the confident, fun-loving modern IT girl to flaunt, riding around town in a shagedelic Jaguar…
The atmospheric, intimately lit venue radiated sophisticated elegance – accommodating a charming grand piano and chic, oversized hardbacks smelling endearingly of roasted coffee beans, Beaufort House had an aura of 18tth century Gentleman’s club with a modern, sexy twist. Party-goers perched on plush red velvet sofas and library chairs, surrounded by deep mahogany wooden tables ornamented with Bboheme’s quirky-chic shoe collection and heavenly, canary yellow, paw-print vegan cupcakes.
Guests grazed on nibbles and crisp white wine whilst dancing the night away to live performances from the likes of Marzena Rychlik, Marcin Mrozinski and the stunning Angela Molineux – doe-eyed blonde adorned in a slinky, sizzling rouge gown – whose effortless opera demonstration received a standing ovation from awe-struck invitees.
The evening’s events concluded in style with a star-studded raffle, drawn by the dashing twin sons of Channel 4’s Secret Millionaire – sheer glamour from start to finish.