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An alternative view: Queen of Hoxton and The Book Club

Another weekend spent at these two establishments.

Much to the disdain of the following subjects, I ve selected only the impromptu – and in some cases, the ridiculous. The expressions pulled, played and displayed without knowledge of my immediate proximity are more telling of the two evenings; they just are. Although many of the images are not necessarily desirable, they at least portray the ‘actual’, not the contrived.

In any case, I am bored, bored and bored still by the endless stream of group shots and purposely silly gestures. I prefer the natural.

And the gestures are usually more outrageous. Lest we forget that bars/clubs sell copious amounts of alcohol and encourage entertaining behaviour – for a photographer…

I am not trying to make enemies, really.

Welcome to Jazzie B, Stanton Warriors, Craig Charles and some more

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More images will follow with haste


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Danielle Scutt, Freedom and Claridges

Yesterday evening, a last minute opportunity presented itself to me. I was asked to cover a private party for designer Danielle Scutt, and her new Freedom line of jewellery for Topshop. It was held in the most elegant of settings  Рthe Fumoir room of Claridges.

Very nice drinks were offered, and the food was exquisite.

The room itself shoots you back to the days of  decadence and the Bright Young Things. Quite an experience.


Emma Elwick-Bates - market editor of Vogue

Diane Pernet - editor of A Shaded View on Fashion


Nicky Yates - fashion editor of ES magazine

Elizabeth Saltzman - social editor of Vanity Fair

Stylist Tamara Rothstein, Freedom director Emma Witzenfeld and deisgner Danielle Scutt

Laura Atkinson - features editor of Grazia


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Playtime launch

Located on Islington Green, a few steps from Upper Street, Playtime is a swish cocktail bar offering a fine selection of drinks and an even more impressive selection of interior design and art.

This Thursday, the venue played host to a private gathering of friends, notables and press to celebrate the new artwork exhibited by Robert Gordon McHarg III; Gordon is perhaps best known for his quirky Subway Gallery found in Edgware Road tube station. The bar looks cool, feels trendy and the cocktails, superb.

A Bloc Party DJ set, a hula hooper, and an intervention group of semi-clad, cross-era swimmers entertained the ‘cocktailed’ guests with zest and zeal – all were contented.


And this is how it all appeared to me:

It’s a venue worthy of a visit.

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