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Vogue 90th Anniversary Party ...

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Vogue, September 1916. Price: One shilling. Vogue, December 2006 Price: 3.60 pounds The Bag Snob girls have friends in chic places and one of them, the "Party Snob", was at Vogue's 90th anniversary party in London last week and reports on the fab fete of the year: **The cream of fashionista London was at the Serpentine Gallery in Hyde Park last Wednesday night sipping Moet et Chandon and some amazing cocktails for the 90th birthday of Vogue magazine. Kate Moss and her paramour Pete Doherty came and went in a flash (they breezed in, went to the terrace for a cigarette and left). Alexander Shulman">Alexandra Shulman, the editor, greeted in a short gold Sixties dress while Nigella Lawson, as ever, was in all black. Other guests included Thandie Newton, Yasmin LeBon, Lily Cole, Emilia Fox, Jemma Kidd, Jasper Conran, Giles Deacon, Matthew Williamson, Zandra Rhodes, Lord and Lady Rogers, Nicky Haslam, and the fashion tip of the night was Opaque Tights, even with cocktail dresses. So get down to Wolford and stock up now. (Wolford Velvet de luxe 66 provides maximum opaque-ness) My fellow guest at the party made a telling observation about the London fashion crowd – how less groomed they were than Americans, there were fewer manicures, fewer professional blow-dries (though certainly we had been to hairdresser that day) and most of, all the absence of serious surgery. Sure there were nips and tucks and botox, but middle aged women looked like middle aged women, not wannabe bimbos. It was a room full of wonderfully fashionable people, with boobs and hips and wrinkles, and we drank our champagne from saucer-shaped glasses. How satisfyingly retro. ** [...]

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