Olivia Inge with a Roger Vivier Miss Viv bag
The swish private members club, Loulou’s, was given a fantasy jungle theme makeover last night for the Roger Vivier summer cocktail party, to celebrate Mis Viv with Miroslava Duma: the face of Roger Vivier’s Code Summer 2014 collection.
Guests – including Livia Firth, Clara Paget, Bip Ling and Caroline Issa – mingled amongst pop-up palm trees, cut out zebras and tigers, whilst Evangeline Ling, Jazzy de Lisser and Olivia Inge hit the sparkly dance-floor (many with a lustworthy Miss Viv bag swinging from their arm) as Josephine de la Baume blasted out the summer tunes.
As co-host and brand ambassador Ines de la Fressange explained, the success of a fun party relies on the guests: ‘It’s important there’s a good mix of people. I always invite people I haven’t seen in a while. I love hosting parties in London because everyone is always giggling. They’re not square.’
With her iPhone in hand, the former Karl Lagerfeld muse called on guests to strike a pose for her Instagram feed. So what are her tips on taking the perfect #selfie? ‘Find a well lit place. The light needs to be bright. Then stretch your arm as far as it will go. Tilt your chin down and look slightly to the side. Take it at least twice and then add a filer. Black and white is always good.’ The result? Well, judge for yourself.
By Chloe Mac Donnell