London Calling


I saw “Afternoon Tea” “SoHo House” and “Rosamund Pike” on an invite from L.K. Bennett London and I couldn’t lift my pinky fast enough. What’s the scoop? L.K. Bennett (London-based clothing and accessories) is opening at the Beverly Center and they were previewing their Spring 2013 collection for celebs and media. I shot up the elevator to the SoHo House for a hot beverage and cucumber sandwiches and tried in vain to get the ladies to partake of carbs with me. Towards the end, I got some takers.

I picked up the shoes they were displaying on tables by the windows and crinkled my brow. I’d seen this beige platforms many an event on the Duchess of Cambridge aka Kate Middleton. The wedges too (you notice these things too – admit it). AND ya gotta love Bennett’s take on the kitten heel. Bond girl (I’m sure she’s other things but she’ll always be Ms. Frost to me) Rosamund Pike is fronting for the brand and I also spotted actresses Marcia Gay Harden, Teri Hatcher, Radha Mitchell and Emma Greenwell amongst the media folk. Had to smile when I spotted Greenwell who plays good-hearted (but don’t screw with her or step in front of her quickly moving vehicle) Mandy Milkovich on Showtime’s series Shameless, which has gotten really good at the moment (a few episodes left this season).

The Brits have arrived. The new boutique in the Bev Center is open but its official ta-dah is on April 11th hosted by Elycia Rubin ( from 6—8:30 p.m. Anastasia will be doing brows, there will be raffles and they will be serving pressed juices. Shaken, not stirred.

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  • Sue de Fraine

    Class act….great store…lovely stuff! Glad we could share with you.