Showing posts with label Liz Collins. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Liz Collins. Show all posts

Sunday, 1 May 2011

David Waddington's 40th Birthday at Bistrotheque




Birthday boy the gorgeous Mr Waddington

Yesterday my great friend David Waddington co-owner of East End restaurant, bar and cabaret Bistrotheque gave a lunch for forty close friends and family to celebrate his 40th Birthday.  It was also the seventh anniversary of Bistrotheque's opening.

Even after seven years Bistrotheque still has no sign outside just this painted on the wall in entrance

It was lovely to catch up with everyone, most of us have known each other for a very long time and they're all wonderful.  

We started off with Pol Roger Champagne and rock oysters in the bar.  The Actor loves oysters and I think he ate most of them!  

Chef Jeremy Lee who runs the fantastic Blue Print Café on the Thames and  Giles Deacon.  Giles got off a plane from Italy on Friday morning and had a cold so we told him to go to bed rather than coming to watch the wedding with us, although his lovely sense of humour was missed.  He was dosed up to the eyeballs at lunch and he's off to New York today.  The poor boy sees more airports in a week than I see in a year!


Wonderland magazine's Fashion Director Grace Cobb wearing Givenchy


PR Mandi Lennard (I love her Daniel Palillo shirt) and Bistrotheque co-owner Pablo Flack


Bistrotheque head chef Tom Collins


DJ Jonjo Jury and writer Daryoush Haj-Najafi

Fashion Director of Ponystep magazine Phoebe Arnold and Adrian Bower

Architect Frans Burrows and DJ Nathan Wilkins


Pablo and LOVE Fashion Editor Jean Marc-Masala


Hazel Robinson who works for Giles and Loewe and Loewe's head designer Keith Warren

LOVE Editor-in-Chief Katie Grand, Grace Cobb and photographer Liz Collins


The Oak Room at Bistrotheque

We all went upstairs to The Oak Room for lunch.  I was too busy eating and chatting as usual and I forgot to take pictures of all the food.

We started with English cured ham, beetroot and horseradish coleslaw, Stichelton (blue cheese) with chicory, pine nuts, apple and baby leaf salad.  The main course was a choice between Duck confit with wild mushrooms and green beans or cod and chips served with pea pureé and homemade tartare sauce.  Pudding was a caramel tart with Ivy House Farm jersey cream from Neal's Yard which was amazing and Kirkham's Lancashire cheese from Neal's Yard with oatcakes and Yorkshire chutney.  I absolutely loved it, the cheese was fabulous.

The gang

I shouted at them all to look up

I caught a few of them off guard.  There's David's lovely dad on the left waving

David and fashion designer Sophie Dammann

Stylist Richard Sloan and actress Gwendoline Christie

Phoebe remembered to take a picture of the caramel tart just before I polished the rest off

Kirkham's Lancashire cheese, oatcakes and Yorkshire chutney.  I could eat this all over again

A rare picture of me, I usually manage to swerve them.  Phoebe said something so I turned round and she caught me just as I was about to stuff some cheese in my mouth.  Look at the face on me!

Speech!


Siobhan Griffin Kelly wearing a vintage Laura Ashley maxi dress


Sophie Dammann and her gorgeous daughter May


Liz Collins and David

What a brilliant day and evening.  We had such a great time and I know everyone else did too.

Happy Birthday my darling! xxx

Today The Actor and I sat around drinking tea in the garden.  Amazingly I didn't have a hangover even though the drink flowed day and night.  The Actor had to get back to Manchester to carry on filming, I was sad to see him go but he's home again on Thursday.  I'm glad he came back for a little bit of the weekend, he didn't want to miss David's Birthday.

I laid about reading the papers, it was lovely and sunny again, not that I actually sunbathe but it's nice to be outside.  I was too lazy to cook so I called Bistrotheque for what we call "posh meals on wheels".  A taxi arrived with my lunch/dinner...

Asparagus and garlic soup with warm bread - lovely!

Roast chicken with all the trimmings which was great! It took me two goes to finish it.  That plate is massive too.

I haven't even switched on my laptop this weekend until now which is rare.  Look forward to catching up with everyone later.  I hope you've all had a fantastic weekend so far.  Love, Christina xxx


Thursday, 16 December 2010

My favourite models - Guinevere van Seenus



Photography by Javier Vallhronat

American model Guinvere van Seenus is one of the most interesting, striking and timeless beauties working today.  Guinevere is of Dutch descent.

A favourite of three photographers I feature heavily on my blog -  Paolo Roversi, Steven Meisel and Mert and Marcus, Guinevere has an amazing face and body.  She has a fabulous pair of boobs as well but unfortunately I can't post any of those pictures on Blogger as they won't see the artistic side!  I think she's stunning looking and a brilliant model but I don't always like what stylists and make-up artist do to her.  Here are some of my favourite pictures.


Photography by Mert Atlas and Marcus Piggott


Photography by Mert Atlas and Marcus Piggott


Photography by Mert Atlas and Marcus Piggott


Photography by Paolo Roversi


Photography by Mert Atlas and Marcus Piggott


Photography by Sølve Sundsbø
Hat by Stephen Jones


Photography by Paolo Roversi


Photography by Paolo Roversi


Photography by Paolo Roversi


Photography by Patrick Demarchelier


Photography by Tim Walker


Photography by Javier Vallhronat


Photography by Javier Vallhronat


Photography by Javier Vallhronat


Photography by Javier Vallhronat


Photography by Mert Atlas and Marcus Piggott


Photography by Mert Atlas and Marcus Piggott


Photography by Mario Sorrenti


Photography by Mario Sorrenti


Photography by Jeff Burton


Photography by Liz Collins

Photography by Paolo Roversi


Photography by Mario Sorrenti


Photography by Mikael Jansson


Photography by Steven Meisel


Photography by Steven Meisel


Photography by Steven Meisel


Photography by Steven Meisel

Guinevere van Seenus
Nationality - American
Hair - Blonde
Eyes - Blue
Date of birth - 15th September 1977
Height - 5'9.5"
Measurements - 34-24-35
Shoe size - 7
Agency - IMG New York


Who are your favourite models? xxx