Where: Browns (London Store), Opera Gallery, Maddox Club
Joanne Black Style: Lanvin top, Acne leather skirt, Alaia belt, python vintage Alexander McQueen bag, python Sharon Wauchob shoes and Wolford fishnet tights

If you believe an outfit shouldn’t be seen twice, I would advise you never to attend three events in one evening. There’s only way to survive a crowded social calendar – find one great outfit fit for two hours of fashion, two hours of the arts and a night filled with fabulous dance moves…

Osman Yousefzada Pre-collection launch

Joanne Black and Osman Yousefzada @ Pre-collection launch

Mariella Tandy, Retail Editor of Tatler and host of Osman’s launch, knows the way to a woman’s heart. Start with a late Champagne afternoon tea – complete with cucumber sandwiches, scones, elderflower cordial – and finish with a selection of fabulous pre-collection pieces.

Dressed in a stunning pink dress from the collection, Mariella looked the part – as did Browns’ Communications Director Zoe Kuipers in one of Osman’s cool cotton blue dresses. Surrounded by beautiful outfits, it didn’t take long before I had a wish list the length of my arm – ex city boy designer Osman really deserves his share of the fashion limelight right now.

Sadly, I couldn’t save you a scone but the following links should keep your inner fashionista entertained. You can check out the pre-collection for yourself at www.brownsfashion.com. Find out more about the man behind it all at www.osmanyousefzada.com.


Joanne Black @ Bernard Buffet and Salvador Dali private view

It wasn’t long before I was swapping great outfits for great masters at the Opera Gallery. Designed to celebrate the life and works of Salvador Dali and Bernard Buffet, the private view showcased 50 original and unique paintings, sculptures, watercolours from both artists.

After sipping champagne with the Gallery’s stylish director Jean-David Malat, I explored the works of art with friend Sandra Geilly. I have to confess, I was slightly distracted by her summery feminine Wunderkind dress, her sexy blue shoes – with a chain detail that complemented the blue in the dress – and trendy white Christian Louboutin bag. Fashion is, after all, an art form in itself.

Stephen Webster store opening after-party
Ok, so I said there were three events, but that does exclude a much-needed detour to Harry’s Bar to counter the effects of two champagne receptions.

After sampling the best risotto in town, it was on to Maddox nightclub for the opening of Stephen Webster’s new Mount Street store. All I can say is thank you Sharon Wauchob for creating comfy python shoes so I could dance the night away.