Chanel Resort Cruise 2012
When pre-covering Chanel Cruise/Resort 2012, I had no idea it would be this captivating. Karl Lagerfeld‘s latest collection for the brand was interesting, thoughtful, and superior to his past two ‘Fashion Week’ collections. With diamonds, diamonds everywhere, Karl explained that he was inspired by Rita Hayworth and Aly Khan (who happened to once be residents of the Hotel du Cap – the most expensive hotel in the world and show location). At ground level, we saw hybrid boot-thong footwear – a bong? – that reminds the forgetful of the pique and beguilement that is Chanel.

(The show also propelled my girl crush on Josephine Skriver.)

Playboy Funky Buddha Nicole Scherzinger

Nicole Scherzinger

As the daughter of a former Playboy bunny, there is always a pique in my interest regarding the latest and greatest from the glamorous guild.

Last night, Bunnies, tycoons, and celebrity beauties flocked to Mayfair’s Funky Buddha to rub shoulders with newly announced Playmate of the Year, Hope Dworaczyk. Also in attendance were model Kelly Brook and Pussycat Doll Nicole Scherzinger (cats versus bunnies!). Mark from The Only Way Is Essex even managed to make it out (and chatted to me about his love for next door’s Nobu), though fellow castmates Amy Childs, Sam Faiers and Harry Derbidge were denied entry (ouch!).

Throughout the night, I was sipping on a ton of Playboy’s new energy drink which is delicious and has no foul acidic aftertaste (looking at you, Red Bull). I even got into a friendly argument with the Oxford Rowing Team defending the sugar free version as the ‘better’ drink. Great night on all accounts!

Playboy Energy Lela London and Charli Beale

PR Queen Charli Beale & I (in enormous heels, believe it or not!)