Our Fashion Features Director, Victoria Moss, joined Rosie Huntington-Whiteley for dinner (the lucky swine) and this is what happened...
Rosie Huntingdon-Whiteley sure knows how to launch sleepwear in style. For her debut pyjama and lounging line, for her mega-successful Marks & Spencer Rosie for Autograph range, she scooped up a gang of fashion editors for a cosy supper at The Arts Club in Mayfair (rumours abounded that Britney Spears was holding court in the basement bar, and I spotted Eliza Doolittle heading down there on the way out). In head-to-toe Dolce & Gabbana (plus a pair of silver sparkle-covered Louboutins), Rosie was the consummate hostess holding court with lashings of charm, poise and London vs. LA shopping tales aplenty.
The private dining table was strewn with artful vases full of the prettiest flowers (dusty pink roses, obvs) by florist of the moment Scarlet and Violet. We munched on delicious roast chicken and mushroom gnocchi followed by a selection of frankly yum-tastic puds (‘You won’t like this’, joked Miss Rosie when we asked for a spoonful of her lemon tart).
We gossiped, we giggled and admired her genius collection (what’s not to love about plum silk pjs for £35?) created with arch-collaborator and fashion BFF Soozie Jenkinson (M&S Head of Lingerie) – boyfriend Jason Statham is apparently rather keen on getting himself a pair of the cashmere sweatpants for BA first class lounging.
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley: a very good dining companion indeed. The Rosie for Autograph Sleepwear Collection is available to buy in selected M&S stores and online at marksandspencer.com/rosie. Prices range from £14 to £199, sizes range from 8-22.
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