Behind the scenes of our Boden shoot at Goodwood

by Sasha Wilkins on October 21, 2014 · 0 comments

Goodwood

This may well be my favourite Boden Diaries story so far. My father and I and Lettice spent the day zooming around the glorious Goodwood Estate in his vintage Jaguar ZK120, before hunkering down for the evening with my sister, Remy and Posetta Baddog in the Goodwood Hotel. I love Goodwood: my father and I have driven on the historic motor circuit there plenty of times, most recently in the MGA (story here), and it was great to be able to return with him for this story.

The whole story is over here on the Boden site.

Meanwhile, here on LLG, I have some of the behind the scenes photographs and outs from the story that Remy and I shot on the day. We are wearing Boden in all the photos and, at the bottom of this post is a clickable carousel featuring all the pieces.

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Chocolate brownies

I’ve been baking the, frankly epic, chocolate brownies from Friends, Food, Family all afternoon to put in the gift bags for a very lovely dinner that I am hosting tonight at the Dodo store in Sloane Square. (These are bite-size, as they are going in the American cardboard Chinese food pails that I like to use for food presents.)

You may remember that I threw a dinner party here at my apartment in London for a few of my friends on behalf of Dodo almost this time last year, and I was thrilled when Dodo said they would like to celebrate the launch of my cookbook with a dinner actually in their Sloane Square store.

We’ll be eating recipes from the book, catered by the wonderful people at Cellar Society, with my friends at Scarlet & Violet doing the flowers. It promises to be a wonderful evening and, of course, we’ll be reporting back here afterwards!

You can read more about Dodo and their beautiful charms here.

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Shanghai Fashion Week: The Vertu Dinner

by Sasha Wilkins on October 18, 2014 · 3 comments

Vertu shanghai fashion week

So you know that golden rule that says NO CELLPHONE USE AT THE TABLE? Well, I’ve found the exception: a VIP dinner hosted by a very chic luxury phone company. Then you are practically encouraged to whip out your devices onto the tablecloth.

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Cookery demos from Friends, Food, Family at Le Creuset

by Sasha Wilkins on October 17, 2014 · 2 comments

Le Creuset Sasha Wilkins

I couldn’t be happier about this! I shot quite a lot of the book using Le Creuset bake and cookware, so it makes perfect sense to team up with the LC UK team for my first mini book tour.

(Lots of info on the Le Creuset website here.)

Entrance will be free and there will be Prosecco and book signings! It would be amazing to meet those of you who aren’t in London too. I’ve never been to Northern Ireland, so that’s particularly exciting – especially as my cousin and his family live just outside Belfast, and are coming to the event *happy dance*.

Leeds Event: 22nd October. Time: 6pm – 9pm
Muswell Hill Event: 28th October. Time: 6pm – 9pm
Belfast Event: 30th October.Time: 6pm – 9pm
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Hello from Shanghai!

October 17, 2014 LLG Plays & Stays

Another week of what seems like perpetual motion. On Tuesday I flew to Shanghai, having risen very early to appear on William Sitwell’s Biting Talk show on Soho Radio, as his guest London restaurant critic (talking about Sea Containers at the Mondrian London), along with restaurateur Mark Hix, and Andy Blas, Executive Pastry Chef at [...]

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Lettice gets Microchipped for free by DogsTrust!

October 16, 2014 Dogs

Although Letty Spaghetti came to us fully inoculated, the one thing she did need to have was a microchip implanted. So I spoke to my friends at Dogs Trust, who do such admirable work not just in looking after, and re-homing dogs, but in encouraging responsible dog ownership. They run a free microchipping service (Vital [...]

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The Launch of the OMEGA De Ville Butterfly watch in Seoul, South Korea

October 14, 2014 Accessories

If you’re flying in media, influencers, VIPS, retailers, the odd pop star and, oh, Nicole Kidman to South Korea from all corners of the world to launch a beautiful new watch, then that event is probably going to be more on the spectacular side than the quotidian. That being said, could we have predicted 21 000 [...]

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Throwing a supper party: my latest story for the Great Boden Diaries Project

October 13, 2014 LLG Fashion

I really do love having people over to eat at my London flat. Sometimes I make an effort and lay the table, sometimes guests are lucky if they get a knife and a fork. For my most recent story for the Great Boden Diaries Project, I documented an autumnal supper party I threw for a [...]

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Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty at the V & A, March 2015

October 13, 2014 LLG Fashion

Tulle and lace dress with veil and antlers from Widows of Culloden AW2006-07. Raquel Zimmerman I don’t think any editor will have forgotten their first Alexander McQueen show whilst Lee McQueen was designing, such was their impact, and difference from whatever else was happening in fashion at that time. My first McQueen show as an editor [...]

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Lettice Update

October 10, 2014 LLG Fashion

We took Letty and Posetta Baddog up to Hampstead Heath for a trot on Sunday afternoon.  Whilst I was in Seoul last week (as you do), Holly had managed to overcome Letty’s dislike of the lead to the extent that she can now walk them in tandem on their leads in one hand.

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