Mariya Dykalo » Blog » A look from behind the scenes: & Special Guests at Aspinal of London’s Press Launch (SS’17 collection presentation)

Undoubtedly the best venue for Aspinal of London Spring-Summer’17 presentation was essentially British and glamorous Claridges Hotel. This exclusive setting inspired by London’s Notting Hill Streets, was especially- designed for the occasion. The unforgettable atmosphere was shared and enjoyed by our guests.

2017-01-16-PHOTO-00001621Here you can see me with David Gandy, one of the best known male models in the world. He has repeatedly been included on British GO’s list of “Best Dressed Men”. This is just one of the numerous titles which the model and the style icon has been nominated for. David is also a writer, racing enthusiastic, philanthropist and obviously, always the best-dressed man at the party!

 

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This baby- faced man with the amazing body is the British Olympic diver, Tom Daley, the youngest competitor in the history. Currently Tom is also a mentor in celebrity diving reality TV show Splash!

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Here I am squeezing between two gorgeous British models, Craig McGinlay and Paul Sculfor. Paul is accompanied by his beautiful wife, Federica, who, as you can see, was wearing Mini Trunk. Very stylish!

 

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This is Olivia Palermo, another international style icon admiring our new SS17 collection. Olivia have just collaborated with Aspinal on a limited edition of Marylebone Tech Tote. Sales have gone to a charity that works to develop cooperation projects and sociality responsibility initiatives.

 

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Alistair Guy, a celebrated Fashion Photographer and fashionable man about town. He is a regular contributor to some of the world’s most notable fashion magazines, including British Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar UK and i-D.

 

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Present too was the model and fitness guru Lucy Mecklenbugh, known also for her role in the British ITV2 reality TV series The Only Way Is Essex. Looks like we both love our Aspinal Lottie bags!

 

2017-01-16-PHOTO-00001619 Here is Hugo Taylor, co-founder of Taylor Morris eyewear and former Made in Chelsea star. He also made an appearance on I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! in 2012.

 

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Rosie Fortescue is jewellery designer, fashion influencer, Made in Chelsea star and very fashionable lady!

 

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Here is Jasmine Hemsley, the health food guru of Hemsley & Hemsley. She is a model,very stylish woman and queen of famous ‘clean eating’.

 

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Dancing with the stars! Brendan Cole and his beautiful wife, the model and blogger, Zoe. For the occasion she chose our large Dockery frame bag in beautiful peacock caviar leather, styled with a Robin scarf around the handle. So elegant!

 

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Elizabeth Bishop, art director and supermodel.

 

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Amy Neville is the model and blogger who never leaves home without her Aspinal Pegasus Mini Trunk. In the middle – Cristiano De Rossi, Curator and hedonist who is always super-chic!

 

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With my friend, designer and owner of the Beulah women’s apparel brand.

 

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Ashley James, beautiful model and blogger pairs her outfit with our new Blush pink pear duffle bag.

 

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Emma Shipley, talented British textile designer, is carrying the Pegasus mini trunk from our Aspinal and Emma J Shipley collaboration this AW16.

 

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And finally, my favourite guests at the press launch- my son Jack and daughter Safiya. Looks like we might be preparing to cycle all the way home from Claridge’s to West Sussex? Maybe not!

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