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TATLER celebrated the launch of its 2010 Little Black Book with a party at Tramp last night. The annual list of the nation’s “hottest eligibles” this year features models Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Edie Campbell at the top of the list of girls, with VOGUE.COM blogger David Gandy as the third most eligible man – after Ed Westwick and Dizzee Rascall. 

Katie Price – who doesn’t feature on the list – made an appearance at Tramp, where she joined Little Black Bookers Zafar Rushdie, Tyrone Wood and Violet and Victoria von Westenholz. There, they all enjoyed Perrier-Jouet Champagne and canapés including fillet of beef crostini with salsa verde and dolcelatte, marinated foie gras on toast, with nectarines, parma ham wrapped chicken skewers, mini Tramp burgers and Moroccan spiced lamb skewers with smoked aubergine.

The list, which is inside the December issue (on sale today), also features Daisy Lowe, stylist Caroline Sieber and Julia Restoin Roitfeld.


DANNII MINOGUE has a new fashion fan: design legend Valentino. He attended the live X Factor Sunday results show and was very taken by the Project D dress Minogue was sporting.

“It was a privilege to have Valentino as my guest at the X Factor show last weekend,” Dannii told us. “It was the icing on the cake to have him admire my dress – this will certainly be a memorable fashion moment for Project D!”

Dannii wore a black sequinned asymmetric dress from the Project D collection created by her and Tabitha Somerset. Valentino relaxed backstage with Minogue after the show, following a sing-off between Katie Waissel and Belle Amie which saw the girlband voted off.

VOGUE cover girl Gemma Ward has landed her first leading acting role, according to the model’s IMDb page which lists her as a potential cast member for the remake of the 1962 film Jack the Giant Killer.

If the rumours are true, Ward will play the role of Princess Elaine in the modern fairytale, directed by Bryan Singer and written by Christopher McQuarrie who also wrote The Usual Suspects and Angelina Jolie’s soon to be released film The Tourist. Other star cast members include Sam Taylor Wood’s fiancé Aaron Johnson. The film will tell the story of a young farmer who ventures into the ominous terrain of giants to rescue a princess.

Ward has previously featured in Australian film The Black Balloon and will reportedly play a mermaid in the next instalment of Pirates of the Caribbean, due out in summer next year

AS ALWAYS there’s plenty happening at Browns this season. Sophia Grace, the shoe designer who won the Browns design competition judged by Mrs B, has created a collection called Sophia Grace for Browns which Nicholas Kirkwood produced for her – and it includes a pair of black satin stilettos with a patent leather butterfly at the heel which had the press queuing up to order at the Browns press day this week.

Meanwhile, big news from Browns is that it will sell Club Monaco, for both men and women from it’s new Shop24 area from February – beautifully tailored trench coats and a full line of just-feminine-enough androgyny designed by British talent Caroline Belheumer, who studied at Kingston University. It’s priced between £50 and £250 and will have people flocking to South Molton Street.

And while you’re there don’t miss Mrs B’s latest discovery – Belgian-born, Italian-bred Anthony Vaccarello -whose underwear-as-outwear evening dresses are a story in themselves: incredible craftsmanship and as edgy as they are sexy – a brilliant modern antidote to the glorious reincarnation of the House of Worth hanging just a few metres away.

Marie Robinson has pretty much cemented her position as one of the city’s top colorists. She got her start as an apprentice at Pierre Michel at the age of 19 and put in stints at Danilo, John Frieda (where she became famously adept at balayage highlighting), and Bumble and Bumble, before spending seven years as the head colorist at Sally Hershberger Downtown. Last spring, Robinson sent shockwaves through the beauty community when she abandoned the queen of the $800 cut to open her own eponymous salon with a chunk of the staff following suit. Besides having her own fancy new Fifth Avenue flagship, Robinson also has an impressive celebrity client roster (Liv Tyler, Natalie Portman, Rachel McAdams, and Anne Hathaway all trust their tresses to Robinson, and Kristen Stewart went strawberry blond at her suggestion this summer). She also recently added an enviable title to her CV: color director for Clairol (that’s her in the brand’s latest round of TV ads). Despite these achievements, Robinson remains refreshingly (make that shockingly) down-to-earth, which, along with those legendary highlighting abilities, makes her very easy to love. Here, she divulges who cuts and colors her own platinum blond crop, along with her favorite beauty destinations and must-haves.

—Fiorella Valdesolo

The Pilates Instructor: Benjamin Degenhard at Equinox

“In three years, he has completely transformed my body. I love that he’s not extremely chatty and just wants to focus on working with me.”

Benjamin Degenhard at Equinox, 97 Greenwich Ave., NYC, (212) 620-0103,

The Makeup and Eyebrow Artist: Landy Dean

“Landy works fast! He can do my makeup in only 20 minutes, and in just that short amount of time, my face is complete perfection for a shoot. And his eyebrow shaping can transform and refresh my face even when I’m not wearing any makeup at all.”

Landy Dean at Marie Robinson, 155 Fifth Ave., 4th floor, NYC, (212) 358-7780,

The Derm: Pat Wexler

“Pat has the most delicate touch, and she is seriously able to make my skin look rejuvenated and years younger like nobody else.”

Dr. Patricia Wexler, 145 E. 32nd St., 7th floor, NYC, (212) 684-2626.

The Colorist: Bryan Thomson-DiPalma

“Bryan has done my hair color for the past six years, long before I recruited him to work at my salon. He creates total platinum perfection!”

Marie Robinson, 155 Fifth Ave., 4th floor, NYC, (212) 358-7780,

The Stylist: Tom Gallagher at Snip N Sip

“Tom and I met at Bumble and Bumble ten years ago. I just love the way he cuts my hair, and he also happens to be a wonderful guy, so getting my hair cut is also an excuse for us to see each other.”

Tom Gallagher at Snip N Sip, 204 Waverly Place, NYC, (212) 242-3880,

The Massage Therapist: Dr. Trish Dean

“Admittedly, massages are very infrequent, but when I do I have time I always use Dr. Trish Dean. She is both an amazing chiropractor and massage therapist.”

Dr. Trish Dean, e-mail for an appointment.

The Touch-up Product: Clairol Perfect 10 in Runway Blonde

“I recommend this Clairol product to my clients for touch-ups in between visits with me. It’s bright and very easy to apply.”

Clairol Nice ‘n Easy Perfect 10 Permanent Haircolor in 9G Light Golden Blonde (Runway Blonde), $12,

The Lipstick: NARS Lipstick in Schiap

“It really is just the most fun, happy color!”

NARS Cosmetics Semi-Matte Lipstick in Schiap, $24,

The Skincare: ReVive

“The ReVive Intensité Volumizing Serum is my favorite. It’s expensive, but I’m addicted!”

ReVive Intensité Volumizing Serum, $600,

Corum opened another boutique in Shaighai,China on October 28th 2010.The boutique is locate in the famous shopping mall Plaza 66,city’s most prestigious luxury brand shopping mall.the international,modern,high-end commercial hub of Nanjing Xilu, with an impressive height of 288m tall,66 floors and a total of 30,788 square meters,Plaza 66 is one of the landmark buildings of the Shanghai Puxi area.Corum‘s new boutique reinforces the continuity of the brand’s distribution strategy and demonstrates its desire to consolidate its presence in the long term.

Mr. Antonio Calce,CEO of Corum,Mr. Heinrich Schellenberg,the Consulate General of Switzerland in Shanghai,Mr. Alain Chung,famed timepiece connoisseur and collector,Mrs. Jacqueline Ng,CEO of Swiss Prestige Group,as well as Mrs. Iris Tsui,Plaza 66 Senior Leasing Manager,all being honored guests,officially cut the inaugural ribbon at the boutique opening ceremony.

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IT was a busy day for H&M yesterday. After previewing its Lanvin for H&M collection to a very enthusiastic group of fashion editors during the day, last night the brand launched its homeware range.

Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Roisin Murphy and Jaime Winstone made us jealous in their Lanvin for H&M dresses, as they feathered their nests with pieces from the home collection.

As expected, H&M’s broad appeal translated perfectly into pieces for bedrooms, bathrooms and living rooms that were snapped up by chef Gizzi Erskine, VV Brown, Hayley Atwell and Clara Paget.

WOMEN’S WEAR DAILY celebrated 100 years of informing the fashion and beauty industries at an exclusive party at New York restaurant Cipriani 42nd Street last night. The Olsen twins – Mary-Kate and Ashley, both wearing black fur – were in attendance with Karen Elson, Marc Jacobs, Audrey Marnay, Jessica Szohr and Coco Rocha.

They were joined by designers including Alber Elbaz (see his collection for H&M here), Marc Jacobs, Vera Wang, Betsey Johnson and Erin Fetherston. To mark the occasion, 22 designers have created one-of-a-kind pieces, which will be auctioned for charity.

Ashlee Simpson Wentz was decked out in vintage Chanel at the Decades Denim launch. These dangling shoulder dusters were a perfect choice for the young actress and her new pixie ‘do. The gold diamond design with ruby glass beads stood out beautifully against Ashlee’s black sequined vintage Chanel dress. These bold gems make this modern day Twiggy look like a vintage princess.

KEIRA KNIGHTLEY’S London flat was burgled last week whilst the Vogue cover girl was in Italy promoting her new film, Last Night, it has been confirmed today.

A representive for the Metropolitan police told us: “Officers from Westminster CID are investigating a residential burglary at a flat near Hyde Park. It is believed to have occurred between 9am and 9pm on October 26.”

In addition to working on upcoming releases London Boulevard, A Dangerous Method and The Emperor’s Children, Knightley is also currently the face of Chanel.