SEBASTIAN SHAKESPEARE: A very gilded Christmas for Vogue girls' glossy posse: Editors reveal their festive plans and luxury essentials for the big day
Who says fashion-istas are out of touch with the real world? Staff members of glossy magazine Vogue have shared their festive plans and luxury holiday essentials.
Emily Sheffield, deputy editor of Vogue and sister of Samantha Cameron, reveals that no sartorial expense will be spared when she dusts down her wardrobe on the 25th.
‘I do like to dress up, which is usually vintage and red themed,’ says the daughter of 8th baronet Sir Reginald Sheffield and Viscountess Astor.
Emily Sheffield, deputy editor of Vogue and sister of Samantha Cameron, reveals that no sartorial expense will be spared on Christmas Day
‘This year, it’s going to be a vintage red boucle wool Chanel skirt and cream vintage Celine shirt with Balenciaga boots.’
Just goes to show that Vogue staff are not immune to product placement — even on Christmas Day.
And the magazine’s editor Alexandra Shulman won’t even have to baste her own turkey as she will be dining out at the chic Wolseley in Piccadilly.
Vogue editor Alexandra Shulman won’t even have to baste her own turkey as she will be dining out at the chic Wolseley in Piccadilly
'This is the first time ever I have had Christmas lunch in a restaurant,’ says Shulman. ‘I already know of ten others eating there, so I’m expecting it will be like a party I haven’t had to organise.’
Meanwhile, Naomi Smart, Vogue shopping editor, will open her stocking in bed ‘wearing my new Olivia Von Halle personalised PJs’, before changing into her Christmas best. ‘My new black crystal Manolo Blahnik ankle boots are basically Christmas in a shoe,’ she adds, ‘and I’ll be wearing them with black cashmere and jeans.
‘We’re also BAFTA members and get to see all of the movies before release, which is the dream, cosied up next to an open fire.’
Like her boss, Vogue editor-at-large Fiona Golfar will also be dining out at a restaurant. ‘The bit I’m most looking forward to is going home after lunch and watching screenings of next year’s movies — with no mess to clear up,’ she says.
Naomi Pike, Vogue digital editorial assistant, adds that her father will serve his own lunch ‘on a Ralph Lauren serving platter, not a standard plate — his response: “It’s Christmas!”’
Having taken on the BBC over its treatment of women presenters of a certain age, Selina Scott has turned her sights on the new buildings which have ‘ruined’ her local town of Malton, in Yorkshire. ‘The beauty of the vernacular obliterated by greed,’ Selina, claims.
‘There is no design guide for our towns and villages, so that — for example — the ancient market town of Malton has been ruined by new build which pays not the slightest attention to green space or historical provenance.’
Lord Palumbo's son in a Cinderella story
Lord Palumbo's son Philip, 24, has just become engaged to film production assistant Tala Ramadan, 27, who worked on the set of Disney’s Cinderella starring Lily James
Property magnate Lord Palumbo may endure another Christmas without having resolved his 30-year feud with his son, Ministry of Sound founder James, who accused his father of plundering the family trust.
Thankfully, however, the 81-year-old will have cause to celebrate as his son Philip, 24, by second wife Hayat, has just become engaged to film production assistant Tala Ramadan, 27, who worked on the set of Disney’s Cinderella starring Lily James.
Philip, a business developer for private members’ club The Walbrook in London, will be following in the footsteps of sister, Petra, who wed Scottish clan chief Lord Lovat this year, in a ceremony attended by Princess Beatrice.
Has self-promoting rugby WAG Camilla Kerslake finally learned that sex doesn’t always sell? The singer, who wears revealing outfits and talks openly about her ‘naturally large breasts’, threw a launch party for her new song, Little Red, and ensured publicity by wearing a low-cut top.
However, since the song’s release two months ago, it has had one of the lowest ever play counts by a signed artist on the popular streaming website, Spotify, with a dismal 1,150.
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