KISA CRISIS: "I'm exhausted. I just got back from a week skiing, and I'm working my fetish shoes — I'm in agony," said Margo Stilley, pointing to her black patent leather torture devices at the Kisa show Tuesday night. Nonetheless, Stilley, who was wearing a shiny black Kisa dress, managed to make it through the show where Naomi Campbell and Lily Donaldson showed off a mix of feminine and masculine silhouettes. There were billowing silk shirts worn with high-waisted microskirts, soft tailored trousers in flannel and cashmere and oversize winter coats were slung over the most delicate of dresses.
BAMFORD BABES: "A good blow-dry is an absolute necessity. Let someone else do the work for you!" said Camilla Al Fayed, doling out party tips Tuesday night during the Bamford & Sons boutique launch at Harrods. "I shouldn't really say this, but I always use fake eyelashes. They are essential for the evening." As one of the hostesses of the evening, Al Fayed entertained guests including Anouck Lepère, Dan MacMillan, Andrea Dellal and Philip Treacy for the soiree. Lepère, a model, also had parties on the brain, namely her birthday celebrations: "It's tomorrow, and I'm doing a show. But I love working on my birthday. You get more attention!"
VIVA VIVIENNE?: Vivienne Westwood may be known for her left-wing political sympathies, but when it comes to her parties, she's no champion of the masses. At a much-hyped soiree to fete "Vivienne Westwood Opus," the designer's latest coffee-table book, a shivering horde of guests was left out in the cold after the Serpentine Gallery in Kensington Gardens filled to capacity within minutes. Clipboard-wielding public relations reps were at a loss to distinguish between VIPs, press and passing celeb spotters, while security staff attempted to force London "It" girl Fiona Scarry — shuddering in her sky-high heels — two elderly women and a 50-strong crowd of would-be revelers into an orderly line. Inside, Gabriella Windsor, Camilla Rutheford, Erin O'Connor and Laura Bailey sipped Champagne and schmoozed with Westwood and her gang.