The great and the good of the fashion world flocked to Dame Vivienne Westwood‘s memorial service last month but the absence of supermodel Naomi Campbell – pictured below with Vivienne in 1993 – seems to have baffled the designer’s son Joseph Corre.
‘I thought I would see her there,’ he says. ‘I don’t know why she couldn’t make it.’
Sources tell me Naomi, 52, who once tumbled on a catwalk in a pair of nine-inch Westwood heels, missed the do at Southwark Cathedral due to ‘personal reasons’.
Model Naomi Campbell and fashion designer Vivienne Westwood attend the Designer of the Year Awards at the Natural History Museum during London Fashion Week, in October 1993
Naomi Campbell on the catwalk in Miami, Florida on March 15
Oh babies… the Hemsley sisters are cooking!
They’ve written books together and co-hosted a TV series – now Melissa and Jasmine Hemsley have taken their close relationship a step further – they’re pregnant at the same time!
Melissa, 37, is six months pregnant and the news follows an announcement from older sister Jasmine, 43, that she is expecting her second child.
The pair are famous for their ‘clean eating’ cookbooks but Melissa tells me that lately she has been craving something a little more indulgent – cheese.
And there will be no books or telly work for a while as Melissa is happy to just relax until the baby arrives, telling me at the Neon Future Dreams event: ‘I just want to sit on the sofa and watch Strictly and not have to come up with any excuses to go out!’
Melissa Hemsley (left), 37, is six months pregnant and the news follows an announcement from older sister Jasmine (right), 43, that she is expecting her second child
Why PJs are for high-fliers
Think PJs are pyjamas? Then you’re moving in the wrong circles.
Toffs’ Bible Tatler has released a list of modern abbreviations you’ll need to mix among Britain’s elite – for whom a PJ is actually a private jet.
Similarly, UN is not the United Nations but that greatest of modern insults, an ‘ugly nepobaby’ – a star’s child cashing in on their fame – and TMI doesn’t mean ‘too much information’, but something far worse: ‘too many influencers’.
TME has changed from ‘too many Etonians’ to ‘too much exposure’ and BITC is no longer ‘bored in the country’ but Bitcoin cryptocurrency.
And FILTH isn’t ‘failed in London, try Hong Kong’, but rather ‘flatless in London, try going home’.
5HS refers to posh London members’ club 5 Hertford Street, where you may spot a UN or two but definitely no MCMs – ‘middle-class monsters’.