Caught & Social: Urban and urbane at Number 10
David Cameron welcomed musicians Tinchy Stryder and Dionne Bromfield to Downing Street yesterday. It wasn’t the PM’s attempt at “Cool Brittania”, but rather the launch of the Spirit of London Awards, which honours “community heroes”, and where British acts will perform at a concert at the Royal Albert Hall in October. The event is part of the legacy of the Damilola Taylor Trust.
Scene & heard
He might be a star himself, but Tom Selleck gets starstruck around his exneighbour, Sophia Loren. “At one point my wife said that if I ever drove by her ranch, and she came out in her bathrobe and said, ‘Tommaso, would you like a cappuccino?’ I had permission to go in,”he tells the Radio Times. So understanding. Double Oscarnominee Michelle Williams tells Hobo magazine she’s thinking of leaving the profession. “I often dream of quitting acting,”she says. “Walking away and becoming a laundress or a sous chef or maybe writing other people’s love letters for a living.”At least her expectations are realistic. Perhaps she just needs to find a director more like Madonna, who has given away her hands on approach to the craft. “One of the most important rituals for me was to help finish dressing the actors or the actresses,”she said of working on W.E. “And kind of finding an excuse to touch them, basically, was myritual.” On second thoughts, maybe not.
Sienna Miller and Kanye West occupy the front row at the Burberry Prorsum show for London Fashion Week yesterday. Also there were Andy Murray, Sir Ben Kingsley and Gemma Arterton. West will soon be showing his first womenswear collection at Paris Fashion Week. We’re told that the previous night,Miller delayed her friend Matthew Williamson’s show at the Tate Modern. After her taxi was late, the actress kept a room full of people – including terrifying US Vogue boss Anna Wintour – waiting half an hour.
A little bit of flirting
Theo Hutchcraft and Eliza Doolittle swap numbers at the Marios Schwab afterparty at the WHotel in London. The pair were among the last to leave the Sunday night do. Earlier in the evening Eliza was among the starstudded crowd, as Theo’s band Hurts played at the Mulberry party at Claridges.
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