Dressing for Cocktail Hour at One Aldwych

Zig Zag Print Dress CocosTeaParty

Like many of you, I spent my teenage years watching Sex and the City and I assumed my adult life would look a lot like Carrie, Charlotte, Miranda and Samantha’s. Obviously it does not. But I’m still more than happy to partake in a bit of SATC-make-believe when the opportunity strikes, and this was one such occasion…

Because I hate the cold more than words could possibly explain (this is me) I asked the fabulous team at One Aldwych if I could shoot some style features in the hotel, and they kindly obliged. The Lobby Bar, pictured in this post, is one of my favourite London hangouts and I’ve spent many evenings there with friends pretending to be the SATC gang (bagsy Carrie!). Their Film & Fizz nights are always heaps of fun – comprising of a three-course dinner followed by a screening in the hotel’s private cinema – and Pretty Woman is playing on February 13th and 14th, so I recommend booking if you’re planning a single girls Valentine’s celebration. They’ll also be screening some of the Award Season nominees this spring, so keep a look out for the details.

One Aldwych Film & Fizz
Chrissie Morris Heels
One Aldwych Hotel Lobby Bar

Dress: ASOS Shoes: Chrissie Morris c/o Clutch: Jimmy Choo c/o Necklace: J.Crew Lipstick: “Black Tie” by Lipstick Queen

CocosTeaParty Lipstick Queen Velvet Rope
One Aldwych Lobby Bar
Ella Gregory Cocos Tea Party One Aldwych

Although it was only 11am when we shot these photos I got into character, slipping on my new Chrissie Morris trompe l’oeil heels and going bare-legged for the first time this year. I think Carrie and co would be proud, seeing as like all New Yorkers they braved bare legs year-round!

Photos by Kylie Martin at One Aldwych Hotel