Whirling, Whirling, Thrilled but Shattered

Saturday 11th June 2016

Tomorrow is my garden opening: 10 lunch or more. Lord Arrowby isn’t coming. Buckingham Palace is my inspiration and my goal – I mean in terms of service, decor, restoration, antiques etc.

At least I’ve solved the problem of what trousers to wear with my crepe navy frock coat. Paul Smith came up trumps but so many of the houses have gone baggy and dreary. Can you believe it? But Paul Smith offer a grey slack in fine wool, tapered to nothing. Just a tiny adjustment to accommodate my massive thigh which will be complete in time for Glydenbourniana next Sunday. It’s a 10 a.m departure for Meistersinger. Two functions the day before, one of them involving baking. So the Glyndebourniana picnic must be fully honed in readiness.

Since my Scottish visit, there’s been the Sandringham St Kil interlude, the Palm Beach evening at Hyde Park (Joshua Baring did a full performance with accents of his visit to Palm Beach); now also Joshua Baring opened Bruce MacBain’s new glass extension at his parents’ residence last Saturday and I took Nabucco at Covent Garden on Monday, which turned out not to be Japanese.

So only time for two quick but vital points: posset is the keynote summer dessert for this summer. Joshua Baring served posset at his glass opening except it wasn’t posset it was pannacotta but we’ll let that pass. Posset is new this summer and huge. Get your posset made and eaten before it’s too late. I had it at my Rich Ladies table in the Paul Hamlyn bar at the Garden. It was mentioned somewhere else, I can’t remember where so it’s clearly massive.

Second: the ladies at Nabucco. It was the opening night (I didn’t realise) and such a range had been imported from America for some reason: there was the recently-released-from-clinic model, i.e. deathly white, with illness-tinted specs and crow hair. Another version is the really odd shape of head with coiffure to make it odder and absolutely clamped-on white frock. Finally the young, young A-line short frock with self-tanned knees (some lotion trapped in the crevices) and bird-bone feet (no stockings) at serious risk in nightmare clucks. American hairdressing! Can anyone explain it or where it comes from?

Seen on the Way to the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden

Seen on the Way to the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden

Indestructible Look

Indestructible Look

Magnificent: This Stiff Independent Skirt Look is Big Just Now

Magnificent: This Stiff Independent Skirt Look is Big Just Now

Posset is Here: Key Dessert this Summer. Consume before it's Too Late

Posset is Here: Key Dessert this Summer. Consume before it’s Too Late

 

 

 

Posted Saturday, June 11, 2016 under Adrian Edge day by day.

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