What could be better than an afternoon of indulgent pampering, vintage glamour and ultra stylish make-overs with the girls – all enjoyed over a delicious cocktail in a famed Soho hotspot? Every girl deserves to be spoilt and Kettner’s Brasserie and Champagne Bar, located in the heart of Soho since 1867, now promises to do just that and more as it hosts Coquette, a series of decadent Saturday afternoons full of fun, fashion and frivolity.
Sounds right up our street!!
For those in need of pampering, cult make up experts Benefit will be on hand to put some colour back into those cheeks whilst ladies are in for a treat as the brand’s Head Make Up Artist, Lisa Potter-Dixon, provides special Make Up masterclasses to ensure everyone looks their best. There is even the chance to win the Benefit Best Girl Award, worth an amazing £300.
At the same time, vintage specialists Lipstick and Curl will provide retro glamour, transforming modern lasses into everything from 1920’s flapper girls to Golden Era Hollywood starlets.
All girls love to dress up and at Coquette you’ll be spoilt for choice as those ultra trendy purveyors of vintage fashion, Rag&Bow – The Roaming Vintage Store, unleash the best street style and catwalk-inspired vintage on tour, all curated by stylist to the stars, Hazel Holtham.
Meanwhile it’s full marks to Coquette for offering a series of extra-curricular activities. Learn how to muddle and strain with the best of them at the ‘Cocktail Making Masterclass’; prove you’ve not got two left feet as you learn to ‘Dance with a Stranger’ and listen in awe as guest speaker – ‘man guru’, author and social commentator Zoe Strimpel – outlines ‘Ten Ways To Make Him Fall For You’.
If all this exertion has left you shaken, stirred and in need of sustenance, Kettner’s Executive Head Chef Winston Matthews promises a cornucopia of culinary delights: dainty sandwiches, delicious cakes and irresistible chocolates, all washed down with cocktails and champagne.
Golden tickets to Coquette cost just £90 a head, which includes a gorgeous goodie bag stuffed with tempting treats. To ensure the ultimate luxury experience, each event can only accommodate a maximum of 60 people. Early booking is strongly advised as there has been massive demand for the initial dates; the June event has already sold out and only a few tickets are now left for April.
Finally, for those who really cannot bear to tear themselves away from such splendid surroundings, a special A La Coquette Menu will enable guests to continue the party downstairs in the Brasserie (thoughtfully situated next to the Champagne Bar).
Here’s some key facts for you!
Tickets: £90 per head
Dates: Saturdays 9th April, 18th June, 20th August,
15th October and 3rd December 2011
Times: 1.00 pm – 5.00 pm
Dressiquette: Drop dead gorgeous, or you will be sent home alone and in disgrace!
Location: Kettner’s, 29 Romilly Street, Soho, London, W1