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Linds Gets No Satisfaction at Jagger's Do

Published on December 9th 2004.

After a week off from the hustle and bustle of life at Manchester Confidential, I was thrown back into the swing of my alterior life as an IT girl with an invite from Jade Jagger, Creative Director for Garrard to the launch of her new collection.
Arriving at Harvey Nichols with the lovely Lisa, we were greeted by the paparazzi (not the stylish club at The Printworks, the flashing bulb variety), eyeing us up on the way to see if we were anyone special and if it was worth taking a snap, the flash did go off at which point I did get rather excited only to realise that the photographer was actually falling backwards over a hedge and had fallen on his camera by accident………….
After a swift trip up in the lift and Lisa being mistaken for Miss Jagger, we were presented with some bubbly. The Second Floor Bar and Restaurant proved to be a great space for a party. Not that I’m a stranger to the restaurant but once all the tables and chairs are moved, the space is awesome and, with the addition of some great mood lighting, was the perfect venue for the launch of Miss Jagger’s new collection.
At this point Jade was nowhere to be seen and she probably wished it had stayed that way after I ambushed her full of champagne and asked for a photograph some time later. Cat Deeley got off lightly, I was only onto my second glass by the time I asked her for a photo, and what a pure delight that lady is…. and gorgeous. Someone remarked they didn’t think she was all that (a jealous female no doubt). She even refused point black to have a shot of her on her own and demanded that I was in it too. Next to Miss Deeley I didn’t really stand a chance in the beauty stakes, even another 3 months with the Heaven lot wouldn’t have worked.

Jade Jagger: No Honky Tonk Woman
The canapés were in plentiful supply, mini shepherds pies, mini fish and chips, smoked salmon, chilli prawns and too many more to mention. With the champagne continuing to flow, you have to hand it to Brian Handley, General Manager for Harvey Nichols, he certainly knows how to throw a party. And the staff!.... It made a change getting served by people who smiled and were chatty rather than the normal sour faces that wander around at similar events (you know who you are!).
With the assistance of alcohol my initial nerves had gone way out of the window, and what a window, great views from that second floor restaurant I might tell you. Unfortunately my high spirits were quickly shot to the floor by a high flying football sniper. When asking the unnamed Premiership star (name him you wuss! -Ed) for a quick snap for the site he flat refused, how rude, did he not realise who I was?
Spencer, Manchester’s newest cockney invader who runs Sintillate was also pushing his luck, taking great pleasure in laughing hysterically at me all night and reminding me that I got blown out, wait till I see you at Sintillate on Sunday mate.
Anyway after drooling over the new collection, which was way out of my price range, (note to oneself, must find rich husband soon!) I decided in my infinite wisdom to head off to the Sugar Lounge with a few Manchester Confidential regulars.
So the party continued there for a further few hours, with Jade partying away the night, a little less scared of me now that she had a drink of her own down her neck, even Brian was there seeing his event through till the end. Great night I must say although a touch too much champagne for a school night.

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