09/11/2011 14:56 GMT | Updated 22/05/2015 10:12 BST

Nanette Lepore Comes To London

Nanette Lepore last week brought her spring/summer collection to the UK for an exclusive preview.

Nanette Lepore comes to London American designer Nanette Lepore brightens up London's chilly nights. Photo courtesy of Nanette Lepore

Brightening up a downright gloomy London evening (you know the score: rainy, cold, um, dark!), the champagne was flowing in her Westbourne Grove boutique in Notting Hill, with the neon-bright, new-season collection the main attraction.

In the capital for a quick 72-hour stop, Nanette gossiped with fashion bloggers (most exquisitely turned out in head-to-toe Lepore), traded shopping tips with eager fans and swapped London restaurant suggestions with the rest of us.

Nanette Lepore comes to London Sharing a glass of fizz with the lady herself. Photo courtesy of Nanette Lepore

After her UK trip, Nanette was back to New York and then off to Miami – an idea that seemed all the more brilliant as we stepped out into the freezing London evening.

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