Backstage Gossip At Very’s Summertime Celebrity Party

Have you seen the video for Very’s summer anthem yet – Rizzle Kicks’ Summertime? To officially mark it’s release, Very hosted a Summertime party in London attended by Jordan and Harley from the band and tons of glamorous celebs.

This was no ordinary event though. There was a 90s theme! This meant the celebs danced to the best tunes from the 90s, there was a 15 minute set by a beat boxer, live graffiti art, retro sweets like swizzles and drumstick lollies and the drinks menu included blue raspberry and strawberry slush puppies.


Here’s all the behind the scenes gossip:


First of all I caught up with Made in Chelsea’s Binky Felstead and Stephanie Pratt, who have just got back from LA where they were filming the Made in Chelsea summer special. They revealed that this is going to be packed with just as much love life drama as usual and the 8 weeks filming wasn’t easy due to all the emotional upheaval. Binky also revealed she used to be a great break dancer when she was younger but she was too shy to show her moves. It might have ruined her Lauren Pope paisley dip hem dress!


Next I caught up with Georgia Kousoulu from The Only Way Is Essex, who really went to town on the summertime theme with her maxi dress. I asked where her boyfriend Tommy was and she said he was ‘in the warehouse’. Don’t worry, it’s not some bizarre form of punishment – she said he was making his own trainers range and was really hands on.

What I really liked about Georgia is that she has a healthy appetite. Her and I visited the pop up burger van for mini Halloumi burgers, mini burgers, mini hot dogs and fries.


It was also good to see Dani Armstrong from TOWIE smiling and messing around in the pop-up photobooth with a gal pal. I felt really sorry for her in the last series when she split from her long term love James Locke but it seems like she’s having more fun now. Dressing up, particularly in 90s nostalgia, is a great form of therapy.


I could see Samantha Faiers the minute she walked in because of the stunning aquamarine colour of her dress. What do you think?


It’s a backless dress from her own collection and available on Very now. Sam told me that she’s just finished her Christmas collection and gave me a preview into what we can expect. Think faux fur coats and sequin dresses! Sam’s first Very collaboration was last Christmas so it’s now coming up to her first anniversary.


Amy Childs had a bit of a dance! She said the song was her fave song of the summer so far. You may remember Amy went blonde recently, so I asked her why she went back to red. She said she had more fun with red hair, which goes to show having fun is all about attitude. Don’t let hair colour determine how much fun you have!

After catching up with the girls, I thought I should pay Jordan and Harley from Rizzle Kicks some attention. You may notice that Jordan is on crutches and he told me he injured his ankle two days ago playing football when someone tackled him badly. However, he said he’s also secretly pleased because he gets more attention from the girls. Harley is jealous!

The guys are standing in front of the live graffiti in that pic. Two graffiti artists created this in less than three hours while the party was going on. Here’s a closer view:


And that’s not it! Miquita Oliver played a hostess role, looking summery in a short shift dress, and introduced the beat boxer. I haven’t seen Miquita for ages but this girl knows how to work a microphone and get the crowds’ attention.


And so did the beatboxer…


Now make sure you check out the summertime music video  and let us know what you think of it!

Love Zoex
Ps for more fashion and celebrity gossip check out my celebrity lifestyle blog Live Like a VIP.

7th August 2015
Written by Zoe Griffin