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Miriam “Muffie” Potter Aston

Married to one of the world’s most prominent cosmetic surgeons, this blonde East Coast socialite formerly was the executive vice president of marketing and advertising at Van Cleef & Arpels. Described as a “whirlwind”...

Candy Spelling

With her screenwriter husband, this Californian socialite and writer built the largest home in Los Angeles County in 1988. She sold the 123-room property for $85 million in 2011 and then sued the developers...

The Bouquet of Christie's

Always dressed to the nines and a prominent feature at Christie’s auction receptions, this lady plainly loves a perm as much as she likes antiques and fine art. She’d most definitely make a perfect...

Donna Air

This Geordie lass has most certainly done good. An actress and presenter, Air starred in Byker Grove at 13, had a daughter with Damian Aspinall at the age of 24 and began dating The...

The Julian Assange lookalike

He parties here, he parties there, he parties absolutely everywhere. Some say he looks like Julian Assange and others comment on his champagne loving companion. She has variously claimed to work for Condé Nast...

David Patrick Columbia

This gentleman giant is the editor-in-chief of Quest magazine and the founder of the New York Social Diary. A revered social chronicler, “DPC” as he is widely known, previously collaborated with Debbie Reynolds on...

Baroness Gabriella Langer von Langendorff

The widow of the creator of White Shoulders perfume is well known in New York for both her “amply proportioned figure” and for being “highly made-up”. This resident of The Pierre loves bright colours...

Baroness Stefania von Kories zu Goetzen (1939 – 2013)

American born von Kories zu Goetzen was heavily involved in The Residents' Society of Mayfair & St. James's and lived in grandeur on St. James’s Square. In an article in 1982, TIME accused her...

The Autograph Hunter

He seeks them here, he seeks them there, he seeks those autographs everywhere. This character is undoubtedly London’s leading collector of signatures and often spotted at society parties. Of him, little else is known.

Fernando Peire

This genial host is undoubtedly amongst the best connected on the London restaurant scene. Born in Gibraltar, Peire became senior maitre d’ at The Ivy in 1990 and after stints advising others such as...

Alexandra “Lexi” Abrams

Social yet serious, this talented Cambridge graduate is now the UK youth advisor for the World Council of Peoples for the United Nations in the UK. Alexandra “Lexi” Abrams has written for the Cambridge...

David Pun

Some websites list him as the “buying director” of Harvey Nichols but their official website curiously fails to include him. This bow tie wearer is often to be found at parties in London...

Georgia Davies

This stunning model also happens to be the mascot for Kensington’s Bodo’s Schloss and considers it her “home”. Marlborough educated Davies is signed to Elite London and can also regularly be found at Tonteria...

Ricardo Garcia

A former financier who is the brains behind New York’s Red Hot-Society media journal. He states his religious views as “crusader” to his 5,000 followers on Facebook and loves Saint Émilion wine. He certainly...

Nell Diamond

This American makes Nell Gwynn seem positively tame. The daughter of the ex-chief of Barclay’s bank, Bob, doesn’t like being confused with the singer Neil Diamond but does enjoy discussing sex on Twitter. When...

John B. Goodman

John B. Goodman sold his family business, Goodman Manufacturing, for $1.43 billion in 2004 and founded the International Polo Club Palm Beach. This socialite and protégé of the $7 billion Ponzi-schemer Sir Allan Stanford, claimed:...

Holly Candy (born Holly Rachel Vukadinović)

Best known for her role as Flick Scully on the soap Neighbours, this Australian born actress, singer and model struck gold when she married the British property tycoon Nick Candy. Her foray into music...

Euan Rellie

Educated at Eton and Cambridge, this British born investment banker exploited the “special relationship” between America and Britain when he founded his Atlanticist dining society. With his stunning wife, the designer Lucy Sykes, he’s...

Orlando Hamilton

Florist to the stars. “McFlower,” as he is affectionately known, sources the finest flowers from across the globe and transforms rooms with his imaginative style. His clients have included Sylvester Stalone, Madonna and Kylie...

Paris Hilton

The great granddaughter of the founder of Hilton Hotels is best known for her phrase: “That’s hot” and a sex tape but she’s the one having the last laugh. She’s only in her early...

Jacqueline Branston

Former model and society hostess who is now turning her hand to helping wealthy Chinese and Russians settle into London. “Jackie” briefly dated both Warren Beatty and George Hamilton. She’s a big fan of...