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Hugo Campbell-Davys

Described by the Evening Standard as “London’s best connected man”, this Chelsea based sage is the founder of Urbanologie, an online private members’ lifestyle...

Kate Spivak

The founder of a “social dining group”, Kate Spivak has over 21,000 followers on Twitter. This passionate foodie describes herself as a “marketing nerd”...

Jon Levy

This Upper West Side, New York based ‘behaviour expert’ is best known for his Influencers Dinners. Jon Levy founded this “secret dining experience” in 2009...

Michael Polenske

This financier turned vintner was born in Bermuda and is now based in California’s Napa Valley. Michael Polenske has variously invested in and owned...

Rosemary Conley

“Slimming guru” Rosemary Conley’s luck changed in 2014 when her empire went into administration. Though her low-fat “Hip & Thigh Diet” regime was all...

Francesca Bortolotto Possati

The head of the four property Bauers Hotel Group is the “best connected woman” in Venice. Francesca Bortolotto Possati is a native of the...

Barbara Hulanicki OBE

This Polish born, British raised fashion icon described herself as “a natural feminist” in a 2014 interview with The Observer. As the co-founder of...

Kelly Hoppen MBE

This red-headed South Africa born design dragon is most famous for her use of taupe. Hoppen views white to be an “essential neutral” and...

Victoria Beckham

The Fleet Street Fox spoke sense in November 2013 when she said of Beckham: “Take a bow, Savvy Spice. We got you wrong”. This...

Joy Venturini Bianchi

This San Francisco based style icon is famous for her signature oversized black glasses and “natty attire”. A divorced philanthropist, Joy Venturini Bianchi has...

Lillian Pulitzer Rousseau (born Lillian Lee McKim; 1931 – 2013)

This Palm Beach based “Queen of Prep” was the daughter of a Standard Oil heiress who began her career selling orange juice on Worth...

Tom Ford

This Texan born designer and film director turned around the fortunes of Gucci and YSL and had a huge success with A Single Man....

Harry Handelsman

This German-born property developer is best known as the pioneer who brought “loft living” to London in the early 1990s with his Manhattan Loft...

Martha Stewart

This “High Priestess of Homemaking” was brought up in ordinary surroundings in Jersey City, New Jersey but became a self-made business magnate, author, magazine...

Sara Murray OBE

This Lancashire born entrepreneur founded the price comparison site Confused.com and is now a member of the government’s Technology Strategy Board. Murray has deservedly...

Jo Malone MBE

This dynamo opened her first store at 154 Walton Street in Chelsea in 1994 and admits she had no money and made every error...

Sheikh Majed Al-Sabah

The nephew of Kuwait’s Amir first introduced his Villa Moda “luxury bazaar” concept in 1992 in a $20 million glass box on the outskirts...

Erik Wachtmeister

He founded ASmallWorld.net, “The Facebook for the Few,” in 2004 and has now created his second social network, the Best of All Worlds. This...

Natalie Massenet

She met her financier husband at the Notting Hill Carnival in 1997 and founded Net-a-Porter a year later. She sold her share in the...

Nicky Haslam (Nicholas Haslam)

“Britain’s ultimate interior designer” is a man of many talents and guises. Haslam flits from party to party by night, but by day writes,...

Hugh Warrender

This Old Etonian describes himself on Twitter as an optimist, libertarian and cyclist. Warrender co-founded the Knightsbridge School and has been involved in wealth...

Chris Corbin OBE & Jeremy King OBE

London’s most successful restaurateurs. This dynamic duo have been partners in business for over 30 years and acquired Le Caprice in 1981. They sold...

Lapo Elkann

The Agnelli “crown prince” is also nicknamed “Lapo of Luxury.” Regularly voted as being one of the best dressed men on the planet, he’s...

Charlie Gilkes

Eton educated Gilkes is a club-trepreneur who has made waves in Chelsea and Battersea. He also appeared in The Iron Lady and launched an...