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How to charm the fashion press: Dine with Tada & Toy and Fashion GPS

at Mint Leaf Lounge, Bank (map)

Who's coming

  • Emma

    Tiny Founder,

  • Alex

    Director, We Make Websites

  • Host

    Hostess extraordinaire!, TableCrowd

  • Frances

    Creative Director, MYSISTERMADEIT

  • Charlotte

    Designer Liaison, SilkFred

  • James

    --, Street Stream and Kerbi

  • Alison

    Global Director of Brand Development, Fashion GPS

  • Lara

    Marketing Exec, My Beauty Matches

  • Moyang

    Founder, Vernez

  • Eva

    Director of Retail Development - Europe, rewardStyle

  • Diana

    --, Clotho London

  • Aishleen

    Co-founder, Le-Ster

  • Shiran

    Founder , balance

  • John

    Partner | Solicitor-Advocate | Mediator, Spring Law

  • Karen

    Designer, Karen Gold Ltd

  • Alice

    Head of Affiliates and Partnerships, mahabis


Mint Leaf Lounge

12 Angel Court, Lothbury, London, EC2R 7HB

Started by:

We’ll enjoy dinner, drinks & a chance to meet fashion brands and those working in the fashion industry, followed by an after-dinner talk and informal Q&A with Alison Levy, Global Director of Brand Development at Fashion GPS and Tansy Aspinall, co-founder of Tada and Toy.

Tada and Toy was created by two London-based jewellery fans, Tansy Aspinall and Victoria Van Holthe. Since launching, they have secured press coverage in Vogue, Marie Claire, Grazia, Bazaar and ELLE.

At Fashion GPS, Alison spearheads partnerships with some of the biggest brands and agencies worldwide, helping them launch their products to market. Alison has a wealth of fashion PR experience, including her role as PR Manager for NET-A-PORTER.COM, where she oversaw PR for all of the America’s and Australia, working directly with over 300 brands to maximize their global exposure. (Full bio below)

The dinner will provide an insight into both sides of the story - the agency side and also the brand side.

Obtaining press coverage for your business can be vital for success, so take this unique opportunity to hear about the best ways to do this from a leading PR expert and from a successful jewellery brand.

It will be an amazing opportunity to network with others working in fashion, as well as to talk to Alison and Tansy informally over dinner.

The cost includes private dining experience with after dinner speakers, 2 course dinner with wine plus highly curated and relevant networking.

Proud to partner with SilkFred – Unique fashion from the best independent brands.


P.S. TableCrowd are offering complimentary cab rides home (£15) thanks to their partner, Get Taxi! on first download of the app. Details on the night.

Tada and Toy
They tweet @tadaandtoy

Tada and Toy is a fresh new luxury fashion brand making delicate, high quality jewellery accessible to all.

Best worn everyday, layered and personalised to your style, Tada & Toy’s style is easy to wear and relaxed.

The jewellery effortlessly flows from day to night – stack up pieces to make a statement or wear individually for delicate elegance.

Founded by two young London-based designers Tansy Aspinall and Victoria van Holthe, Tada & Toy, is the realisation of their shared interests in fashion and conservation.

She tweets @

Alison Levy is the Global Director of Brand Development of Fashion GPS, where she has worked since July 2014. As Fashion GPS is the leading digital solutions provider for the fashion industry, Alison spearheads partnerships with some of the biggest brands and agencies worldwide, helping them launch their products to market.

Previous to living in the UK, Alison’s career accomplishments include overseeing Marketing & Communication’s for IMG Fashion’s global portfolio of fashion events as well as opening the Fifth Avenue offices in New York City as PR Manager for NET-A-PORTER.

Throughout her career, Alison has been instrumental in the publicity and media operations for events including Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York, Berlin, Australia, Istanbul as well as World MasterCard Fashion Week in Toronto, Lakme Fashion Week in Mumbai, among others. Alison has played a critical role in overseeing corporate communications activities for IMG Models, the world's leading modeling agency and media management for Art + Commerce, the premiere photographer management agency. Prior to her experience at IMG, Alison was Public Relations Manager for NET-A-PORTER.COM, the world’s premier online luxury shopping destination where she oversaw PR for all of the America’s and Australia, working directly with over 300 brands to maximize their global exposure.

For any dietary requirements, including vegetarians, please ensure you have completed your dietary needs in your profile.

Served in the traditional Indian sharing style:

~ Main ~
> CHICKEN JHALFREZI - spicy chicken thigh braised in onion, tomato with green chilli and capsicum
> PANEER MAKHANI - paneer braised ina butter tomato and fenugreek sauce
> TARKA DAL - yellow lentils tempered with cumin and garlic
> BHINDI MASALA - stir fried okra with onion and tomato
> Steamed Basmati Rice
> Nann and Roti

~ Dessert ~
> Mango Brûlée with spiced mango salsa

~ Wine & soft drinks ~

This dinner is hosted by SilkFred, a platform for the best independent fashion brands to sell their products online and for shoppers who love cool, unique clothes, to discover them. You can meet the SilkFred team on the night.

They tweet @silkfred

One of TableCrowd's wonderful hosts will also be there on the night to look after you. For any questions about this dinner, you can reach us at

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