I like your tie. When Dylan Jones, editor of GQ magazine, pays you that compliment it carries a lot more kudos that it would from most other lips. My evening was off to an excellent start.
Jones was in Dublin, as guest of honour, for the launch of the new Nokia 8800, their first luxury mobile phone. The great and the good, and the good-looking, gathered in Ice at the Four Seasons Hotel (note: it's no longer called Ice Bar!), to celebrate the unveiling of this beautiful piece of kit.
Encased in a sleek stainless steel cover, the timeless design of the 8800 is a beauty to behold. Slide it open to reveal the fine pitched screen (equivalent to the density of a laptop screen), which is totally scratch resistant. Listen to the specially commissioned sound elements, works of art in their own right, composed by Academy and Grammy award-winning composer Ryuichi Sakamoto. Add in the other great features of the 8800 and it's easy to see why Dylan Jones was happy to endorse it.
Having a varied career in fashion and journalism behind him, Dylan added another string to his bow a few years ago as a judge on the reality TV show Model Behaviour. The hugely popular show will hopefully be returning to our screens next year, as Dylan informed me that only last week he'd had a meeting with the producers.
Enjoying the party last night were master tailor Louis Copeland, who looked dapper as always, and Nadine Wai - O'Flynn of Principle Management with Michael Kelly. Lord Henry Mount Charles was also there, with his wife Lady Iona, maintaining an uncharacteristic low profile. Perhaps disappointed that there will be no concert at his home, Slane Castle, this year?
Richard Kavanagh, who's off to Quinta de Lago next week, was with Alan Amsby and Gavin Lambe - Murphy, who cut a dash with his new hairstyle. Also there were Sonia Reynolds, with pal Fiona Gratzer, Alex Fitzgerald and Simon Arnold. Kelley Cousins and Aoife O'Reilly looked fab and were all set for tomorrow's O2 in the Park mega gig, which kicks off at 12-noon in Phoenix Park.
As we left with generous goodie bags (Moet & Chandon champagne, delicious Valrhona chocolate and Garden of Ireland scents) rumour had it that there was a rapidly forming waiting list for the Nokia 8800. Exclusive to Brown Thomas - get there quick.
Question of the week: Which recent addition to the social scene is charming all and sundry, with his air of wealth and sophistication? Truth is he's a dodgy character with more debt than a small African country.