Her name is James. Ashley James. She is the pin-up blonde who made her name in Made in Chelsea, and proves that blondes really do have more fun. For the Summer Issue of Epicurean Life, we shot Ashley James in couture frocks, with licence to thrill.

Currently Ashley is less Chelsea Girl and more It Girl about town modelling Hollywood style glamour in this season's cool pastel couture and dazzling jewels. She, also, has blonde ambition. As Ashley's star ascends she has now raised her celebrity profile even more as a presenter, not least for Clothes Show TV. Boom.

To mark this point in her stellar journey where better to shoot our blonde bombshell than in the black and whitel conservatory overlooked by portraits of the style icons, Audrey Hepburn and Marilyn Monroe at The Milestone, the fabulously chic five-star hotel in Kensington & Chelsea?

Martini, anyone?

Photographer: Darren Paul

Shot on location at The Milestone Hotel, 1 Kensington Court, W8 5DL  020 7917 1000 www.milestonehotel.com