Mollie King goes from scruffy Saturday to perfectly preened for a night out with new beau David Gandy at Tunnel Of Love party

Mollie King goes from scruffy Saturday to perfectly preened for a night out with new beau David Gandy at Tunnel Of Love party

Mollie King goes from scruffy Saturday to perfectly preened for a night out with new beau David Gandy at Tunnel Of Love party

8:47 AM on 18th May 2011

In those exciting early weeks of a new relationship, it is normal for a girl to put in that extra effort for her new man.

Mollie King certainly ensured she scrubbed up well for a night out with her model boyfriend David Gandy last night, after she spent the day working up a sweat in rehearsals with her band The Saturdays.

The 23-year-old singer had been spotted yesterday with the group looking scruffy in a T-shirt and shorts and with her hair piled on top of her head in a messy bun – but it was a different story later when she attended the British Heart Foundation “Tunnel of Love” party.

White hot: Mollie King dazzled in a chic white dress at the British Heart Foundation

White hot: Mollie King dazzled in a chic white dress at the British Heart Foundation “Tunnel of Love” party last night

Mollie arrived at the bash at Victoria House in Holborn looking chic in a cute white babydoll dress with sequin embellishment and a keyhole neckline.

Her skin was glowing with perfectly applied make-up, undoubtedly helped with the flush of a new romance.

The pretty blonde was casual and a little dishevelled looking during a long day of rehearsals for The Saturdays” performance this weekend on BBC”s So You Think You Can Dance.

Day to night: The Saturdays singer transformed from scruffy earlier in the day when she rehearsed with the group, to party-readyDay to night: The Saturdays singer transformed from scruffy earlier in the day when she rehearsed with the group, to party-ready

Day to night: The Saturdays singer transformed from scruffy earlier in the day when she rehearsed with the group, to party-ready

Good-looking couple: Mollie met up with her model man David Gandy inside the party

Good-looking couple: Mollie met up with her model man David Gandy inside the party

Mollie was grinning from ear to ear inside the party, where she met up with Gandy after they avoided being photographed together on arrival.

The 31-year-old model was dapper as always grey suit and open-necked blue shirt.

Mollie and her Essex-born beau – now one of the highest-paid models in the country – met at a party in March, and have been quietly dating ever since.

The singer split from ex-boyfriend Andy Brown in early 2011. Gandy, who became a household name for the Dolce & Gabbana advertisement showing him in a tiny pair of white pants, has been linked with Lily Cole and Lindsay Lohan.

Lady in red: Rachel Stevens was looking sleek in a red shift dress for the bash, held at Victoria House in Holborn

Lady in red: Rachel Stevens was looking sleek in a red shift dress for the bash, held at Victoria House in Holborn

They made an effort not to be photographed together at events early on, but made their debut as a couple at a Ralph Lauren gala dinner in Paris afortnight ago, after they were spotted enjoying a romantic stroll through London the same week.

Mollie hinted at what she was looking for in a partner in a Glamour magazine interview, conducted before the romance went public.

She said: ‘I love an old-school gentleman. Picking me up for dates, sending flowers, holding the door open, I love it all. I think a man should treat you like a princess.’

Parents

Parents” night out: Rachel posed with her husband Alex Bourne as they arrived, during a rare night off from diaper duty with their daughter Amelie

The pair were joined by another loved-up couple, Rachel Stevens and her husband Alex Bourne, at the British Heart Foundation bash.

They took a rare night off from caring for their baby daughter Amelie, born in November, for the “high fashion and arts” event.

Rachel, 33, was chic in a red shift dress and snakeskin heels.

A-list attendees: Martine McCutcheon and designer Alice Temperley arrived in style for the bash, to celebrate the FoundationA-list attendees: Martine McCutcheon and designer Alice Temperley arrived in style for the bash, to celebrate the Foundation

A-list attendees: Martine McCutcheon and designer Alice Temperley arrived in style for the bash, to celebrate the Foundation”s 50th birthday

Other celebrity attendees at the affair were Martine McCutcheon, Erin O”Connor and Laura Bailey.

Designer Alice Temperley, who designed Pippa Middleton”s evening gown for the Royal Wedding reception, also attended.

The party was held to celebrate the British Heart Foundation”s 50th birthday.

It had a ‘Tunnel of Love’ theme, and included performance art and an auction of unique pieces, couture garments & accessories, fashion photography and art.

Model moment: Erin OModel moment: Erin O

Model moment: Erin O”Connor and Laura Bailey were elegant