Ewan and Charley @ Smythson store

EWAN McGregor and Charley Boorman made a special appearance at the Smythson store on Bond Street this week to celebrate the launch of their new book, Long Way Down. Arriving on their motorcycles, they were met by Smythson CEO Paddy Byng and a host of guests, including Helena Bonham-Carter, Tim Burton and Jamie Dornan, who sipped Veuve Clicquot and Belvedere cocktails. The book celebrates McGregor and Boorman’s journey from John O’Groats to South Africa by motorcycle, the journey of which is now part of a documentary on BBC2. Guests also took part in a raffle to raise money for UNICEF, prizes including one of the company’s Nancy bags and a limited-edition Smythson, handmade, leather bound set of Long Way Down, signed by both McGregor and Boorman. Less limited-edition but equally coveted are Smythson’s Fashion Diaries: last year, for the tenth anniversary of the Fashion Diary, Smythson asked the likes of Alexander McQueen and Giambattista Valli to design an exclusive diary. This year it has collaborated with VOGUE.COM to offer all the latest fashion news throughout the year. Buy yours now at www.smythson.com. (November 22 2007, AM)Ally PyleSource: www.vogue.co.ukCheck the gallery for photos!