One Direction members Harry Styles and Liam Payne were among those who attended a book party for One Direction's stylist Lou Teasdale at the Ace Hotel in London on March 25, 2014. Teasdale's recently published book "The Craft" is a collection of fashion advice.
According to the Daily Mirror, Styles (who is 20) was being very flirtatious at the party with model Kara Marshall (who is 22), whom he may or may not be dating. Styles and Marshall were "flirting heavily with lots of touching and cuddling" but were careful not to be photographed together, according to the Daily Mirror. The Daily Mirror reports that Teasdale was the one who introduced Marshall and Styles to each other, and Styles and Marshall have had an "on-again/off-again romance" ever since. Styles reportedly flew Marshall out to New York to see him in the summer of 2013, when he was on tour with One Direction in the United States.
An unnamed source commented to the Daily Mirror about Styles and Marshall's relationship: “They see each other whenever they are in the U.K. and have been really close for a while now. Harry really likes her, not just because she’s beautiful, but he also thinks she’s cool and down to earth. They’re both Northern, so have a similar sense of humor.”
Payne was with his girlfriend Sophie Smith, whom he's been dating since July 2013.
Other celebrity guests at the soiree were Ed Sheeran (who is a close pal of One Direction) Rizzle Kicks member Jordan Stephens.
Also at the party was "The Xtra Factor" co-host Caroline Flack, who dated Styles from October 2011 to January 2012. Styles and Flack have remained friends since the breakup.
Styles been romantically linked to numerous women since One Direction became famous, including reality TV star Kendall Jenner, Kimberly Stewart (one of Rod Stewart's daughters), singer/songwriter Taylor Swift, model Cara Delveingne, singer/actress Natalie Imbruglia, former "Made in Chelsea" star Caggie Dunlop, model/actress Emily Atack, singer Lily Halpern, model Emma Ostilly and photographer Sarah-Louis Colivet. There are also constant rumors that Styles is a bisexual whose had romances with his One Direction band mate Louis Tomlinson and BBC Radio 1 DJ Nick Grimshaw, who have all publicly denied the rumors.
One Direction came in third place on "The X Factor" U.K. in 2010. Since then, One Direction has become the world's biggest-selling act from "The X Factor."