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Off the record, 8 July 2011

Drapers gets the lowdown on the latest gossip and reports back from the hottest parties and events

Wheely fashionable Fashionistas turned out to celebrate the launch of the limited edition Fiat 500byGucci, customised by Gucci creative director Frida Giannini with Fiat’s Centro Stile division. The launch, at Fiat’s showroom in London’s Marylebone, was attended by model Tolula Adeyemi who, like the car, wore Gucci.

Page boys Women’s nightwear and lingerie business Brettles has published a book charting its history. Brettles of Belper was co-written by current brand custodian Gary Spendlove (right) and author Rod Hawgood, pictured here at the official book launch.

Talk of the town Fashion and lifestyle PR agency Talk celebrated its 10th birthday with a party at M&C Saatchi’s head office in Golden Square, London. British Fashion Council chief executive Caroline Rush (left) joined Talk PR’s Tanya Hughes at the bash.

Over the moon Swimwear brand Moontide unveiled its 2012 collection down by the River Thames in a garden between London Bridge and Tower Bridge two weeks ago. At the launch were Moontide’s David Cosgrove (left) and Simon Howard, and model Anna Watts showed off one of the brand’s designs.

Charity goal Voi Jeans hosted its inaugural football tournament, La Coupe Du Voi, at Preston’s Tulketh Community Sports College in June. Raising money for Cancer Research, a strong contingent of young fashion brands and retailers took part. The Voi team (pictured) impressed, but it was indie mini-chain Duffer Menswear that lifted the trophy.


Which retailer’s daughter is said to interrupt important meetings, demanding that she is given her allowance?

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