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Off the record, April 27 2013

A beautiful day for Tulchan, Donna Ida was made-over in Chelsea and Harvey Nichols got soul.

What Calzedonia swimwear summer 13 catwalk show

Where Rimini, Italy

Sarah Jessica Parker

Italian beachwear and hosiery brand Calzedonia hosted a catwalk to celebrate the launch of its spring 13 swimwear collection. Actress Sarah Jessica Parker (pictured), models Tali Lennox and Poppy Delevingne and fashion illustrator David Downton were among those who attended the event.

Background noise Singer Ke$ha performed during the catwalk show.

The food Antipasti, ravioli and risotto followed by gelato and fresh fruit.

What Tulchan’s Colour Me Beautiful event

Where Tulchan factory shop, Cowan Bridge, Lancashire

Tulchan managing director Michele Needham with store employee Janet Sedgwick, Colour Me Beautiful stylist Cliff Bashforth and Wendy Jackson

Tulchan managing director Michele Needham with store employee Janet Sedgwick, Colour Me Beautiful stylist Cliff Bashforth and Wendy Jackson

Mainstream womenswear brand Tulchan held a customer styling event at its outlet store in Lancashire.

Customers were invited to get image and colour advice from a stylist from image consultancy Colour Me Beautiful.

Trooping the colour (From left) Tulchan managing director Michele Needham with store employee Janet Sedgwick, Colour Me Beautiful stylist Cliff Bashforth and Wendy Jackson, also from the Tulchan store.

What Donna Ida store relaunch

Where Donna Ida store, Draycott Avenue, Chelsea

Donna Ida Thornton and Made In Chelsea’s Rosie Fortescue

Donna Ida Thornton and Made In Chelsea’s Rosie Fortescue

Denim guru Donna Ida Thornton marked the relaunch of her eponymous Chelsea boutique with a day-long event. Ida Thornton provided guests with mini makeovers from make-up academy AOFM and goodie bags with the first 50 purchases.

Guests joining Ida Thornton (pictured left) included Made In Chelsea’s Rosie Fortescue.

The food Bacon sandwiches from Daphne’s and Pop Bakery cakes.

The drinks Watermelon martinis from Eclipse bar.

What Harvey Nichols launches Soul II Soul Classics Collection

Where Harvey Nichols, Knightsbridge

Professor Green

British soul band Soul II Soul celebrated the launch of its Classics clothing range at luxury department store Harvey Nichols. Guests from music, art, fashion and sport attended the event, while Jazzie B and Aitch B from the group treated partygoers to DJ sets. Pictured at the launch are rapper Professor Green and Soul II Soul’s Jazzie B.

The food Marinated chicken skewers, mini beef burgers and parmesan-crusted haddock.

The drinks Harvey Nichols prosecco, Peroni and a special Soul II Soul cocktail.

Shhhhhh!
Which two well-known fashion chief executives haven’t been the best of friends after one “copied” the other’s jacket design some 10 years ago?

Going to a good party? Send your industry gossip, photos and news to Catherine Neilan at catherine.neilan@emap.com

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