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Off the Record, August 31 2013

Shoes were Made in Chelsea, dancing queens ruled Bestseller, City slickers scored in Manchester and Hush Puppies got snappy.

Dancing shoes are made in chelsea

Oliver Proudlock’s collaboration with footwear brand Oliver Sweeney

Oliver Proudlock’s collaboration with footwear brand Oliver Sweeney

The SW3 glitterati were out in force at Harvey Nichols to celebrate Made in Chelsea star Oliver Proudlock’s collaboration with footwear brand Oliver Sweeney. Guests sipped champagne to music from Matt Woods, Rufio Summers, Mikill Pane and DJ IQ, as dance troupe Wet Wipez raised temperatures on the shop floor.

Hush Puppies snaps to it

Michelle Nand and Julie Bradbury of Hush Puppies

Michelle Nand and Julie Bradbury of Hush Puppies

Hush Puppies launched a bank holiday pop-up, Dog Days, at Truman’s Brewery in Shoreditch - but without a single shoe on sale. Instead, this was a celebration of analogue photography including an exhibition and the chance to hire a 35mm film camera and have a print from your efforts developed in an on-site darkroom. Drapers snuck its digital camera inside to snap Hush Puppies’ Michelle Nand (left) and Julie Bradbury at the opening party.

Bestseller throws a house party

Danish brand stable Bestseller got in the party spirit to celebrate its swish new showroom, appropriately located on London’s Fashion Street. Topman’s Adam Jagger and the Oliver Bonas team sipped cocktails with host Anders Holch Povlsen, owner of Bestseller.

Catherine Neilan and Graeme Moran

Catherine Neilan and Graeme Moran

A quick drink turned into dancefloor shenanigans for Drapers’ Catherine Neilan (left) and Graeme Moran, and an after-party at pub Beach Blanket Babylon meant there were a few sore heads the next day.

United Manchester

George Best and Mike Summerbee

George Best and Mike Summerbee

Harvey Nicks in Manchester saw the unlikely spectacle of dandruff shampoo model and Man City goalie Joe Hart walking the runway for his teammate Joleon Lescott’s fashion label Lescott Stewart. Big J also strutted his heavily muscled thighs for the brand, which he runs with his older brother Aaron and friend Jordan Stewart. As our 1968 pic of Man U’s George Best and City’s Mike Summerbee shows, there is a long tradition of soccer style in Manchester.

So long Sophie…

After seven years at Fourmarketing, PR superstar Sophie Homes has decided to swan off to sunny Los Angeles.

She threw a boozy goodbye at a London pub last week, where a who’s who of the industry waved her off.

Does anyone know if she made her flight the next morning? Good luck Sophie.

GOING TO A GOOD PARTY?

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