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Off the record, December 15 2012

Citizens of Farah rocked out, Santas ran for FTCT and Dita Von Teese launched her lingerie.

What Citizens of Farah event

Where Hoxton Square Bar and Kitchen, London 

Farah’s Laura Thompson and Mia Zackrisson, photographer Gavin Watson, and Farah’s Louise Hughes

Farah’s Laura Thompson and Mia Zackrisson, photographer Gavin Watson, and Farah’s Louise Hughes

To celebrate the first year of Farah Vintage’s Citizens of Farah project (which allows customers to connect with each other online), the brand invited 300 of its biggest fans to take part in an exclusive event that brought together the worlds of art, music and fashion. Pictured at the event are (from left) Farah’s Laura Thompson and Mia Zackrisson, photographer Gavin Watson, and Farah’s Louise Hughes.The entertainment Charlatan’s frontman Tim Burgess performed a highly anticipated show, which was followed by a set from DJ Daniel Avery.

The food and drink Frozen Margaritas and a Tex-Mex feast.

What Fuse Fashion Network Christmas party

Where Aqua Nueva, Argyll Street, London 

Stacey Young, Wendy Hallett and Paul Young

Stacey Young, Wendy Hallett and Paul Young

Fuse Fashion Network, a division of Hallett Retail, threw a Christmas bash for its suppliers and friends of the business. Partygoers were treated to a surprise appearance from musician Paul Young (pictured above right), who posed for a pic with his wife Stacey Young and Wendy Hallett (centre).

The food Spanish-themed canapés and bowl food.

The drinks Champagne and plenty of wine.

What Fashion & Textile Children’s Trust’s 5k Santa Run  

Where Greenwich Park, London  

The FTCT’s Anna Pangbourne, Jill Robertson and Francesca Allwright

The FTCT’s Anna Pangbourne, Jill Robertson and Francesca Allwright

Industry charity the Fashion & Textile Children’s Trust (FTCT) held its first-ever fun run event, the FTCT 5k Santa Run, in Greenwich Park.

As well as charity representatives, students and staff from the Fashion Retail Academy and teams from brands Yumi and Basler all took part.

Pictured (From left) The FTCT’s Anna Pangbourne, Jill Robertson and Francesca Allwright got the beards in.

Donations £2,350 has been raised so far, with cash still coming in.

What Launch of Dita Von Teese’s Von Follies lingerie collection

Where Artesian Bar, The Langham hotel, London

Dita Von Teese and lingerie supplier Diamond Cut International celebrated the launch of their Von Follies lingerie collection at London’s Langham Hotel. Von Teese (pictured with partygoers) flew in from the US for the event. The vintage theme of the bar reflected the style of the collection, which is inspired by Von Teese’s own personal collection.

The drinks Wine and champagne.

Shhhhhh!

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