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Off the Record, July 29 2011

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

Hello sailors Outdoor brand Timberland has brought the Spanish Olympic Sailing Team on board as its European brand ambassadors. Timberland will provide the team with equipment, which it test drove at the recent Trofeo SAR Princesa Sofia Competition in Mallorca.

Dance masterclass Debbie Moore (left), founder of the Pineapple Dance Studios brand, has been made an honorary Master of Arts by the University for the Creative Arts (UCA). The ceremony, at Rochester Cathedral on July 13, was also attended by UCA chancellor Zandra Rhodes (right).

Supra men An eclectic crowd of fashionistas, actors and skaters rubbed shoulders at the launch of the Supra Skytop III trainer at The House of St Barnabas in London on July 1. To celebrate, the Supra team (pictured) created a Union Jack solely out of red, white and blue Skytop III styles.

Racy underwear A team of 16 women from lingerie etailer Figleaves have so far raised £800 after taking part in Cancer Research’s Race For Life in Welwyn Garden City on July 17. Each sported a specially designed Figleaves tee and the etailer’s new High Impact Sports Bra.

On yer bike Net-a-Porter and Mr Porter celebrated the arrival of Dolce & Gabbana on both websites with a lavish party at their Westfield HQ on July 14. Jaeger chairman Harold Tillman and Net-a-Porter founder Natalie Massenet were among the revellers, posing for photos on Vespas, which were then printed up in the style of a postcard.

Shhhhhhh! Which luxury womenswear label’s managing director has built a holding pen in her office for when she looks after her mother’s pet tortoises?

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