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Off the record, November 10 2012

Jeffery-West struck gold, Paul Smith hosted a big breakfast and Harold Tillman got a surprise. 

The brand’s co-founder Guy West (left, with a customer)

The brand’s co-founder Guy West (left, with a customer)

WHAT Jeffery-West evening at the Golden Boot     

WHERE The Golden Boot, Gabriel’s Hill, Maidstone         

Footwear indie The Golden Boot organised an evening in association with men’s footwear brand Jeffery-West. The brand’s co-founder Guy West (left, with a customer) chatted with shoppers in store while a band provided some musical entertainment.

The food Canapés served up by Kent catering firm The Mulberry Tree.

The drinks Wine and cider from Biddenden Vineyard and local Maidstone beer Goachers.

WHAT UKFT breakfast, hosted by Sir Paul Smith                               

WHERE The Ivy, central London             

Sir Paul Smith flanked by the UKFT's John Miln (left) and Simon Berwin

Sir Paul Smith flanked by the UKFT’s John Miln (left) and Simon Berwin

Retailers, manufacturers and brands met for breakfast at The Ivy to hear Sir Paul Smith share his expertise on building his iconic brand. Organised by the UK Fashion & Textile Association’s John Miln (left) and Simon Berwin (right), the event gave guests the chance to quiz Smith on the challenges and opportunities faced by the fashion industry today.

The food A full English or smoked salmon and scrambled eggs, plus crumpets and muffins.

Sir Philip Green, pictured with Harold Tillman

Sir Philip Green, pictured with Harold Tillman

WHAT Surprise dinner for Harold Tillman

WHERE 34 Grosvenor Square, London   

The British Fashion Council threw a surprise dinner for outgoing chairman Harold Tillman to celebrate his time at the helm. The dinner was hosted by Arcadia chief executive Sir Philip Green (pictured with Tillman) and Vogue editor Alexandra Shulman.

The guests Those also raising a glass to Tillman included designer Sarah Burton, model Laura Bailey and Joan Burstein, founder of designer indie Browns.

WHAT Robinsons of Bawtry charity fashion show    

WHERE China Rose restaurant, Bawtry, Doncaster          

Designer Amanda Wakeley (pictured centre)

Designer Amanda Wakeley (pictured centre)

Yorkshire indie Robinsons of Bawtry hosted its 20th annual charity fashion show recently, which raised £15,000 for Yorkshire Cancer Research. Designer Amanda Wakeley (pictured centre) went along to see her collections on the catwalk.

The auction Prizes included a personalised Amanda Wakeley clutch bag and personal shopping experience at the Amanda Wakeley store, as well as tickets for the FA Cup semi-final and The X Factor final.

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