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Off the record, October 14 2011

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

A year in Black and White Premium indie Black White Denim celebrated its first year in business with a champagne reception at its store in Wilmslow, Cheshire. Owner Jo Davies was joined by Swedish womenswear designer Jan Ahlgren, who spoke to guests about his industry experiences.

Adams seeing double with DSquared Twins Dean (left) and Dan Caten, joint designers of DSquared, posed with rock star Bryan Adams at a party in Paris to launch the label’s first international flagship store. Late-night dancing and a lounge party followed at the Ritz Hotel with music by DJ Ruckus.

Cooling off at Bluewater The Indian summer encouraged shoppers to spend a day out at Bluewater to take advantage of its 50-acre parkland, beach, lakes, boating and golf. Sun worshippers Gemma Bailey and Trudie Vernon took a refreshing break from shopping as temperatures hit 30 degrees in Kent.

Playful mood Maria Fowler of The Only Way is Essex donned a pink waspie to wow the crowds at London club The Box, the venue for the opening party for lingerie brand Playful Promises’ Soho store. The label’s founder Emma Parker celebrated with guests including Hollyoaks’ Annie Cooper and Strictly Come Dancing’s Brendan Cole.


Which famous street style blogger was spotted acting the diva at a recent fashion week show when they refused to sit anywhere else but the front row?

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