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Off the Record, August 19 2011

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

Front row line-up - Watching the Soulland catwalk show during Copenhagen Fashion Week were (from left) Stefan Siegel, co-founder of website Not Just a Label, Drapers’ Graeme Moran, Bryan Boy of blog, Delphine Hervieu, fashion contributor at, Emil Nissen from S magazine and blogger Andy Torres of

Claire’s friend - Model and TV presenter Jameela Jamil got first dibs on the stock when accessories chain Claire’s opened its new-look flagship store on London’s Oxford Street.

Party offensive - Men’s young fashion brand Weekend Offender threw a party at menswear show Stitch in London last week. Rapper Dirty Dike provided the entertainment.

Huit on the menu - Lingerie group Eveden showcased the autumn 11 collection for its Huit brand at London’s L’Escargot Restaurant. Eveden’s Nigel Addison talked Agnes Dewhirst from etailer Figleaves through the range.

Dialling up Toms - London’s Seven Dials shopping area held a raffle offering brands the chance to win a pop-up store free of charge for a month. Footwear brand Toms was the winner. Pictured (from left) are Clare Harris from property firm Shaftesbury, guest Alexandra Bettison and Toms’ Holly Allenby.

Shhhhhhh! - Which director from a leading womenswear trade show has a talent for playing the piano and took centre stage at a recent industry party?

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