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Global Adventure

“my country is the earth, and I am a citizen of the world.”

Eugene V. Debs (American socialist, 1855-1926)-

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Photoshoot by Vogue (To see their feature buy the March issue out now!)

This year the runways came alive with a riot of rainbow colours, prints, feathers, frills, and chunky beads all with a heavy tribal accent.  Designers drew inspiration from exotic far flung destinations taking you on a ride from the African plains to the Far East. Etro and Hermes chanelled the look with their Spring/Summer ’08 collections. Shows were awash with saris, safari jackets, embroidery and ethnic scarves. This is one fashion adventure you won’t want to miss, so grab your passport and go global!

Get the Look for Less

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1. Brown dress by TopShop £30

2. Vest top by TopShop £38

3. Red and black dress by TopShop £60

4. Safari print dress by Dorothy Perkins £30

5. Global print top by Warehouse £40

6. Warehouse Spring/Summer 08 collection

7. Tiered skirt by TopShop £30

8. Tile print scarf by Warehouse £14

9. Warehouse Spring/Summer 08 collection

10. Embellished waistcoat by New Look £18

11. Bikini by Dorothy Perkins £16- top £8 and bottoms £8

12.  Scarf by Primark £5

13. Bangle by Next £10

14. Gladiator sandals by Office £40

15. Chunky beads by Next £8

 

Gemma DouthwaiteÓ

Pictures courtesy of PRShots.com and TopShop.com

Coming Soon: Bag Trends and Fashion Week round ups and Trend predictions, How to Wear sections and Much, Much More!

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Trend Focus: The Art of Style

Go all artistic this summer in showstopping abstract and graphic prints…

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Clockwise from top: Dress by Dolce & Gabbana, dress by Chloé, dress by Dolce & Gabbana, dramatic red and black dress Dolce & Gabbana, abstract style top and skirt by Danielle Scutt and printed prom style dress by Gucci (styling and photographs by Vogue, Marie Claire and Elle. To see their full features buy February editions on sale now!)

Designers released their inner Picasso and treated their designs like canvases, creating modern day masterpieces. Go for all out show stopping drama in an art inspired print dress this season and all eyes will be on you…

Get The Look for Less

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1. Dress by Oasis (new spring collection)

2. Paint splashed T-shirt by TopShop £30

3. Dress by Coast £135

4. Graphic print dresses by Louise Goldin for TopShop, both £95

5.  Bag by Accessorize £40

6. Graphic print skirt by TopShop £32

7. Shoes by Dorothy Perkins £25

Gemma Douthwaite ©

Images by PRShots.com and TopShop

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Trend Focus: Preppy

This summer it’s time to go back to school for some serious style cred…

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 This spring/summer the catwalks were awash with cute blazers, full skirts, floral blouses, shirts and beaten leather satchels. Luella featured the preppy look strongly and even had fun by adding glasses and pig tails to their models. Take inspiration from the oh-so English Henley regatta and the girls of St.Trinian’s, and show you really are too cool for school…

Get the Look for Less…

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1.  Polo shirt by Jack Wills £29 (in sale)

2. Shirt £39 by Jack Wills (in sale)

3. Blazer £30 Dorothy Perkins

4. Satchel by Warehouse £20

5. Denim skirt £35 by TopShop

6. Cricket-style cardigan by New Look (new collection

7. Bag by Jack Wills £159 (in sale)

8. Scarf by Jack Wills £19 (in sale)

                                          9. Okay, they’re not strictly High Street, but they are a bargain! Shoes by     Marc Jacobs, £228 (in sale)  

 

 Gemma Douthwaite ©

Pictures courtesy of PRShots.com, Marc Jacobs (www.poshu.co.uk) Jack Wills and TopShop.

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Trend Focus: Romance

This year designers fell in love with sheer fabrics, soft pastels, ruffles and all things feminine. Fashion is definately having a romantic moment this summer…so go on, work this season’s prettiest look and create your own fairy tale (Knight in shining armour optional.)  

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Clothes (clockwise from left) by John Galliano, Dior (By John Galliano), TopShop (spring/summer ’08 show), Roberto Cavalli and Lanvin. Photos by Elle and Marie Claire. To see their full features buy the Febraury issues out now! 

Get the Look for Less…

The high street’s new spring/summer collections have a great take on this look and some gorgeous pieces, so go ahead and fall in love…

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  1. Dress by River Island £79.99

2. Debut Ombre Ruffle Dress by Debenhams £80

3. Peaches dress by Monsoon Fusion, £55

4. Blue ruffle dress £40, belt £8 by Dorothy Perkins

5. White dress £40, belt £8 by Dorothy Perkins

6. Pink chiffon and lace dress with flower by Monsoon Originals £160

7. Ring by Accessorize, £10

 

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 Gemma Douthwaite Ó