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It's all there in black and white; Laura Davis looks to the silver screen for inspiration.

Byline: Laura Davis

MANY screen sirens looked more fabulous in black and white films than they did after the advent of colour cinema.

Monochrome fashion never fails to make a statement and, with it being a major look for the season, your bank balance will be blanching at the number of items out there to get your hands on.

The key is to keep it simple - think Grace Kelly rather than Pierrot. Avoid top to toe black and white stripes unless you want to end up looking like a startled zebra.

Lots of eyeliner and black mascara, the smudgier the better, completes the look.

notes

Model: Caroline Merson, of Absolute Model Management 0151 707 0505

Photographer: Jason Roberts

Hair: Lynne Nugent and Stephanie Dunn from Posh Hair & Beauty, 69 Tradewind Square, off Duke Street, Liverpool 0151 708 0055

Make-up: Peaches & Cream 07871656073

lauradavis@dailypost.co.uk

CAPTION(S):

Mascara Maxi Frange by Bourjois in noir brilliantine, pounds 8.95' Black T-shir with floral print pounds 12 from Tu at Sainsburys (0800 636 262)' Rose stud belt pounds 29.50 from Marks & Spencer (0845 302 1234)' Black scoop Argyle pattern knitted tank top pounds 26.99 from Next (08716 200 200)' Amy dress pounds 89 from Hobbs (www.hobbs.co.uk)' Bergamot shoes pounds 34.99 from Clarks (08705 785 886)' Rose Print Bethany bag by Lulu Guinness pounds 150 (www.luluguinness.com)' Striped top pounds 25, striped bangle pounds 6 and black beads pounds 8, from Dorothy Perkins (0845 121 4515)' black cropped trousers pounds 32, black Moon pumps pounds 28, white bag pounds 18, from Topshop (0845 121 4519)
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Title Annotation:Features
Publication:Daily Post (Liverpool, England)
Date:Feb 9, 2006
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