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NATIONAL TV AWARDS, JAN 2012 The gold choker on this Michael Kors number is actually part of the dress. It was on loan and had to go back to New York the next day. I think Jennifer Lopez wanted to try it for an event.

DRAPERS FASHION AWARDS, NOV 2011 The top knot meant I didn't have to worry about my hair being out of place. My earrings are vintage Biba and cost me PS10 in a charity shop. The dress is Alberta Ferretti and the shoes are from Lara Bohinc.

STRICTLY COME DANCING, SEPT 2011 I loved this Paul & Joe yellow jumpsuit but it wasn't easy to wear as it showed every ripple, bulge and VPL.

The sides were toupeetaped on to my chest so it wouldn't slip down.

GLAMOUR WOMEN OF THE YEAR AWARDS, MAY 2012 There's the classic hand-on-hip pose again. It's repetitive but there's not much else you can do. The dress is by Carlos Miele and I love this oversized neon clutch.

LAUNCH OF STRICTLY, SEPT 2012 I'm a huge Stella McCartney fan and this dress is one of my favourites. The cutaway sides are held together by nude mesh panels so it wasn't risky to wear. The gold metallic belt complements it perfectly.

FASHION DOS AND DON'TS DO go all out for glamour. For pin-up appeal, enhance your feminine silhouette - think structured shoulders, curve-inducing peplums and thigh-hugging pencil skirts.

DO dazzle in diamante costume jewellery.

DO shop savvy for investment pieces you'll wear more than once. If Kate Middleton says it's cool to recycle, then who are we to argue? DON'T be afraid to experiment.

DON'T be shy of getting all glammed up with sequins. With this season's trend for embellishment, it's time to get involved.

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picture can come for years. time, I feel no than the next amazing what 90 or so minutes of careful prepping can do for your confidence. THE DRESS The first thing I do is choose "The Dress". Sometimes I'll enlist the help of my stylist or track down something I've spotted in a magazine.

Then I'll put together the rest of the outfit - shoes, bag, jewellery and underwear (thanks to those trusty Spanx).

I'll do a pre-event fitting to check everything is OK - there have been too many times when I've been caught running out the door with a frayed hem or even a broken zip.

THE MAKE-UP Once the outfit is laid out, it's time for the make-up, starting with the body.

Having applied fake tan the night before, I'll moisturise with lots of luminiser as shimmering limbs tend to look longer and more toned.

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FORWARD 3THINKER No matter the occasion, Tess always seems to pull off the right look - but she reveals it takes a lot of planning
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