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Byline: PATRICE JOHN

1 BEN DE LISI

British-Iranian supermodel Yasmin Le Bon is as famous for her stunning good looks as her iconic pop star husband.

Yasmin, who has been married to Simon Le Bon from Duran Duran for more than 20 years, has enjoyed success in the world of modelling for decades.

She has put her name a limited edition range by Ben De Lisi and the result should not only please those who admired her during the 80s, but modern-day fans too.

BDL by Ben De Lisi black embroided feather trim prom dress costs pounds 200 and is available at Debenhams.

Call 08445 616161 for stockists.

2 ST GEORGE BY DUFFER

Once upon a time there was a humble lad from Worthing called Samuel. He and his three mates decided they wanted to make music and aptly formed a band called the Ordinary Boys.

Fast forward a few years, a stint on Celebrity Big Brother, a rather ugly break-up with a faithful French girlfriend, and a marriage to a blonde 'celebrity' and you have the cult of Preston.

It's safe to say that Samuel Preston's fraternisation with the media has meant he was a key choice to front St George by Duffer's latest range.

And although modelling may not have been his first choice of career, he still looks stunning in this suit.

The grey herringbone suit costs pounds 250, shirt pounds 35 and tie is pounds 20.

Available at Debenhams. Stockists number as before.

3 J BY JASPER CONRAN

The Dublin-born model and heiress Jasmine Guinness has joined forces with Jasper Conran for a tenth anniversary collection.

This leather jacket costs pounds 180, grey salt and pepper skirt is pounds 100, mock-croc bag is pounds 125 and satin shoes cost pounds 99.

Available at Debenhams stores. Stockists number as before.

4 DUNE

It really does not matter if the colour red makes you think of a full-stop or the heat of passion, the shops are bursting with hot accessories just dying to get in your wardrobe.

When Dorothy ended up stranded in Oz with no hopes of getting home, it was a fashion item that helped her out of a pickle.

One click of the heels in her red shoes and she was back in Kansas. We can't promise wearing these shoes from Dune will produce the same effect, but you're welcome to give it a try.

These Source Platform Sandals cost pounds 65.

5 DUNE

This Toballed Clutch Bag is the perfect accompaniment to the red shoes. It pounds 45 and is available at Dune stores.

6 ACCESSORIZE

You don't have to cross the boarders and head north for a touch of Scottish pride.

Accessorize have created this tartan bag for all who wish to pay homage to their Celtic roots.

The Highland Frame Bag costs pounds 20.

7 PRIMARK

When Colleen McLoughlin admitted to the world she shopped at Primark, you could hear the fashion designers and trendsetters drawing breath.

"How, could a woman with an eye-watering amount of disposable income not only shop on the High Street...but in Primark of all places?" they exclaimed.

But what followed with the "outing" of Colleen was an overnight democratisation of the brand.

If a world-class WAG could do it...then what's stopping the rest of us?

So feel free to part with your hard-earned pounds 8 for these ruched leather gloves.

8 RIVER ISLAND

We all have childhood heroes and images that define a moment. One of mine has to be Wonderwoman.

She was strong, sassy and sure knew how to work a headband and she was equally comfortable wearing big-girl pants and knee-high boots.

Nice.

When I saw these boots images of the female "caped crusader" sprang to mind and on that basis alone they are worthy of a mention.

You might not be enable to leap tall buildings in a single bound but you'll be the talk of the town.

They cost pounds 59.99 and are available from River Island.

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