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Flipping through fashion mags I usually get tired of seeing the same pieces in editorial after editorial.

During the autumn/winter season it was the Stella McCartney cut out dress with the polka dot mesh and the Prada mod shift that haunted fashion pages left right and centre.

Come spring/summer I have now completely changed my tune and delight when I open a magazine to find one of the season’s stand out styles hidden inside.

I just can’t get enough of the Prada flame heels. There are a quite a few different styles in the collection but they are all equally amazing.

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Katie Fogarty Blackbook April/May 2012

Flowers with flames and little break lights shouldn’t work but miraculously it more than works, it creates some of the most unique and exciting shoes I have seen in awhile.

Any editorial that features these babies automatically has my undivided attention.

A couple of other pieces that I love to see sprinkled across every mag this season, are the Louis Vuitton broderie anglaise collared blouse and the Jewel encrusted Dolce & Gabbana bodysuit.

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Dakota Fanning Elle UK February 2012

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Mila Kunis Harper's Bazaar April 2012

In Australia we  may not be lucky enough to find Jason Wu or Missoni creations in Target but come February we will have something far more exciting.

Burlesque star, style icon and lingerie queen, Dita Von Teese has created a line of ‘Von Follies’ lingerie that Australian women will have the chance to snap up next month.

As the epitome of retro glamour and sex appeal who better to create a line of lingerie than Von Teese.

The collection features lust-worthy vintage inspired garter belts, high waisted briefs, an overwire bra and a little bit of leopard print.

20th century literature has never been so fashionable with it-girls everywhere carrying around Olympia Le-Tan clutches that look like famous novels like Nabirokov’s Lolita, Williams’ The Glass Menagerie and Hemingway’s For Whom the Bell Tolls.

It’s definitely in vogue to be carrying around a good book.

As per usual Chanel is my favourite haute couture show of the season.

Givenchy dazzled in White and Armani Prive was velvety black with colourful embellishments but it was Chanel as always that took my breath away.

As per usual the classic Chanel tweed suit looks updated and left audiences longing for a piece of the their own Chanel elegance.

Blossoms are blooming, shedding and littering the pavement pink and rainbows are painting the sky.

Spring has definitely begun.

As much as I love winter time for the beautiful woollen coats and cashmere cardigans, I’m more than ready to give my little silk dresses a spin in the sun.

As I watch the bare branches of trees become covered in new greenery I can’t help but dream about spring time picnics and frolicking barelegged in the Botanical gardens on a Saturday afternoon.

It is this time of year when the promise of the world’s beauties is reignited inside my heart and I can reinvent myself ready for the summer.

As of today I am parting ways with the heap of black clothing that whilst I love and got me through winter must step aside for some colour.

It’s time to be flirty, playful and fun.

I know it’s probably not a good thing but I am so often drawn to a book by its cover.

Yes by reading the blurb even, you can gain so much further insight into the book but this first glance or impression is the one that counts.

This applies to fashion also.

In an image driven society there is so much judgement made simply by a persons clothing.

Thus, in creating a good first impression clothing is vital.

When someone meets me their first insight into my personality will likely be my girlish nature.

Another inference commonly made is of my innocence.

While this may or may not be a factor of my personality this is what I am communicating.

Therefore, no matter the occasion one should always consider the message they are stating before they even say hello.

For this will define your interactions with other people.

One should always dress to impress as to create the best possible chance of being that book that creates enough intrigue as to be picked up from the shelf and read.