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The Fashion Audit: Starters' orders / Beaded beauties / Cabbage couture


We can't wait for... Starters' orders

The Audit couldn't exactly be described as sporty, but that doesn't mean we don't enjoy gazing in awe at the athletic physiques of the participants of the London Marathon. This year they'll be be clad in lycra by Adidas the official kit provider for this Sunday's race. virginlondonmarathon.com/shop

We love… Beaded beauties

New and exclusive to online retailer Asos is Needle & Thread. The label specialises in hand-embellished silk dresses and separates which are ideal for summer. Highlights of the new collection are the beaded shift dresses for that on-trend Gatsby look.

Dress £175, Needle & Thread, asos.com

We're buying… Cabbage couture

Bucolic English brand Cabbages & Roses has teamed up with high-street store Uniqlo to produce a collection of covetable pieces featuring the former's signature rose print. It includes floral clothing and bags which are perfect for spring, once the sun catches up... From £9.90, uniqlo.com

We're clicking… Loubies online

If drooling over pictures of the red-soled wonders that are Christian Louboutin shoes isn't enough, now you can extend your affections over video thanks to a new YouTube channel. Louboutin World includes behind-the-scenes footage and interviews with Mr Louboutin himself. youtube.com/christianlouboutin

We're not sure about… Man tans

Research by Superdrug reveals that one in 10 men admit to using fake tan three times a month, while 10 per cent of women help their partners apply it. An occasional swipe of some of our lotions and potions has long been acceptable, but pinching our tanning products is a going a step too far with the grooming regime. 360 Tan Spray £6.99, Solait, superdrug.com