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Dressing for work can be a nightmare at the best of times. But when you are the editor of Vogue, Elle or Marie Claire, getting dressed in the morning can be a positive minefield. What you wear in the privacy of your office is one thing, but as soon as you step foot outside, for a lunch, a meeting or a dinner, an editor is expected to personify her magazine.

Juliet Warkentin joined Marie Claire for her first day as editor of the magazine at the beginning of this month, and the July issue of Elle is the second with Marie O'Riordan at the helm. We asked the editors of the three major glossies to give us their top 10 buys for the summer - an insight into their wardrobes and consequently into the fashion pages of their magazines. Photographs by Julia Cody

Alexandra Shulman VOGUE

1. A plain, black sleeveless dress from Valentino with a zipper front, to add to my collection of plain, black sleeveless dresses!

pounds 630 by Valentino, at 205 Sloane Street, SW1. Contact 0171 235 5855.

2. Hair slides from Molton Brown: Lilac elastic band pounds 6, Lilac Chignon pin pounds 16.50, Lime clips: large pounds 33 and small pounds 25, and Lime head band pounds 35. Available from Molton Brown, 58 South Molton Street, contact 0171 499 6474.

3. Two pairs of "Shantung" trousers, pounds 26 each from Marks & Spencer, in dark blue and pale blue Enquiries: 0171 935 4422.

4. Cristalle, Eau de Toilette, by Chanel. Prices from pounds 24 for Eau de Toilette 50 ml. Available from all major department stores

5. Manolo Blahnik orange slingbacks, pounds 265, from Manolo Blahnik, at 49- 51 Old Church Street. Enquiries: 0171 352 3863.

Other buys:

* Lilac Chanel jacket (now sold out)

* Lime green cashmere cardigan from TSE Cashmere (sold out)

* T-shirts (white and brown) from Banana Republic in New York.

* Pair of white jeans from the Old Navy Store in New York.

* Fake snakeskin driving shoes from a shop in Paris.

Juliet Warkentin MARIE CLAIRE

12. Shell top, pounds 180 by CK, available from Harvey Nichols, Knightsbridge, and Selfridges, Oxford Street W1. For enquiries contact 0171 235-5000.

13. Suede skirt, pounds 249, by Joseph at 23 Old Bond Street, W1. Contact: 0171 629 3713.

14. Shantung silk shirtdress, pounds 630, by Ralph Lauren available from Polo Ralph Lauren, 143 New Bond Street, London W1. Call 0171 491 4967 for enquiries.

15. Indigo blue Jeans, pounds 73, by Philosophy di Alberta Ferretti, available from Mosaique, 31 Terrett Court, Stratford Upon Avon For enquiries call 0171 584-8984.

16. Thong sandals, pounds 99, by Joseph Azagury, 73 Knightsbridge, SW1.

Contact: 0171 259 6887.

17. Pearl satin trouser suit, pounds 565, by Paul Smith Women, 40 Floral Street, WC2. Contact: 0171 369 7133.

Other buys: *Watch chain belt, pounds 89, by Otto Glanz from a selection at Selfridges. Chain belts range from pounds 20 and are available from major department stores.

*White V-neck T-shirt, pounds 16.99, by Warehouse available from the Definitives range, in branches nationwide. Enquiries: 0171 278 3491.

*Black long sleeved shirt, pounds 26.99, by Oasis, available from branches nationwide. Contact: 0171 377-5335.

*Bronze silk satin shift dress, pounds 190, by DKNY 27 Old Bond Street, London, W1.

Marie O'Riordan ELLE

6. Black cotton lace-up top pounds 49.99 by Morgan, available from a selection. Contact: 0171 436 5255.

7. Chocolate Jersey shirt dress, pounds 69, at Jigsaw. Available from branches nationwide, contact: 0181 878 8443.

8. Orange silk shantung dress. Orange sold out, but still available in lime green, pounds 95, from Whistles, 12 Saint Christopher's Place, W1. Contact 0171 487 4484.

9. Matching Shantung capri pants, pounds 80, also at Whistles, as above.

10. Leather thong sandals pounds 110 at Gucci, 33 Old Bond Street or 18 Sloane Street, London. Enquiries 0171 629 2716.

11. Cream patent shoulder bag, pounds 60, by Dollargrand, available from Way- in at Harrods, Knightsbridge, SW1. Enquiries: 0171 323 2211

Other buys: *White bootleg cotton trousers pounds 44.99 at Warehouse, also available in black from branches nationwide. Contact 0171 278 3491.

* Lime Viscose/Jersey vest pounds 39 by Joseph, at 26 Sloane Street, SW1. Contact 0171 235 5470.

* White lace shirt by Helmut Lang (sold out)

* Pucci top or scarf from second hand shop