"Denim hasn't been this huge since Brooke Shields and her Calvins," said Elle as Donna Karan, Versace and Helmut Lang all got a mention; the Sunday Telegraph magazine claimed that "designer denim is back", as did the Daily Telegraph; while the Independent did a jeans road test on a regular Jo, in which Joseph had the pair that came out tops.

Cover girls this month include Naomi (Elle), Amber (Vogue), actress Louise Lombard (Harpers & Queen) and the delectable Alicia Silverstone (Tatler).

Braces are back! And I don't mean the ones that hold up your trousers. Both The Face and US Vogue featured female models with more metal on their teeth than in a Met Bar stool.

Sportswear got competitive. Vogue went for flexible fabrics in primary colours; the Sunday Times magazine connected sportswear with hip-hop; the Independent magazine told how Nike and Reebok send "coolhunters" into US ghettos to maintain its street cred and Dazed and Confused ran a sports spread featuring anaemic, skinny and exhausted models falling off school gym equipment.

According to Harpers & Queen and Marie Claire we're on the brink of a Studio 54 revival, which wouldn't be a bad thing.

We always want what we can't have. A drought-ridden British summer could be awash with wet people. Vogue and i-D set the pace with damp cover girls, while US Vogue and Harper's Bazaar feature freshly- dipped models. ES magazine's Hanger Lane spotted the deluge. "Water is really difficult to wear," says Luella Bartley. "And carrying a bucket around with you in order to touch up dry areas is a bit of a bore, too."

This last week's been the week for the Chelsea Flower Show and gardens have never been so fashionable. Both The Face and the Observer's Life had horticultural back-drops, while insects were getting in on the act too. Suzy Menkes saw the insect world's influence on the catwalk, while the Sunday Times Style section netted a one-pager on butterflies and a four-page weed-green spread featuring the insectile sculptures of Georgina Taylor, Isabella Blow's latest discovery; the Independent on Sunday's Review went for a weed-inspired shoot with an Ophelia lookalike. And talking of weeds, the Evening Standard proclaimed that your garden is the place to be, and featured what to wear when watering the roses.

Around the world in 80 pages: a patriotic Elle hoisted a Union Jack- wrapped Naomi Campbell on the cover, heralding a 14-page spread and a four-page feature; Marie Claire flew the French flag in a red, white and blue story; the Guardian, the Sunday Telegraph Review and the Daily Telegraph ran stories on Australian Fashion Week; US Vogue questioned the commerciality of Japan's new fashion force and remained firmly sceptical.

Talking of flowers, not a leaf was left unturned. Ellen Von Unwerth shot languid floral frocks for US Vogue; British Vogue urged us to be feminine but not "twee or prim", our own paper said go for comfort, the Times magazine shunned shrinking violets for a more flamboyant image; ES magazine agreed, and the Financial Times went for the County lady look.

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