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Diana’s unique touch at launch

THE Fort Shopping Park saw X Factor star Diana Vickers treat shoppers to an exclusive performance last weekend to kick off the centre’s Real Fashion event.

THE Fort Shopping Park saw X Factor star Diana Vickers treat shoppers to an exclusive performance last weekend to kick off the centre’s Real Fashion event.

Hundreds of fans braved the weather and turned out in force to see Diana perform some of her favourite tracks from last year’s X Factor final - Michael Jackson’s Man in the Mirror, Dido’s White Flag and also the quirky singer’s own take on Beyonce’s recent chart smash Halo.

The four weeks of Real Fashion at The Fort continue throughout August with free shopper makeovers at Boots, personal shopper experiences at Debenhams and free goody bags for shoppers.

Combining indie chic with signature looks that are bang on-trend, readers can get her look with all this season’s hottest pieces at The Fort.

For a glam night out. Diana goes for a cute mini with sleeves and a high neck. Try this short-sleeved sequin tunic from Dorothy Perkins (£35) with bold metallic shades hot off the catwalk, or go for this season’s absolute must-have – the long-sleeved futuristic mini, which Miss Selfridge have smothered in sequins and statement zebra print. Team with killer peep-toe stilettos like these from Dorothy Perkins (£40) and an oversized clutch in matching metallics from River Island (£29.99).

For a summer daytime look that oozes effortless cool, Diana teams oversized tees with leggings and bold accessories. Dorothy Perkins have embellished this black tee with stud detailing (£45) and these wet-look leggings (£40) and jewelled bangle (£25), also from Dorothy Perkins, keep it bang up-to-date. For a softer, girly look try this fab floral sun-dress from New Look (£35). Add colourful accessories like a fuchsia bead collar from Dorothy Perkins (£10) and this summer’s staple - gladiator sandals from River Island (£34.99).

On August 22 The Fort’s Real Fashion grand finale will see a huge catwalk event hosted by GMTV regular and stylist to the stars Mark Heyes, as he dishes out advice on what’s hot for Autumn/Winter 09 and showcases the best of what’s on offer at The Fort.

* For more information about what’s on at The Fort this summer visit www.thefort.co.uk .

 

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