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Style Icon: Paloma Faith

When Paloma Faith first burst on the scene in 2009, it was clear from the get go she was going to be massive.

Her debut album "Do you want the truth or something beautiful" went double platinum and she quickly became a style icon with her quirky vintage inspired wardrobe. A style extrovert, Faith continues to wow with her imaginative and eclectic wardrobe, channelling everyone from Betty Page to Grace Jones.

Faith has always embraced fashion whole heartedly, experimenting with styles and cuts until falling in love with classic vintage in her teens. Corsets, stockings and cinched waists fast became part of her fashion arsenal. Comfort is the last thing on her mind, with a highly stylised and high glamour look rooted in fantasy and frivolity. Towering heels and immaculate vintage tailoring are a must, be it in a leopard print wiggle dress or an elegant silk pair of high-waisted trousers. For Faith, silhouette plays a key role.

Her outlandish style choices see her really experiment and play with colour - the only limit is your imagination. Like a madcap cartoon character she embraces the big and the bold. Primaries, pastels and jewel tones all feature heavily in Faith's wardrobe as well as a mix of classic patterns. Gingham, leopard print, stripes and polka dots all get in a look in with Faith's eclectic style.

With Paloma Faith as a style icon, nothing is off limits and you can really be playful with your wardrobe choices. A burst of colour with a vintage inspired blouse is the perfect addition to any summer wardrobe and works equally as beautifully with a pencil skirt or high-waisted trousers. Dorothy Perkins has some gorgeous shirts in at the moment, but when truly wanting to channel your inner Paloma Faith, go bold with orange and polka dots. A pencil skirt is a must have style staple for any woman and we love it in a bold print.

House of Holland do a beautifully cut leopard print pencil skirt that's perfect for unleashing your inner vixen. Don't be afraid to embrace a bit of embellishment. Zara have some beautiful statement necklaces at purse friendly prices - however, if you're looking for something with a little more pizzazz, Bebaroque's crystal finished tights are the perfect way to polish off any outfit. Slide them in to some sky scraper heels and you're good to go. ASOS has some killer platform heels, resulting in us coveting the Parody platform in pink.

Paloma Faith, never to do things by halves, always finishes off her look with perfectly coiffed hair and immaculate make up. A slick of red lipstick is the perfect finish touch to any look. She may add a playful accessory, especially millinery and gloves so these lilac three-quarter length ones are perfect for playing dress up.

It's hard not to be completely enchanted by her unabashed escapism and romance when it comes to fashion. With Faith there truly are no half measures.

Get the look: 1 Polka dot shirt, Dorothy Perkins, £36; 2 Necklace, Zara, £30; 3  Pencil skirt, House of Holland, £8; 4 Lipstick in Infrared, £8, Topshop; 5  Pret a Beaute tights, Bebaroque, £200; 6  Pia Rossini satin gloves in lila, £15.00, Tout Ensemble; 7 Parody platform, £40, ASOS. 

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