print dress is a chic option for any event.”
“Classic black accessories will keep the focus on strong print.”
“For the final flourish, add a feline flick of eyeliner.”
Cast your mind back to a time when women were ladies, fashion was more about true style than mere trends, and leopard print was actually, yes actually, considered the height of chic. This humble print has been associated with much that is the very opposite of elegant over the years (see this week's amusing Style Rethink), but think of all those iconic fashion film moments from the '60s: Audrey Hepburn in that leopard-print cloche in Charade; Anne Bancroft as the seductive Mrs Robinson in The Graduate...
Happily, the days of chic leopard are back, and whether it's a dash of cat in the most ladylike of pumps or a sleek pencil skirt, this season it is the print to step out in. Just remember: keep it fierce but lady and you won't put a stylish foot wrong.
Doing just that is our cover star, the much-talked about Amber Heard, the beguiling actress who has captured the heart of Johnny Depp. Turn to The Leading Lady to see Ms Heard looking sultry in figure-skimming dresses and flashes of leopard – fierce chic, indeed.
LUCY YEOMANS, EDITOR-in-CHIEF