ZARA:Cool Women of Every Generation Are Wearing Burberry’s Vintage Check Again

Sistren in the Vivienne Westwood & Burberry campaign photographed by David Sims.

There are quite a few fashion predictions one can feel confident about making for this year: Veganism and sustainability will continue to be hot-button topics in the industry, everyone will want to wear anything from Valentino/Marine Serre/Paco Rabanne, influencers will continue to influence, hair clips are going to be the new statement earrings, Millennial Pink is here to stay, and Burberry’s vintage check will be the most identifiable pattern.

I can feel it already. Riccardo Tisci’s first full runway collection will undoubtedly inspire a number of women to revisit the luxury brand’s offering. The first section of the spring 2018 catwalk, with its sophisticated neutral color palette and flattering shapes, sealed that deal. However, it’s not the only part of this storied fashion house he has artfully approached since stepping in as chief creative officer last year.

The former creative director of Givenchy has established both a new logo inspired by founder Thomas Burberry and (time would only tell, right?) and reworked the most recognizable style signature of them all: the brand’s icon plaid.
Kate Moss in the Vivienne Westwood & Burberry campaign photographed by David Sims.

As seen last month on Kate Moss in a resplendent matching checked shirt-and-trousers co-ord from the brand’s hotly anticipated collaboration between Riccardo Tisci, Vivienne Westwood, and Andreas Kronthaler, this was further confirmation of what I had started to sense.

No other fabric has experienced highs and lows quite like Burberry’s checks. With legacy and a certain appeals-to-all allure comes a great deal of affection, and I’m ready to dive head first into it again. It looks like the Instagram set is, too, with influencers from every age bracket breathing new life into the print.

A handful of young ones may not recall this plaid being big back in the ’90s (remember a particularly iconic campaign that featured Moss in her checked wedding gown?), but many of the “new” ways girls are wearing the check lean toward that era’s streetwear aesthetic.
A reworked check top from Burberry’s spring 2019 show.

This iconic beige, white, black, and red plaid has been in existence since the 1960s and has been worn by the royal family and celebrities over the years. Whether you opt for a more regal, sophisticated route or tap into the street style culture, there are countless ensembles worth bookmarking for the future. Keep scrolling to see who’s wearing Burberry’s vintage check now, and then shop some of our favorite pieces.

See how Burberry’s check is being worn…
Style Notes: Entry price-point pieces such as pouch bags and scarves are proving to be particularly popular. They also offer an easy, subtle way into the trend.
Style Notes: Combining iconic ’90s vintage pieces like Burberry checks with Chanel logos feels entirely right for now.
Style Notes: Burberry’s bucket hats have been trending, but this totally rave-y getup is the first time I’ve seen one worn so boldly.
Style Notes: When in doubt about print clashing, just go for the double (triple or quadruple) check.
Style Notes: Some have been known to combine with other (non-Burberry) checks. That’s acceptable too.
Style Notes: All of it, all at once. Yes, please. It works because the check is essentially quite neutral.
Style Notes: Burberry’s checked shirts are being layered and styled in 101 ways. This idea of wearing one as more of a shacket ticks boxes for spring.
Style Notes: What did I tell you already about wearing multiple checked pieces at once?
Style Notes: Not everyone will feel like they can pull off Burberry check leggings and moon boots, but winter can do wild things to a wardrobe.
Style Notes: The big tote bags have been getting a lot of Instagram love lately.
Style Notes: Renata always offers a chic, grown-up way to style of-the-moment items.
Style Notes: Even minimalists have cottoned onto the charms of a little check.
Style Notes: Burberry’s coats are second to none, and this checked overcoat will last a lifetime.
Style Notes: Pick out the colors in your chosen check and wear throughout your outfit.

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https://www.whowhatwear.com/burberry-check/slide23

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MISSGUIDED:how to dress when you’ve got a thing to go to

2019 has barely begun but already the invites are flooding in. Being a sleepy girl with a busy life is hard amirite? You’re already stressing about what to wear where, and mentally combing the possible guest lists in your head to see if you can afford to outfit-repeat (the curse of tagged photos says absolutely not). In desperate need of some inspiration? Whatever the event, we’ve got you. Here’s how to nail occasionwear:
The Spring Wedding
Your heart is saying warm weather, flowers in bloom, birds singing as you sip champagne on the terrace in the sunshine. Unfortunately, your head is saying it could genuinely still snow in April. A jumpsuit in pastel shades is the perfect nod to the spring, whilst protecting you from flashing your knickers when the howling gales arrive during the wedding photos. Your outerwear is just as important as your actual outfit during the spring, so throw on a fur coat over your jumpsuit to look like the ultimate It girl, or team with a formal trench to ooze class.
The Summer Wedding
Finally, the sunshine has arrived (we hope) and wedding season is officially here. Every one of your besties is getting married within weeks of each other, and your diary is full. With so many invites and limited dolla, co-ords and separates are a great way to get more mileage out of your wardrobe. Mix and match your skirt or culottes with different tops for each event: Team with a silky cami, lace crop, or a body in a matching colour to give the impression of a dress or jumpsuit. Nobody will ever know it’s not a whole new outfit!
The Races
You and your girls have got tickets to ladies day, and you are out to nab the best-dressed prize. Most racecourses have a dress code, so maybe leave the mini skirt and sequins for your night out afterwards. The races is the perfect event to wear something standout and show-stopping. P.s. We feel like we should advise you to wear sensible shoes to avoid sinking into the grass after a few too many proseccos, but we can’t (how could you finish off the perfect outfit with anything but the perfect heel?).
The Prom
There is no night like prom night, and you are ready to say goodbye to school in style. This is your chance to take your glam girl image up a notch, and go for jaw-dropping elegance. A floor-sweeping maxi is always a safe bet, but it doesn’t have to be boring: Add a little sass with a plunging neckline or backless design. Don’t forget, prom dresses don’t have to be long. Dare to bare your pins, and shake it up a bit with a short prom dress. Something heavily embellished will turn the heads of everybody in the room.
The Family Party
It’s your grandparents’ wedding anniversary or your dad’s hitting the big 5-0. Your huge, extended family is descending on your home, and you’re already dreading Auntie Sandra’s interrogation about what your future plans are. You need an outfit that screams “I’ve 100% got my life together”, and tailoring is perfect for this illusion. Take the look from office attire to party-appropriate by trading your cigarette trousers for tailored shorts, or swapping your black blazer for bright colours or patterns. Make sure you finish off with some barely theres, or some cute mules if flats are more your thang.

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https://blog.missguided.co.uk/fashion/dress-for-any-occasion/

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ASOS:3 WAYS TO WEAR DENIM FOR 2019

Whatever the weather or occasion, you can always depend on denim. From jeans to jackets, the fabric is on constant rotation in our wardrobes. So, to keep the classic piece fresh this season, we’re looking to vintage cuts, fresh shades and slick add-ons. Keep scrollin’ for our top tips on how to wear it now.
To start, why not swap out your trusty blue jeans for a cream or white pair? A wide-leg, cropped style will be your go-tos this season, trust. They’ll match with basically anything, but an earthy denim jacket is a good option – brown is the shade of the season, after all. To mix up the neutral vibe, a pinch of print is always a win, while resin details are the cherry on top.
Fit: boyfriend. Colour: lilac. Styling: androgynous. This look mixes three of our favourite things. It also begs the question: why wait for spring to wear pastels? Fresh shades like these will bring some (much-needed) fun to your ‘fit now. And banana-shade Chuck Taylors to finish? Sign us up.
Flared jeans are back, and you can thank the return of the 70s trend. Combine them with a simple ribbed knit to channel icons of the era like Farrah Fawcett and Jane Birkin. To update it for now, reach for this season’s version of the bum bag and cute embellished hair clips. You can file this one under work-to-weekend wins.

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https://www.asos.com/women/fashion-feed/2019_01_22-tue/three-ways-to-wear-denim/

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ASOS:ASOS INSIDERS WEAR ACTIVEWEAR

Let’s face it, New Year’s fitness resolutions are easy enough at the beginning of Jan – but once mid-month rolls around and the novelty wears off, your motivation can decrease. Or just disappear altogether. That’s why we’re bringing you some on-point ‘fits, as worn by ASOS Insiders, that will actually make you want to hit the gym (or the pavements) all the way through ’til summer. We promise.
Getting out of bed and going for a jog outdoors is our favourite thing to do in January. Said no one ever. But we must admit, ASOS Sophia’s look just might get us kinda excited about an early morning run. The long-sleeve top will guard against the cold while the fuschia leggings will brighten up those grey days. Pavements, we’re coming for ya.
Popping to your local basketball court with your mates is the best way to burn some cals while catching up on the goss. And doing it in this 90s-inspired fit is an even better idea. ASOS Lesley stunts in an ellesse sweatshirt and legging shorts, which you can swap out for regular leggings if you can’t stand the chill. Swish.
Bringing a touch of luxe to your repertoire via Calvin Klein is a surefire way to get you working out more. ASOS Olive’s logo sports bra and leggings are perfect for a gym sesh (and some mirror selfies, naturally). In fact, this look is so good you’ll want to wear it to brunch after – just add an oversized puffer jacket.
If you’re serious about your workout in a lift-weights-and-treadmill-sprints kinda way, firstly, more power to ya. Secondly, you’ll probably agree that, when it comes to gym clothes, less is more. Enter this slick legging shorts and sports bra combo, as seen on ASOS Scarlett. A ‘fit like this one will ensure you sweat it out in style.
You’ll have to try to stop us from working out in this look. How good is the so-AW18 tiger print, girly pink colour and matchy-matchy vibe? This one is perfect for your next yoga class as you try to find your inner peace (and serve up serious looks, obvs). Wednesday night Netflix binge? Namaste in the gym.

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https://www.asos.com/women/fashion-feed/2019_01_23-wed/asos-insiders-wear-activewear/

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ASOS:WHY CARGO TROUSERS ARE CARRYING ON FOR SS19

Carried on the back of the ongoing 90s revival, cargo trousers have cemented their return to the fashion mainstream via the SS19 catwalks – and we couldn’t be more thrilled. Easily recognisable thanks to their side pockets, these All Saints-approved all-stars bring a strong mix of military and safari vibes, which, ICYMI, are two of the season’s biggest trends. At first, you may think the somewhat bulky silhouette is tricky to wear, but they work beautifully with neutral shades and tailored cuts. See below for some fresh cargo inspo.
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Fendi’s SS19 collection was a sporty, adventurous and super-elevated mash-up that saw Gigi Hadid strutting down the catwalk in these beige beauties. Trousers with pockets-a-plenty are traditionally associated with the army, while their neutral tones mean soldiers can fade into the background – but Gigi managed to remain the centre of attention on the Italian label’s catwalk, naturally.
Seen on
Cargo pants bring back memories of late-90s girl bands or rebellious early-00s teenagers (inspired by Avril Lavigne in the Sk8er Boi era, obvs). And ASOS Kicki is serving some nostalgic angsty punk realness in this on-point getup. She pairs her wintery, darker cargos with an oversized Tupac T-shirt and some XXL Buffalos, resulting in a laid-back look we’ll be stealing stat.
Try it on
Wanna go on your own adventure? Even if you’re travelling no further than the end of your road, Weekday’s cargo trousers will help you discover new (stylish) horizons. As you can see, they work beautifully with a crisp white shirt – and as for the socks and sandals, wear them if you dare for extra style kudos. Added bonus: you won’t have to bring your handbag thanks to the very functional (and steezy) pockets. Win.

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https://www.asos.com/women/fashion-feed/2019_01_24-thurs/cargo-pants-utility-trend/

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ASOS:HOW ASOSERS DO GRAPHIC PRINTS

In a wintery sea of muted greys and earthy browns, an artsy print is a strong way to stand out from the crowd and inject a little personality into your look. And this season has plenty to offer in the way of motifs, from subtle logos to full-on statement graphics. By way of illustration, we grabbed five of our ASOSers to show us how they’re wearing their prints now.
Oh-so-extra neon is a huge trend ATM, and adding a little bit of print to an already powerful palette never hurts. Junior Social Copywriter Titi wears a highlighter sweater with a curious motif – both in name and in nature. With a statement top like this, it’s best to keep the rest of the ‘fit muted, so Titi pairs hers with tailored grey trousers and white trainers like a fash pro.
At first glance, this tee looks like a barbed wire motif, but, on closer inspection, you’ll see the word ‘Paris’ entwined in the design. Mind. Blown. The oversized fit of this tee gives it a borrowed-from-the-boys vibe, and Junior Creative Kate wears it with sweat pants and Nike Air Max trainers to create a slick streetwear look. To finish, a neon scrunchie brings some nice contrast.
If your style is on the understated side, but you’re still after a little motif-ation, just add a monogram accessory like Senior Showroom and Events Coordinator Olivia. Asymmetric shapes, like this one, have been big since Dior brought their saddle bag back from the 90s for AW18 and this wonky wonder goes with denim, dresses, suiting… Basically everything.
We predict tie-dye will be big for 2019 thanks to the SS19 catwalks of Prada, Proenza Schouler and loads more – and you can get ahead on the trend now with a tee like Senior Social Creative Jess. The genius addition of the skater graphic calls for laid-back styling via wide-leg trousers, a leather jacket and a beanie hat. To dye for.
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For a simple lesson in how a graphic can transform a look, see Junior Designer Texas’ ensemble. This neon T-shirt and its interesting sculpture motif turns basic jeans, a long-sleeve white top and classic Converse into a super fun ‘fit. The tee is a talking-point piece that’s perfect for a first date with your prints charming (sorry, not sorry), or just a gig with your mates.

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https://www.asos.com/women/fashion-feed/2019_01_26-sat/how-asosers-do-new-season-motifs/

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ASOS:FENN O’MEALLY’S STYLE FILE

Journalist, filmmaker and presenter Fenn O’Meally has a distinctive style that mixes vintage pieces with laid-back sportswear. For its latest issue, ASOS Magazine sat down to chat to the Birmingham-bred up-and-comer about fashion, her burgeoning career and how important it is to support other women. Read some excerpts below and grab the ASOS Magazine Party issue to check out the full interview.
Describe your style…
‘Malleable and relaxed. It depends how I feel and what I’m doing. I have a lot of vintage pieces and like to inject sportswear into my look.’

How important is fashion to you?
‘Massively – but not so much fashion, more style. If you work out what makes you feel the best you, that’s key. If I feel good and have good energy, hopefully I pass it on to the person I’m interviewing.’

What’s the item you buy on repeat?
‘Different coloured high-top Converse.’

What‘s your fave piece from this shoot?
‘The faux-shearling jacket. Put anyone in it – a rapper from the Bronx, your grandad – and they’d be able to hold their personality.’
Has being from Birmingham shaped you?
‘Brummies tell it like it is, it’s a grounding place. But my upbringing and support from my family – my dad taking me to gymnastics one night, athletics the next – shaped me more than where I’m from.’

How did you get started in TV?
‘I did my school work experience in the clothing closet on This Morning at ITV, getting on a bus at 5am every morning to London, and went back in my summer holidays. When I was at uni, I worked as a runner at ITV, then did an internship on The One Show.’

You have gigs for BBC Radio 1Xtra and Complex…
‘Girl On The Ground is a weekly feature for 1Xtra giving a shout-out to people behind the scenes in fashion, music and film – like Sherrie Silver, the choreographer behind Childish Gambino’s This Is America video. I do a similar thing for Complex.‘
You started a documentary series about the fk-ups behind the success… ‘We look at successful people on Instagram, but don’t see the mistakes they made. It was important to show there are fk-ups along the line, probably more than achievements.’

What have mentors taught you?
‘Davina [McCall], to treat everybody equally. Reg [Yates], to understand what I can do that no one else can. Dermot [O’Leary], to enjoy it.’

Who are your fave people to party with?
‘Poppy Ajudha. Emma Breschi. All my girls! I always leave pretty early, I usually have work the next day.’

You often collaborate with friends, how important is it to support women?
‘Massively. This industry isn’t about individuals, it should be about us. There’s space for us all.’

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https://www.asos.com/women/fashion-feed/2019_01_27-sun/asos-mag-meets-fenn-omeally/

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ASOS:STYLE LESSONS FROM DIOR

Fancy being cultural this February? We suggest a visit to London’s new V&A exhibition, Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams, which opens this weekend. With over 200 dreamy couture dresses to feast your eyes on, the exhibit is a must-see for fashion nerds who want to brush up on their Dior knowledge (and grab some style inspo for the new season). To get you in the mood, here are five key looks from the house’s history and how you can work them into your day-to-day style now.
All about that waist
Ready for a quick history lesson? For his first collection in 1947, Christian Dior created what was basically a brand-new silhouette. The cinched waist and full skirt of his Bar suit was dubbed the ‘New Look’ due to its contrast with minimal post-war style. It’s an oh-so-extra vibe that has since been on repeat on the catwalks (and in our wardrobes) for the last 70 years – see the sidewalks of the recent Paris couture week for proof.
Sweet (hounds) tooth
All this Dior talk may ring a bell: the exhibition did run in Paris last year, but the London version will also explore Dior’s relationship with Britain. The designer adored British culture and often used heritage fabrics in his collections. He was particularly fond of houndstooth – in fact, he liked it so much that in 1950 he began decorating the packaging of his first fragrance, Miss Dior, with the pattern. These days, houndstooth tailoring is still a super-sophisticated choice and will turn your winter look up a notch in a flash.
Trap queen
You know the dependable, loose-fitting dresses that you reach for on those don’t-know-what-to-wear days? You can thank Dior for those. The man himself created the A-line design, which Yves Saint Laurent (who took over the house after Dior’s death) brought to the next level with the Trapeze dress. Take a tip from this street-styler and make a flared silhouette modern with chunky platform boots and a mini bag.
Logo loco
John Galliano gave the house an extravagant, exuberant vibe during his 1996 to 2011 tenure, and his J’Adore Dior slogan became an icon of the 00s. Fast forward to 2017 and the house’s new (and first female) Creative Director Maria Grazia Chiuri brought the logo back in all types of funky ways for her debut collection. A logo top adds a laid-back streetwear vibe to any ‘fit, as you can see from this T-shirt and skirt combo.
Beautitulle
One of the dresses we’re most excited about seeing in the exhibit is the stunning tulle number that Princess Margaret casually wore to her 21st birthday. Dior often used tulle in his designs, and, in another ode to the fashion house’s history, Grazia Churi continues to celebrate the fabric (including in her most recent couture show). To give the feminine look an edge (and avoid any ballerina vibes), pair with strong tailoring and lace-up boots.

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https://www.asos.com/women/fashion-feed/2019_01_30-wed/style-lessons-from-dior-london-exhibition/

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ASOS:SKI STYLE WITH ASOS 4505 AND THE NORTH FACE

Ski style is quite the trip. Not long after quick-drying, easily customisable nylon was introduced in the 60s, bold hues and wild patterns followed. By the 80s, it was the norm to represent in eye-popping ‘fits and ski style secured its reputation as a playground of experimentation. So, if you’re planning a leisurely ski sesh in Val d’Isère, or a stint on the black run in Hintertux, here are two bold looks from ASOS 4505 and The North Face, tested by boardsports lifestyle influencer Chiara Lovato. There’s more from her later, too.
For true throwback vibes, like living in your own 80s music video, you can’t beat a vibrant ski suit with a colour-blocked, all-in-one baselayer underneath. With this yellow ASOS 4505 piece, you can turn heads like Chiara as you slalom down the slopes in a blur of vivid colour. Or you’ll be easily spotted sipping your warming latte on the café balcony as you take in the view – your choice.
Channelling a mash-up of 80s realness and modern cuts is one thing, but let’s get serious, it’s cold on top of a mountain. Like, really cold. Luckily, Chiara was shielded from the teeth-chattering temperatures by the suit’s water-resistant outer that acts as a barrier against rain and snow. Inside, she’s kept warm and toasty by a thermal lining that locks in body heat. Maybe there’s no need for that latte after all.
The North Face
If an all-in-one isn’t your thing, you can rely on The North Face – with 30 years of outdoor gear experience – to offer up some bold, tech-laden separates featuring that iconic, streetwear-scene-approved branding. This Decendit jacket is fully waterproof, breathable and insulated using TNF’s DryVent and Heatseeker technology, so Chiara could spend more time carving up the slopes without a care. For a pop of emergency orange, she’s sporting TNF’s Glacier fleece. Ideal for stepping up the colour scheme while adding an extra-snug layer.
All that colour up top means Chiara can afford to tone things down with her accessory choices. As a boardsports influencer, social media updates are vital – which is wear TNF’s insulated Montana gloves come in handy (sorry). An in-built, warming wrist leash doubles the cosy feels while E-Tip panels let her use a smartphone or tablet without risking frostbite in sub-zero temps. Goodbye blue hands, hello action shots and scenic selfies. Now, which way to the après-ski?
Here’s what Chiara said about her reasons to move:

Finish this sentence – I ski because…
It’s only me and the mountains, I can do whatever I want, no one tells me what to do. It’s not like other sports where there are lots of rules.

Who inspires you?
My parents always inspired me, I always wanted to ski as well as them. When I started freestyle skiing, I took inspiration from the girls that were already the best. I admired their strength and no-fear attitude.

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https://www.asos.com/women/fashion-feed/2019_01_10-thurs/what-to-wear-skiing-4505-the-north-face/

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ASOS:HOW ASOSERS DO KNITWEAR

From January to March, it’s non-stop knitwear around the ASOS office. And we never tire of it – each ASOSer rocks the winter fave in their own unique way. From minimalist vibes to all-out print fests, here’s a taster of how we’re wearing woollens now.
This cute cropped cardi wouldn’t look out of place in our fave chick flicks – think Legally Blonde and Mean Girls. Russian Editorial Assistant Anya lets the pink shade take centre stage, pairing it with low-key black jeans, a classic white tee and cowboy boots. We wanna party with this cardi.
Swedish Editor Nelly puts a cool spin on Scandi minimalism in this getup. We love how she funks up the ‘fit London style with chunky sneakers and gold jewellery. The final takeaway? A scarf around the neck is the ultimate outfit finisher. Divine.
Can fashion make you happy? If this knit is anything to go by, then yes. Feeling down in a colourful creation like this would be basically impossible. We firmly believe that there is no such thing as too much print – and Merchandising Administrator Elena clearly agrees, mixing in another pattern via a polka-dot mini skirt.
Fluffy cardigans are the equivalent to a warm hug or a cup of tea on those freezing winter days. And they don’t have to be all sweet and girly – here Freelance Fashion Assistant Florence shows how you can work them into a grungier getup. Just add Converse and a pair of boyfriend jeans. Magic.
To spread the love in 2019, all you need is this monochrome knit. Make like Merchandising Assistant Rosie and wear it with cropped pants, socks and Vans. The result? A look that’s as comfy as it is cool – AKA January’s fashion holy grail. We’re loving it.

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https://www.asos.com/women/fashion-feed/2019_01_07-mon/how-asosers-do-knitwear/

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