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Tracey Gittins , a dancer in Fantasy at the Luxor since 2006, loves to mix together British and American fashions. Here, the Warrington, England, native who is also the dance captain and lead cheerleader for the show offers up some of her favorite finds, where she likes to shop and how she puts together her outfits.
Where are some of your favorite British brands? Why do you like them?
I love the High Street stores in England. I was really excited when Topshop made it over the pond! Every time I go home I take an empty suitcase and stock up on my favorite brands like Oasis, River Island and Debenhams, which has great selection of fascinators.
Also I love Kate Middleton's (Princess Kate or officially known as the Duchess of Cambridge) style. She wears of lot of up-and-coming British designers like ethical fashion label Beulah, as well as classic brands such as Burberry and Alexander McQueen. I have a very feminine style and love ladylike pieces. I would love to rummage around the princess' closet one day.
Where do you shop for them in Las Vegas?
I do a lot of shopping online. I found a great website from the UK called ASOS. They have free shipping and returns to the U.S. and it gets here pretty quickly. They stock the latest High Street brands, as well as their own line.
What are some of the great pieces you've found locally?
I found a lot of sexy club dresses locally that suit the Las Vegas scene. Fashion Show mall and local store Patty's Closet are great for that.
Do you incorporate British icons in your clothing? If so, what?
Any chance I get to sport the Union Jack, I do! I have a great sequin clutch bag from the UK that I use when I go to Fantasy events.
What do you typically look for with British pieces?
Anything different that you can't get over here; it's nice to stand out from the crowd.
Do you ever shop for British vintage goods? If so, what have you found and where did you find it?
I haven't actually shopped for any vintage pieces, but I love the vintage look. British label Suzannah has some great tea dresses that have a lovely nostalgic feel to them. When I go home I don't often get to go to London as my family is up north, but Portabello Market would be great for finding unique vintage pieces.
Any tips for pairing British designers with American?
British style can be quite eclectic so it's great to mix pieces together. I went to the Kentucky Derby last year and wore a fun bright green dress from Bebe with a fascinator I had custom made in London.
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