My apologies for all the problems with the site over the last week. First of all we had to move the magazine to a new server, and then typepad, the blog format we use, underwent some serious maintenance which left us without posting access or images for a few days. Everything should be back to normal now, so tell all your friends the Catwalk Queen is back!

The upside of Friday's troubles means you get double the fun today, so here's the first of two dresses of Christmas for you dull pre-Christmas Monday. We turn to my favourite designers, Matthew Williamson, for the first one.


You may have spotted Kate Thornton in the long beige version of this dress during Saturday's 'X Factor' final. Her showstopper was from the Autumn / Winter collection. This gorgeous plum dress is new for Spring, but you'll need a celeb budget to buy it. It's £950 at Net-a-Porter ($1625).