nicole_scherzinger.jpgKate Williams writes...
This morning the CQ and OSO team headed East for the grand opening of Westfield Stratford City.

Thousands of shoppers descended upon the three story mall, which houses over 250 retail stores. The event was hosted by Pixie Geldof and Nick Grimshaw and featured an opening speech by Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, with Arcadia hot shot Sir Phillip Green in the front row.

Pixie and Grimmers ran guests through the impressive stats of the innovative shopping centre, which aims to be the new "metropolitan capital" for East London, regenerating the area in plenty of time for the 2012 Olympics!

Also at the opening was global superstar Nicole Scherzinger, who graced the red carpet in a figure hugging black bodycon dress with purple heels before taking to the stage in a leather mac for a raunchy performance.

Events are taking place throughout the week to celebrate the centre's launch, including the Look Magazine Pop Up Lounge. Open from 13-19 September, the lounge will play host to special beauty treatments, Autumn/Winter trend reports and Q&A sessions with successful fashion bloggers including our very own Gemma Cartwright, who's just returned to Catwalk Queen after an extended hiatus!

To book your free place for her session click here.

Check out our other pictures from the launch below the cut!