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Gemma's adventures in fashion - my day in Uggs

Gemma Cartwright writes... In a previous life, I edited Shoewawa . During that time, I spoke freely about how much I loathe Ugg boots. I understand that they're comfy, I get that they're practical, I know not everyone is... Read more »

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A slap on the wrists for fans of fast fashion

Kimberley Foster writes... In these fast-fashion times that we live in, we are being urged to stop buying and to start mending. Yesterday, the House of Lords published a report , attacking our spending habits, as well... Read more »

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Would you forgo food for fashion?

Kelly McAuliffe writes... When Carrie Bradshaw uttered those immortal words: "I used to buy a copy of Vogue instead of buying dinner because I felt it fed me more" , there were probably more than just a few heads... Read more »

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The Menswear Method

Isabelle O'Carroll writes: Last week you may remember I explained my love for menswear but there's more to men's style than just stealing their jeans and blazers. Look a little closer and you'll see there's a hidden... Read more »

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One step forward, two steps back for London's approach to size zero

Kimberley Foster writes... It was with a heavy heart yesterday that I reported on the BFC's decision to back down over its stand on 'size zero' , following a lack of international support. While there is no denying... Read more »

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Take your fashion inspiration from the guys

Isabelle O'Carroll writes: When I'm not writing for Catwalk Queen I'm also the editor of Brandish , our menswear site. I've learnt a lot from menswear and it's time for me to share my secrets. Right now has never... Read more »

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Gemma's adventures in fashion: dressing your age

Gemma Cartwright writes... The women's press loves to set style rules. For those who're unsure about style, it's easy to be pulled into the 'What Not To Wear' idea that certain shapes and colours work and others don't.... Read more »

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Molly Ringwald has wardrobe regrets over 'The Breakfast Club' - we don't!

If you weren't a kid (or a fan) of the '80s, then you'd probably find most of what Molly Ringwald wore in her hit teen flicks pretty unforgivable. And why wouldn't you? Looking back now, it was merciless what the poor... Read more »

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The tall-poppy syndrome also applies to models

Kimberley Foster writes... In these, showbiz-obsessed, celebrity-soaked, times that we live in, the tall-poppy syndrome seems more alive than ever before. One day we're building them up, the next day we're tearing them... Read more »

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Gemma's adventures in fashion: retro to go-go, yet again.

Gemma Cartwright writes... You'd have to be an idiot not to have noticed a rather large percentage of posts from me recently concerning vintage fashion and retro style. I've always written lots about the 40s and 50s,... Read more »

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When the kids start dressing better than you... Burberry goes baby at Harrods

Kimberley Foster writes... Is it just me, or does the thought of toddlers dressing better than myself seem a little, if not a lot , intimidating? Isn't it enough that the rug rats get all the attention from over-excited... Read more »

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Busts 4 Justice: Why should big bras cost more when big clothes don't?

it's not often I read something in The Daily Mail that I actually agree with, but today Erin Kelly has spoken out against Marks and Spencer , who add an extra £2 to the price of all their DD+ bras . She's urged everyone to... Read more »

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Isabelle has a wardrobe clear out, ends up wiser

Isabelle O'Carroll writes: At Catwalk Queen we've got an exciting new feature in the pipeline, we're getting la crème de la crème of the blogosphere to show us the inside of their wardrobes. Everything from organisation... Read more »

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Gemma's adventures in fashion: accidental ethics...

Gemma Cartwright writes... Without even realising it, I've changed my shopping habits over the last few months. It wasn't a conscious change, more a reaction to what I've seen (or not seen) in the shops. I've been... Read more »

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Barbie gets an S&M makeover - fashionable or worth all the fuss?

Kimberley Foster writes... My, my, my... Even after all the years that Barbie has been around (how old is she now, like 50?) she is still making headlines. Let's face it, she is like the Paris Hilton of toy land,... Read more »

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How influential is a fashion blog? A lot more than you probably think!

I've said many times that I don't think fashion blogs endanger fashion magazines. The two formats cover the subject in such different ways that I think they compliment each other rather than being 'competition'. However,... Read more »

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Gemma's adventures in fashion: why I'm a hosiery hoarder

Gemma Cartwright writes... Disney Rollergirl has just flagged up 'hero hosiery' as a big pre-fall trend. This is great news for those of us who're still wearing tights even though it's July (me? Never!). Apparently, in... Read more »

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Ed's note: A 'Sixteen Candles' sequel with Molly Ringwald? Eighties nostaglia moment!

Kimberley Foster writes... In this era of movie sequels, prequels, trilogies, and remakes (can they really be recreating My Fair Lady with Keira Knightley ? Gulp!) I often wonder why some of our most classic cult '80s... Read more »

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Ed's note: Elvis lives on... in the form of his grandaughter - Riley Keough

Kimberley Foster writes... When Elvis Presley first burst onto the scene in 1956, folks were truly in awe of him. He embodied newness, trying something that had never been done before, with just the right dash of... Read more »

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Nylon asks: 'Is this Comme des Garçons for H&M?' We're not so sure...

When the lovely Faran at Nylon sent us an email asking us whether these were the first images from the forthcoming Comme des Garçons diffusion range for H&M (pictured above, top) we nearly wet ourselves with... Read more »

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Everyone's talking about... Agyness Deyn the hairdo queen!

For anyone that lives in London, you only have to wander the streets and you will soon spot a peroxide cropped girl (or boy) pounding the pavement, a.k.a. Agyness Deyn style. Call it Agy overdose, or simply summer... Read more »