CQ Discovers

Love finding something stylish before anyone else? In CQ Discovers we share our latest finds, from boutique stores to brilliantnew fashion initiatives, plus press day previews, hot up-and-coming designers and cool sneaky peeks. Think of this page as your insider’s guide to style, with all the insider info from our team of worldwide fashion bloggers.

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Live the life of luxury with free Gold membership to VeryFirstTo

If you're a fan of luxury products, exclusive events and living the high life, VeryFirstTo is the site for you. Offering its members insider info on the newest and coolest launches, products and experiences, the site... Read more »


Victoria Beckham's debut London store

According to reports from Vogue , our favourite celebrity designer Victoria Beckham has plans to open her very first standalone store right here in London. Whilst it's no surprise to hear that the ex-Spice Girl and British... Read more »


The Ultimate Wrap Dress reviewed - CQ Discovers Gok Wan for Tu at Sainsburys

Itt was only a matter of time before Gok Wan launched a clothing range. Hitting the rails to cleverly coincide with the new series of Gok's Fashion Fix, which puts outfits from bargain retailers and supermarkets up against high... Read more »

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Graduate One to Watch: Alexandra Gardner

Here at Catwalk Queen we love supporting young, up-and-coming designers, and discovering just what emerging talent is toiling away within our universities. That is why I was delighted when an email from Alexandra... Read more »

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ELLE launches first iPad app for ELLE Collections plus more fab fashion apps!

In this app-obsessed world I am more than happy to report that there is now an iPad app for ELLE's critically acclaimed biannual ELLE Collections title. This clever app offers users an interactive, insightful look at the... Read more »


The top five designer collaborations of 2010!

With the recent launch of the Julien MacDonald for Comet collection, it's got us thinking about other big fashion collaborations that have taken place over the year. 2010 has been a time of some of the greats teaming up, and... Read more »


Behind the scenes at secret sale site Vente-Privee.com

Ever wondered how things work behind the scenes at a private sale websites? I was recently invited on a secret mission with Vente-Privee.com , to see how things work behind the discounted fashion sales. Vente-Privee is the... Read more »

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Top 10 designers you don't know yet, but soon will!

As the dust settles on the S/S 2011 fashion week season , we now focus our attention on the future, namely the top 10 designers you don't know yet, in association with BlackBerry ® Torch ™ , available in the UK in... Read more »

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Find John Galliano's graffiti for ELLE - get the clues here!

John Galliano has teamed up with British ELLE to spread some very stylish graffiti across London. Appearing at ten secret locations, the magazine has offered clues to help you find the scrawl. The prize? A unique... Read more »

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Five iconic red dress from the silver screen in association with Special K

When you think of iconic dresses in film, that ones that usually spring to mind are Marilyn Monroe's white halterneck gown from The Seven Year Itch , or Audrey Hepburn's LBD (Little Black Dress) from Breakfast at Tiffany's .... Read more »


Three thrilling fashion moments so far this year...

Since we are now at the half-way mark for 2010 (can it really be June already? Eep!) I thought why not take a look at three of this year's fashion moments that gave us a bit of a thrill. I think many of you will agree... Read more »


Find ethical fashion to match your look at Sustain Your Style

Now that ethically made clothes and accessories have gone mainstream, there's so much choice out that dressing from head to foot in eco-friendly and fairtrade gear is no obstacle to style. The only problem can be knowing... Read more »

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Fashematics: You do the math

A bit of fashion fun never goes amiss, we love the Macho City mailout, and we can't get enough of WWWWD . Our latest dose of fashion fun comes courtesy of Fashematics! a blog devoted to extrapolating the... Read more »

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My Asho: Africa's answer to my-wardrobe

My Asho is working as an African my-wardrobe to unite some of the best African designers form around the world. There are so many beautiful print items to choose from, each one guaranteed to become an instant statement... Read more »

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Get your summer frock from Rise

We love new finds , online shop Rise caught our attention because it looks like the place to get your summer frock: wedding, party or night out pick a frock from Rise and the odds are you've significantly lowered your... Read more »


Dress your own Kate Moss or Agyness Deyn paperdoll!

Ever looked at Kate Moss or Agyness Deyn and wished you could give them your own special makeover? Then here is your chance, thanks to London-based artist I Love Mel , who has designed her own paperdoll versions of... Read more »

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CQ Loves: Style Stalker's holey leggings

Australia is fast catching up with, and overtaking the rest of the world stylistically speaking; and coming across the Style Stalker website the CQ team are hankering even more for a trip Down Under! It's kind of like... Read more »


Ken and Barbie get the Lagerfeld treatment

The celebration of Barbie's 50th anniversary continues with a special exhibition by Karl Lagerfeld . Barbie and Ken (played by Chanel model, Baptiste Giabiconi ) get a full Lagerfeld treatment, with the pair... Read more »


One of a Kind at Net a Porter brings you vintage with a designer price tag

As if Net a Porter didn't have enough of the market wrapped up with their amazing roster of designers (Nina Ricci by Olivier Theyskiens, anyone?) they're now dipping their toes into the vintage market by stocking pieces... Read more »


Style.com take a dig at bloggers (but don't worry, they didn't link back)

I was quite excited to see a story on Style.com today about the most misunderstood red carpet dresses. From Cameron Diaz in Ungaro to Kirsten Dunst in Rochas (left) it runs down some of the more risky choices that stars... Read more »


So who's shopping today then? Will the snow day mean an increase in online sales?

I don't know about you, but today I'm working from the comfort of my sofa while the winter wonderland that is South East London is treated to yet more snow. With public transport in the capital (and most of the South) at a... Read more »


Shops that blog - a list of the high street & online retailers that are blogging their best bits!

A few years ago, nobody in the fashion industry knew what the hell blogging was. I've lost track of the times I've been treated by blank looks when explaining what I do. "What? That's an actual job ?" But things have... Read more »


Some model, some sing: Jodie Kidd and Rachel Stevens remind us that not all celebrities are created equally!

I'm sorry. I know (though some might say their costumes are frock horror candidates) that this picture of ex-model Jodie Kidd and singer Rachel Stevens on the Strictly Come Danging tour doesn't have much to do with... Read more »


Catwalk Queen tries StyleShake, the 'design your own dress' online service

We've mentioned StyleShake a good few times on Catwalk Queen, because we love their 'design your own dress' idea, and the many customisable options you have when creating your dream dress. From full-length frocks to... Read more »


River Island up the ante for Spring / Summer 2009

There's a bit of a blogger buzz surrounding River Island at the moment. Queen Michelle started it, raving about the floral tights that are currently flying off the shelves. Then I witnessed Isabelle having a long... Read more »


Mango does Matthew Williamson. Sort of!

[image on right: Magnus Magnusson / H&M] If the wait for Matthew Williamson for H&M is just too much, take a look at what I spotted today while browsing the Spring collection at Mango. While the wrap dress might not be... Read more »


FIRST LOOK! Pictures of Matthew Williamson for H&M!

It might not be the whole collection, but we still thought you'd be as excited as us to see this photo, which shows model Veronika Fasinova cosying up to Matthew Williamson in the first frock to emerge as part of his... Read more »