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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 »


Get Anna Wintour on your mobile - pronto!

FINALLY! It was only a matter of time before some tech-savvy stylista figured out a way to turn the formidable voice of Anna Wintour into a ringtone. You can now have the Vogue editor dish out fashion advice on your... Read more »


Kate Moss Topshop for £264 on Yoox. Any ideas?

Now, at any other time of year, I'd be on the phone to try and find out what on earth is going on here. But it's Christmas and anyone with a brain is on a 'long lunch' today. Or 'working from home'. So instead, I will ask... Read more »


Nighties with sleeves. They *do* exist!

I had to mention this little gem from the ASOS sale because it's that great impossible-to-find thing; a nightie with sleeves. I much prefer nighties to pajamas (what can I say? My dress obsession extends to bedtime) but at... Read more »


Etsy find: Miss KK's easywear jersey dresses

I continue to be impressed by the amount of great talent that can be found on Etsy, especially where fashion is concerned. I think it's really important to support indie talent, and there are some wonderful up-and-coming... Read more »


Etsy discovery: Maisy Brown's tuxedo mini dress

Unsurprisingly, Etsy seller Maisy Brown's pretty tuxedo dresses are some of her bestsellers. A very cute take on the ever-popular mini prom dress, this has the added bonus of being custom made to fit your measurements. For... Read more »


Shopping Guide: Where to buy 40s / 50s vintage reproduction, retro rockabilly and burlesque clothing

The retro finds on my Christmas wishlist yesterday had Angel asking where else she could find vintage reproduction dresses and retro / rockabilly styles. Longterm readers will know that this is one my favourite subjects,... Read more »


Best of London Designer Sale - credit crunch, schmedit crunch!

Psssst! If you're in London today or tomorrow, get yourself to The Hospital Club on Endell Street for the Best of London Designer Sale . It was deathly quiet today, despite the fact there are loads of amazing British... Read more »


La Senza branches out, with 40% off the most glam lingerie

I was very kindly given some La Senza gift vouchers the other day, so today I popped along to the new Covent Garden store to treat myself. I must admit to rarely visiting before, in fact the only La Senza stuff I own was... Read more »


X Factor's Diana wears Kate Moss for Topshop for Take That week

The X Factor stylists continue to surprise us with their choices for the remaining contestants. They're definitely good at mixing designer and high street to keep things accessible for the viewers. This week they put... Read more »


Sneak Peek: Matalan 'Be Beau' Spring / Summer 2009

Yesterday we headed to the Matalan press day to take a look at what they've got up their sleeve for Spring / Summer 2009. As well as a new online store in the offing (yay!) the new season sees the launch of an exciting new... Read more »


Coast 'do' The Sartorialist and Sex & The City. Sort of.

Are the folks at Coast big fans of The Sartorialist? It seems so, judging by their gorgeous Autumn / Winter photoshoot , which features a model being snapped in Paris (sorry, we're on a French tip today !) looking very... Read more »


Kudos to Koodos* for upping the cool factor with Victim, Wildlifeworks and Harriet's Muse

Koodos.com have been known to designer fans for a while now, mostly for bringing us bags from the likes of Chloe and Miu Miu with massive discounts. But until recently, the clothing offerings have been a little thin on the... Read more »


The weight battle rages on...

"I don't see the point in fatties wearing fashionable clothes because they will only ever look gross and blubbery so why bother....spend your money on gym membership and vegetables instead." "[you are] proof that one can... Read more »


X Factor's Bad Lashes model for Boohoo.com

Good news for Laura White . There is, apparently, life after X Factor. Early eliminees Bad Lashes (who, like Laura, were totally robbed ) have managed to keep their profile up by getting heavily involved in the world of... Read more »


Topshop bring us more from Louise Goldin...but the prices are going up.

Topshop have just put up a new crop of designer diffusion pieces from British designer Louise Goldin , and as usual they're edgy, modern knitted pieces that'll definitely get you noticed. However, I am increasingly... Read more »


Asda reveal their £12 little black dresses in time for the party season

Hot on the heels of Tesco and their 35 quid little black dresses , comes Asda and their version of the credit-crunch busting party frock. Yes, these ladies and gentlemen are only £12... and aren't they just little... Read more »


Shop indie via Big Cartel...and lose your life to browsing!

Fancy losing an entire afternoon to the internetz? That's what I've just done, on discovering that Big Cartel - provider of free online shop software - have a links page that contains every single one of the shops that... Read more »


Play Sudoku on your boobs with Mio Destino's novelty 'Play Time' lingerie

Do you love your games a little too much? If so, lingerie brand Mio Destino's 'Play Time' collection might be just the thing for you to waste a few hundred quid on. There's a bra and knickers set covered in Sudoku game... Read more »


Shop handmade at Folksy, the UK's alternative to Etsy

Most of you probably know about Etsy by now, if only because I go on about it far too often. But do you know about Folksy , the UK alternative? Stacked full of handmade and crafted items, as well as some vintage finds at... Read more »


Stop your strapless dress looking staid with a wrap from Bonzie

I find myself spending more and more time on Etsy at the moment, seeking out interesting stuff that'll jazz up the more basic stuff in my wardrobe and stop it looking too bland. My latest find, Bonzie , creates the most... Read more »