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Additions Direct bring us budget takes on Catwalk trends

I must confess it's been a long time since I've looked at any catalogue besides the Ikea one, but a quick browse of the Additions Direct website (like Littlewoods but inexplicably cheaper) bought up a fair few clever takes... Read more »


New Fashion Book! Kate Moss Style by Angela Buttolph - out today!

It was only a matter of time before someone wrote a Kate Moss style biography, wasn't it? The good news with this one is that it's actually good , and written by someone who has access to all the right people. 'Kate Moss... Read more »


Like, Oh My God! Rich & Skinny jeans go viral with 'Lifestyles of the Rich & Skinny'

I'm not usually one to fall for blatant, invasive viral campaigns, but when I was added on Twitter by SexySerena and NatashaFun in quick succession, I had to see what the hell was going on. Turns out it's all part of... Read more »


Diesel 'Dirty Thirty' - so exclusive they're only on sale for one day

When Diesel held a party during London Fashion Week to celebrate the launch of the book '100 New Fashion Designers', rumour has it certain fashionistas were found snooping around the out-of-bounds areas of the showroom in... Read more »


Whistles Watergarden print gets people queueing

When we went to Whistles HQ to look through the latest collection from the re-branded store (now under the watchful eye of ex-Topshop guru Jane Shepherdson) it was difficult to pick our favourite pieces as the whole... Read more »


Interior decorating secrets of the fashionistas: snoop on Erin Wasson, Alexander Wang and co at The Selby

I'm currently obsessed with interior design having finally waved goodbye to my flatshare in favour of my own (rented) one-bed pad. Discovering The Selby has been a revelation. The website snoops around and photographs... Read more »


Lazy Oaf tees and sweatshirts - are you ready for a cute overload?

Hidden away in one of my favourite London shopping areas - Kingly Court in the Carnaby district - is the Lazy Oaf shop, one of those quirky, bright coloured t-shirt emporiums that ups the cuteness factor even more with big... Read more »


School Uniform. It's just an excuse to accessorise.

I had to wear a uniform to school. Every day I was forced into a white shirt, a navy school sweatshirt and black or navy skirt / trousers. The staff were pretty strict on jewellery and footwear, so the only nod to fashion I... Read more »


Label to watch: Orion London

Sitting comfortably in the same boho camp as the likes of Mina, Darimeya and co, Orion was bought to my attention by a friend who can actually fit into their designs, and who covets them highly. Sadly, these purveyors... Read more »


BBC Two adds to the fashion TV mix with 'British Style Genius'

The onslaught of fashion-oriented TV programming continues with the announcement that BBC Two will soon be screening a style series of their own. First off, we have Channel 4's Gok's Fashion Fix , the upcoming Frock... Read more »


PPQ get techie with a BlackBerry collaboration

If there's one thing I've learned working so closely with the girl geeks , it's that the links between fashion and technology are strong. The past few years we've seen everything from designer Sky+ boxes to mobile phones... Read more »


More from Comme des Garçons for H&M - the full line revealed!

Click image for a closer look! Last week we gave you a sneak peek at the forthcoming Comme des Garçons for H&M collection . Now, thanks to the lovely ladies at Fashionista , we can reveal the full line (minus... Read more »


55DSL sunnies...they fit a bit better than the jeans.

Contrary to popular belief, we don't get sent loads of free clothes at Catwalk Queen, so when a pair of jeans from 55DSL arrived on my desk, I was quite excited to try them. The line is a spin-off from perennial fave... Read more »


Check it out: 'Fashion V Sport' exhibition @ Victoria & Albert museum

As the build-up to the Olympics continues, London's Victoria & Albert museum is focussing on the link between sport and fashion. Opening today is Fashion V Sport , an exhibition that showcases a collection of... Read more »


Diet Coke gets another dressing, this time from Roberto Cavalli

Forget the rich and the famous, it's Diet Coke that has our designers chomping at the bit to dress these days. Following on from Patricia Field's limited edition bottles for the fizzy sensation, are these new... Read more »


Ashley and Mary-Kate Olsen's book, 'Influence', available to pre-order

The world's most fashionable twins, Ashley and Mary-Kate Olsen , are gearing up for the release of their highly-anticipated style book, Influence . The coffee table book features never-before-seen photos from the... Read more »


Kevyn Aucoin's 'Face Forward': Celebrities startling transformations

Click image to enlarge . While surfing the blog-o-sphere today for material (I know, what a difficult job I have!) I stumbled across some scanned pics from celebrity make-up artist, Kevyn Aucoin's book, Face... Read more »


Snapped! Herve Leger still turns heads... on Blake Lively, mind

[Photo: Humberto Carreno/Rex Features] Blake Lively has a million and one reasons to smile right now. Successful TV show - tick! Chic flick sequel set to earn her bucket loads - tick! A GQ -looking actor... Read more »


Nick Knight and Beth Ditto collaborate on political fashion film

From fashion djs to fashion politics, all this week SHOWstudio have been screening political fashion films , featuring a mix of art, fashion industry folks and celebrities. Their final film is the work of two of my... Read more »


Women's Wear Daily (WWW.com) unveils a whole new look

Women's Wear Daily , the fashion industry's oracle of information, has unveiled a new-look website. The revamped, WWD.com in Beta version, is slicker, sharper and much more easy on the eye. Never mind that it has... Read more »


Clueless, Pretty In Pink and Mean Girls are becoming video games...

...so does this mean Cher's iconic 'dress me' computer game is a step closer to becoming reality? I know there's wardrobe organising software out there already, but nothing is a patch on Cher's real-life fashion plate that... Read more »


Marc Jacobs's website is a bit of a drag

If you are after a bit of a giggle today, then head over to Marc Jacobs's website , where drag queens appear to have taken over. Yes, really... Don't believe us? Then check it out for yourself . Is Marc taking... Read more »


Designers, Project Catwalk alum & It girls bring us the new season Oli Fusion range

The new Autumn / Winter Oli Fusion range has just hit the site, and if you're a fan of the likes of PPQ, Jasmine Guinness, Maria Grachvogel and Project Catwalk winner Jasper Garvida, you're in for a treat. There are... Read more »


Poppy Valentine limited range at ASOS.com - for your inner Alexa Chung

With clothes that could have come straight from a vintage store, and a model straight from the Alexa Chung school of cool, there are no prizes for guessing who ASOS are aiming the new range from Poppy Valentine at. Taking... Read more »


Rediscover eBay. It's like recycling but more stylish.

All of you buying tiny little fascinators for weddings for £15 a shot in Accessorize? Don't do it. Buy them on eBay instead . I've been rediscovering the joy of eBay of late. Often I keep my finds secret because I'm greedy... Read more »


Indulge your inner band geek with Band Geek Hero tees!

Take two things I love (slogan tees and Guitar Hero) and put them together. What do you get? A geek girl's dream with these 'Band Geek Hero!' tees. Basically, they take the Guitar Hero video game logo and rework it with... Read more »


Get crafty and sew your own clothes - it's the best way to be truly unique

What do these three ladies have in common? Apart from looking fab, of course! The answer? They all made their own clothes . As many of you know, I'm a huge advocate f knowing how to sew, and these gorgeous ensembles... Read more »