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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 »


Get clued up on everything fashion at The House of Viktor & Rolf workshops

Ever wondered how the top editors figure out what we're going to wear so far in advance? Or how they pick out their own wardrobes? Or what life is *really* like working at one of the top magazine glossies? Well, my... Read more »


River Island's Graduate Fashion Week recruits get their five minutes of fame!

Nipping into River Island the other day, I was really pleased to see them throwing everything they have into their role as principal sponsors of Graduate Fashion Week. Certain items in the flagship store were tagged up... Read more »


Nick Knight's 'Fashion Deejays' spinning the decks at SHOWstudio

Fashion photographer Nick Knight and his super-stylin' pals are hitting the decks for a special three-day online audio presentation. From 9 July to 11 July, Knight's project Fashion Deejays , will feature the likes of... Read more »


Get your Kate Moss hair extensions or Angelina Jolie leather jacket while they're hot on eBay

As if the fact that Kate Moss's recent see-through dress making news headlines, wasn't strange enough, now her hair extension, which she lost on the red carpet in Germany is up for sale on eBay. For all those true Moss... Read more »


Bad news: Chris Moyles is not interested in Catwalk Queen (we always preferred Aled anyway)

Many thanks to Lucy for letting us know CQ got a mention on Chris Moyles' Radio 1 show this morning. It seems Chris isn't too impressed with our site... Chris : Aled, why have you got Catwalk Queen up on my internet... Read more »


One for your book shelf... Chloe Sevigny for Opening Ceremony on paperback

Here at the CQ offices we relish a good fashion book, especially of the coffee table variety. So when Fabsugar pointed out this paperback of Chloe Sevigny for Opening Ceremony , I couldn't resist sharing it with you. Read more »


Gossip Girl fashion: Is Chuck Bass the new Carrie Bradshaw?

I have a secret to share with you... I have a bit of a crush on Gossip Girl's Chuck Bass a.k.a Ed Westwick . He isn't too good-looking like Nate, or too... well, good like Dan, so it must be because he is bad . Hey, I... Read more »


Alexandre Herchcovitch's designer Band-Aids... yes, really!

No longer does it seem that gimmicky plasters are just for the under-five crowd. Fashionistas now have their own range of designer Band-Aids to choose from, so your cuts won't be embarrassed when forced to wear the... Read more »


The World of Viktor & Rolf opens at the Barbican tomorrow

If the concept of 'fashion as art' floats your boat, the Barbican's new exhibition is definitely one to put in the diary. We got an early peek at The House of Viktor & Rolf today (it opens to the public tomorrow) and... Read more »


Dress code gets tougher at Royal Ascot

Ah... yes, it's that time of year again when we frock up and rock up to London's famous Royal Ascot race meeting. Kicking off tomorrow, this year's meet faces an even stricter dress code inside the Royal Enclosure, where... Read more »


Strike a pose at Topshop with the Helmut Newton photo machine

As we casually mentioned in March , Topshop have collaborated with the Helmut Newton Foundation to install a self-photography studio inside its stores as a tribute to the historic 'Newton Machine'. Originally... Read more »


Anyone for fly-fishing, tennis, or boomerang... Chanel style?

The latest piece of sporting equipment from Chanel is a fishing rod, you know, just in case you are ever in the market for a designer rod. It is the newest athletic accessory from Karl and co. along with tennis... Read more »


Say cheese: Mario Testino takes Keira Knightley fan picture on mobile phone

[Rex Features/Sipa Press] - Click image to enlarge. They say that a picture speaks a thousand words and this one certainly does. Taking a break from shooting what appears to be a possible Vogue cover, Mario... Read more »


Warehouse launch the 'Modular' capsule collection online & in London

It's all about the limited edition, online-only and 'capsule' collections on the high street at the moment. From celeb-designed ranges to special ranges of 'key' pieces, they're all intent on building a buzz around a... Read more »


Etsy. Catwalk Queen's new eBay (sort of)

I'm constantly amazed by the creativity and talent of young designers, dressmakers and vintage specialists. Now that eBay is flooded with cheap copies and Primark resellers, it makes sense to look elsewhere for unique... Read more »


Rockabilly babes and wannabe bombshells - Vivien Of Holloway is no longer your best kept secret!

Bombshell-inspired clothing has always been a favourite of mine, but the difficulty in getting hold of labels like Stop Staring and Bettie Page in the UK means it's not often I can indulge my inner Marilyn. Luckily,... Read more »


CQ Preview: The goodies on offer at Chanel, Dover Street Market

There was no doubt about it, from the tweed jackets to the Amy Winehouse beehives, Karl Lagerfeld's Metiers d'Arts Paris-Londres collection was English to the max. Now he has harnessed those Brit-centric... Read more »


Patricia Field at Selfridges today for diet Coke bottle launch

For all of those die-hard SATC fans, your favourite celebrity stylist, Patricia Field , is going to be making a special appearance today at Selfridges . Fields is not only in town to celebrate the world premiere of... Read more »


CQ goes mad for Polyvore!

Inspired by recent entries to our Style This feature, I've spent the afternoon rediscovering Polyvore , the community for creating outfits online. Back when I first started playing around with it the site was in its... Read more »


Autumn / Winter 2008 - 9 press day preview: H&M

We've been hitting the press days left, right and centre over the last few weeks, getting a sneaky peek at what's in store for Autumn / Winter 2008 - 9. Now the sun is finally shining in London it's even more difficult to... Read more »