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CQ Interviews

Browse this page for exclusive interviews with some of Catwalk Queen’s favourite fashion faces. We’ve spoken to top fashion designers like Stella McCartney, Alexis Mabille and Carmen Marc Valvo, stylish celebrities like Dita Von Teese and Bat For Lashes, plus loads of up and coming designers, fashion industry insiders, stylists and stylish bloggers.

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New York Fashion Week Spring 2012: a quick chat with Carmen Marc Valvo

Carmen Marc Valvo was gentlemanly enough to give me a few words about his Spring 2012 collection backstage at the NASDAQ building in Times Square where he held his show. "Spring for me was about... Read more »

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CQ chats with Caroline Reader about London Fashion Weekend

Vodafone London Fashion Weekend is just a stone's throw away (actually it's three weeks away) so we thought we would pick the brain of Caroline Reader , event manager for LFWeekend. Caroline has been one of the key... Read more »

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CQ exclusive: Isabelle speaks to Bat For Lashes

Bat For Lashes is known as much for her music as she is for distinctive style. Who better to ask ahead of this year's Glastonbury Festival for tips on festival dressing? We spoke to Natasha Khan about her new album 'Two... Read more »

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CQ Interviews In Sook Park, Fashion Design student, as part of our GFW previews

In Sook Park is the last of our GFW graduate previews, a Fashion Design student from UCCA Epsom she let us in on her students days and her plans for the future. What was the best bit about the student experience?... Read more »

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CQ Interviews Georgina Langford, journalism student, as part of our GFW previews

Only a couple of days till Graduate Fashion Week , and we're already checking which universities to go see. If you're interested in student fashion check our part one of our LCF BA picks, or check out our other... Read more »

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CQ Interviews Anna Walker, styling student, as part of our GFW previews

We really can't wait for GFW now, anticipation is mounting! Luckily we've got a slew of student previews to whet your appetite, today's is from styling student Anna Walker who hails from Westminster Uni. Catch up on... Read more »

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CQ interviews Daniel Pollitt, Fashion Design graduate as part of our GFW previews

Daniel Pollitt's final designs GFW is less than a week away, so we decided to give you a sneak preview of some of the students who will be graduating this year. Daniel Pollitt is a Fashion Design student at... Read more »

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CQ speaks to Girls Aloud stylist Frank Strachan pt2

Girls Aloud onstage, taken during their tour last year. Part two of our interview with Girls Aloud stylist Frank Strachan, he tells us who would be his dream celebrity, stylingwise; and fills us in on his pre-Girls... Read more »

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CQ speaks to Girls Aloud stylist Frank Strachan pt 1

Girls Aloud at the Brits accepting their award earlier this year Girls Aloud have teamed up with Kit Kat Senses and their stylist Frank Strachan to offer a £1000 shopping spree. To celebrate we spoke to... Read more »

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River Island's graduate success stories pt2: Zara Apadoo

Part two of our River Island graduate profiles, Zara Appadoo is a denim designer and attended University College for creative arts at Rochester. She has been at River Island since 2008, click here to see our profile of... Read more »

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River Island's graduate success stories pt1: Sian Ryan

GFW is only a few weeks away and we're already getting excited. To get into the GFW mood we've enlisted three graduates who are currently working at River Island , to give us their perspectives on getting ahead in the... Read more »

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Exclusive: TV Scoop interviews Rachel Zoe

Our friends over at Shiny Media's sensational television blog, TV Scoop , snagged an exclusive interview with Rachel Zoe . Naturally we were not only tres excited about this but also very jealous. The much-talked-about... Read more »

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CQ speaks to Cheri costume designer, Consolata Boyle

Chéri , the Michelle Pfeiffer film based on a novel by French author Colette comes out today, it tells the tale of Léa, a retired courtesan who falls for the youthful charms of Chéri, her old rival's son played by... Read more »

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Isabelle speaks to Zandra Rhodes about her new collection for M&S

Zandra Rhodes has designed a capsule collection for Marks and Spencer which hits the stores on the 7th May. Consisting of swimsuits, underwear, totes bags as well as dresses, jumpsuits and floaty tunic tops. We met... Read more »

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CQ speaks to Nathan Jenden about his LFW show

London Fashion Week might be over but it doesn't mean that the exciting news doesn't keep trickling in. We interviewed Nathan Jenden after his Autumn/Winter show sponsored by COTTON USA . He was in fine spirits and... Read more »

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Industry Interview: ASOS' Assistant Buyer Natalie

Click image to enlarge We've already snapped Natalie in CQ looking good at the IFB blogger meet up during London Fashion Week, and she kindly agreed to fill out our Industry Interview. For an insight into working... Read more »

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What's in your wardrobe: Rowena from RosiePop

It's been a while since the last What's In Your Wardrobe but we have a doozy of a gallery courtesy of RosiePop , the fashion blogger and mother who might be out in the sticks but can still whack out inspiring and idiosyncratic... Read more »

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Isabelle interviews Ann-Sofie Back ahead of the Swedish Fashion exhibition at London's Fashion and Textile Museum

Sunlenses cape from Back's S/S 08 collection, click image to enalrge Opening tomorrow at Zandra Rhodes' Fashion and Textile Museum is ' Swedish Fashion: Exploring a New Identity' ; stick around for a full review... Read more »

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What's the secret of Diptyque's fashion following?

Click image to enlarge Their candles smell of fashion Press Days, their scents are always namechecked by celebs and fashionistas like Alexa Chung and they always make gift wishlists in the glossies, but what is it... Read more »

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Industry Interview: River Island's Arieta Mujay

Click image to enlarge If you've never heard of Arieta Mujay then listen up, she's the River Island PR who had us whispering 'Who's that girl?!' when we first clapped eyes on her. Her personal style always stands... Read more »

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Julien Macdonald on Project Catwalk, London and his Dali-inspired dress

Click image to enlarge We featured Steve J and Yoni P's interview about their Dali-inspired dress on Friday and now we've managed to snag an interview with Welsh designer Julien Macdonald . He took some time out... Read more »

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CQ Interview Steve J and Yoni P on their Dali-inspired creation

Click image to enlarge From Monday on London's South Bank twelve designers will be showcasing their Dali-inspired dresses as part of an exhibition in aid of Fashion Targets Breast Cancer. The Dali Universe Gallery is... Read more »

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Bay Garnett tries out Shop Style

I like to think of myself as the Queen of Charity Shops but if anyone deserves that title it's Bay Garnett . She has worked as a stylist for Vogue and as a design consultant for Chloe as well as setting up the cult 'Cheap... Read more »