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Hot Trends

Wondering what everyone will be wearing this season? Looking for tips on what trends to buy right now? Here you’ll find trend advice, shopping tips, news on what’s hot and what’s not, and plenty of product recommendations from the Catwalk Queen team. If you’re after some fab fashionable new purchases, this might just be the place to start your search.

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Microtrend we love: notched waistbands

We haven't seen a notched waist in a while, and now two show up at once. Despite the fact one fashion college lecturer once told us it takes three spots to make a trend, two is enough for us, and we're loving this look for... Read more »

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High street mini-trend: China prints

There are certain trends that never become fully-fledged fashion fads, but bubble up under the surface, making themselves known through just a few key pieces. China print (the pottery, not the country) is one of those looks... Read more »

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Missoni for Target launch and purchases...

The Missoni Target launch was a hotly anticpated event in New York City today, and we made it all the way to Harlem to catch a view of the brand new collection. Teased by images of beautiful bikes, patterned skirts... Read more »

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Trend alert: Menswear - Kate Moss and Leighton Meester suit up

Ooh we do love a trend at CQ! While women dressing up in typically male clothes isn't something new, the ole' tuxedo certainly does seem to be making a comeback on the celeb circuit lately. Starlets everywhere are ditching... Read more »

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Nikolay Bojilov wins global Triumph Inspiration Awards 2010

A big congratulations to Nikolay Bojilov , the winner of this year's global Triumph Inspiration Awards . At a star-studded show last night, which helped to kick of London Fashion Week, the Bulgarian designer was... Read more »

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A look at Primark's Autumn 2010 collection

As much as we'd love an endless summer, the horrible truth is that autumn is only a few weeks away *gasp*! So to cheer you up we've got a few images from Primark's autumn '10 lookbook to share with you. Some of the new... Read more »

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Keeping up with the Joneses - Hot American trends for S/S 2010

New flick, The Joneses , which will première in London this week, has inspired me to inspire you. You see, the film which stars Demi Moore and David Duchovny , is all about a family living the so-called "American... Read more »

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Pick of the Day: New Look tie-dye leggings

Get the designer tie-dye look for less with New Look's leggings , for just £12 you can get your mitts on a great print. They're similar to boutique leggings which can cost hundreds of pounds. Tie dye has lost all its... Read more »

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New Look A/W 2009 Lookbook

We're nearing the end of our high street lookbook previews , and we're starting to form our A/W wishlists, our penultimate offering comes from New Look . The leopard-print bodysuit is FIERCE and we're getting similar 'tude... Read more »

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River Island A/W 2009 lookbook

The rainy weather has fast-forwarded our wardrobe wants into autumn, looking at offerings from Dorothy Perkins and Primark we're ready to say bye-bye to summer. River Island 's collection is a chic affair: there are... Read more »

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CQ Gallery: Primark Autumn 2009 collection lookbook

Changes are afoot at Primark , with reports that managing director Arthur Ryan is planning to step down in September. If true, this will leave the running of things to chief operating officer Paul Marchant . All business... Read more »

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CQ Summer Sales Pick, Nab Yourself a Bargain!

We're all dying to see what's in store for AW, but don't forget there are still two months of summer to enjoy, so hit the sales and find yourself a bargain. We've sifted through all the sales from the top retail sites to bring... Read more »

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Necklace Print T-shirt: Balmain vs Karen Millen

Balmain 's A/W stock is starting to trickle in and you can bet it will fly out of stores, fashionistas are already going crazy for the grunge-luxe look. Their necklace print tee from Bowns is a great way to get the... Read more »

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Summer Style Solution: The Harem or Carrot leg trouser

Harem trousers cleverly combine a tailored look with a breezy slouchiness which makes them perfect for summer smart. We've compiled a selection which will keep you cool without baring all! All Saints' designers... Read more »

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Trend: Floral Playsuits

The humble playsuit has leapt up the trendometer to become the maxidress of 2009. It's a great item to wear when you want to look feminine but need the practicality of shorts. Our floral selection is as good as any frock, and... Read more »

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Summer Trend: Tie Dye

We featured a tie dye tutorial yesterday but there is a plethora of great tie dye pieces on the high street so you don't have to lift a finger! There's not a whiff of patchouli or incense from any of our selection and they... Read more »

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How to: Tie Dye Effect Bleach T-shirt

Tie Dye is a huge trend this summer, but it's so easy to do at home. Rather than messing around with dyes and washing machines the easiest way to get this effect is with dark fabrics and bleach. The washed out and faded results... Read more »

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Ultimate festival chic: Swarovski crystal diamanté personalised wellies

Jester hats, patterned wellies and pink stetsons were safe choices for attention-seeking festival wear but now there's something a little more girly that would make even Paris Hilton consider a trip to Worthy Farm.... Read more »

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Outfit Pick: easy summer chic with Topshop's floral leggings

Looking fashion-forward in the summer is no easy task, the urge to slip into something breezy and comfy is irresistible. Slip on Topshop 's hydrangea leggings with a chambray dress for a current look with a... Read more »

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Angular jackets: the Shoulders Are the Star!

Balmain have made their mark on the CQ readership, you've all been clamouring for their exaggerated-shoulder jackets, but you'll have to wait until the AW 09 stock hits stores late August for the military styles to filter... Read more »

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Summer Picks from the my-wardrobe Team

The sun is out (for now), oh but what to wear? Luckily the whole team at my-wardrobe have put their heads together to pick out their summer quick fixes for us, everyone from Antonia O'Brien the my-tv Stylist and Presenter... Read more »

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Fur Coat digs hats

It's a damn shame people don't wear hats any more. Not only are they remarkably handy (protect your hair from the sun/disguise bad hair days/hide things under them), they also add instant pizazz to your outfit. And I... Read more »

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Disneyrollergirl contemplates summer's flowers-with-everything trend

Disneyrollergirl writes... Holy Obama, when did the fash-pack suddenly get into gardening? At a big birthday bash two weeks ago, the pre-clubbing chit-chat wasn't about Ibiza or Croatia but the merits of growing your... Read more »

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Disneyrollergirl anticipates the high heel climb-down

The anti uber-heel trend is gaining pace. Initiated by MObama , it has polarised designers and high street. Kurt Geiger insists there is still mileage in Jenga-style platform shoes yet Rupert Sanderson does a... Read more »

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Trend Gallery: Sport-Luxe

Sporty clothes were last trendy in the '90s when it was all toggles, ripstop, fleece and Prada 's techy moulded shoes... Eeek! Sounds unappealing but this time round it's all about combining sporty with luxe or unexpected... Read more »

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Outfit Pick: coral and denim

There's no excuse for sloppy dressing in summer, all you need are some high impact colours and a judicious choice of accessories, and voila! Instant summer chic. The silky coral top is a gorgeous colour, and looks great... Read more »

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Trend Gallery: Nude and Fleshtones

We loved Penelope Cruz's nude look at Cannes recently, it's a flattering, grown-up look that couldn't be more polished. It all kicked off when Scarlett Johansson modelled a romantic look for Louis Vuitton , and since... Read more »

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Get a Philip Lim fix from Topman as their We ♡ the White Tee collection debuts next week

Topman launch a designer collaboration next week called We ♡ the White Tee , but it's no ordinary design collab. They've enlisted big names like Henry Holland and Philip Lim as well as getting MAN designers JW... Read more »