I'm all for catwalk inspired high street fashion and stylish looks at affordable prices, but fakes are a different matter entirely. Sometimes there's nothing like the real thing, and counterfeiting is a crime. This week koodos are launching Authenticity Week, which aims to educate you all about designer fakes and how to spot them. We've got behind the campaign and helped out by producing a video...basically just as excuse for me to get my mitts on some designer handbags. It's a tough job, but someone had to do it...
Find out more about Authenticity Week on the koodos blog. And don't forget, they're still offering you lot 10% off across the entire site. Just enter the code CATWALKQUEEN at the checkout.
We let a non CQ staffer loose with the petty cash this time around, as Zara (editor of Kiss and Makeup and all round Shiny star) took on the £25 High Street Challenge. I think I may have met my bargain-hunting equal...
Is it a pair of trousers or pants? A jumper or a sweater? Overalls or dungarees?
The confusion concerning fashion terms between countries can be a tricky one... Particularly when you're writing for a fashion website which is read all over the world.
Here the Shiny Fashion gals, who are themselves a mixed bag of nationalities, are back on the couch to enlighten us all with their fashion lingo and more importantly, what it all means... Click image to begin video.
Uber stylist Phillip Bloch is the ultimate interview subject. He leads the conversation so well that it's very easy for me to sit back, relax, nod my head from time to time and avoid coming out with (too many) idiotic things. He also litters the conversation with words of fashion wisdom, witticisms and just a few celebrity names. In this excerpt from our chat last month (he was in town to talk about the shoes he's designed for Hush Puppies 50th Birthday) we discuss what everyone will be wearing in the coming months, why personal style is so important, and - most importantly - why it's time to put your leggings in the bin. Trust me, it's essential viewing!
When Pui-Tien and Kim headed off to see Louis Amstrup at OnlOff they decided to do a round of voxpops and find out what the crowd were up to during London Fashion Week and what they were looking forward to seeing at Louise's catwalk show.
Roving reporter Pui-Tien has been talking to designers at the OnlOff exhibition and for the second of our designer voxpops she caught up with Yuchi and Reem while Kim had a chat with Olanic and newcomers Vidler & Nixon.