Catwalk Queen speak to On|Off about London Fashion Week

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With two weeks to go On|Off kindly invited us into their London office to chat to us about London Fashion Week. On|Off act as a sort of 'talent funnel' for fashion, handpicking young designers and giving them a platform to showcase their work be it on the catwalk or at the On|Off exhibition. Creative director Lee and Events manager Diana explained to us On|Off's role in helping young designers and gave us a glimpse into their hectic days in the run up to London's most important event in the fashion calendar.


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Catwalk Queen talks to students at the London College of Fashion MA show

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Last week we trotted off the Royal Academy for the London College of Fashion MA show, watch out for our catwalk video which is being edited as we speak. Apologies for the sound quality, we were surrounded by pesky models chatting away! We caught up with Daphne Bikker, a student from the Netherlands who was specialising in footwear. Her striking shoes were influenced by '80s sportswear but managed to look completely modern. Our other interview is with Jula Reindell who sent models down the catwalk in outfits made from human hair collected from friends and colleagues and synthetic extensions. She talked to us about her interest in the repelling properties of hair and making something beautiful from it.


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Shiny Fashion TV: A look at what's fashionable in ski wear

videoskiwear.jpgThe things we'll do for the sake of Shiny Fashion TV. For something a little different this week, we decided to check out what's the latest in ski wear.

With the release of designer ski wear ranges from Calvin Klein and Chanel, we ask the question - are high street ski wear brands really tuning in to what's fashionable right now?

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Shiny Fashion TV: Celebrity Fashion Panel #8

celebfashpanel8thumbnail.jpgThe Celebrity Fashion Panel is back for 2008 (get excited, we are!) On the couch this week we examine which stars have done us proud in the style stakes and which stars didn't.

Under our watchful eye this time round is Jennifer Love Hewitt, Drew Barrymore in Gucci and in yet another 'who wears it better?' Juliette Binoche is up against Gemma Ward in Balenciaga.

Can the French actress outshine the Aussie model? Or did they both fail miserably? Watch the video and find out... Click image left to play clip.


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EXCLUSIVE: Catwalk Queen chats to Paul Costelloe ahead of London Fashion Week

paulcostelloeinterviewthumb.jpgIt's four weeks today until London Fashion Week kicks off and we were lucky enough to be exclusively invited into Paul Costelloe's West End studio to chat to the designer himself.

Paul's show will open LFW on the February 10, 2008. Here he discusses what inspired him to create his forthcoming autumn/winter '08-'09 collection and what we can expect to see on the catwalk.

"I don't use real fur. I'd get shot... killed in the underground at Bond Street or something," he jokes as he describes the fabrics used in his latest collection. Click the image to play video.


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Shiny Fashion TV: £10 January sale challenge

10poundsalechallenge.jpgThe January sales are in full swing therefore instead of our usual £25 High Street Challenge video segment, this week we've set ourselves the £10 January sale challenge.

Star Trip editor Zara, along with yours truly hit the stores in central London this week, namely H&M, Oasis and Zara, to see what we could find for our 10 quid. The results? Surprisingly favourable!

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Shiny Fashion TV: Celebrity Fashion Panel #7

celebfashpanel7.jpgFinishing off our last few videos of 2007 is the Celebrity Fashion Panel - episode seven.

This time we cast our eyes over the red carpet styling of Diane Kruger, Natalia Vodianova and Kate Hudson. So... did Ms Kruger successfully pull off a Burberry dress? And who wore it better Ms Hudson or the Russian supermodel Natalia Vodianova? Watch the video and find out for yourself.

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