Catwalk Queen is Aigua Media's longest-running blog, with a history stretching back to 2002. What began as one girl's student project is now an international fashion resource with editors in London, New York and Melbourne. The site is updated round-the-clock with the latest news and never misses a big story.
The Catwalk Queen team are devoted to bringing fashion fans the hottest style news first. From live Fashion Week coverage to celebrity galleries, product picks, industry news and behind the scenes gossip, Catwalk Queen delivers insider information in a friendly, accessible way, mixing high fashion with high street inspirations for a devoted audience of savvy shoppers.
Catwalk Queen was one of the first UK fashion blogs to ever be invited to London Fashion Week and also has an extremely strong presence on Twitter, with over 200,000 eager followers. The site has featured in everything from Vogue to Company magazine, and its editors have appeared on Sky News and BBC Panorama.
Gemma Cartwright, Editor in Chief
Gemma launched Catwalk Queen whilst studying for a degree in Fashion Journalism at The London College of Fashion. During this time, the site was nominated for an EMAP Fanzine Award, and Gemma was described as one of the ‘Editors of the Future’ by The Independent. She worked on the site until 2009, when she took some time out to work on other online projects. She joined Aigua Media in September 2011 and is delighted to be back at the helm of Catwalk Queen!
Throughout her career, Gemma has worked closely with brands and retailers. She has guest edited blogs for Topshop, Evans, Koodos, Yell and Grazia and made various TV and radio appearances. She has also judged a modelling competition and hosted workshops at Britain's Next Top Model Live, Graduate Fashion Week and The Ideal Home Show.
Gemma has appeared in Vogue, The Guardian Online, The Observer, The Telegraph, The Independent, Grazia, Cosmopolitan, Company, SHE and The Evening Standard to name but a few.
In 2011, The Telegraph Online listed Gemma as the third most influential UK fashion insider on Twitter.
Kimberley Foster - Editor
In 2006, Kim landed in London and jumped straight into a two-week work experience placement at Catwalk Queen. Little did she know, after taking a few months off to go travelling, that this would lead to a full-time editor job!
For the next two years Kim saw Catwalk Queen grow and develop into one of the biggest fashion blogs in the world, opening the door for her to attend fashion week shows in London and Milan as well as other major fashion events. It also allowed her the chance to meet some of the world’s most influential fashion identities such as Giorgio Armani, Matthew Williamson, and Kate Middleton.
Kim returned to her hometown of Melbourne, Australia in 2008, where she continues to work on Catwalk Queen. Her passion for blogging and fashion and her amazing ability to hunt down news and scoop even the biggest fashion titles makes her an absolute asset to the team!
Andrea Thatcher - US Editor
Andrea began her career in print media as Managing Editor of a local weekly paper in rural Pennsylvania.
She moved on to write retail copy for QVC, where she quickly became the go-to girl for big beauty brands and more fashionable clothing and accessories lines.
Realizing that beauty and fashion writing was where her future lay, Andrea sought out work online, writing for Papierdoll, Shoewawa, The Bag Lady, Shiny Style, Shiny Gloss, Style Bakery, The Fashion Spot, Big Green Smile and various other editorial and retail sites before joining Aigua Media as US Contributor for Kiss and Makeup.
As the company grew, so did Andrea’s position and she is now US Editor and contributes to many of the brand’s sites, spearheading their New York Fashion Week coverage.
Throughout her career she has interviewed designers, makeup artists, hairstylists and style makers such as Carmen Marc Valvo, Badgley Mischka, Tory Burch, Chris Benz, Rodney Cutler, Yannik d’Is, Guido Paulo, Didier Malige, John Ruidant, Romy Soleimani, Tinsley Mortimer, Olivia Palermo and Kelly Killoren Bensimone to name a few.