Tag Archive | Stella McCartney

Top 5: GQ Awards

Another awards, another bunch of celebs in pretty dresses, right? Let’s cut to the chase. Here are our top 5 favourite frocks and leading ladies.

Kylie looks super glam in Dolce & Gabbana

We bet LOADS of celebs wear this dress soon. Louise Redknapp looks electric in Stella McCartney

Victoria Pendleton also rocks Stella – love the fierce belt!

Azealia Banks looks super sophisticated in Missoni and Jimmy Choos

Lara Stone wears her signature Calvin Klein Collection look

All pics from Vogue.com (go and check out the rest!)


London 2012 Festival: the fashion edit

Hello London 2012 aka the Olympics  and Paralympics– you have almost arrived! And there are lots of events going on as well as a little sport and some of them start early. Here are a few fashion-related highlights. On your marks…

The Louis Vuitton store in Bond Street is showing off the Olympic artwork by British artists until 11 September (the real McCoys are in the Tate) and our favourite is by Howard Hodgekin.

Poster by Rob and Roberta Smith

Kurt Hentschlager’s CORE art project is a giant projection showing a world of weightlessness populated with humanoid figures, which looks really cool. It’s in Ironbridge, Telford until 20 September.

Seeing Stella McCartney’s designs worn by the UK’s finest athletes has to be a fashion highlight!

Shezad Dawood’s film, Piercing Darkness, is a film of vintage textile painting and is on show in Penzance, Cornwall until 15 September.

‘We Face Forward: Art from West Africa’ looks pretty exciting and includes some fashion action, in various locations in Manchester.

If you want to see some sporting bling, head to the British Museum in London to see the official Olympic medals of the London Games. (Until 9 September)

We’d all like one of these necklaces, right?!

The Rio London Carnival kicks off on the 26 and 27 of August and we can’t wait to see some daring and spangle costumes.

‘Secrets: Hidden London – Like a Fish out of Water’ is a fusion of dance, water and fashion at a couple of London’s lidos, featuring the English National Ballet.

And last but not least, the V&A museum is hosting ‘Britain Creates 2012: Fashion Art Collusion’ until 29 July, which features work by:

Hussein Chalayan + Gavin Turk
Giles Deacon + Jeremy Deller
Mary Katrantzou + Mark Titchner
Nicholas Kirkwood + Simon Periton
Peter Pilotto + Francis Upritchard
Jonathan Saunders + Jess Flood-Paddock
Paul Smith + Charming Baker
Stephen Jones + Cerith Wyn Evans
Matthew Williamson + Mat Collishaw … we are soooo excited!

Peter Pilotto and Francis Upritchard

Stella McCartney: SS13

The handy thing about Spring 2013 resort collections is that they give you a good idea of which items in the shops now will still look fresh and fashionable next year…and if Stella McCartney’s SS13 spring collection is anything to go on, you can confidently splurge on lace, yellow, pretty pink with chintz and fresh whites, as well as my favourites – matchy-matchy leopard skin separates and sharp tailoring in black – chic.


Lovely lemon + lace


Pretty in pink

Pics: The Telegraph

Little blue pyjama dress: Stella McCartney vs Mango

Stella McCartney’s SS12 collection of soft pyjama shaped styles in blue micro motifs has to be one of the most influential collections on the high street this summer – look-a-likes are everywhere and we are crazy for Zara’s pyjama trous.

We spotted this amazing dress in Mango and like that it is very much inspired by McCartney (especially the use of scrolled shapes) but not 100% plagiarised. It lets us mere mortals get our hands on a similar dress to those currently favoured by Gwyneth Paltrow and Rosie Huntington Whiteley at least.

Stella’s dress is a hit with Gwyneth

A little bit Stella?

Pic: Me and RedCarpetFashionAwards.com

Best Dressed: NSPCC ball

The stars came out for the NSPCC Pop Art Ball, where Stella McCartney was joined by her fashionable friends – many of whom were wearing her designs, most notably Stella herself in a dress from her 2012 evening collection.

Stella – great look!

MaryCharteris in THE Louis Vuitton dress (I never tire of it)

Poppy Delevingne looking as stunning as ever

Cheryl Cole looks totally tropical in Stella McCartney

We love Cheryl Cole and are crazy for Stella McCartney’s tropical SS12 collection (last spotted on M.I.A.) Put the two together and we have one totally o.t.t.tropical style crush. Extra style points for Cheryl for tasteful print clashing.

Top 10: Met Ball dresses

We know everyone else has had their say but here are our top 10 dresses – woot!

Anja Rubik wearing Anthony Vaccarello

My fav: Cara Delevingne in Burberry

Emma Stone wearing Lanvin (love!)

Florence Welch and Cate Blanchett in McQueen

Camilla Belle ups the romance in Ralph Lauren

Rihanna sizzles in Tom Ford

January Jones lights up the red carpet in Atelier Versace

Rooney Mara looks elegant in Givenchy Haute Couture

I’m not sure about Cameron Diaz’s outfit but I LOVE MIA in Stella (with Stella!)

The cat’s pyjamas: Stella McCartney vs Zara

You know that pyjama style trousers are big this Spring. My thinking is that they hide a multitude of sins- dodgy fake tans or wintery-pale legs and are expandable for Sunday lunchings. My only issue is this…have you seen anyone outside of the pages of a fashion magazine or not seeking to be obviously snapped by a street-style blog wearing them?

I alas have not and was really hoping I would as I am in love with Zara’s cheap and chic pyjama bottoms, which look so Stella McCartney. I was apprehensive about the elastic waist but fear not – it’s not too bad and dare I say comfy (bring on old age!) After trying on quite a few pairs I have learned this…unless you are a lean column shape, avoid elasticated ankle cuffs! I favour H&M and Topshop’s neat-fitting monochrome numbers (with pleather detailing or subtle print) and like the length, which artfully finishes at the flattering part of your ankle. But Zara has produced the most McCartney-esque and as we all know Stella is the cat’s pyjamas.

Just one styling note…wear with heels…ONLY!

Stella makes pyjamas completely ok to wear out

On the high street at Zara for £25 but they're selling out FAST! Buy a size bigger for maximum effect

Sportswear smack down: Stella McCartney vs Jeremy Scott

Oh the Olympics. Unless you have been living under a rock somewhere you will have seen Stella McCartney’s Olympics kit, mainly modelled by the very pretty Jessica Ennis. It’s received mixed reviews and is apparently too blue. I’m not really that bothered although seeing as I love Stella’s (already blue and white) paisley designs for SS12 would quite fancy that for an outfit if I were competing in an event (pigs might fly).

I am interested in the unusual belts and super-hero-esque rubber detailing on the mens’ kit and can say I like the red cuffs, but other than that I find it hard to get excited. I think I read that Stella had toyed with more outlandish designs than the union flag (even gold fish – maybe I made that up) but I might have had an urge to go swimming in a designer fish swimsuit.

Meanwhile, Jeremy Scott has unveiled a fun, risqué and deliciously kitsch micro sports range for Adidas Originals. This I love (but would never dare wear). Who wins fashion Gold?

One eye-catching swimsuit by Jeremy Scott for Adidas Originals

Super sneakers £72 in kids sizes (so girls with small feet you're in luck!)

Team stylish GB

Pics from Elle.

Top 5: paisley print buys

Paisley was big in the 1970s and had a bit of a comeback in the 1990s (not a good phase!) but this spring it’s cool and a great alternative to florals.

Take styling tips from Jil Sander and Stella McCartney and wear your paisley with lots of white in sleek shapes, or make like JW Anderson and Jonathan Saunders and embrace some neon for a modern take on that pattern you see on lots of old blokes’ ties.

The paisley suit by Jil Sander

And...by ASOS! Blazer in paisley print £65 and matching shorts £28

Bargain dress £12.99 from H&M

Perfect for AW12 too with its country/western touches. Vaudeville & Burlesque Paisley Collar Shirt £65 from Urban Outfitters

Jonathan Saunders boyfriend t-shirt in pastel paisley £195

Get the look from River Island's man shop! Dip dye pasiley print tshirt £10 (just get it in a small size)

Stella McCartney -paisley pjs get one seriously stylish make-over

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