The British designer debuted her first-ever collection of faux fur at Paris Fashion Week
Stella Mccartney debuted her autumn/winter 2015 collection at Paris Fashion Week this morning and did so in faux fur style as the British designer displayed a catwalk sensation fit for a lifelong vegetarian.
The famous vegetarian has introduced faux fur into her fashions
Having eschewed fake fur for many years, all eyes were on McCartney’s show as model after model, including the incredibly popular Cara Delevingne, walked the runway in fur-free fur.
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Stella Mccartney, Mary McCartney and Dasha Zhukova - The first Fabulous Fund Fair hosted by Natalia Vodianova and Karlie Kloss at the Roundhouse - Arrivals - London, United Kingdom - Tuesday 24th February 2015
The ALS awareness campaign continues as more celebrities go under the water
The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has been surfing the celebrity world for some time now with famous faces all over the world taking the plunge in order to draw attention to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and encourage donations to its research. The latest stars to succumb to the cold water are Coldplay frontman, Chris Martin, fashion designer Stella McCartney and supermodel Kate Moss, with the former two joining up together to complete their nomination.
Singer Chris Martin is the latest in a long line of celebrities to take on the Ice Bucket Challenge in aid of ALS
Martin and McCartney were both nominated by the singer’s estranged wife, Gwyneth Paltrow and did not seem too keen to accept their selection at first.
It was time for the Harper’s Bazaar Women of the Year Awards 2013 in London on Tuesday night (November 5, 2013) at the famous Claridge’s hotel. The likes of Rita Ora, Victoria Beckham and Mick Jagger turned out for the ceremony, but it was Jourdan Dunn, Cate Blanchett and Idris Elba who were the big winners.
Rita Ora and Jourdan Dunn pose for the photographers outside Claridges at the Harper's Bazaar Women of the Year Awards. Rita Ora came away with the prize for Musician of the Year, while Joudan clinched the Model of the Year prize 2013. Well done girls!
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The ex-Beatle announced the spontaneous performance via Twitter.
Paul McCartney sent a ripple of excitement through his London fans today when he announced that he'd be playing a gig in Covent Garden then made good with his promise by rocking in a lorry with a full band in tow. "I'm getting ready to pop up in Covent Garden at 1pm today. Oh baby!" he tweeted to plenty of frenzied glee.
McCartney Played From The Side Of A Decorated Lorry.
Though McCartney posted the news at midday, a sizeable crowd of 2,000 had assembled ready for some magic. "Good afternoon," he said to the mass. "Welcome to Covent Garden." He added "We're just going to do some songs from our new album so get your phones out...As if they weren't already."
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What could the packet of white power possibly have been??
Cara Delevingne dropped a mysterious packet of white powder while searching for house keys last week. The Burberry supermodel, 20, giggled as they hunted for her keys amongst a huddle of photographers though dropped the packet of powder on her doorstep. The Sun has a closer picture of the power on its website.
Delevingne has become the biggest British model in Britain though is known for her hard-partying with her cliquey set of London pals. "Cara's the biggest name in fashion right now. But she's also become a massive name on the party circuit - just like Kate," said one friend, "People are beginning to worry she's overdoing it and that it could end up risking her health." Cara dropped the power as she returned to her home in Belgravia, central London following a meeting with designers. One photographer said, "She was trying to get inside her house. She said, 'I've lost my keys guys, I've lost my keys'. She was really giggly. She found it hilarious but her friend was really edgy about it. Suddenly Cara dropped something and bent over to pick it up."
Cara had been partying the night before with showbiz pal Rita Ora, watching Beyonce at the O2 before heading to a party at Soho nightclub Box, attended by the likes of Kate Moss and Stella Mccartney. The pair headed off to another party in Chelsea. Last year she won the Model of the Year award at the British Fashion Awards after starring in campaigns for Burberry, Chanel, Zara and H&M.
Collecting her OBE Stella McCartney jokes that the Queen should wear her fashion designs
Stella Mccartney has been awarded an OBE, for the work that she did designing the Olympic kit for Team GB at last year’s Olympics, held in London. As she collected her award, she took a moment to notice that The Queen was looking “chic,” though she did comment that she should have been wearing one of her own creations. “She looks very chic I thought, beautiful,” Stella said, according to Sky News. She then added, jokingly: "It should have been Stella McCartney of course - I slipped her a card."
Discussing the achievement of being awarded an OBE, McCartney said “I feel amazing. I told the Queen I designed the kit for her nation. It's pretty high up there and marks an incredible moment in your life.” Joining McCartney were some of the athletes that wore her kit last summer during the games and brought home those all-important medals. Victoria Pendleton was one of those receiving an honour. She already received her MBE in 2008 but told Sky News that she was able to relax and take it all in a little better this time around. “When I picked up an MBE in 2008 it was a bit of a whirlwind visit and I didn't quite take it all in. This time I was more excited as the Queen presented me with my honour and said 'here's another one for your collection.” She added “This is special because it's the culmination of everything I've done in sport. It's the last 10 years of my life.”
Slightly less gracious was the response from the triathlon champion Alistair Brownlee, who took the opportunity to take a dig at his brother, who won the bronze medal in the same race, saying “Picking up an MBE is such a massive honour, but what makes it just that little bit better is the fact Jonathan hasn't got one.”
Rihanna had no qualms about baring most (if not all) in support of Red Nose Day.
Well, Rihanna sure knows how to attract attention to a good cause… among other things.
The singer showed off her charitable spirit in a very revealing Red Nose Day tee – and very little else. She also showed off her nipple ring, so you can probably tell which one has been attracting more attention. In the picture, Rihanna is wearing a T-shirt, designed by Stella Mccartney for the big day, which features an image of Marilyn Monroe with a pair of oversized glasses and... you guessed it, a red nose. And - not that the picture really needs any added sexiness - but the red lipstick and suggestive pout probably don’t hurt. McCartney herself tweeted the picture, adding: “Thank you @Rihanna for supporting @rednoseday! You’re the best x Stella #RND”. She probably isn’t the only one to think so, after the risqué image hit the web.
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Former Beatle Sir Paul McCartney held up his daughter's Paris fashion show by being late
Why Was Paul McCartney late to Stella’s fashion show? Well, we may never know but at least when he did decide to show up, he did so with an appropriate degree of style and swaggered like a catwalk star to his seat in the front row to check out Stella Mccartney’s latest Paris fashion show. Stella may be 41 years old but she wasn’t prepared to let the runway show commence until her daddy was in the house. When the former Beatle did show up, around half an hour later than the scheduled star, according to Associated Press, he was overheard to say “walk, walk, walk like a model” and sashayed over to his front row seat, joining U2s Bono for one of the best views in the house.
As for the show itself, Stella McCartney unveiled a ready-to-wear collection that relied on texture and sculpted shapes; classic British tailoring with its game well and truly raised. A reimagining of the pinstripe suit was a highlight of the show and “her signature remained relaxed, with soft silhouettes and circular cuts in silk duchess and silk cloquet jacquard.” Backstage, McCartney commented “I wanted a refresh in a classical way… Women have a masculine side and if you tap into that, you find another part of yourself."
While honours lists have repeatedly come under contention by those who have refused their offered accolades, being included in the list and being made a Knight, a Dame, or the like, is undoubtedly one that most find a true honour. This year's New Year's Honours List is littered with both celebrities and the 'average Joe', all of whom have improved the industries and communities that they are a part of.
Famous highlights of this year include designer Stella Mccartney, illustrator Quentin Blake and actor Ewan McGregor. Stella McCartney's OBE is largely due to her work with the Olympics, which have been a central pivot around which this year's list has revolved. She kitted out the teams in their uniforms in a collaboration with Adidas. Of course, her catalogue of work prior to the Olympics was the reason she was chosen for the biggest sporting event to hit the UK in decades, so this year she also was awarded Designer of the Year and Brand of the Year at the British Fashion awards.
Quentin Blake, the much loved illustrator for Roald Dahl's books, has also been awarded CBE. His distinctive and sketchy style has been the benchmark for many representations of Dahl's characters since their publication. He has also published many of his own books, illustrated the BBC's 'Jackanory', plus he has pledged his entire archive to the House of Illustration which will open in 2014, reports the BBC. He said of the knighthood, that it's "quite a nice 80th birthday present". One that is both well deserved and overdue.
Ah, it's that time of year again, when the London's fashion glitterati descend on The Savoy Hotel to try outdo each other with their designer dresses, towering heels and flashy bags. Actually, it was a little more elegant than that this year, with some of the leading names in British fashion turning out for annual event. Sure, that Nick Grimshaw guy was there, but he kind of had to be given that he was hosting.
The evening saw 14 awards presented to leading figures in fashion, with Stella Mccartney scooping the top accolade of Designer of the Year. Outstanding Achievement went to Manolo Blahnik for his contribution to fashion, while Jonathan Saunders won the Emerging Talent (Menswear) Award (presented by Ronnie Wood). So that's the boring ones out of the way: who won the exciting stuff? Model of the Year went to the new darling of British fashion Cara Delevingne, who pretty much dominated the fashion stakes on the evening too. The 20-year-old wore a metallic green shift dress by Burberry with silver peep-toe heels. It was big night for the Burberry star, who graced the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show in November. She was joined by her close pal Rita Ora, who opted for an aqua gown by Vivienne Westwood before later dressing down with cream trousers and knitted top. Delevingne became the face of the fashion house in 2010 though has also appeared in high profile campaigns for H&M, Zara and Chanel. She appeared in a huge 31 shows at London Fashion Week in September, modelling for the likes of Dolce and Gabbana, Fendi and Stella McCartney.
Date of birth
13th September, 1971