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August 23 2014

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175 posts tagged "Stella McCartney"

You’ll Not See Nothing Like The Mighty Boosh

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The killjoy local council almost put the kibosh on Stella McCartney’s Christmas lights, claiming they would make her shop stand out too much on Bruton Street (where her neighbors include Matthew Williamson and Kenzo). It’s true, of course—I’m sure you can see the store from space—but, for Stella’s sake, it’s a good thing the spirit of the season prevailed. “I don’t know what I’d do if I couldn’t have my lights,” she said, as she greeted guests at last night’s switch-on. “Is Kate inside?” the paps wailed. Unfortunately, there was no Moss, but London lovelies like Tiphaine Chapman, Rosemary Ferguson, and Trish Simonon added some glamorous sparkle with their beads and sequins. The crush inside the store also induced another kind of shimmer (the kind that comes from beads of perspiration), so it was a relief to get back outside to watch the lights go on and experience the live wonder of the British comedy troupe the Mighty Boosh, who did a very creditable take on a cross-dressing hard rock band. Noel Fielding looked especially fetching in a little vintage dress (even better out of it, Stella claimed). Then it was back inside for more Champagne and mini mince pies.

Photo: Richard Young/Rex/Rex USA

Our Favorite Hi-Los Return, And More…

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Collab department, item 1: +J returns! Jil Sander is working on a second line for Uniqlo. [Catwalk Queen]

Collab department, item 2: Stella McCartney is coming back to the Gap for Spring 2010. This time we’re rooting for some items in XXL. [WWD]

Collab department, head-scratcher: Michael Stipe and Maison Martin Margiela have made a very mini, very limited-edition mix tape for you to wear any which way. This satisfies all of our accessory needs. [Racked]

Perhaps you’ve noticed there’s an androgyny trend afoot? Well, it’s trickled down to little kids, who are “experimenting across gender lines,” and has made its way to Australia, where men are wearing tights. This could be the signifier of a huge cultural shift, or an indication that some men just really like to wear tights. [NYT]

Emerging trend: boudoir photography. “The aim is to create a portrait that is more Matisse or Renoir than Hustler.” Duly noted. [Washington Post]

Lauren Conrad, original star of The Hills and New York Times best-selling author, is releasing a style guide. How we got dressed before this is really a mystery. [People]

Frost French reportedly wants Gemma Ward for their next ad campaign. We just got all nostalgic for when she used to rule the runway. [Fashionista]

Photo: Thos Robinson / Getty Images

Are You Prepared To Go Bare?

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Bras, corsets, tap pants, and briefs were exposed all over the Spring runways, with unexpected designers like Akris‘ Albert Kriemler joining lingerie lovers such as Jean Paul Gaultier and John Galliano at the panty party. No doubt about it, innerwear as outerwear is one of the season’s top trends. But does the look work off the catwalk? Can you really show up to a meeting dressed as Madonna in her Like a Virgin phrase? We asked the experts.


“Naturally, I’m not hoping to see a lot of inappropriate bare skin and literal lingerie showing in the workplace,” says Bergdorf Goodman’s Linda Fargo. “I’m foreseeing a spike in lace-edge slips emerging from hemlines and sheer, pretty hosiery again.” However, if you are thinking literal, “the best way to wear lingerie is to take it out of context,” explains Fabiola Beracasa, who’s been known to rock a black corset over a white tee. “And make sure it’s delicate and expensive-looking, not trashy,” says stylist Kate Young. Her Spring pick? Stella McCartney‘s plunge-front nude lace halter. A couple of hard and fast rules: Exposed elastic bra straps are a no-no, only silk will do (Jean Yu); and if you do experiment with transparency, don’t leave home without a jacket (Kelly Cutrone). And, finally, this from a master of the seductive arts, Domenico Dolce: “Don’t be too audacious. Save something for the imagination.”


Click for a slideshow, then share your thoughts on the etiquette of exposed lingerie below.

Photo: Monica Feudi / GoRunway.com

Stella McCartney’s Mommy-And-Me Styles

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No surprise, the Los Angeles launch of Stella McCartney’s collection for Gap Kids drew fans both big and small. (And, for the record, so did last week’s New York launch, held, appropriately enough, at the downtown private school Little Red School House.) “I’ve already picked up one of everything for my son,” said L.A. hostess Liv Tyler, sorting through racks of cashmere knits. “But now I want them for myself.” (She wound up with the leopard sweater tunic and tipped cashmere leggings in a children’s size 14.) Meanwhile, fellow shoppers and new moms Sasha Alexander and Jessica Capshaw went straight for the soft tulle ballerina skirts and shirtdresses, and the Sergeant Pepper-ish wool band jacket caught Amber Valletta’s eye as soon as she walked into the Robertson Boulevard pop-up shop (open through November 28). “I definitely want one of these,” she said. “But this is the first thing I even saw, so I am sure there are going to be a few others.”

Photo: Charley Gallay/Getty Images for Gap

Blasblog: At A Single Man Screening, Colin Firth Says Tom Ford Is No Novice

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When I got a last-minute invitation to a screening of Tom Ford’s feature-film debut, A Single Man, I assumed I’d be trudging into Leicester Square on a Friday night with a troop of other grumpy journalists. To say the least, it was a pleasant surprise to take my seat in a Ford cheering section at the Vue theater among Stella McCartney, Lisa Eisner, Elizabeth Saltzman Walker, Tim Jefferies, Richard Buckley, and the handsome designer-turned-director himself. Also in attendance were the stars of the film: Colin Firth, Matthew Goode, and Nicholas Hoult, a group which Firth himself pointed out was “quite the handsome cast.” (Julianne Moore and Ginnifer Goodwin also appear in the film, but weren’t at the screening.) Continue Reading “Blasblog: At A Single Man Screening, Colin Firth Says Tom Ford Is No Novice” »