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July 28 2014

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Stella Lights Up London

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Stella McCartney’s annual Christmas lights party at her Bruton Street flagship has become a firm London tradition. And last night’s fête, which featured a trunk show for private clients as well as the usual McCartney touches like spiked hot chocolate, kooky Christmas cookies, kitschy light-up brooches, and illuminated Santa hats on the very attractive waiters (thank you, Stella), lived up to expectations. As it has been in years past, the holiday gathering was a genuine family affair. McCartney’s brother James, sister Mary, husband Alasdhair, and friends like Natalie Massenet, Twiggy, and artist Peter Blake (who designed the cover of the Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper album) all turned out to watch English comedians Vic Reeves and Paul Whitehouse (whom Johnny Depp once called the “greatest actor in the world”) turn on the lights.

Between greeting family and friends, McCartney told Style.com that 2012 was indeed an epic year, given the Olympics and the double British Fashion Awards (not to mention she was named Google’s “Most Searched Designer of the Year” this morning). But the designer shows no signs of slowing down in 2013. “Since winning the BFC awards, it has been nonstop. I’ve just returned from Basel Miami and now it’s full on preparing for my January show in New York,” she says. “Yes, it’s hectic, but I wouldn’t have it any other way. The truth is that once you allow yourself to, once you give yourself permission, there is nothing that we girls cannot do.”

Photo: Courtesy of Stella McCartney

Pirelli’s New Calendar Girls, Dasha Zhukova’s Provocative Mag, Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Son Tries His Hand At Modeling, And More…

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Kate Moss, Lara Stone, and Milla Jovovich will appear in the next Mario Sorrenti-lensed Pirelli calendar, due out in December. The three, along with nine others, joined Sorrenti in Corsica for a week-long shoot just a few weeks before Moss’ wedding. [Vogue U.K.]

Dasha Zhukova’s new magazine, Garage, will make its official debut during fashion week, but The New York Times got a glimpse of it, dubbing it “one of the most intriguing magazines to come along in years.” Zhukova created three different covers, one of which is a Hedi Slimane photo of a nude model’s crotch, covered by a Damien Hirst-designed green butterfly sticker with a tattoo underneath. [NYT]

Patrick Schwarzenegger, son of former California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver, is striking a pose for Hudson Jeans. He appears shirtless in the denim brand’s ad campaigns and in three short films with Georgia May Jagger for Hudson, set to come out September 7. [WWD]

Twiggy is releasing a new album called Romantically Yours. She might be better known for her modeling talents, but this isn’t her first venture in the music business—her debut album came out in 1976. [Vogue U.K.]

On The Hunt For Steals (And Sleeves)

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“I hate the crazy women—you know the ones at samples sales,” Rebecca Minkoff said. “If it’s a sale in a civilized environment, then I will go.” And despite the lure of a discounted Vena Cava wool cape or a Nicholas K leather jacket, shoppers at Lucky‘s Lucky Shops VIP preview last night remained relatively calm. (Though one of the busiest boutiques was Minkoff’s own, where ladies were getting pretty animated about studded leather satchels.) A crew of browsers, including Hilary Duff and Nate Berkus (pictured), Michelle Trachtenberg, and Twiggy browsed the heavily-discounted racks, some with more urgent shopping missions than others. Duff picked up a few pieces from the sister-act jewelry line Dannijo, but what she really needed was something a little warmer than the Diane von Furstenberg L.B.D. she was wearing. “I didn’t bring a coat to New York this time, which was stupid because I am freezing,” she admitted. Then off to outerwear she went.

Photo: Billy Farrell / BFAnyc.com / Courtesy of Lucky Shops

Sass & Bide Celebrates The Big 1-0 In London

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To celebrate their decade in business, Sarah-Jane Clarke and Heidi Middleton, the Aussie duo behind Sass & Bide, asked ten of their favorite people to come up with an artistic interpretation of the word “shine.” The chosen few included Mischa Barton, Kate Moss, Twiggy, Sam Taylor-Wood, and photographer Rankin. And some of their creations, which were auctioned off last night at a London fundraiser for the children’s charity Barnardo’s, were, in a word, out-there. Barton’s, for instance, was a kooky, twisted four-pronged aluminum clocklike thing, and Moss’ was a star surrounded by a sickly neon green. It didn’t matter, as all were successfully sold within minutes to a crowd that included not only the cross-dressing DJ Jodie Harsh, in the acid-washed Balmain Sergeant Pepper jacket and some of the biggest hair we have seen this side of Nashville, but also Sir Peter Blake, the artist who, ironically, designed the Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band album cover. So, after ten years, what’s next for Sass & Bide? Said Sass, a.k.a. Clarke, in cheetah-print sequin harems and statement shoulders, barely looking like she gave birth six months ago: “We would really like to show at London fashion week—that’s the next project.”

Photo: Max Cisotti