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MEGHAN MARKLE WEARS STELLA MCCARTNEY; DESIGNER WILLING TO CREATE WEDDING DRESS

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Dave Grohl and Stella, 16 Jan, 2018

Meghan Markle is a fan of Stella. Prince Harry’s fiancée wore a black coat by the designer to an official engagement in Cardiff, Wales on Thursday, just two days after Stella revealed that she would be delighted to make a wedding dress for the former actress.

Prince Harry and his fiancée are in Wales to showcase the country’s culture and heritage, according to Kensington Palace. Fans gathered outside Cardiff Castle, the couple’s first stop on their tour. Meghan Markle greeted the well-wishers while wearing Stella’s fashionable tie detail coat.
The black jacket has peak lapels and an oversized tie at the waist, and it retails for $1,939.73. This isn’t the first time Meghan has worn Stella McCartney. Meghan was spotted in a velvet dress by the designer in 2011, according to Meghan’s Mirror, which logs Meghan’s clothing choices. She also wore sneakers that McCartney designed for Adidas last spring.

When asked by E! News on Tuesday night if she would be open to designing the wedding dress, McCartney said she’d “definitely think about it,” but with a little prodding, she revealed that she would “be honored.”
“I’ve done a few wedding dresses for very close friends, and it’s an incredible honor,” she explained. “So of course, you know, I think it’s one of the most special days in anyone’s life. And it’s such a personal affair, so I’m a big fan of doing wedding dresses in general.”
McCartney wouldn’t be allowed to talk about designing a gown for the royal family if she was hired. When Kate Middleton married Prince William in 2012, Alexander McQueen’s Sarah Burton wasn’t allowed to speak about nabbing the career-changing gig. No one knew she was designing Kate’s wedding dress until she was spotted sneaking into Kate’s hotel the night before the big day. Meghan Markle’s wedding dress designer will likely be subjected to the same amount of secrecy. Fans will have to wait until May 18 to find out who is designing Meghan Markle’s wedding dress.

source:ibtimes

STELLA MCCARTNEY HELD A FEST TUESDAY NIGHT IN L.A WITH PAUL AND RINGO

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Stella McCartney held an epic, music-filled fun fest Tuesday night in Hollywood with a performance by none other than dad Paul (who joined Dr. Pepper’s Jaded Hearts Club Band onstage for a banging rendition of “Helter Skelter”).

Held at the iconic SIR (Studio Instrument Rentals) Studios in Hollywood, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, the event was a celebration of the fashion designer’s men’s and women’s autumn/winter 2018 collections, that had models dancing onstage and rocking out to performers Leon Bridges, St. Vincent, Beck, Grimes and more.

Nancy, Paul, Ringo and Barbara in Los Angeles

The crowd was art, fashion, Hollywood and music world heavy. Paul greeted Ringo with a hearty hug. Kiernan Shipka and Selma Blair, twinning in African print dresses and platform brogues from the designer’s spring collection, were all smiles near the neon “Stella” letters that greeted guests at the entrance, while stylist Karla Welch took in the timely Time’s Up neon sign with Amy Poehler down the hall.

Paul and Nancy attend Stella McCartney’s Autumn 2018 Collection Launch in L.A -16 January, 2018

David Hockney was roaming the neon-filled rooms with stylist George Blodwell (the stripe-loving Brit-Cal artist whose blockbuster retrospective is coming to L.A. next year has known Stella since she was a girl, he said), and TV writer Maria Bell was decked out in Stella’s latest collection pieces designed in collaboration with one of her favorite artists, Urs Fischer.

At the power table to the left of the stage, Stella held court with her dad, Ringo, David Lynch, Hockney and more,she was as excited as anyone else to see the rock n’ roll legends in the room, darting away to say hello to one of her faves. “The thing is, I’m so comfortable in a rock n’ roll environment, possibly more comfortable than in a fashion environment, that when I see the guitarist for the Foo Fighters I’m like, ah!,” she said. “I love his name is Pat Smear. I’m like, I get it! I know what you’re doing.”“For us, any historical music location in L.A. is somewhere we feel very at home,” she said, adding, “And all my friends seem to have moved here.” (Two years ago, the designer hosted a collection preview and party at Amoeba Records in Hollywood.)

On the Time’s Up initiative, the famously animal rights and sustainability-minded designer said, “Equality is such a big thing for me, and finding courage for men and women to be equal. Next is the fashion industry, we are all in this together.”
In the back room lined with glass cases full of hot guitars and horns, Stella showed her men’s and women’s collections on groups of models, while stars sipped “Paul McCartney’s favorite margaritas” (made with Casa Dragones tequila). Katy Perry posed with silver-haired model (and mother of Elon) Maye Musk, while stylist Jeanne Yang admired the white Stella leisure suit worn by BORNS. “He’s like the next David Bowie,” she said of the 26-year-old pop singer’s style.

Among the collection’s ath-boudoir fashion hits were Adidas Originals sports jerseys rendered in black lace, lacy slip dresses and party-ready jumpsuits, fugly Dad sneakers (they are all the rage) and a clutch with the cheeky slogan, “No Smile, No Service.” The women’s collection will be in stores in May, with the men’s following in June. Beck took the stage a little after 11 p.m. with the Compton Kidz Club choir, leading them in a rendition of “Like A Ship Without A Sail,” before moving into a song for Stella. “Let’s pretend it’s her prom,” he joked, crooning, “I Only Have Eyes For You.” Indeed.

 


PAUL JOINS MUSE MEMBERS IN DR. PEPPER’S JADED HEARTS CLUB BAND SUPERGROUP FOR ‘HELTER SKELTER’ COVER

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Some lucky fans at an intimate gig on Tuesday night (Jan. 16) got to see Muse singer Matt Bellamy and drummer Dominick Howard jam out on the Beatles’ “Helter Skelter” with none other than Paul McCartney. It was the latest gig by the occasional supergroup Dr. Pepper’s Jaded Hearts Club Band, which also includes vocalist Miles Kane of The Last Shadow Puppets.

Paul brought some extra juice to the cover of the song from the Fab Four’s 1968 White Album, with Bellamy writing on Instagram, “Just did Macca with Macca #walkinglegend.”

PAUL GORESH, WHO GOT ONLY PICTURE OF JOHN (DEC. 8), HAS DIED

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Paul Goresh, who famously snapped the only photo of John Lennon with his killer — one of the last pictures of John — has died. He was 58.

Goresh, from North Arlington, N.J., had been sick for some time, his cousin Rosanne Taylor wrote on a John Lennon Facebook fan page that he maintained. She confirmed his death to the Daily News on the phone Tuesday. Goresh died Jan. 9, she said.

“It is with much sadness and a heavy heart that I need to let you know of Paul’s passing. Paul had been sick for awhile . . . We spoke every few days and he was touched by the outpouring of love and good wishes that were sent to him,” she wrote.

“Every one of you touched his life in a unique and special way, and he wanted me to let you know that that meant the world to him,” she added. Taylor said Goresh had requested that no service be held for his death and the family is honoring his wishes. “Everyone knows his love of The Beatles and especially John. I hope they are together and happy now,” she wrote.

Goresh was forever haunted by the photo he took on Dec. 8, 1980 outside the Dakota apartment building at Central Park West and 72nd St. on the Upper West Side.

An amateur photographer, Goresh, then 21, was outside waiting for John — who lived there with Yoko Ono and their 5-year-old son Sean — to exit. Alongside him was a pudgy young man named M.D.Chapman, who said he was also a major Lennon fan. When John came out, Goresh got his shot — a tight focus on the ex-Beatle signing the “Double Fantasy” album that Chapman had been carrying. Chapman, then 25, hangs in the background, slightly out of focus but in the shot. Five hours later, John would be dead — fatally shot by the eager fan who so desperately wanted his album signed. When Goresh learned what happened, he realized he likely had an undeveloped picture of Lennon’s killer in his camera.He tried to give it to police, but after the third time they hung up on him, he realized they weren’t interested.

In a 2015 interview with NJ.com, Goresh credited a sergeant in North Arlington for urging him to get in touch with the New York newspapers. The sergeant called the Daily News for Goresh, and the newspaper sent out a limo for him and his undeveloped film, according to NJ.com.

The News paid $10,000 for the picture of John with his killer — the only one in existence, and one of the last photos of the rock star alive. John’s widow would later ask for 19 other images of her husband on Goresh’s film, which were used in a documentary about his life.

Goresh told NJ.com he has always regretted not realizing something was off about Chapman, who is serving a life sentence at Wende Correctional Facility in upstate Alden and is scheduled for his 10th parole hearing this August.

“Nobody picked up any sign of (Chapman) being a danger,” he said. “He looked like the kid that got picked on in the school playground. He looks like if you blew on him he would have fallen over. If you cracked him in the jaw he would get knocked out. There was nothing to the guy.” Goresh kept the Minolta XG1 he used to take his famous picture. He told NJ.com that he’d known John casually — mostly by showing up to take pictures of the ex-Beatle outside his Manhattan home. “But John Lennon was as decent a person as I’ve ever met,” Goresh told the online site. “He treated me wonderful. He never bothered anybody and he wanted to be left alone. He was just very down to earth and he liked regular people more than the beautiful people.”
source:NYDailyNews

CELEBRATE THE LIFE AND MUSIC OF GEORGE HARRISON, WITH A SPECIAL REISSUE OF CONCERT FOR GEORGE

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CELEBRATE THE LIFE AND MUSIC OF GEORGE HARRISON, WITH A SPECIAL REISSUE OF CONCERT FOR GEORGE

AVAILABLE FOR THE FIRST TIME ON VINYL – AS A 180 GRAM 4-LP BOX SET, AND A LIMITED-EDITION DELUXE BOX SET

SET FOR RELEASE ON FEBRUARY 23, 2018
February 25th marks what would have been George Harrison’s 75th birthday. In loving remembrance, CONCERT FOR GEORGE, will be reissued for the first time on vinyl, available as a 4-LP Box Set, as well as a Limited Edition Deluxe 10-disc Box Set via Concord Music.

The Deluxe Box Set (limited to 1,000 pieces worldwide), features the complete sound and film recordings from the concert (on 4 180 gram audiophile LPs, 2 CDs and 2 Blu-rays), a 12″x12″ hard-bound 60-page book, plus an opportunity to own a piece of this historic event, by way of a cutting from the original hand-painted on-stage tapestry used as the backdrop at the Royal Albert Hall on November 29, 2002. The package is housed in a gold-colored, fabric-wrapped box with a die-cut mandala window to display the unique stage fabric (which is mounted on an individually numbered card, suitable for framing).

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The 4-LP Box Set includes the complete sound recordings from CONCERT FOR GEORGE, on 180 gram audiophile vinyl, featuring a special, mandala-design etched on side-8. This is the first time that all songs from the performance have been available on an audio configuration. The album will also be made newly available via streaming platforms, track listing mirroring that of the 4-LP box set.

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In addition to the new vinyl formats, the release will also be available as a 2-CD set, as well as 2-CD + 2-DVD and 2-CD + 2-Blu-ray combo packages.

The 2-CD set features sound recordings from the concert, including performances from Eric Clapton, Jeff Lynne, Paul McCartney, Tom Petty, Monty Python, Ravi & Anoushka Shankar, Ringo Starr and more. The DVD and Blu-ray sets also include the complete filmed concert on the first disc, with a second disc containing the original theatrical version featuring concert highlights, interviews with the performers, rehearsals and behind-the-scenes footage. Exclusive to the Blu-ray format, the second disc includes an interview segment featuring Ringo Starr, Jim Keltner and Ray Cooper entitled “Drummers”.

CONCERT FOR GEORGE will be released on FEBRUARY 23, 2018! PRE-ORDER NOW! :