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“Stop me! I must be crazy” said an ebullient Stella McCartney, who was surrounded by some famous friends and family at the opening of her 7,500-square-foot store, which opened to the public on Wednesday.
She was referring, of course, to her decision to take charge of the store interiors — with help from her team. Together, they re-created what had previously been the Joseph store at 23 Old Bond Street, moving in hunks of limestone, a multitude of moss and thyme, recycled paper for the walls and some of the freshest air in London, thanks to Airlabs technology.
There’s also an elevator, called a “Stellavator,” paved with pink faux fur, meditative words from McCartney’s teacher Bob Roth in one of the women’s dressing rooms, and three hours of original music by Paul McCartney made specially for the store.

The store is unlike anything out there right now, and there is no doubt it all came straight from McCartney’s heart.
“Some of the ideas are just wild — and I love the texture of the walls,” said Bob Geldof from behind an impressive shock of white hair. He was referring to the handmade papier-mâché-covered walls that were recycled from McCartney’s office paper waste and to the rippled concrete ones downstairs.
Geldof joined guests including Kate Moss, who helped the designer cut the giant red ribbon that was wrapped around the store’s first floor balcony on Tuesday night, Kylie Minogue, Idris Elba, Jennifer Saunders, Charli XCX, Ellen von Unwerth, Betty Jackson, Malgosia Bela, Tiger Lily Taylor and Daphne Guinness.
Minogue said she was definitely impressed with the interiors: “I can barely decorate my front room, and look here what Stella has done,” said the singer. “She’s amazing and so ahead of the trends.”
Minogue wasn’t kidding: The post-party goody bag was a little hump of green moss that came in a square wooden box. McCartney worked with Wayward, a landscape and architecture practice that works to re-home plants and other materials. The party moss was recovered from Chelsea Flower Show, which wrapped last month.
Although McCartney’s main role was hostess she was also one proud mom, saying how happy she was that her 10-year-old son Beckett Willis, still dressed in his school uniform, was the “first in the ball pit — and first on the climbing wall,” which are both located downstairs on the kid’s wear floor.

The new concept London store replaces McCartney’s Bruton Street flagship and follows openings last year on Madison Avenue, Rue Saint-Honoré and South Coast Plaza.






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Stella McCartney has spoken out about designing the evening gown for the newlywed Duchess of Sussex.

Last night, Meghan wore a bespoke Stella gown made of lily white silk crepe, featuring a high neck halter silhouette, and was pictured in the gown as she and Prince Harry departed Windsor Castle for Frogmore House, where Prince Charles was hosting an exclusive reception for 200 close family members and friends.

“I am so proud and honoured to have been chosen by the Duchess of Sussex to make her evening gown and represent British design,” Stella said in an interview to Women’s Wear Daily.“It has truly been one of the most humbling moments of my career and I am so proud of all the team on this stunning sunny royal day.” Stella revealed to Women’s Wear Daily that she also dressed Meghan’s mother, Doria Ragland, for the evening reception, and shared exclusive design sketches with the publication. They show the front and back of Meghan’s gown.

According to Women’s Wear Daily, Doria wore a “scarlet long-sleeved dress in silk cady, nude alter suede sandals and a brass gold box clutch.”

Meghan’s outfit was complete with Aquazurra silky satin shoes that featured nude mesh and baby blue soles. She wore Cartier earrings and an aquamarine ring that previously belonged to Diana, Princess of Wales.

Paul McCartney, posted on his Instagram account twice yesterday: in the afternoon following the wedding, when he posted congratulations to the newlyweds and one to Stella, “…Also congratulations to my lovely daughter Stella for making Amal Clooney and Oprah Winfrey look even more beautiful in her fabulous dresses.”

Later, he posted a photo of Meghan in her reception gown with the comment, “Wow! How proud am I of my daughter Stella designing this beautiful dress for Meghan on this historic day! Congratulations all round. Me, Nancy and all our family send our love to all those involved.”



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It wasn’t always easy being vegetarian, even for rock stars. Sir Paul McCartney, who ditched meat and fish from his diet back in the mid Seventies, groans at the memory. “You wouldn’t have believed it.”It’s true: we’ve forgotten how alien a meat-free diet seemed to most people in the last millennium. These days, vegetarians have never had it so good.
Even if we aren’t all committing to removing meat from our diets completely, it seems that – call it flexitarianism, reducetarian, or simply cutting back – a significant chunk of the population will willingly go without some of the time.

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Stella has launched a new cruelty-free spring/summer collection.

“Our new collection is here!” the label posted on Twitter. “Discover an exploration of the signature Stella play on masculine and feminine silhouettes for an effortlessly sexy attitude.”
The new collection, available now, aims to achieve “simplicity through complex constructions” -without the use of animal products. The Stella McCartney brand consistently challenges boundaries “to make luxurious products in a way that is fit for the world we live in today and the future: beautiful and sustainable,” its mission statement reads. Adding that there are “no compromises” when it comes to sustainability.
“Each decision we make is a symbol of our commitment to defining what the future of fashion looks like,” the statement continues. “From never using leather or fur and pioneering new alternative materials to utilising cutting-edge technologies, pushing towards circularity, protecting ancient and endangered forests and measuring our impact with ground-breaking tools.”
Stella herself is a driving-force behind vegan and sustainable fashion, the designer aims to shape the future of the industry. In March, she launched a vegan wool challenge, in partnership with Stray Dog Capital and PETA, to allow students the opportunity and funding to help her with her goal. “We want to use this fabric, we want to use these designs and we want to be able to push fashion forward,” Stella stated.
“People are demanding textiles that are environmentally sustainable and can be recycled or biodegraded,” PETA added.
Stella’s passion for sustainability runs in the family, her father, Paul, is a keen animal rights and environmental activist. His “Meat Free Mondays” campaign aims to encourage people to give up meat for at least one day a week. “If we can all join together in this effort, we can help improve the environment, reduce the negative impacts of climate change, and even improve people’s health,” McCartney said. “Through this campaign, I can say to people, ‘Just try it’ and show that it can actually be quite fun when you look at what you do, what you eat, how you live and think.”


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Stella has produced a new line of kids clothes featuring Beano and Dandy favourites Minnie the Minx and Dinah Mo.
She has teamed up with Beano Studios once again for the latest comic-inspired collection which also features Korky the Cat and Cuddles and Dimples.

Stella said: “The Beano was a huge part of my childhood and the rebellious and fun nature celebrated in the comic led the design process of the new collection.
“Following the success of the Dandy woman’s range last year, we were keen celebrate the next generation of Beano fans with a sustainable and practical range for kids who still share that ‘Beano’ spirit of these iconic characters.”
The autumn/winter 2018 collection features 40 pieces in sizes new born to 14 plus and will be available from June from Stella McCartney online and selected stores.







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Since Meghan Markle announced her engagement to Prince Harry in November, fans have been waiting with bated breath for who will design her royal wedding dress. There have been a lot of names thrown out—Victoria Beckham, Erdem, Ralph & Russos—but as of this week, it seems like Stella, high-end fashion designer, is the latest front-runner to design the most photographed wedding dress of the decade.

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Sophie, Countess of Wessex and Stella McCartney attend The Commonwealth Fashion Exchange Reception at Buckingham Palace on February 19, 2018 in London, England.

Now, exactly a month before Markle and Harry are set to walk down the aisle, Stella is responding to the rumors, and she isn’t giving an answer either way. In an interview with The Guardian, the designer, who has designed for stars like Kate Hudson, Keira Knightley, and Naomi Campbell, played coy when asked if she’s designing Markle’s wedding dress.

Stella landed on the topic of Markle’s wedding dress when The Guardian‘s Jess Cartner-Morley brought up that she read an article that morning that said that McCartney was the royal wedding dress designer.
“I read this morning that you are designing the royal wedding dress,” Cartner-Morley said.
“Oh, you did, did you? You’re hilarious. How many designers have you said that to today?” McCartney responded.
The Guardian writer then pointed out that Stella didn’t confirm nor deny the rumor, to which McCartney responded by continuing to play coy. “Well, you didn’t actually ask a question,” Stella said.