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STELLA IS “PROUD AND HONOURED” TO HAVE DRESSED THE DUCHESS OF SUSSEX

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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.”

source:royalcentral

PAUL ON LINDA’S VEGETARIAN LEGACY

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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 MCCARTNEY LAUNCHES NEW COLLECTION

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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.”

STELLA MCCARTNEY TEAMS UP WITH BEANO AND DANDY FOR NEW KIDS RANGE

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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.

source:eveningtelegraph

 

 

 

 

STELLA MCCARTNEY RESPONDS TO RUMORS SHE DESIGNED MEGHAN MARKLE´S WEDDING DRESS

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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.

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STELLA MCCARTNEY: “ONLY 1% OF CLOTHING IS RECYCLED. WHAT ARE WE DOING?”

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Stella McCartney is a designer, a businesswoman and an environmental activist, but of the three, she says, fashion will always come first. “It has to, you see. Because the only way for me to start the conversation I want to start is by making a product that you want to buy and that you are going to spend your hard-earned money on. If the product is rubbish, then there is no conversation to be had. If I don’t have a successful business, then I’m an environmentalist who happens to be Paul McCartney’s daughter, and that is a conversation which lasts about three seconds. No one is going to come back for more of that chat.”

Last month, McCartney became one of the most powerful independent voices in fashion. She bought out the 50% share of her company that had been owned by the luxury giant Kering to become sole owner, a move she describes as “a crucial patrimonial decision”. An estimate by a Citigroup analyst put the label’s sales at around €260m (£226m) last year, a figure that, when combined with a lucrative Adidas partnership, makes Stella McCartney a significant brand, but still a minnow compared with Kering’s flagship names, Gucci and Saint Laurent. Instead of being a minor Kering label, Stella McCartney is now a proud indie. When you consider that, for a new generation of millennial consumers, the Beatles are receding from pop culture into the history books, the move means that Stella, at 46, has assumed control not only over the destiny of her brand, but over what the name McCartney stands for in the 21st century. “Owning my name changes my mindset,” she says. “It’s about legacy. My grandfather [Lee Eastman]’s motto was ‘staying power’, and I’ve always been about the long-term.”

 

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