In case you need a reminder, Mother's Day is May 12 — which means you only have a few weeks left to find the perfect gift for that special woman in your life. Whether it's your mom, sister, grandmother, or BFF, we found 17 perfect gifts (for every budget!) that will surely make her feel extraspecial this year. In this lineup: romantic lace espadrilles for $150, a monogrammed jewelry box for $78, and for the deserving, and superchic, mom in your life, a timeless Hermès cuff bracelet for $610. There's also gorgeous jewelry from Jennifer Meyer, a hold-everything Foley and Corinna bag, and even a sweet pair of printed Liberty pajamas. Don't wait a moment longer — see and shop all of our editors' picks now.
Today is Earth Day, and to celebrate, we've found some seriously chic pieces that also prove eco-friendly and sustainable. From vegan leather handbags and vegetable-dyed sandals to organic cotton and hemp tops, these are our top eco picks with a fashionable twist. Click play to get the rundown — then, go out and shop for a good cause! On Allison McNamara: Carrie Parry dress, Jemma Sands necklace.
Stella McCartney Joins Her Dad and David Beckham in the Order of the British Empire — but What Is It?
Stella McCartney participated in a family tradition this week when she joined the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire. In fact, Stella, who became an "officer" of the Order, one-upped her dad, Paul McCartney, who is only a "member." The order of chivalry was created in 1917 by King George V to recognize both military members and civilians who have served Britain, and today it is awarded by the queen on the advice of the government. Stella, who designed Team GB's uniforms for the London Olympics, was recognized for service in the fashion industry, and in 2003, David Beckham was recognized for his service to football.
Stella won't be called Dame Stella, however, as the honorifics "Sir" and "Dame" are reserved for the higher ranks of the order, whose members have included Dame Elizabeth Taylor and Dame Helen Mirren. But don't be confused: Sir Elton John, Sir Mick Jagger, and Sir Paul McCartney, all members of the Order, do not hold a high rank. Instead, they got their "Sir" titles when they later became a "Knight Bachelor," which is not part of the Order. Not everyone considers joining the Order of the British Empire an honor, though. David Bowie declined the award, saying, "It's not what I spent my life working for," and author C.S. Lewis also passed.
Now that you're more familiar with this British tradition, check out famous faces who have been initiated now.
Stella McCartney was made an officer of the Order of the British Empire today. The London-based designer received this top honor and was pinned by Queen Elizabeth II herself. For the occasion, she tested out what is already emerging as one of Fall's big trends: the skirt suit. Wearing her own cinched navy design, she made her way to Buckingham Palace for the ceremony. Watch on to hear all about it! On Allison McNamara: Alice + Olivia dress, Vita Fede bracelets, Jennifer Fisher rings.
Stella McCartney may have made headlines for being made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire today, but she's not the first person in fashion who's made it onto Queen Elizabeth's annual New Year Honors List.
In fact, there's a rather large handful of designers, educators, and other people in the industry who've made the list. From Alexander McQueen's Sarah Burton to Fashion East's Lulu Kennedy, take a look at all the most honorable people in fashion here in the gallery.
— Additional reporting by Robert Khederian
Proof that Jessica Alba's red-carpet style is right on par with her killer street style is at tonight's Kids' Choice Awards. The actress showed off a bright, printed fit-and-flare Mary Katrantzou dress that was equal parts sleek and ultrafemme. Her pastel-trimmed Stella McCartney clutch echoed the color story in her dress, while her sideswept hair and glittery, bow-embellished Christian Louboutin pumps gave the look a serious dose of girlish styling whimsy. So, how did it all come together? That's for you to decide — are you a fan of Jessica's look tonight?
Vote on all of our Kids' Choice Awards polls here!
- Jourdan Dunn grew up wanting to model herself after her mother: "She always seemed to make things work without ever complaining. She whips me into shape," she added in the latest issue of The Edit. [Net-A-Porter.com]
- Carlyne Cerf de Dudzeele has added her voice to the ongoing debate about Fashion Week street style: "It's ridiculous . . . I love the real street, and this is not what I call the real street. They all dress to be photographed and I don't think this is real." [Fashionista]
- In regards to Justin Timberlake's constantly evolving style, GQ's Jim Moore says: "None of it works unless the person looks the part and is willing." [The New York Times]
- Peter Som definitely knows how to capture an audience — he's already amassed 3.3 million followers on Pinterest. "We're a small company and we don't advertise in the conventional way," he explained. "Pinterest is a great way to get my point of view out there." [The Business of Fashion]
- Andrea Casiraghi and fiancée Tatiana Santo Domingo welcomed a baby boy yesterday. [Vogue Italia]
- After signing with both Toronto and Istanbul Fashion Weeks, IMG has announced a new partnership with leading wholesale marketplace Joor. [Daily Front Row]
- Anna Wintour's chef, Hank Tomashevski, catered a recent event celebrating Irene Neuwirth's CFDA nomination at the home of Barneys New York CEO Mark Lee. [Page Six]
- In honor of Easter, Stella McCartney's childrenswear website has launched a game which allows its users to playfully decorate animated eggs. [The Cut]
- Anja Rubik debuted her Giuseppe Zanotti collection with the help of some rocking tunes. [Harper's Bazaar]
- The skateboarder isn't really wearing jeans in American Eagle's spray-on spoof. [Lucky]
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Anne Hathaway is a huge fan of Stella McCartney bags. In fact, she's been spotted with four different styles. Take into consideration that both the actress and McCartney's bags are vegan, and this fashion union totally makes sense. But what makes it fun is to see how Hathaway styles her beloved bag stash with everything from mixed prints to one fresh all-white ensemble. Now if that's not a major (bag) crush, we don't know what is. Step inside to get a closer look at Hathaway's Stella McCartney bag collection and shop exact pieces for yourself.
It's not often when we get to step inside Gwyneth Paltrow's closet, but in the name of charity, the multitalented celebrity is selling a few pieces from her personal wardrobe for a do-good reason. To benefit The Edible Schoolyard Project, The David Lynch Foundation, and Pencils of Promise, Gwyneth just launched her Goop Giving Charity Closet Sale featuring her lightly worn items ranging from Roger Vivier bags to Stella McCartney denim skirts. Items still range on the pricey side, $250 to $2,000, but proceeds go to the above charities. Shopping for a cause never looked so good.
Paris Fashion Week kicked off last week, and stars, models, and musicians have been flocking to the French runways ever since. Elizabeth Olsen and Naomi Watts teamed up at the Louis Vuitton show earlier today and watched as Kate Moss made her return to the runway. Renée Zellweger, Rebecca Hall, and Zoe Saldana chatted during Miu Miu, sitting front row with January Jones, while Jessica Alba posed solo in a bright blue look on Tuesday. Take a look at all the celebrities at Paris Fashion Week as the fashion fun wraps up today.