Stella McCartney always attracts a fashionable crowd, and last night, celebrities including Anne Hathaway and Solange Knowles stepped out in the designer du jour to celebrate the Resort 2013 collection. Stella showed off her creations at a chic garden party in NYC, where models clad in her newest designs played retro games and danced to music. Take a look at Stella McCartney's latest line in today's Fab Flash!
Stella McCartney brought her cheerful Resort 2013 collection to New York and threw a celebrity-studded garden party to celebrate its unveiling. But no ordinary outdoor fete would live up to the sheer joy that this collection evokes, so McCartney invited Anne Hathaway, Greta Gerwig, and Amy Poehler, among others, to play carnival games and drink lemonade at the Marble Cemetery in New York's East Village.
But neither the slightly overcast weather — nor the slightly gloomy location — could distract partygoers from the upbeat clothing on offer. McCartney said, "This collection was about having standout pieces," and what could stand out more than a neon pink jacquard blazer paired with bright orange pants, or shoes and clutches covered in holographic material? Lace dresses underneath fringe, leopard-print coats, and head-to-toe floral print looks might be the answer. Take a look at the collection — and shots from the party — in the gallery.
When Solange Knowles wore a paisley print Stella McCartney from the Spring 2012 collection to a party in NYC, we knew it was time to start exploring equally fab paisley dresses. Leave it to the fashionable DJ to add major cool to her dress via chunky silver jewels. A chain-link bracelet, cutout cuff, and spiked bangle, as well as a bevy of silver rings, served as her baubles of choice for the evening. Solange then added edge to her feet with buckle-detailed black sandals and carried a metallic clutch. If you've overlooked paisley up until now, allow Solange's ensemble to inspire you to add paisley dresses to your closet. Just don't forget to pile on the accessories as they'll help lend further cool to your look. To get started, shop our favorite paisley dresses in the widget below.
You might think that a white suit is high maintenance, not worth your time, but allow Anne Hathaway to change your mind. While attending Stella McCartney's Spring presentation in NYC, the actress donned a crisp white blazer with matching white cropped trousers, both by Stella McCartney, and nude round-toe pumps. What we particularly appreciate here is that instead of a classic button-down, Anne opted for a printed white tee, giving her suit a casual rather than stuffy spin. A red single-strand beaded necklace, Ray-Ban Wayfarers, and a black wristlet further played into her cool outdoor style. What's also great about Anne's white suit is that she can wear the blazer with jeans and the trousers with a denim jacket, creating whole new looks. So if you don't yet have a crisp white suit in your closet, allow Anne to be your inspiration by shopping similar pieces below.
What better way to celebrate the coming of Resort than with a chic garden party to ring in the new collection and the start of Summer. That's just what Stella McCartney did, hosting a preview that doubled as a chic Summer fete. Among the celebrity guest list, Anne Hathaway showed off her pixie cut and stepped out in a crisp white suit, while Solange Knowles tapped into her signature love of color with a brightly-hued McCartney mini. Meanwhile, models strolled the party grounds in Stella's latest looks — a lineup of fresh printed suiting, charming collared blouses, cropped trousers, and pleated skirts, and a spunky mix of plaid and leopard print. Aside from the new line, the main attractions were surely the adorable lemonade stand, croquet, and carnival games (even Solange took a turn wielding the hammer at the strongman game). Step inside for a glimpse of Stella's sweet Summer celebration — and a peek at her latest Resort wear.
Stella McCartney's annual Spring preview brought out a range of celebrities to the designer's NYC boutique yesterday. Anne Hathaway, sporting the short-haired look she assumed for her role in Les Misérables, said hello to Stella and made the rounds with her fiancé, Adam Shulman. The role of Fantine in Les Mis is the latest in a series of amazing parts for Anne, including her stint as Catwoman in The Dark Knight Rises. If you're an Anne fan, show her some love in the PopSugar 100 before the contest ends this weekend.
Amy Poehler wore bright orange to check out the bash and caught up with fellow actors Jim Carrey and Greta Gerwig. There were plenty of other Stella fans, many of which brought their kids, to see her Resort '13 designs. Lauren Hutton swung by, as did Solange Knowles with her son, Juelz. The backyard was decked out with a lemonade stand, Belvedere drinks for the adults, balloons, and even bubbles.
Jennifer Connelly stepped out to promote her movie Virginia in NYC yesterday wearing a dress from Stella McCartney's sporty chic Fall collection. From the fit and flare colorblocked silhouette to Connelly's sleek Givenchy heels and pink pout, we can't get enough of this ultraflattering look. If you haven't tried it already, a flippy hemline looks good on almost every body type, instantly giving the illusion of slimmer legs — and who wouldn't want that? Furthermore, her classic black and white color palette lent an instantly chic aesthetic. Want to get the look? Just read our styling tips below, then shop similar items in the widget to channel the same effortlessly sleek look.
- When choosing a fit and flare silhouette, make sure to choose a hemline that hits your midthigh for maximum lengthening capabilities.
- Try out other classic color combos, like navy and white — just make sure your top is darker than your bottom to give the illusion of a slimmer torso.
- Minimalism is key, so go easy on the accessories and makeup. Pull your hair up like Jennifer for an extra-polished look.
Leave it to Shailene Woodley to nail a sexier menswear-inspired look effortlessly. The actress, in line with her signature low-key style, opted for head-to-toe Stella McCartney. She donned a black halter-style tuxedo vest top, complete with a skin-baring back detail and a peplum silhouette, and slick black trousers. For a minimalist finish, Shailene wore two-toned gold and black ankle-strap sandals that injected the suited ensemble with a slightly more feminine edge. How do you think she did?
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David Beckham had a fun night out in London yesterday, dining at the Cow pub with his best pal, Dave Gardner, as well as Stella McCartney and her husband, Alasdhair Willis. The soccer star has been at home in the UK for the past week, linking up with his mom for a traditional meal of pie and mash and even fitting in some exercise sessions. His wife, Victoria, meanwhile, is home in LA with their four children and has been busy with work of her own, including a photo shoot for Us magazine.
Despite the evening out, David was up this morning to visit with children at London's Vaughan Primary School, who won a competition organized by the grocery story Sainsbury's to promote paralympic sports and exercise. While there, David addressed the possibility of more Beckham children! He also spoke about his family's roots in America and what he likes to do when in the UK. David said:
- On having more kids: "If we have one or two more — two might scare Victoria but we will see."
- On his baby girl, Harper: "It is going to be amazing watching her grow up. With three boys there is a lot of energy in the house. They are constantly on the go from the moment they wake up to the moment they sleep. Harper is totally different. She is relaxed and feminine. Everything about her is feminine. Having a little girl still amazes me every time I change her nappy."
- On staying put in LA: "There are always rumours about us moving. Right now our children are settled in America and it is not right to move from country to country and move them out of their school. We are settled in America and we have loved living there for almost six years now. We will always miss England. One day we will move back but right now the kids are doing well. I always miss London. It is one of the reasons why when I am here I always go and have pie and mash with my mum or dad and also go and see my nan."
Kristen Stewart stepped out for the LA screening of Snow White and the Huntsman in a head-to-toe menswear-inspired Stella McCartney outfit. She started off with a high-collar blouse buttoned all the way to the top for polish and complemented it with a black double-breasted blazer. Kristen then injected a feminine feel via a flouncy miniskirt and pointy-toe platform heels. Keep watching to see more of Kristen's borrowed-from-the-boys ensemble! On Allison McNamara: StyleMint top, American Apparel skirt.