Kristen Stewart offset the Kids' Choice Awards' bright orange carpet in a gorgeous blue lace minidress from Stella McCartney's Evening 2012 collection. The actress, who is nominated for favorite movie actress for her role in The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1, finished the look with a matching blue satin belt and suede Barbara Bui pumps. Kristen definitely knows her way around a minidress, and this one looked especially pretty and feminine on her — she smartly kept the attention on the intricate lace detail by putting her hair in a sleek ponytail and sticking to thin, minimal stacked rings. Let's just hope this stunning dress doesn't get doused in slime tonight! Click through to see her bold blue look from all angles now.
Wearing a blazer as a dress, like Rihanna just did in London, is a hard look to pull off, but a look that's easier to pull off than you expect is a printed jacket. It can lend instant jazz to everything from a little black dress to jeans. The singer paired her loud multicolor marble silk Stella McCartney blazer with round retro shades and ankle-strap sandals for her overseas appearance. For your version, wear a printed jacket — it need not be as loud, or even a blazer — with jeans and flats for a laid-back look, then pair it with a mini leather skirt and heels for a sassy night out. To get Rihanna's look, shop some of our favorite printed jackets below.
Rihanna and Brooklyn Decker posed pretty at the London photocall for their new movie Battleship. While it appears that the dresses they picked — Rihanna in Alexander Wang, Brooklyn in Stella McCartney — are vastly different, upon closer inspection, they share one sexy detail. Both frocks have exaggerated halter necklines that show off their beautiful shoulders. Notice how each cut caves into the center of their chests, revealing parts of their decolletage. It's a small detail, but one that can work major wonders. First, it can give the illusion of curves, plus it can also offer subtle sexiness, especially when the hemline of the dress is longer. Inspired by Rihanna and Brooklyn, we tracked down a handful of halter dresses with similar cuts, so shop your favorites below.
Brooklyn Decker appeared yesterday in a body-hugging Stella McCartney dress from her Spring 2012 collection — just the latest in a run of stylish celebrities to choose Stella's sexy, printed frocks. What is it that makes the dresses so irresistible? They're a little bit sporty, they're ultra fitted, and some have feminine embroidery and mesh cutouts. The combination of details makes these dresses ultra-special. Helena Christensen, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Nicole Kidman are among the stars to wear Stella.
Keep reading to see the look on the runway, and shop your own Stella dress.
One look at Amber Heard made us want practically everything she's wearing. The actress nailed denim on denim, pulling off a cool-girl balancing act between Spring trends and colder-weather staples — essentially, she outfits transitional dressing to a T. The trick is a deep camel-hued coat to keep her blue-jean pieces from overwhelming the look — not to mention a glittering pair of studded Jeffrey Campbell loafers and a covet-worthy Stella McCartney tote. Feeling inspired? Shop our key pieces to channel Amber's off-duty cool.
We always look to Beyoncé to showcase the latest trends, and she didn't disappoint when she wore her floral Stella McCartney pants with vibrant yellow pumps while out in NYC. The stylish star balanced her bold bottoms with a black silk blouse, two-tone Bottega Veneta belt, and blackout shades. Bright blue nails, simple hoops, and textured shoulder bag rounded up her city style. Beyoncé's look is perfect for Spring, so shop our picks of floral pants and eye-catching colored pumps to re-create this fashion-forward look.
With a handful of insanely-styled postbaby appearances, Beyoncé may just have solidified her place as one of the planet's most fashionable moms. This time she gives us a perfect take on Spring's printed-pants trend in a pair of Stella McCartney's tropical trousers from Resort 2012. The pattern's bold, but Beyoncé styles them with a silky black button-down that both tempers the print and lends an easiness to the whole look. We love that she accessorizes with a bright pair of pumps and a hot pink Bottega Veneta belt to complement the pant's brilliant hues, then finishes with a pair of cool-girl cat-eye shades. Tempted to try out your own printed pants? Shop our editors' picks to style up the same pair à la Beyoncé, or peruse our other options for a pair with a similar tropical print.
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- Grand theft fashion! Police are on the hunt for a "chic, well-dressed woman" they believe is responsible for the theft of a $17,000 handbag from the Ralph Lauren women's boutique on New York's Upper East Side. The bag, a version of the Ricky bag made from African crocodile skin, went missing last month. Anyone who might know its whereabouts is encouraged to call the NYPD Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS. [Styleite]
- Aliza Licht, the publicist who tweets from @DKNY, sent out over 1,100 missives on the social networking site in February. That's nearly three times as many tweets as the second biggest users of Twitter in the fashion industry — Kate Spade and Betsey Johnson only sent around 350 tweets in the same month. Only. [The Fashion Spot]
- Giorgio Armani took some flak for sending out an email announcement of his new Sense of Being campaign, which depicts British Olympians wearing his sportswear alongside inspirational messages, about a minute before Stella McCartney unveiled her uniforms for the British Olympic team. The jury is still out on whether or not you can actually steal someone's thunder via email. [The Cut]
- Mischa Barton is adding clothing to her line of products. She's had her own line of handbags since 2008, but her line of clothing and accessories, called Mischa's Place, started selling online today. [Stylelist]
- Longchamp, the French handbag company that makes the ubiquitous nylon-and-leather handbags, announced today that it's going to start selling shoes to complement those bags this Summer. The shoes, which range in price from $285 to $735, will be available in July. [Fashion Etc.]
After much anticipation, Adidas has just revealed its 2012 Olympic uniforms for Britain designed by Stella McCartney. The uniforms, which took two years to create, highlight a modern take on Great Britain's Union Jack flag. “The first place to start on a project like this is to look at the Union flag," said McCartney. "For me it’s one of the most beautiful flags in the world and it was important for me to stay true to that iconic design but also to modernise it and present it in a contemporary way." The designer injected her own fashion-forward spin on it via clean lines and and a less literal take on the flag. "Something that was very important to me was to try and use that very iconic image but to dismantle it and try to soften it, break it down and make it more fashionable in a sense," said McCartney. While the designer has already taken some criticism for not showing enough patriotism in the design, we like it. Take a look at the uniforms in the slideshow and tell us what you think in the comments section below.
>> Stella McCartney's recent runway collection wasn't the only Spring debut she had to worry about. The designer has spent the last two years working on the uniforms for the 2012 British Olympic team and finally unveiled them Thursday.
McCartney said that the uniforms started with a meditation on the Union Jack, the flag of Great Britain. "For me it's one of the most beautiful flags in the world and it was important for me to stay true to that iconic design, but also to modernise it and present it in a contemporary way," she said. "Ultimately, we wanted the athletes to feel like a team and be proud with the identity we created."
To that end, McCartney infused her athletic gear with the same attention to detail and craftsmanship that goes into her ready-to-wear pieces. The entire kit, which is composed of nearly 600 different pieces created in collaboration with Adidas, will be distributed to the over 900 athletes who make it on the team.
Photos Courtesy of Team GB, Getty