Kate Moss celebrated her 38th year at dinner in London last night with her husband, Jamie Hince. They went for a meal at China Tang, inside The Dorchester hotel, where they were joined by one of Kate's BFFs, Stella McCartney. We celebrated the supermodel's milestone with a look back at Kate Moss's best jet-setting moments. This year brought a much quieter party for Kate, who's well-known for marking birthdays with huge blowouts. In recent years, she's hosted a Beautiful and the Damned-themed bash, caroused with friends for 18 hours in a row — short of her 36-hour goal — and even hosted a medieval party in her home's garden. Of course, in 2011 Kate's biggest bash was her wedding to Jamie Hince. Kate and Jamie married at her countryside home in a lavish three-day event that featured tents, dress-up areas, and a long list of A-list guests.
>> Monogrammed suits, argyle sweater dresses, buffalo plaid ponchos — there was a bit of something for everyone at Stella McCartney's Pre-Fall 2012 presentation. Held at New York's West Village restaurant, One If By Land, Two If By Sea, the presentation offered up a nice helping of what McCartney does best: Elegantly-crafted separates and dresses that feel chic, but don't take themselves too seriously. "Pre-Fall has a wider starting point, so it’s about giving a voice to the different facets of a woman," McCartney said. "It’s less about referencing something specific and more . . . psychological." See the entire collection — including accessories — and scenes from the presentation here.
Stella McCartney celebrated the opening of her latest boutique with a star-studded soiree in NYC last night. The SoHo outpost drew an impressive crowd of fashionable faces like Naomi Watts, Liv Tyler, and newlyweds David Lauren and Lauren Bush Lauren. The Laurens are fresh off a romantic getaway to Jamaica where David lounged shirtless and Lauren slipped into a bikini while relaxing on the beach with Stella's dad, Sir Paul McCartney.
Following the store opening, the designer led a group of editors to Manhattan's One If by Land, Two If by Sea for a sneak peek at the Stella McCartney Autumn 2012 collection. Funny guy Jason Sudeikis popped by for a quick appearance. Jason's girlfriend, newly short-haired Olivia Wilde, couldn't join since she's prepping for the 2012 award season. Stella likewise has a busy schedule ahead, with Spring Fashion Week kicking off in the Big Apple on Feb. 9.
>> Escape the gift-buying bustle and cold-city hustle — the season's sunnier side is all about jet-setting in style. In bold primary hues, graphic prints, and easy shapes, these pack-now essentials will have you in a cruise state of mind in no time. See them all now.
Photo: Stella McCartney Resort 2012, courtesy of Getty
>> Slits, cut-outs, and head-to-toe print looks — courtesy of the Resort collections — all got major play this week. See who went there — and who got two nods apiece — in the slideshow.
"It comes from my dad's nickname for my mum: 'Linda I love you,'" explained designer Stella McCartney of her forthcoming scent, dubbed L.I.L.Y. ($25 to $100). And if that isn't enough to leave you all teary-eyed, the perfume's moniker also pays tribute to the flower lily of the valley, a favorite of Stella's mother, Linda McCartney. But there's a darker, more masculine side to the perfume, as well, with truffle extract at the top and oak moss at the base. "You can't grow moss — you can't plant it unless it wants to grow," Stella said, adding, "I find that quite sexy and sinister, to contrast with the lily of the valley." To find out more, just keep reading.
The British Fashion Awards attracted a slew of fashionable attendees including Victoria Beckham, Alexa Chung, Olivia Palermo, and Kate Moss. Sarah Burton — who had quite the year designing Kate Middleton's gown for the royal wedding — won the Designer of the Year award for continuing Alexander McQueen's vision and legacy. Stella McCartney took home the Red Carpet award, and it's no surprise considering her huge celebrity following. Her pal Kate Hudson even presented Stella with the award. It Brit Alexa Chung snagged the British Style award for the second year in a row and definitely dressed the part in a sweet Christopher Kane sheath and Charlotte Olympia shoes. Watch to see our entire coverage of the stylish event! On Allison: Theory blazer, H&M top.
Victoria Beckham was honored with the award for best designer brand at the British Fashion Awards in London last night. Victoria took the stage to tearfully accept the honor, saying, "I'm so sorry for crying. I'm being so rubbish. I would like to thank the British fashion industry for your support. My parents, my kids, and my husband. Without David, I wouldn't have had the courage to do what I am doing." Victoria's boys weren't on hand to see her take home the prize, but they'll get to share the excitement at home since Victoria later added that the statue is "something for the kids to take to school for show-and-tell." The stylish mom, who wore a backless dress of her own design to the show, was joined by fashionable friends Marc Jacobs and Kate Moss for the evening. Kate Hudson also made an appearance in a sexy cutout Stella McCartney gown on the arm of her fiancé Matthew Bellamy.