Fame, fashion and social work

As promised, here is some information about the designer that we saw a lot in many red carpets of the last events. I am talking about Stella McCartney.

Stella born in England in 1971, she is daughter of Paul McCartney and Linda Eastman. She graduated from the school of fashion and design “Central Saint Martins” in 1995. Since the very beginning her designs were unique due to their style, femininity and quality. Actually, she started having a lot of fame just after graduating since her final collection at school, was a runway modeled by Naomi Campbell and Kate Moss, among other models. It had a lot of press and people started to talk about Stella.

In 1997, she started to work with the creative director at Chloe in Paris, and in 2001 she launched her own brand together with Gucci group.

Her designs include ready to wear clothes (clothes that are standardized in different sizes and you can find them on the stores, it can be night dresses or casual clothes), accessories, lingerie, lents, organic perfumes and creams. Currently Stella has 13 stores around the world in cities as New York, London, Los Angeles, Paris, Milan and Beirut.

In 2000, she designed Madonna’s wedding dress for her marriage to Guy Ritchie.

In 2004, she made a partnership with Adidas to create a sport collection of almost all the disciplines: run, gym, yoga, tennis, golf, etc. Also she is designing the uniforms for the Olympics in 2012.

In 2005 se created a collection for H&M, which was sold in record time worldwide (one day after launched). Then in 2007, she launched a new luxury organic cream collection and in 2008 a new lingerie collection.

In 2009, she worked with GAP to create a kids collection and after that, she decided to launch her own brand for kids in 2010.

As you can see, this designer is unstoppable, apart of her job, she makes a lot of charity, she already won many prices for designs she make for Cancer campaigns , for been a Green designer (she supports PETA) and in 2009 Glamour magazine recognized her a woman of the year.

Here are some examples of Stella McCartney collections of Summer, Autumn and Winter 2011.

And just before I go, here is little gossip, which is always good. Stella is married since 2003 with Alasdhair Willis a British publisher. Stella has three children (2 boys and 1 girl). She is best friend of Gwyneth Paltrow and that is why she used a lot her designs.

What do you think? Do you like her or do you think all her fame is due to her father Paul McCartney?

I think it is important to have a father like that, it is easier and it helps! But … I really like her designs …

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Cannes International Film Festival

This month is full of fashion, on May 11th started the Cannes International Film Festival and at the red carpet some of the celebrities used their best outfits.

For those of you who doesn’t have a clue about what is this film festival, here is a little of history. Jean Zay, Minister of Public Education and Fine Arts created the festival. He wanted to have an event that was able to compete with the Venice Film Festival.
The first edition of the festival in Cannes was in 1946, and since then they celebrate it every May (well actually at the beginning was held on September but then in 1952 they moved it to May). In 1955 they started to give the “Palme d’or” to the best film.

At the beginning every country could send to the festival any material they wanted, but since 1972 the participant selection was hold by the Festival itself being them who decide which movies will participate. In the festival are included long films and short films having each of them different prizes according to their category.
In sum, this Festival encourages the networking and interaction between all the members of the film industry.
If you want to know more about the Festival, go to Festival-Cannes.com and you can find what is going on during the 10 days that the festival last, who are the participants and who are the jury (by the way this year the president of the jury is Robert de Niro).

Now, going back to our business … let’s talk about the fashion that some celebrities used during the Festival so far. I will show you some dresses that catch my attention because of its elegance and originality.

First lets see Uma Thurman, she is a jury in the Festival. She used in the red carpet a Versace dress that, as you can see, is very elegant and it has a touch of feathers in the skirt that makes it very feminine but not exaggerated. The second dress was used for a day presentation and it is a Dolce & Gabbana, it is simple and discrete but actually quite informal. But then, she compensated it with the Chanel dress (autumn 2008) that she used in the premier of “On Stranger Tides” which is also white but very elegant.

Rachel Mc Adams, who is involved in the new Woody Allen production “Midnight in Paris”, used two very romantic options. The first one that she used in the red carpet was a Marchesa (Fall 2011 collection) and the second one was a Maxime Simoens, I just loved both! She looks very feminine and elegant.

In the red carpet Salma Hayek used a dress from the Gucci Premiere Couture collection, which has a beautiful embroider. Nevertheless, I don’t think it was her best look, I think she looks better with more colorful outfits. The next day in the photo call of “Puss in Boots” (yes, the same cat of Shrek) she used a Gucci dress with a red floral bolero which reminds me a lot the look of Jennifer Lopez at the MET Gala, remember? Now, honestly I like this outfit much more than the one of JLo, I guess is the leather dress. What do you think?

Penelope Cruz used in the “Pirates of the Caribbean” premier a velvet dress of Stella McCartney (fall 2011 collection) that was simple but very elegant. For the premier of “On Stranger Tides” she used a Marchesa dress that honestly I didn’t like at all, did you like it?

And here is Sara Jessica Parker, in the “Wu Xia” premier using a spectacular dress of Elie Saab. I loved it!

As you can see, there are always events where we can see a lot of beautiful or horrible dresses … that is the world of fashion and celebrities and don’t deny it, we all love it!

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A very special night at NY

One of the most important nights in New York City took place last May 3rd when the MET (Metropolitan Museum of Art) opened it doors to received all kind of celebrities for one of the most important annual events: The Custome Institute Gala. This year the event was to honor the visionary designer Alexander McQueen and inaugurate an exposition about his life and work: “Alexander McQueen – savage beauty”.

Although, the exposition is very interesting, this time we are going to analyze the celebrities’ outfits on that night.

One of the best dressed was Madonna with a dress from Stella McCartney, designed just for her, and as you can see she looked amazing!

Jennifer Lopez was also amazing wearing a Gucci dress. It is very impressive how she still have that body after having twins, don’t you think?

Sara Jessica Parker and Salma Hayeck both with designs from Alexander McQueen, Michelle Williams wearing Miu Miu, a very discrete design with a special touch of birds. Rene Zellweger with a dress from Carolina Herrera, as usual. And, Gwyneth Paltrow with a dress from Stella McCartney.

Freida Pinto had a dress Chanel Haute Couture and I have mixed feelings about it, since I love the fact of mixing the masculine with such a feminine design, but I am not fully convinced with the tie shape and length … mmhhh .. I don’t know, what do you think? And same thing about Rihanna with a dress from Stella McCartney, if you see it from one side it is very elegant but in the other side, where it is shorter and it shows the “nude effect” … it kind of lose the elegance.

Now, among the people who just didn’t choose the right outfit for that night is Karolina Kurkova, with this horrible dress form I don’t know who and I just don’t want to know!

Demi Moore with a dress from Prabal Gurung combined with that “royal style” hat and the accessories, were just a “too much” look. Although all those things separated are great, putting all together were just too much. And it is a pity because she is such a gorgeous woman.

Mary Kate Olsen, with a vintage design from Givenchy was just not appropriated, that look is more to go to the beach or to an informal party.

Naomi Campbell with an Alexander McQueen, suffered from the same “too much” effect as Demi Moore. That dress (which is amazing) with another hairstyle could have been perfect.

And last but not least, Kate Hudson with a design from Stella McCartney, who was just perfect since she is very pregnant. I always say that you can look amazing at any time!

Did you see how many Stella McCartney dresses? Maybe I should write a post about this designer …

If you want to know more about the event visit Vogue.com.

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