Contributing Monkie Julia Ocean
Published on March 9, 2009
Fellow Londoner Stella McCartney stands firm in her beliefs that high fashion doesn’t have to include such things as fur and leather. Showing off her latest collection in Paris, to an audience which included super stars, such as Pink, Kanye West, and even her father Paul McCartney. The collection focused on the idea of femininity, sensuality, sheerness and delicacy. All the things I would love to have in my closet, this summer. She even does some amazing things in black which would look amazing on me if only I could come up with the cash ($1145.00 for the Cotton Cashmere Dress in the image at the top of the page). I am sure all of the designs are well beyond my G Living micro pay budget. But if it didn’t cost a small fortune, then it couldn’t be called high fashion, Right!
To get the Stella Look, check out her pretty interactive site stellamccartney.com. She has most of the collection online for you to try out.
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This comes from our friends over at Huffington Post.
Stella McCartney played with opacity and transparency in her sexy, lingerie-inspired 2010 winter ready-to-wear collection Monday.
McCartney, a dedicated vegetarian, also continued to highlight animal-friendly alternatives to fur and leather, sending out oversized rock star coats in piles of shaggy lambs wool and stiletto boot-cum-leggings treated to look like second-skin leather.
“She proves that you can be wildly successful and creative and still have moral values,” Pink told reporters at a post-show event organized by animal rights group PETA _ which has staged protests outside displays by other Paris labels, including Christian Dior and Jean Paul Gaultier.
Mostly, McCartney’s collection hinged around delicate black lace panels that gave a provocative edge to light spaghetti strap nighty dresses and flowing ankle-length gowns.
The lace “is nice to remind you there’s a human element underneath the clothes, nice to get skin,” McCartney told reporters backstage. “It’s a nice way of finding femininity and sensuality and delicacy, but when it’s black lace, there’s something a little edgy about it, as well.”
Lacy details dressed up the necklines of breezy, bouffant-sleeve blouses while lace panels in a starburst pattern revved up a light silk dress.
Other standout pieces included a glam rocker coat entirely covered with thin, silver beads and cropped, swingy tuxedo jacket.
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