The Tribeca Film Festival is in full swing and lower Manhattan is filled with stars celebrating the premieres of their latest independent films. Naomi Watts (in Alexander McQueen) and Matt Dillon posed on the red carpet together for Sunlight Jr., co-stars, Zac Efron, Heather Graham (in Stella McCartney), and Dennis Quaid screened At Any Price, and Matthew Bellamy came out to support fiancé Kate Hudson (Jenny Packham) for her new flick The Reluctant Fundamentalist. Click the photo to see more inside the festival’s hottest parties.
Does it get any better than this, Stella McCartney? Yesterday, the British designer was awarded Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE)—an honor presented by Queen Elizabeth II herself!—due to her dedication and contributions to British fashion. After all, this is the woman to designed Great Britain’s uniforms for the London Olympics and dressed the Future Queen, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge multiple times, so this recognition makes the royal family official fans. So, for her bout at Buckingham Palace, McCartney’s outfit represented her own talents—she chose a cobalt blue skirt-suit she designed as well as a headpiece hand-sewn by her milliner pal Philip Treacy, which consisted of two Cartier jewels and a veil she bought as a teen, WWD reports. Papa Paul must be so proud.
Plus, see Duchess Kate’s best looks. (She’s a big a Stella fan!)
Twitter turns 7 years old today! Not only did the site birth the terms hashtags, handles, and Tweets, it also became a go-to place to get fashion news, straight from the designers and brands themselves in easy-to-digest 140 character posts. Scroll down to see which ones we love to follow, and add them to your list today.
The retailer racked up almost 1.9 million followers so far, and it’s a go-to place to find out about new collaborations. Last month, H&M also enlisted David Beckham to Tweet from the handle for his new underwear collection. Yum!
@Dior: Christian Dior
There’s no better way inside this storied house than through Twitter, which is why it gained a following of over 1.8 million fans so far.
Creative director Christopher Bailey is social media obsessed—and to the benefit of his 1.7 million loyal Twitter fans. Burberry posts tweets daily about everything, from what’s new in stores to the newest campaigns to behind-the-scenes videos.
@MichaelKors: Michael Kors
Kors knows how to connnect with his fans (over 1.1 million of them!). He consistently answers fan questions, gives style tips, and shout-outs to his favorite new items in stores. And who can resist his humor?
@MarcJacbosIntl: Marc Jacobs
“Slightly bohemian, a little off-color,” is the description of Marc Jacobs’ account, and it’s accurate. Perhaps that’s why he has such fantastic fans, over 939,000 and counting.
Think everyone wears Gucci on the red carpet? This Twitter account gives you constant celebrity updates, plus a view inside the famed Italian label.
@LouboutinWorld: Christian Louboutin
“Louboutin is as Louboutin does,” was one of the recent Tweets the brand posted, and it perfectly fits its Twitter perspective. Expect to find new hashtags, quirky quips, and those iconic red soles everywhere on this feed.
Aliza Licht, the woman responsible for making DKNY’s Twitter a must-have for over 435,000 followers has become at Twitter personality all on her own. She constantly Tweets whatever’s on her mind—not only about fashion, but about pop culture and life itself. Oh, and she’s hilarious.
@Zac_Posen: Zac Posen
There’s nothing we appreciate more than honesty, and Zac Posen has tons of it. He holds nothing back on his feed, and you learn so much about the man behind the fashion. For example, he likes Scandal. Good to know!
Plus, see the most memorable Tweets from this year’s Oscars!
Her Majesty the Queen has just released her annual New Year Honours list, and Stella McCartney landed one of the 71 spots in this year’s lineup! McCartney, who designed the U.K.’s uniforms for this summer’s Olympic games and was named Designer of the Year at the British Fashion Awards, has been named an Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire for her “services to fashion.” The honor is one of the five orders of chivalry originally created by King George V in 1917 and still in place to this day. And since we already know the Duchess of Cambridge is a fan—she wore the designer’s vivid cobalt sheath twice in 2012—we can only predict the princess will show off more of McCartney’s fashion-forward designs (and perhaps even maternity styles) this year!
Plus, see all of Kate’s outfits!
Pippa Middleton’s wardrobe worked overtime yesterday! The royal-in-law kept busy in London promoting her new party-planning book Celebrate: A Year of Festivities for Families and Friends (pre-order it for $50 on amazon.com), hopping from book store to book party. She made four official appearances in all, wearing a different look each time, and her superfans on pippa-middleton.co.uk were quick to identify each look. From left, she wore a Markus Lupfer jersey and brocade dress, a Roksanda Ilincic wool-crepe style, a Stella McCartney mixed-fabric sheath, and a Paper London patchwork tunic. So, which one was your favorite? Tell us by voting in the poll below! More
We are simply green with envy at the bold shades of jade, forest, and mint that have popped up on faces and nails at Paris Fashion Week. Celebrity makeup artist Pat McGrath kept things minimal at Stella McCartney, adding only a pop of color with Covergirl Queen Collection Vivid Impact Eye Liner in Jade ($7.50, covergirl.com) to the bottom waterline. Chanel took the trend upward with smoky pewter-mint lids and defined lashes, pairing the subtle hint of color with nude lips and pulled-back hair. At Kenzo, meanwhile, Manicurist Marian Newman painted nails in a myriad of MAC hues, including a pale shimmery jade, forest green, and bright mint. Want more runway inspiration? Check out our favorite beauty trends in the gallery below!
Stella McCartney’s spring 2013 collection managed to combine drama and understatement with shapes (exaggerated shoulders, sheer panels, and extreme drop-waists) as statement-making as the colors (tangerine, cobalt, and kelly green). A master of bridging masculine with feminine, McCartney gave her cool-girl suiting extra impact by contrasting slouchy slacks against nipped-waist jackets, while her peek-a-boo sheaths are sure be favorites on red carpets. The finishing touch: sleek accessories, including coordinated Lucite sandals and bags ranging from geometric minaudieres to boxy totes. Check out our favorite looks in the gallery!
Stella McCartney just introduced “Stella,” a new line of lustworthy lingerie that’s both light in weight and light on the wallet. The collection features five bra shapes ranging from strapless to plunge and three bottoms, all made with lace, mesh, and satin fabrics meant to look invisible whether under a cocktail dress or a white T-shirt. The items also fall in line with the designer’s eco-friendly approach to design, as they are constructed entirely of recycled metal hardware and organic cotton. See our favorite styles in the gallery, and shop the collection—bras range from $55 to $65, while the underwear is $26 to $28—at net-a-porter.com and Stella McCartney stores this month.