Stella McCartney was recently revealed as Harper's Bazaar's Designer of the Year and appears in this month's edition of the magazine. She gives a frank interview about the pressures of being a working Mother saying, "Honestly, it's not easy and it's silly to pretend that it is." Stella explains that she has been talking about women's rights to her 5 year old daughter Bailey.
"She really didn't understand women had to throw themselves under horses to get the vote, and I hope she doesn't ever have to understand it. But, at the same time, now we are expected to do everything, which probably isn't human, and we are in danger of burning out if we try to do everything."
In the interview, the designer also talked about her part in the London 2012 Olympics. "I did get very involved, mentally as well as physically, and got emotionally drained. So much work went into it, more than I can imagine now." The full interview is in the December issue of Harper's Bazaar which is out now. You can shop Stella McCartney pieces below.
Kate Middleton continued to support Team GB last night as she attended the Paralympic Games and even presented a few medals. The Duchess of Cambridge wore a double breasted jacket for the occasion with a pencil skirt and her signature wedge heels. She accessorised with a colourful patriotic touch wearing the official Next Paralympic scarf (£5). She was presenting medals for the discus throw event to bronze medallist Lezheng Wang of China, silver medallist Mehrdad Karam Zadeh of Iran, and gold medallist Aled Davies of Great Britain! Kate and her husband Prince William will soon be embarking on a tour of the South Pacific as part of the Queen's Jubilee celebrations – we can't wait to see what she wears then! Shop her Paralympics look below.
If brocade and opulent fabric weren't already a trend this Autumn, they definitely are now! Kate Middleton stepped out in a gold brocade coat to the opening of the Paralympics, making brocade pieces even more of a must-buy! Wearing the same outfit in the July wedding of Zara Phillips and Mike Tindall last year, Middleton left the fascinator at home in favour of beautiful blown-out hair. Though you won't be able to get your hands on Kate's original look, we've rounded up our favourite brocade pieces for trendy, yet timeless appeal. Invest in a metallic jacquard coat that will take you from year to year, or opt for a baroque print dress in a classic cut. Our picks? The Stella McCartney sheath (£889) or REDValentino's Short Dress (£180). Shop them and similar below!
Last night's Closing Ceremony didn't just celebrate our sporting achievements, it also looked back over 50 years of pop music and British fashion. This of course meant that our most fabulous supermodels had to take to the stage too! Sydney 2000 may have had Elle Macpherson, but we had Kate Moss, Naomi Campbell, Karen Elson, Stella Tennant, Lily Cole, Georgia May Jagger, Lily Donaldson, Jourdan Dunn and David Gandy. They were all wearing British designers (of course) including Alexander McQueen, Burberry and Vivienne Westwood. Click through to see who wore what!
Kate Middleton has given a lot of support to the London 2012 Olympic Games attending countless events including the Closing Ceremony. She witnessed the Spice Girls reunion last night sitting alongside Prince Harry, whilst her husband Prince William was absent. Kate re-wore a floral Whistles dress for the occasion. She previously wore this dress with an Alexander McQueen blazer at the Jubliee concert earlier this year. Unfortunately, the actual dress is no longer available but we have rounded up some similar styles below.
The 2 week party that was the London 2012 Olympic Games came to an end last night as the closing ceremony celebrated British music. The most talked about element was the Spice Girls reunion and the five girls did not disappoint. It had been rumoured for a while, but it was finally confirmed on Friday when photos of the girl rehearsing appeared online. All the girls showed off their individual style. Victoria wore a black Giles gown whilst Mel B wore a Zuhair Murad jumpsuit. Emma went for a pink Maggie Cooke dress and Geri wore Suzanne Neville. Mel C stook to her signature sporty style by wearing a JD Sports jumpsuit! They partied after the closing ceremony with Liam Gallagher and shared photos on Twitter! Click through to see some of the closing ceremony and after party action.
Yesterday was a historic day for British athletes as they secured their medal target making it the most successful Olympic games in over a century! The young Royals continued to support Team GB as they attended more of the cycling in the velodrome. Prince Harry was there along with his cousin Peter Phillips and his aunt Princess Anne. They were also joined by Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie who sat with their Mother Sarah Ferguson who all wore blue. Unfortunately, Kate Middleton and Prince William took a day off from London 2012, we wonder what they were up to? Click through to see photos of Prince Harry celebrating in a crisp white shirt and jeans.
Kim Sears was ecstatic yesterday as she watched her boyfriend Andy Murray win gold in the 2012 Olympics. It must have been a great relief to both of them after his emotional Wimbledon loss earlier this year. Kim looked typically stylish for the afternoon in a Luna floral print dress from Whistles (£150). She accessorised with a chunky watch and silver jewellery. Unfortunately, her dress has now sold out, but you can shop similar styles below. Are you a fan of this dress?
Yesterday was a fantastic day for Team GB at the 2012 Olympics. We added 5 medals to our growing collections and many of the young royals were there to cheer them on. Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge were there along with Prince Harry, Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie. These photos of Kate Middleton and Wills have left us all green with envy at ShopStyle HQ. They were photographed taking part in a Mexican wave as they watched Team GB win a gold medal in the cycling. For the occasion, they Royal couple were dressed down in sportswear, but we still think they look gorgeous. Click through to see more photos of the happy couple.
A new trend has emerged this week in London within the Olympic Village. Athletes from all over the world have been showing off a hint of style with a bit of patriotic nail art! It has been a particularly big hit amongst swimmers including Great Britain's Rebecca Adlington who showed off her bronze medal with union jack nails. It's a great way for individuals who are dressed in their team's kit to reveal a touch of individuality. Lily Allen has also got in on the trend too tweeting a photo of her Team GB nails. Click through to see more images of this Olympic beauty trend.