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15 January 2009

We all love Stella, -ella, -ella, -ay, -ay, -ay…

Okay. So I kind of, sort of, really despise that song after hearing it replay on the radio an infinite amount of times. Yet for all intensive purposes to create a somewhat catchy and/or witty post title, I have decided upon this. End of discussion!

We all love Stella McCartney; it’s safe to assume so. She is one of my favorite designers of all time, each one of her collections epitomizing (I’m beginning to realize that I use this word too often for my own good) femininity; every piece is classic, sophisticated, sweet, and minimalistic – which is, of course, why I’m in love. Those little dresses are always amazing and cause immediate reactions of pining and drooling simultaneously. The woman should attach some sort of warning label before presenting her RTW shows.

For me it all began with her Spring/Summer 2007 RTW show, where I fell in love with the cuts and color palette. It was a beautiful arrangement of colors; whites, neutrals, pops of blue & green, and black – all the most classic colors that should be found in every woman’s wardrobe. Stella simply makes a woman love being a woman; like, say, waking up and wearing an oversized button down for a casual walk down the beach; doll up in the tiniest of bikinis and lay out to sunbathe; or, dress up in fabulously simplistic dresses (oh that off the shoulder LBD is drool-worthy!). A woman can be all this and more all the while retaining her true beauty. The makeup, au naturel and slightly bronzed, and paired with a side swept chignon, was gorgeous and healthy. Oh, and those nude sandals – I want a pair!



And then Fall/Winter 2008 turned from feminine and sweet into a dark, mysterious girl with much sex appeal, in a classy way of course. Yet another beautiful color palette: gray and black, browns and green – as classic as it gets, non?  The materials were full of dimension and texture, ranging from sheer chiffons and metallics, velvet and faux leather, to boiled and embroidered wool. The pieces of her collection were expansive as well, starting with incognito capes and boots to the little cocktail dresses Ms. McCartney is known too well for. This time, instead of plain or simple geometric print, Stella chose Victorian floral patterns that served as the basis of her collection – which all turned out beautifully, some appearing like barely-there print, some like bolder brocade. The silhouettes were a bit more voluminous than usual; Spring 2007 was about the sleeves; this fall it was about emphasizing the hips, with swing coats and bell shaped clothing. My particular favorite? The crocheted-appearing, embroidered wool dresses were so incredibly sexy – what I would give to own the black one!



Which finally brings us to Spring/Summer 2009. Yet another similar color palette of gorgeous colors: nudes, silver, bits of teal, and of course, black & white. The way Stella works with fabric & manipulates it to drape a woman’s body so beautifully is quite amazing. This collection was a bit more “on-trend”, so to speak (well, write); embracing blazers, bandage-like dresses, and sheer fabrics. It actually reminds me a bit of Alexander Wang’s Spring 2009 collection, sans the edgy-cropped-top-bright-colors type thing. The see-through dresses and tailored blazers were quite similar!




La C.

63 Comments leave one →
  1. 15 January 2009 8:43 am

    I love Stelly Mccartney! Simple and great!

    OMG! Her S/S 09 collection! Nude and pale pink and beige! YaY! 😀

    Great POST!

    big kisses: Janet

  2. 15 January 2009 9:04 am

    Stella McCartney is so gorgeous 🙂
    Love all her collections.
    And I hate Rihannas ella ella ella e e e -part 😀

  3. 15 January 2009 9:56 am

    i love stella mccartney.. she is a great woman with such a wonderful personality 🙂
    and her collections are just perfect!

  4. Michelle permalink
    15 January 2009 10:12 am

    love it.
    i also find a lot of her bags really charming :]

  5. 15 January 2009 10:13 am

    WOW i never know that she design so beautiful clothes! really beautiful

  6. 15 January 2009 10:27 am

    stella never fails to provide fresh, chich pieces. love her.x

  7. 15 January 2009 12:02 pm

    Hi there-Stella can do no wrong, her collections are floaty and fabulous!!

  8. 15 January 2009 12:22 pm

    I could not agree more. Her pieces are so classy!

  9. 15 January 2009 1:21 pm

    I like Stella MacCartney too, she always find original stuff!

  10. 15 January 2009 2:23 pm

    your blog is much better than scrolling through all the runway shows on 🙂

    keep them coming, I love it!

  11. 15 January 2009 2:33 pm

    awww! all the nudes, blacks and whites….aren’t we in heaven yet.
    i do love Stella, darling…also her yoga line for Adidas. “ah-ma-zing!” LOL!

  12. 15 January 2009 3:10 pm

    Great retrospective on her past collections. I can definitely see Stella’s appeal.

  13. Andrea permalink
    15 January 2009 3:47 pm

    love nude heels! i need to get a pair too. stella is def one of my favs 😉

  14. 15 January 2009 4:03 pm

    Stella simply makes a woman love being a woman- exactly!
    its all down to the simple details- shes the only designer i’ve seen to make even masculine tailoring look… feminine.
    lovely post 🙂

  15. Dominica permalink
    15 January 2009 4:20 pm

    she’s great ! love her style and the colours for the season to come !
    Adorable !

  16. 15 January 2009 4:58 pm

    All gorgeous picks, it’s left me simply speechless! I’ve always admired her designs, but this compilation just shows what an amazing designer she is. If only I were rich!!

  17. 15 January 2009 5:24 pm

    What a great review!!!
    I love the tailored blazer!


  18. 15 January 2009 6:58 pm

    She is amazing isn’t she? I want. I want. xx

  19. 15 January 2009 7:03 pm

    i adore stella!!

  20. 15 January 2009 7:06 pm

    Stella McCartney is one of my favorite designers too. She has a deep understanding of what modern women want and a talent for beautifully finished garments. I also really love that she carved out her own niche and made a name for herself separate to that of her parents’. Excellent post! xx

  21. 15 January 2009 7:21 pm

    Thank you, LaC! :]

    PS: You really inspired me to make more stories. I really enjoyed doing it. Maybe if more free time opens up, I can give it a go every now and again? xx

  22. 15 January 2009 8:00 pm

    I find Stella McCartneys little black and white dresses impossible to compete with. Who else packs so much beauty into so little fabric?

  23. kristine permalink
    15 January 2009 8:19 pm

    i love your images!! & as for your hundredth post: i love your petite novella! i say you copyright that idea & publish a bunch & buy yourself a couple of stella dresses & chanel bags 🙂

  24. thebaglady permalink
    15 January 2009 8:19 pm

    your writing is so perfect. really.

  25. 15 January 2009 9:34 pm

    For a sec, thought you were talking about me because my name is Stella too lol, love Stella McCartney, just love the nude color and the blazer–so love blazers!!
    stella 🙂

  26. 15 January 2009 10:07 pm

    i absolutely looooove all the nude that is happening in spring’s color palate. Nude is so amazingly skin flattering…..however it is time for me to get into a spray tanning regimen.

  27. 15 January 2009 10:13 pm

    Stella Mccartney’s fall collection is really beautiful.
    Thanks for linking us, we have linked you too. =)

  28. 15 January 2009 10:25 pm

    Nice post doll. Yeah, def an annoying song! I luv how u luv neutrals…..timeless, and chic!

  29. 15 January 2009 11:22 pm

    Mccartney is great. I adored the f/w08 collection and the ss09 is just as good. great post and writing 🙂
    x. mavi

  30. 16 January 2009 12:25 am

    I LOVE the spring 2007 sandals. they make the model’s feet look beautiful.
    and that see through dress… it’s fierce.
    oh and your writing is just perfect. Yeah my english sucks (i’m portuguese) but I love reading your articles, mainly because of the images you choose and the way you write!

  31. 16 January 2009 1:41 am

    I really love Stella’s styles and designs ever since. 🙂

  32. 16 January 2009 1:45 am

    I’m loving everything that Stella designs!
    She’s so talented!

  33. 16 January 2009 3:04 am

    SO HOT! I want the stella McCartney cut- out black mini dress.

  34. 16 January 2009 3:18 am

    i want to marry her S/S 2009 collection!

  35. 16 January 2009 3:45 am

    You’re absolutely right, they are minimalistic and thats not always a bad thing. She has some wonderful pieces in her collection. I expecially adore her Winter 08 collection.

  36. 16 January 2009 4:42 am

    Actually I’ve always admired her tailoring skills and until this post I’d never really bothered about her but I think you’ve converted me with her design continuity and a distinct view – interesting!

  37. 16 January 2009 5:41 am

    oh thanks so much love..means a lot to hear such wonderful comments saying congrats! how lucky am i!?
    i love Stella M too! everything is so finished and perfect….i adore it! great much to read and look at. loving it.
    xxxx LM

  38. 16 January 2009 6:14 am

    Yeah Stella is an amazing designer that no one can can resist her creations. Simple, chic and feminine. You’ve made a great post about her

  39. 16 January 2009 6:42 am

    and why can’t i buy her clothes, hum??
    now i’m singing your song…
    i think we’ll go far with it

    who knows… you can be the new rihanna!



  40. 16 January 2009 7:00 am

    a wonderful summary of an amazing designer’s recent work. thank you for putting it in words.

  41. 16 January 2009 8:45 am

    I agree that she’s awesome! I just keep loving every collection, they’re all so stunning 🙂

  42. 16 January 2009 10:24 am

    It was such a great show! And they gave us Fuzzy Felts on our seats as a show gift… gotta love Stella xx

  43. 16 January 2009 10:33 am

    Love her!

  44. 16 January 2009 12:23 pm

    ughhhh! couldn’t agree more!! phenomenal pieces. excellent post! thank you for sharing.

  45. 16 January 2009 12:42 pm

    Stelle McCartney ss09 is really nice. Love your blog as well – just bookmarked it. 😀

  46. 16 January 2009 1:51 pm

    I’m a fan of Stella…love the texture in her looks and the color palette is always spot on too!

  47. 16 January 2009 3:43 pm

    i love how she threw black into her pastel palette in spr/sum 09. but my absolute fave of hers will be the studded mini dresses back in ’07.

    btw, i tagged you. 😉

  48. 16 January 2009 4:41 pm

    I’ve never been the biggest stella fan, but I’ve always admired her commitment to making animal-friendly high fashion. Now that I’m looking at this post, however, the s/s 09 collection is pretty off the chain…

  49. 16 January 2009 5:09 pm

    She really is good at what she does, her collections are always amazing!

  50. 16 January 2009 5:35 pm

    I absolutely adore Stella McCartney…her collections are very inspiring. I also adore her stance on cruelty free fashion 🙂

  51. 16 January 2009 6:31 pm

    oh yeaah, its amazing! I love it!!!!

    I lovee the fall/winter 08!!

  52. 16 January 2009 6:43 pm

    i used to like her a lot more. recently not so much.

  53. 17 January 2009 12:12 am

    great great post. Love Stella and her clean cut palette,her pieces are amazing and cut across seasons.have a happy weekend
    muah x

  54. 17 January 2009 12:13 am

    LoVe LoVe LoVe!!! effortless beauty!

  55. 17 January 2009 1:36 am

    ah, it is just gorgeous piece after gorgeous piece. amazing.

  56. 17 January 2009 6:44 am

    I love her designs, I love them all! I wish I could get my hands on her wooden wedges…

  57. 17 January 2009 8:59 am

    oh thank you 😀 when i wright in english at school, i often get everything right 🙂 it’s pretty easy sometimes! ^^

  58. 17 January 2009 9:21 am

    I love Stella Mc. since her first colection for Chloè
    she´s a genious!!

  59. 17 January 2009 10:16 am

    I love Stella McCartney too. Her pieces are minimalistic, pretty, wearable, feminine, classy <3.

  60. 17 January 2009 2:48 pm

    i love stella also! :o) she has some great pieces!

  61. 17 January 2009 8:49 pm

    Fantastic overview of Stella’s stellar career, La C. What I personally love about Stella is her ability to take man-tailoring and twist it to make feminine shapes. So effortless and cool.

  62. 17 January 2009 9:03 pm

    Amazing Stella! I Love her!

  63. 18 January 2009 12:55 pm

    Wondering!! when could we began to see your collection, please keep me posted at Goa to comment on your taste. Secondly, enjoyed spending time viewing the beautiful collections

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