After her earthy-crunchy nuptials to filmmaker Adam Shulman in Big Sur, CA, we spotted a cropped Anne Hathaway shopping in Los Angeles carrying her Stella McCartney Grace Embossed Faux Nappa Shoulder Bag ($1455). Hated the hair, but worship the Les Miserables star’s soft, embossed faux leather bag. Yep, it’s faux hide and, although we are big carne asada fans, we gave our snarky seal of approval of the richly, textured McCartney fall bags. Leather is always a star player on the runways, but if you’re a fashion veggie, McCartney’s Fall 2012 handbag collection could be your new BFF. The fake-bake didn’t prevent the designer’s savoir-faire detail or her sense of all things chic. As any fashion diva knows, unless it’s crucial to fill your bag to the brim with your entire life, this fall season is all about the clutch. And, we are sighing a breath of relief that McCartney did it right on the runway. The Ash Grey Betty Faux Croco Clutch ($910) looks like the real deal, but is definitely not. However, we are warming up to the idea of pairing it with our Sunday Brunch outfit this weekend – we’ll let you know how that goes. We’re still on the fence about the shaggy deer Falabella Fold Over Clutch ($865) – there’s a chance it will end up in the daily-wear rotation, as will the plaited Pembridge Gold Braided Faux Vacchetta Clutch ($830). But, on Oscar night, you just might see a glimpse of us cavorting with the celebs down the red carpet with our super-sparkly Silver Square Evening Collection Clutch ($1,995). As a side bar, did you hear how PETA was so overwhelmed with excitement about Hathaway’s vegan wedding menu that the animal advocates sponsored a rescued calf on her behalf, as a wedding gift? Not so sure we would register for that one.
Taking place in undisclosed NYC courtyard on June 11th, Stella McCartney previewed her Spring 2013 collection. The designer was in good company – a-listers Jim Carrey, Anne Hathaway, Amy Poehler, Marilyn Minter, Helen Marden and Solange Knowles all came out for the event.
Although I wasn’t present, from looking at photos, it’s apparent that excitement and high energy was definitely the mood of the event. The courtyard set somewhat of an “Alice in Wonderland” feel in tandem with a carnival theme that brought balloons and games like crochet, adding additional fun to the party.
Knowing all eyes would be on her – the woman of the hour, Ms. Stella McCartney went with a sophisticated color palate of black and white. She wore a black loose fitting button up paired with white slouchy pants and black pumps.
Poehler, who is usually cracking jokes, was all business at the event. She decided on peach, very summery and form-fitting turtle neck dress that transformed her from “funny girl” to “fashionable diva.”
Friends, Anne Hathaway and Jim Carey caught up and shared a couple laughs with each other, but not to worry, Jim poses no threat romantically – Anne was seen walking hand-in-hand with boyfriend Adam Shulman. Hathaway in an all white suit paired with a graphic tee and Raybans rocked a short pixie cut that added extra sophistication to her look. Jim, wore aviators and went with a black sporty jacket with cautery trimming around the collar. Despite the recent drama with his ex, Jenny McCarthy over their sun Evan, Carey was all smiles.
A hammock sat in the middle of the courtyard with balloons tied to it, though we’re not quite sure why anyone would want to lay down and relax at an event like this. Guests seemed to be gathered into small socializing groups, although that’s usually to be expected at most social events.
Models for Stella McCartney’s line easily stood out in the crowed, all joining in on the fun and games like the one seen above in star glasses blowing bubbles. They could be seen wearing plaid and bright floral patterns. Many of Stella’s designs were cultivated out of lace and fringe, which brought fashion and femininity together. Another popular pattern was leopard. From shoes, to pants, to dress jackets, models looked runway ready.
Stella seems to have a real knack for predicting what’s going to be in style in the future and her previous lines have proven this to be true. I’m sure the Spring 2013 line will be not different. She designs pieces that can appeal to everyone and still manages to get that “high fashion” feel, letting women take risks in their personal styles without looking like they are forcing something. All her pieces are made without fur or leather (YOU GO GIRL), as she is a vegetarian. Recently she earned the Brand of the Year – Woman award at the 16th annual Luxury Briefing Awards in London. Stella proves that with hard worked and dedication, you can be extremely successful in the fashion industry. It seems like her success won’t be stopping soon though and we are excited to see what she has in store – fashion wise, in the future.
Check out more from Stella McCartney here.
Anne Hathaway showed up to the premiere of her new animated film Rio at the Grauman’s Chinese Theatre in Hollywood on Sunday decked out in Gucci. The Rio star wore a purple silk organza dress with purple shoes both from Gucci’s Spring/Summer 2011 Collection. She wore fun frames that had an old school Parisienne flair with hair combed back into a ponytail and loose strands framing her face.
Makeup artist Molly Stern created Hathaway’s look with NARS. Stern dusted the Copacabana Illuminator over the actress’ face and added some pink with Sex Appeal blush.
Stern played up Hathaway’s eyes to draw attention through the frames with a combination of the Daphne Eyeshadow, Coconut Grove Eyeshadow and the Exotic Dance Duo Eyeshadow, available for Summer 2011.
Hathaway’s lips were simple with the Mayflower Lipstick and lined with the Bolero Velvet Matte Lip Pencil, both available for Summer 2011. The creamy pastel colors are perfect for a natural summer look. NARS Summer 2011 products will be available April 15.
Anne Hathaway looks chic no matter what the event. With the help of stylist Rachel Zoe, she always manages to look fresh and youthful and is always seen in the clothes of fashion’s hottest designers.
She attended Variety’s 2nd Annual Power of Women Luncheon at the Beverly Hills Hotel in a watercolor-print dress from Erdem’s Resort 2011 collection. She accessorized with navy Brian Atwood Maniac Pumps.
A really gorgeous look for a woman who always gets it right.
Visit www.erdem.co.uk for more information and see looks from the Resort 2011 collection below.
*Images courtesy of Getty and Style.com.