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Designer Love: Stella McCartney

Stella McCartney first appeared on the fashion scene after studying under legendary designers such as Christian Lacroix and Edward Sexton of Savile Row, and completing a fashion design program at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in London.

Stella Nina McCartney

Stella Nina McCartney

Being the daughter of Paul and Linda McCartney certainly opened many doors, though her success isn’t based solely off connections.

Stella McCartney in 1974 with father Paul and mother Linda

Stella McCartney in 1974 with father Paul and mother Linda

In 1997, when she became the creative director of the Paris-based luxury brand, Chloe, she started to pave the way to her own personal success. Since then, she has worked to build her eponymous luxury brand, a true fashion staple of the 21-century, and work toward becoming a legendary fashion icon, herself.

We love McCartney’s designs for their class, high level of taste, and femininity which is translated throughout her lines. Her personal brand features her signature handbag collection, worn by so many celebrities and influential figures. The Falabella purses with chain detail have become one of the select signature designer handbags of the past decade.

Classic "Falabella" clutch, updated with surrealist embellishments for Spring.

Classic “Falabella” clutch, updated with surrealist embellishments for Spring.

The Itsy Bitsy Falabella--made from the wool of Stella McCartney's own sheep

The Itsy Bitsy Falabella–made from the wool of Stella McCartney’s own sheep

SUPERSTELLAHEROES -- Stella McCartney pieces with retro energy and playful nostalgia.

SUPERSTELLAHEROES — Stella McCartney pieces with retro energy and playful nostalgia.

She now designs not only for her own personal brand, but also has a collaborative sportswear line with Adidas, designs casual handbags for LeSportsac, and has her own perfume and lingerie brands.

Head-to-toe adidas by Stella McCartney clad models.

Head-to-toe adidas by Stella McCartney clad models.

Her animal-friendly ideals make us support her even more, as she has stood by them during the span of her career. Leading a vegetarian lifestyle, McCartney carries her animal-friendly ideals into her business as well. She manages to upkeep the success of her brand without using leather, fur, wool, silk, or any animal-based textiles/products. She is a supporter of PETA, and stands by that throughout all of her lines.

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Her most recent collection, for Spring 2015.

Her most recent collection, for Spring 2015.

Alongside being honored by PETA, she was recently honored in 2013 by the the British Empire as the Officer of Order of the British Empire (OBE) for her fashion contributions.

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Pictured here with the Queen of England at the OBE ceremony.

She solely wears her own designs, down to underwear from her lingerie line, and socks from her sportswear collection, so as buyers we truly know she stands by her line! Stella McCartney is definitely both a fashion inspiration and role-model for women worldwide.

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