Stella dresses for gold!

Stella McCartney unveiled her Adidas Team GB kit for the London 2012 Olympics this morning in a show at the Tower of London.The collection was modelled by over 30 athletes - from basketball players and footballers to swimmers and paralympic sprinters. McCartney - who was there in person to present the kit - took her inspiration from the Union Jack flag, which adorned each look. Sequinned variations covered leotards, while printed versions came on T-shirts and jackets. 
"The first place to start on a project like this is to look at the Union Jack flag," said McCartney

National recovery

Karl Lagerfeld was in Japan last night - launching Chanel's new book The Little Black Jacket, and showing the label's aeroplane-inspired spring/summer 2012 Haute Couture collection for the second time - and the controversial designer insists that the country's recovery from last year's devastating earthquake is evident in the population's waistlines.
"It's changed a lot but it's changed for the better I think," Lagerfeld said of Japan. "I noticed that people became bigger than before because now they eat more cake and sweets and things like this that they didn't do in the past. There's a real change in the look of the Japanese people. Normally, before, they were all tiny. It's the kind of beauty you get from junk food."

The mouret dress

Roland Mouret has unveiled a limited-edition range of nine dresses to be sold exclusively at Harrods. The offering embraces the season's brightest hues - "I really wanted to use bold colours for the perfect summer time afternoon tea party by the sea," he says - and it seems Mouret is keen to throw the net wide when it comes to his customer.

Sarah Approves                      

Sarah Jessica Parker has written to AnnaSophia Robb - the young actress who will play her most famous character Carrie Bradshaw in The Carrie Diaries, a prequel to the Sex And The Cityfranchise, set to be released later this year.
"She sent me a letter! I wrote her one back, too," Robb told Us Weekly  earlier this week. "She was just very encouraging about it all. It was really cool!"
Robb was pictured on set yesterday for the first time since being revealed as the new Carrie, filming with fellow actresses Ellen Wong, who plays Carrie's best friend Jill 'The Mouse' Thompson; and Stefania Owen, who plays Carrie's rebellious younger sister Dorrit.

Apparel idol

Following the announcement that US talent showAmerican Idol has enlisted Tommy Hilfiger as its "image adviser", the show will launch a clothing line with retail giant Kohl's. 
The collection will be designed and produced by an offshoot of LF USA - a global leader in the production of consumer goods - called MESH, which was co-founded by Tommy Hilfiger. The company is also behind the clothing lines associated with American Idol judges Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler.

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