Kate Winslet


We love Stella McCartney’s ‘Illusion’ dress. But we’ve seen it on so many celebrities and in magazine editorials that for us it’s starting to lose its lustre just a little bit. The latest celeb to be spotted in the dress is Tess Daly (not keen on the hair!) who wore the risqué number on Strictly Come Dancing. We think we like Kate Winslet and Liv Tyler wearing the dress best.

And if you still love the dress (we do and it looks great on everyone) there is a great top in Mango for just £19.99 – team it with a black pencil skirt and you have a pretty good look-a-like for not much money at all!

Tess Daly in Stella's Illusion dress
Front of top (sorry for rubbish photo) but note sheer panels of polkadots
And the back - love the flocked polka dots!
Kate Winslet in a similar dress
Liv Tyler in a peplum number

We feel obliged to bring you an Emmy Awards dress round-up, although we prefer more day-to-day looks!

Vibrant red gowns were definitely the order of the day (our favourite was Lea Michele’s Marchesa number) but Gwenyth Paltrow’s daring Pucci outfit was the most interesting. Showing off your stomach – do or don’t?

Glee star Lea Michele looked marvellous in Marchesa
Vampire Diaries' Nina Dobrev vamped it up in Donna Karren
Kate Winslet chose Elie Saab
Gwenyth Paltrow picked Pucci - check out those abs!
Another hit for Elie Saab - we LOVE Emily Blunt's dress
Kelly Osbourne wore a J Mendel in a kind of punky plum
Christina Hendricks dazzled in Johanna Johnson - very old school Hollywood - Mad Men's Joan would be proud!
Glee's Diana Agron stood out in Roksanda Ilincic

Can you believe Stella McCartney’s 40?! We love her style, vegetarian outlook and every season she produces an ‘investment piece’ we need. Mixing sharp tailoring, luxurious fabric and the odd flowing dress, Stella creates some of the most wearable collections on the catwalk that are directional yet completely useful for a few seasons – she helped reinvent the trouser suit for girls- kudos!

A red carpet favourite this autumn, Stella’s polka dot tastefully sheer and seductive dress has spawned a million high street copies and was first seen on Kate Winslet (maybe!) We’ve certainly spotted Kate in Stella’s illusion dress at The Venice Film Festival.

My all-time Stella favourite though is a fruity number from a collection in 2000, that made everyone’s favourite fruit the pineapple.

Going loco for coco

Helping Stella celebrate her birthday milestone were all the usual stylish suspects from around London’s fashionable Primrose Hill area. Enjoy.

The birthday girl sparkles
Tom Ford - the only man to pull off velvet without looking like Hugh Hefner?
Kate Moss back in black! Jumpsuit by Azzaro and clutch by Stella.
Kate Hudson in pale orange Elie Saab gown
Spotted: Kate Moss not always orignal after Cheryl Cole debuted same jumpsuit on XFactor.

Madonna’s one-off Vionnet butterfly dress has stolen the fashion spotlight at The Venice Film festival so far but we think there’s a new contender – Keira Knightley.

Promoting her new film, A Dangerous Method, Keira wore a daring Mary Katrantzou printed dress, bringing drama to a classically shaped and demure dress. It’s our new lust-have although there will certainly be no high street copy-cat versions that come close to emulating the interest of this dress.

Where to start - we just love everything about this ensemble
And a full-length shot to study 😉
Model Bar Refaeli vamps it up in a slinky jumpsuit
Kate Winslet picks a figure-hugging Victoria Beckham midi dress to showcase her signature curves
And another close-fitting number by Stella McCartney optical illusion dress for the premiere of Mildred Pierce

All pics from The Daily Mail