Cardi-can!

Yes, cardigans can conjure up the image of sweet grannies knitting in a rocking chair but we at The Stellar Boutique are here to tell you that cardigans are rock n roll, people! For 2018, trend forecasters have told us that cardigans have a laidback mood, with slouchy silhouettes and rustic texture. You only need to look at some of the icons below who have rocked a cardigan to know it should be a staple part of your wardrobe. We have a great selection of vintage cardigans in the shop, so have a peek at these versatile vintage gems.

 

Bjork

Icelandic queen of the quirky, Bjork, often sported a cool mohair cardigan or jumper during the 90s. Her style was feminine with an edge; a cardigan layered with a silky slip dress and chunky boots was one trademark style. Bjork embraced an unusual style and took inspiration from all corners of the globe, a practice she continues to this day.

Channel your inner Bjork with our 70s vintage loop knit cardigan (£39)

 

 Kurt Cobain

As an intern at The Stellar Boutique, I couldn’t write a cardigan blog without including one of my grunge gods. Kurt Cobain is arguably the most iconic rock and roll idol ever to wear a cardigan and is a style inspiration to both women and men. Kurt’s casual thrift store style saw him cross gender boundaries, throwing together dresses, cardigans, ripped jeans and Converse.

Rock the casual look with our 70s vintage chunky cable knit cardigan (£43)

 

Drew Barrymore

Scream sister, Drew Barrymore, is one of our ultimate icons of cool. One of her best friend was Hole singer Courtney Love, and she once dated guitarist Eric Erlandson – true rock connections. We love Drew’s ability to go from sweet to sassy, embracing lace, denim and leather to name a few. She has the layered look down to a T.

 

Layer our 80s vintage mint green cardigan (£25) over a slip dress or distressed jeans for a versatile look.

 

 Gwen Stefani

A true chameleon, No Doubt singer Gwen’s style has evolved through the years, bringing inspiration from punk-inspired edginess, designer wear and Japan’s Harajuku district. Never one to shy away from the bold look, we think Gwen is a true style icon.

Embrace your inner Gwen with our 80s vintage cardigan in jade green (£40)

Bonne Nuit Givenchy 🖤

Creative genius Hubert de Givenchy has sadly passed away after 91 years of extraordinary life.

A true fashion legend, Givenchy was the epitome of Parisian chic and the creative influence behind Audrey Hepburn’s iconic style. His designs shaped the course of fashion in the postwar era and as the master of the ‘little black dress’ he’s solved our fashion dilemmas for decades… Givenchy, we salute you!

Celebrating 40 years of The Moss!

26 years ago a skinny 14 year old girl from south London was spotted at JFK airport by Sarah Doukas of Storm model agency and was soon to become one of the most iconic and successful fashion models in history.

Yes, it’s hard to believe Britain’s most recognisable supermodel is 40 years old today! In true Moss style, what better way to mark this landmark event, and prove you’ve still ‘got it’, by posing for the cover of Playboy! Kate bares all for the 60th anniversary edition of the infamous magazine and, with a body enviable of most 20 year olds, shows the world she’s still well and truly on top of her game!

A new book has also been published to commemorate this milestone, ‘Kate Moss’ by Chris Roberts is a retrospective look at the model’s highs and lows of her career and private life, and let’s face it, there’s been a few!

Kate soon became one of the fashion worlds hottest properties after the iconic photoshoot by the young and up and coming photographer Corinne Day. Fresh faced and full of raw talent, these images catapulted her into the 90s fashion scene and contributed perfectly to the current grunge ethos of the time.

She went on to cause controversy with her body image, fulling debate about anorexia, and remolded the status quo of the then modelling world by pioneering a new breed of model ‘The waif’. Shorter, skinnier, quirkier and with imperfections, her look was in stark contrast to the reigning supermodels all 6 foot tall and full of Hollywood glamour.

Although she continues to maintain an air of mystery around her by avoiding interviews and public speaking, her private life has often been splashed across the papers through her high profile relationships with the likes of Johnny Depp and Pete Doherty, as well as scandal surrounding her hard partying, rock and roll life style. But of course these are just some of the reasons why we love her so much!

(Probably too many photos of Kate and her ex’s but as I suffer from Kate Moss boyfriend envy, I felt it necessary!)

Keeping it rock n roll, Kate married The Kills singer and guitarist Jamie Hince in 2011. The husband and wife team seem very happy in what appears to be a well matched and far less turbulent relationship!

So how does one of the worlds most famous models decide to celebrate her 40th birthday? Well reports were rife with rumors that Kate was shunning the London party scene and opting instead for a birthday bash on Richard Branson’s private island, Necker.  However, the latest reports show that Kate has indeed decided to celebrate her 40th at home in London choosing instead to go for lunch at 34 Restaurant in Mayfair! Close friends Sadie Frost, Stella McCartney, Mario Testino and Phillip Green are amongst the invited guests. No doubt the festivities will continue throughout the day and into the night in true Moss style.

Balloons arrive at Kate's London home

Kate leaving her home earlier today
Kate and Jamie arriving at the birthday venue, 34 restaurant, Mayfair
Nick Grimshaw and Sadie Frost arriving with presents for the birthday girl
Jo Wood also bearing gifts

Although reportedly earning £12 million last year alone, Kate is showing no signs of slowing down into early retirement. She is now joining the team at British Vogue in her new role as contributing fashion editor as well as a new collection for her Topshop range hitting the stores in April. It seems there’s plenty more to come from this inspiring style icon as her career goes from strength to strength. Long live the Moss!

The new Kate Moss biography