Tis the season to be merry, a sentiment that designer Stella McCartney seemingly takes quite seriously as she hosted not one but two holiday parties this week. First up was a fête in New York to toast the lovely actress/author Liv Tyler whose first book, Modern Manners: Tools to Take you to the Top, has hit shelves just in time for stocking stuffing. Tyler swanned about the party with her grandmother, Dorothea Johnson, who co-authored the etiquette bible while greeting the likes of Michael Stipe (wearing a YOLO pendant necklace), Alexandra Richards, and Charlotte Ronson. In keeping with the festive theme, the a-capella band SPANK sang carols in Santa hats (even roping Tyler in for a sing-a-long) and a giant table of cakes and cookies by Flour Shop with manner-minding messages like "Don't Text at Dinner" were stationed alongside candy canes and lollipops for all to enjoy.
The following day, at the designer's Bruton Street store in London, McCartney herself welcomed the likes of Salma Hayek, Sienna Miller, and Dame Judi Dench for the retail space's annual Christmas lighting. As it turns out, Dench was not the only distinguished attendee in the house, the glorious Dame Edna performed a quick comedy sketch as an ode to McCartney and had the esteemed duty of flipping on the twinkling fluorescents.
new york images courtesy of BFA, london images courtesy of getty