Stella McCartney not about to slow down
by CBB correspondent Joyce:
Stella McCartney just welcomed her second child in December, daughter Bailey Linda Olwyn, with her husband, publisher Alasdhair Willis, but she has no plans to slow down her designing career or to put her other pursuits on hold.
In an interview with The Age, shortly before she gave birth, Stella says she was offended by rumors saying she would leave fashion when she got pregnant, remarking, "Oh, how f—ing male chauvinistic is that?"
She insists she never had any intention of quitting and has since become more efficient learning to juggle both worlds. But it’s still not easy.
The 35-year-old, who calls herself a "worker," says she enjoys her job, which is why she didn’t go on maternity leave even as she neared the end of her pregnancy with Bailey.
And now her children inspire her work – the couple also has a son, Miller Alasdhair James, who will turn 2 on Feb. 25. For her perfume, Stella says she wanted to create a line with love and emotion behind them as she felt too many fragrances are cheap and offensive, so there were no better people to look to than her children.
Stella and Alasdhair have been married for three years. Bailey was born on Dec. 8, which was the 26th anniversary of the death of John Lennon.
Source: The Age
Thanks to CBB reader Elizabeth Jo.