Stella McCartney has revealed she gave her father Paul her own vegan skincare range for his 80th birthday and spoke about her late mother Linda.
The fashion designer, 50, has spoken about her father’s 80th birthday celebrations in June and said she gifted him items from her new sustainable skincare line STELLA.
Family: Stella McCartney has revealed she gave her father Paul her own vegan skincare range for his 80th birthday and spoke about her late mother Linda
Stella went on to speak about her relationship with her late mother Linda, who died of cancer at the age of 56 in 1998.
She candidly admitted she wants to do things in life that her mother never had the chance to do.
‘I was riding my horse there the other morning and living my best life and thinking, all that matters is that I get to do all the things I wish my mum had,’ she said.
Stella also said that aim has continued into her professional life, as she said she believes her mother would ‘love’ and ‘trust’ her new ‘clean’ and beauty line.
Parents: Stella went on to speak about her relationship with her late mother Linda (pictured with Paul in 1989), who died of cancer at the age of 56 in 1998
She said her business means ‘so much’ to her and said she wants to try and change things in the world, like her animal rights activist mother Linda did.
Speaking of her mother’s own make-up, Stella admitted she begged Linda to wear make-up when she was a teenager and even did her make-up on occasion.
She said her mother loved essential oils and would make them from roses that they grew in their garden.
Stella reflected back on her childhood living between a Sussex farmhouse and in Scotland with her parents and siblings.
Gift: The designer, 50, has spoken about her father’s (pictured in 2014) 80th birthday in June and said she gifted him items from her new sustainable skincare line STELLA
She described her childhood as natural and said spending time in Scotland was always where she felt ‘cleanest’.
Speaking of her upbringing, she said: ‘We were always naked, my parents didn’t even wear deodorant and yet they never smelled.’
Linda McCartney, nee Eastman, married Sir Paul in 1969 and formed the band Wings with him in 1971.
As well as Stella, Linda and Paul also share children Heather, 59, Mary, 53, and James, 44.
Paul also shares a daughter Beatrice, 18, with his ex-wife, former model Heather Mills, who he was married to from 2001 until 2008.
Admiration: Stella (pictured in June 2018) candidly admitted she wants to do things in life that her mother Linda never had the chance to do
Stella married her husband Alasdhair Willis back in 2013 and the pair share children Miller, 17, Bailey, 15, Beckett, 14and Reiley, 11.
It comes after it was reported that Stella was locked in a rivalry with fellow fashion designer Victoria Beckham.
According to The Sun, Stella was not best pleased after one of her top stylists Jane How is now choosing to work more with former Spice Girl Victoria, 48, instead of her.
It has been claimed that Jane was the third person to make the switch to work on Victoria’s team.
A source told the publication: ‘To say there is some top-level professional rivalry is an understatement. Both are hugely successful through sheer hard work and talent.
Upbringing: She described her childhood (pictured with her parents and sisters Heather and Mary in 1976) as natural and said spending time in Scotland was where she felt ‘cleanest’
‘They respect each other enormously. But in the workplace there is quite a bit of tension.
‘Stella feels quite a few of the A-list names she used to dress have deserted her for Victoria.
‘And everyone in her office is discussing the fact that Jane is no longer with Stella.’
The source added that their rivalry is ‘intense but exciting’ and that they don’t like the idea of being pitted against each other so try to enjoy the ‘healthy competition’.
Representatives for Victoria and Stella have been contacted by MailOnline for comment.
Personal life: Stella married her husband Alasdhair Willis (pictured in 2019) back in 2003 and the pair share children Miller, 17, Bailey, 15, Beckett, 14and Reiley, 11