Style Scoop: Burberry CEO Voted Most Powerful Mom, Lara Stone Brings Home Baby, Drive Through Selfridges

By  May 07, 2013

Burberry head Angela Ahrendts is one powerful lady. The CEO has come in as the most powerful mom thanks to a poll from Working Mother magazine. Honorary Met Gala co-chair Beyoncé landed at the number five spot, while Spanx founder Sara Blakely, Victoria’s Secret Angel Gisele Bünchen, and fashion CEO Tory Burch ranked in at numbers 6, 8, and 9, respectively. [Racked]

Leave it to fashion’s finest to announce the arrival of supermodel Lara Stone‘s blue bundle of joy. According to Mert Alas, one-half of the dynamic Mert & Marcus photography duo, the Calvin Klein cover girl gave birth to a baby boy yesterday. Although Alas has taken down the congratulatory Instagram post, major news outlets are reporting that Stone and husband David Walliams of Britain’s Got Talent have brought home baby. [Guardian]

The drive-through isn’t just for your neighborhood fast food spot anymore. London retailer Selfridges is expanding its reach with the world’s first shopping drive-through where customers will be able to pick up online purchases without leaving the comfort of their car. “There will be a dedicated area providing the level of service you would expect from Selfridges,” said Simon Foster, Selfridges multi-channel director. “It will not just be the first drive-through service, it will be the best.” [Vogue UK]

If dressing like the cast of Downton Abbey weren’t enough, make room in your jewelry armoire for baubles inspired by the hit show. 1928 Jewelry Co. has signed on to create vintage-inspired accessories to match the aristocratic air of the series. Fans can expect more than 100 pieces of delicate bling and throwback trinkets from the licensing deal this fall, ranging from $22-$38.[WWD]

Sam Edelman‘s new Sam & Libby capsule for Target isn’t the only big news to come from his namesake brand: the shoe maven is making the jump from footwear to jewelry. Edelman’s company has partnered with the Designer Jewelry Division of Almar Sales to debut 120 necklaces, bracelets, rings, and earrings this September. [Yahoo! Finance]

Perrin Paris founder Sally Perrin is going down in Otis College of Art and Design history. The leading lady of leather goods has been honored with the school’s first-ever Style Icon Award, recognizing her work with the L.A.-based brand and her own signature style. “Style is ever present in every aspect of life,” Perrin said during her acceptance speech. “You have to make a mark when you enter a room.” [L.A. Times]

Online shoppers, prepare to say goodbye to tax-free finds. Senate has passed the Marketplace Fairness Act, allowing dotcom retailers to impose state taxes on Internet purchases. [Washington Post]