Petra Stunt celebrates turning 26

by hellomagazine.com

Happy birthday, Petra Stunt! As the fashion designer and model celebrates turning 26, HELLO! Online takes a look at what the stars have in store for Petra, and you...

This is what Petra, who is a Sagittarius, can be expecting today...  

When people are reluctant to discuss 'an elephant in the room', we must wonder why. Might it simply be because if it were acknowledged, it would lead to questions like, how did that elephant get into the room in the first place? How did it pass through the door? And if it came in long ago, as a tiny baby elephant, and has been growing ever since, how can anyone ever hope to get it back out again? Or perhaps the room has a very large pair of French windows. The solution to a problem may not be as obtuse as you fear.

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Petra Stunt

 

Socialite, model, and fashion designer, Petra Stunt, née Ecclestone, is the youngest daughter of Formula 1 boss Bernie Ecclestone and former Armani model Slavica Ecclestone.

Petra had always wanted to be a designer, but at the young age of 14 she fell ill with viral meningitis, and it transformed her life.

"I no longer take my health for granted. ... I’m now a health freak and a hypochondriac. I’m obsessed with cleanliness, I eat healthily and take my vitamins," she later told The Times.

Petra turned down a place at Central St. Martins after college, but by the age of 19 she was back on track, launching FORM, her menswear label.

During one runway show in Monaco, Petra called on friends and British F1 drivers Jenson Button and Lewis Hamilton to model the range.

In an interview with The Guardian, Petra revealed that she choose menswear because it was a "bigger niche" adding that it felt sensible because "womenswear was too saturated". In 2011 Petra branched out into accessories, designing a brand named Stark.

That same year, Petra married her partner of two years James Stunt, in a spectacular wedding ceremony attended by royalty and the cream of high society. The medieval Italian town of Bracciano came to a standstill as Petra and James said their vows against the spectacular backdrop of the setting sun.

The wedding, which cost a sizeable £12million, took place over three days.

Two years later the pair welcomed their first child, a baby girl named Lavinia.