It's been a big year for all British designer Stella McCartney. After designing a five hundred piece sports kit for team GB in the London 2012 Olympics as well as wining Designer of the Year and Designer Brand of the Year at the British Fashion Awards back in November, Stella is topping off a fashionably successful year being as today its been announced she is to be awarded an OBE in 2013.

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Amongst members of Team GB including Jessica Ennis and Victoria Pendleton, Stella was named this morning on the New Year's Honours List. The highly prestigious award comes after her stellar effort with Team GB, her welcome return to London Fashion Week and a fashionably successful collection worn on red carpets world wide.

Big congrats to Stella and well deserved.