I visited the last Luella store standing in Bicester village today for my final goodbyes to the label. I first laid eyes on a piece by Luella in Teen Vogue, September issue 2008. It was a picture of one of those gorgeous Blair Waldorf style ribbon covered headbands with a little metal 'Luella' engraved heart in the center of the bow. From that point I basically fell in love with all things Luella, and was super-surprised to find out that it was actually a BRITISH label. In case you haven't guessed by now, I'm not exactly pro-England!
I didn't actually own any Luella pieces until the labels melt-down was announced at the end of last year (I think that's when it was?) because before tonnes of price reductions were made, I could never afford any of it.
I now have two 'pieces' of Luella-my first was the gorgeous black strapless with coloured ribbons dress, given to me last Christmas by my parents (thank you!). I would take a picture of it, but it's sleeping in a suit bag :). I love it so, so much, I think you could call it my-first-dress-with-a-label.
The piece I got today is more of an every-day garment, but still so, so gorgeous;
I bought it for £31 marked down from £155. Seriously, if you're living in England and can get to Bicester village, DO IT, It's literally a price massacre in there.
The print reminds me of a zip up purse that I had when I was 5- I love it! I guess I could describe the top as being 70s ish, but with a British vibe (obviously) in the ruffles;
I'm not a big floral girl but these bright colours won me over <3
I am a sucker for these details;
Luella buttons <3
Mr smiley man :D
Luella (the label, not the person) lived fast and left a beautiful corpse. RIP 2001- 2009/10
One of the only British things that I was ever head-over-heels in love with.
I have a post that I've been trying to finish since Tuesday, but it's quite picture-heavy, which my phone doesn't like too much :( hopefully I'll get it to work soon!