September 19, 2008

London S/S 09: Luella

I'm the first to admit, London fashion week is too fashion forward most of the time for me to understand. Luella is the exception. Mostly because she is quirky in a preppy way, which I can appreciate. Her runway gives me ideas on how I can twist and tweak the preppy pieces I already own to become more quirky and "new". This season, she doesn't disappoint.
I absolutely detest orange. But somehow Luella makes it work by clashing it with hot pink and a vibrant blue on the runway. The outfits actually look cute and girly, instead of pumpkin-esque! Hmm...maybe I'll get something orange next season. I already have a pair of black plastic rimmed glasses!

The other innovation on the runway was the asymmetrical tiered skirt. I'm not quite sure how I feel about that yet, I've always been a fan of symmetry. But it is definitely quirky and different, it could even be cute and fun (there is an even more asymmetrical skirt than the one shown here on the runway- this is the less adventurous version). And of course, there was the usual Luella floral prints all over the runway- I love how she somehow makes it appear edgy instead of old fashioned.
Another thing I love about the Luella show is how she mix and matches prints. That soft pink floral top totally works with the bold pink stripe pants! And that lavender floral dress is just adorable. In fact, the poofy skirt and the tulles even gives it a prom-like quality (not that you would not look completely darling and perfect wearing this to a more sophisticated occasion!). Anyone need an updated prom dress?

Image Source: Style.com

24 Comments:

Blogger simply.steph said...

I do enjoy the styling. I wish I was crazy cool enough to wear such outdoors. but I've been strictly pants and tops lately...

9/19/2008 10:12 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If nothing else, I am loving the COLOR and sense of fun.

9/19/2008 10:35 AM  
Anonymous candice said...

i love the second look with the purple skirt gorgous!!!

9/19/2008 3:13 PM  
Blogger B L O G H E R said...

I saw this collection at a showing in LA yesterday night and it was absolutely amazing! Luella was gorgeous as well!!!

9/19/2008 10:40 PM  
Anonymous i love NY said...

i agree, i overlook most of the London stuff but i loved a lot from NYC. BUT, that last dress is absolutely gorgeous! i'm a huge fan of purple so it's perfect. thanks for doing this Luella post :)

9/20/2008 11:29 AM  
Anonymous LightningFast said...

I really like the first look. Amazing collections..

9/20/2008 3:05 PM  
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Blogger poeta fit, non nascitur said...

I loved the Luella spring collection! I got so inspired with them that I'm already planning some of my outfits, ala Luella style. ;)

9/22/2008 8:28 PM  
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