Luella consisted of loads of cute, unique, wearable pieces – a key factor when designing in these times, I think. An added feature: not all black and white!
Just funky enough to really stand out (not to mention the hair!), but subdued enough for streetwear. Boots – though not thigh-highs. I like boots that come just under the knee and aren’t skintight; a looser look.
Great slim pant & shoes… and HAIR!
Myf Shepard. Great little dress. Each piece in this collection has its own unique feel, vibe, to it, yet they are all cohesive and blend perfectly.
Now that‘s a suit! Love the skirt – it’s sort of little-kid funky, with the ruffle and obvious pockets. Chic little gloves too – I’ve yet to find the perfect pair.
Elsa Sylvan. I actually got my hair to look like that once – it was so cool and fun to play with, I swear I was in front of the mirror for two hours… around 2 a.m. 😀
Anyway, cute dress – we see some of this season’s new black (sorry for the cliche), but paired with some green boots that offset the somber mood.
Yulia Kharlaponova. Love the metallic dark foresty green skirt, and the little cutouts on the jacket are a nice, subtley sexy touch. A. Wang-esque hat (although really, just a glorified basic slouchy beanie). And look at the bag – sort of a done-up messenger bag/briefcase combo. Interesting. (Pour moi, s’il-vous plait?)
Daul Kim. See what I mean? This has sort of a military feel to it – not a trend this season – and yet it fits right in with the surrounding looks. Love the gloves – dramatic opera-length gloves, but a little subdued on grey rather than black leather. More casual. [You really need more than just a basic black leather pair – although that sounds very consumeristic of me – but I’ve found that the more options you have, the better you can create a really cohesive outfit].
Metallic stripes on a black, semi-sheer dress with slightly puffed shoulders; full of trend, but it seems different from all the other puff-sleeves, black, sheer dresses out there. Maybe it’s the huge black fur hat or the black boots?
Chanel Iman. Here we see more of that military touch, in the hat and the buttons on the top.
Amanda Laine. When you first look at this, you see (other than the hair) the belt and the collar; look at the shoes (understated) and the pants (great shape & colour). It all blends.
As we’ve seen in a few other lines, a slightly 40’s-influenced look – the pale blue top, the hair, and the lower waist (I’m hesitant to use “drop waist” because it doesn’t seem to fit quite right with this… it’s not a dress with an identifiable waist, it’s just a long sweater. But yeah.)
Imogen Morris-Clarke. Such a London-cool look. Love the colour of the dress, and it’s got a nice shape to it as well (slightly resembling Marc’s a few seasons back). Nice metallic tights & shoes.
Classic trench, slightly new approach to shape: very straight and loose. We haven’t seen that too much lately… I like it. Gold bag, too!
Portia Freeman. Not sure what the bag is (an animal? A fur-coated lunchbox?), but I love, love, LOVE the coat: shiny red ombre leather. AHHHH. (That’s a good AHHHH)
Heidi Rock. A preppy look with navy & red & gold buttons; love the brown shoes too. Very classic.
Karlie Kloss. Love the hat and jumper right off the bat – for some reason I’m not sure about the metallic gold tights with this one. The bag, no questions. Shoes, no doubt. Hat = hat porn. (Looooove. I’ve become a major hat person recently… I think it’s because you can so easily change the tone of an outfit with the swap of a hat.)
Sara Blomqvist. [How on earth do you pronounce that??] Loving the flame-style hair again, plus the very detailed looks on the skirt & jacket. Nice clutch & gold wristlet gloves. (I love the short look of those cutoff/wristlet gloves – it gives them a sexy look, in a weird way. Like, “Oooh, look! I’m showing off my wrists!” Sort of like ankles in the old days.)
Sort of a space-age look; we see the ever-trendy beige and ruffles.
Pixie Geldorf on the runway. Not a fan of this dress, actually – it adds a lot of width.
Myf again. (Love those pigtail braids, by the way!) The subtle (relatively speaking…) touches on this look – the slightly poking-out pockets and the little points on the shoulders – make this pop (the print helps too).
Luella Bartley herself! I love that skirt – sort of a mix of fringed lampshade (think A Christmas Story) and some sort of Chinese silk.
As always, Luella’s created a winner with her cute & chic, yet highly functional & realistic clothes.
Look du jour (from JAK&JIL):
Tiffany Hui. Love that crazy sweater (handknit) and the boots (Al McQ). Bag is Givenchy.