Vogue, Drapers etc. have reported today that Luella Bartley has ceased trading!
Read the article at drapersonline: http://www.drapersonline.com/news/womenswear/news/club-21-pulls-out-of-luella/5007894.article
It feels like I have lost an arm, literally. Luella is my first point of inspiration, I know exactly when she shows her collection at LFW and I await furtively, ready to pounce upon any mention or picture of her new collection on Vogue.com. She's always fun, girly, frivolous! No serious this drape and that sleeve, but witch-like creations, quirky details and fun patterns. I think, 'what character will the Luella girl aspire to be this season?' And it never fails to excite me.
Oh how I shall miss thee, Luella.
Tomorrow I am going to wear black.