It’s no secret that I was in love with the clothes that Luella Bartley created season after season, amazingly tailored trousers, gorgeous dresses, statement coats, many pieces quintessentially English, with the devil in the details. Despite the label ceasing trading almost a year ago, Luella herself hasn’t exactly faded into the background, and is set to release a book called Luella’s Guide to English Style, on 14th October 2010.
Firstly the book looks at the clothes, which coming from a former Designer of the Year and Vogue editor is advice you know you can trust. This section observes what makes English girls the coolest on earth (let’s face it, we are) with our combined dress sense of scruffy, smart, classic and modern, exploding onto style blogs with our ingenious street style and cutting edge looks. Secondly, it looks at the icons, the girls we look up to, “the style tribes vying for the English girl’s allegiance” and how English girls get better with age. Delivered with a wink and a kiss on the cheek, you won’t want to put it down.