Thursday, 21 October 2010
Lulu & Co
That's Not My Age has a new style crush. It's Lulu Kennedy, 40, who I met for the very first time this evening. She grabbed my hand and was lovely and friendly - which makes her my New Best Friend Lulu Kennedy (NBFLK) and an early contender for the Style Begins at Forty Awards 2011.
Kennedy is director of Fashion East, a not-for-profit collective which is 10-years-old today. Happy Birthday! To celebrate their anniversary, the company has launched Lulu & Co, a limited edition collection of ten archive dresses. And blimey, what an archive to choose from. Over the last decade, NBFLK has nurtured some of London's biggest designers: Roksanda Illincic, Richard Nicoll, Holly Fulton, Marios Schwab, the gorgeous floor-length evening frock Kennedy was wearing tonight is by Jonathan Saunders, and is my personal Lulu & Co favourite.
With wall-to-wall beautiful people - Jade Parfitt, Jessica Brinton, Mat Collishaw, Charlie Casely-Hayford (son of Joe), Bistrotheque cocktails and canapés, the Lulu & Co launch party was...
Hailing from Blackpool, That's Not My Age always feels at home with a glitter ball and some showbiz accessories...
1. Vivienne Westwood, 'It's her outrageous, original style. She always looks unforgettable!'
2. The fact that ahem, Victoria Beckham turned up to the London Fashion Week show in February
3. Wearing Fashion East designers (well, you would wouldn't you?!) mixed with vintage finds picked up around Brick Lane. Here's NBFLK wearing Louise Gray from the Lulu & Co collection:
Who do you think should be in the Style Begins at Forty Awards 2011?