06
Jun
11

Lucy in Disguise in Dublin

Hey All,

If you watched any of Channel 4‘s Riches to Rags documentary you’ll know that Lily Allen and her sister, Sarah Owen worked together to create high-end vintage collection, Lucy in Disguisewhich culminated in the opening of a flagship store in Covent Garden, central London.

This weekend the two company founders were in Dublin to launch their pre-fall collection of vintage-inspired fashions in Brown Thomas Dublin and BT2 Dundrum. The collection takes inspiration from various past eras and each piece is named after a place or time from a different decade. Like, ‘Altamont’, ‘The Roxy’, ‘Goldrush’, ‘Capone’, and ‘Zanzibar’. It’s a clever way of describing each piece; without even seeing the collection you immediately imagine a  collection of romantic yet edgy pieces.

lucy-in-disguise-lily-allen-brown-thomasLily wears, the short ‘Honky Tonk’ dress €130; Sarah Wears the Silk ‘South Kensington’ Maxi dress, €320. This one is undoubtedly my favourite.

More examples from the collection:lily-allen-lucy-in-disguise-pink-chiffon-black-flowers-dressPink chiffon maxi-dress, €355; Black lace maxi-dress, €475.

lucy-in-disguise-lily-allen-pink-chiffon-maxi-dressPink chiffon dress, €355

lucy-in-disguise-brown-thomas-lily-allen-red-jumpsuitRed jersey jumpsuit, €230; Silk sequinned dress, €475

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It’s a brave collection, with so many Maxi-dresses and jumpsuits that are both notoriously tricky retail-wise. With original vintage dresses, they are very often made of heavy polyester so the design team behind Lucy in Disguise have been clever to use lighter, floaty fabrics for their vintage-inspired designs. I think I’d still prefer the real thing, but then with those prices I have no choice!

Yours,

Whisty Xx

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7 Responses to “Lucy in Disguise in Dublin”


  1. June 6, 2011 at 4:36 pm

    I think it’s a pretty cool project but I’m all for the real thing too xxx

  2. June 6, 2011 at 7:03 pm

    I just adore that silk sequinned dress. It will not be mine any time soon, though!

    :)SarahD

  3. June 8, 2011 at 9:14 pm

    I agree I’d prefer the real thing but those pieces are lovely. I must watch the documentary.

  4. June 9, 2011 at 2:19 pm

    I quite like the maxi dress, but those prices! Good grief.

  5. June 13, 2011 at 9:43 am

    I love, love, love the pink chiffon dress…now, if only I can afford it

  6. 6 Sharon
    June 13, 2011 at 11:26 am

    love the red jumpsuit!!heard its sold out already!!!!!disappointed!!!


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