“Dare To Be Different”
Who is Lulu Guinness ?
Lulu Guinness is famous for beautiful, witty handbags and accessories…She mixes modern and vintage in a
eye – catching way.
She never had any formal design training apart from a year’s foundation course at art school and her success is proof that ambition, drive and a deeply imbedded passion for your product are all you need to succeed in the cut throat business of fashion. In 2012 Lulu accepted an Honorary Doctorate by The University of the Arts London.
Launching her company in 1989, Lulu instantly became a must in every fashion devotee’s international address book. She is still involved in her brand as the day she founded it.
Critical acclaim and praise from foremost fashion industry leaders was instantaneous, opening the way for Lulu Guinness stores as far as New York and Tokyo as well as London, and generating opportunities to be sold on the shelves of the world’s most prestigious department stores, from Colette in Paris, Harvey Nichols Dublin Selfridges and Fortnum and Mason in the UK, Luisa Via Roma in Italy, Galleries Lafayette China., and Seibu in Hong Kong.
Her iconic designs have exceeded the role of mere fashion accessories. The Collectable bags have become everlasting fixtures in museums worldwide. The Florist Basket , a vase – shaped, black silk handbag , with red velvet roses on top is in the permanent fashion collection at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London and has also been displayed at Sotheby’s New York and London.
Her creations are regularly seen on the arms of Katy Perry ,Kate Moss, Helena Bonham Carter, Christina Aguilera, Florence Welch, Dita von Teese, and Alexa Chung, women who dare to push the boundaries outside the parameters set by a predominantly trend led fashion industry. They are women with a fierce sense of humor and an even fiercer sense of their own femininity.
Lulu’s greatest inspiration … is Elsa Schiaparelli – a 1930s Surrealist artisan and fashion designer in Paris. She brought an unexpected twist and a sense of imagination to whatever she did. Today Lulu still lives by the motto of her inspiration , ‘Dare to Be Different’ – and the women who wear Lulu Guinness do just that.
Her distinctive trademark lips clutch remains the staple accessory, bringing the Surrealist art movement into mainstream popular culture.
Lulu’s greatest inspiration … is Elsa Schiaparelli – a 1930s Surrealist artisan and fashion designer in Paris. She brought an unexpected twist and a sense of imagination to whatever she did. Today Lulu still lives by the motto of her inspiration, ‘Dare to Be Different’ – and the women who wear Lulu Guinness do just that.
Lulu Guinness Lips seen during Paris Fashion Week Spring 2014 …
Lulu Guinness’ accessories are now affordable here in Los Angeles …
Lulu by Lulu Guinness® Loves Me Not Crossbody Bag –$40 – in Cream or Black
Lulu by Lulu Guinness® Legacy Frame Croco-Embossed Mini Crossbody Bag – $40 Available in Tango Red,Black,Emerald Road and Clay as shown
Bubbles Frame Clutch – $50