>> New York is so full of surprises. Never once have I given Luella the bat of an eye -- I just wasn't interested. Her S/S 2006 collection is a different story -- it has a very rock'n'roll feel -- songs like the Ramones's Blitzkrieg Bop and the Stones's Paint it Black played in the background as the models pranced down the runway. As Luella Bartley said herself, "This collection has all the traditional English elements that I love, which is that kind of very aristo...like riding, tennis, sailing...all the kind of like rich English sports mixed with the kind of London underground music scene." Which is partially why it surprises me that I like the collection -- I've never been the preppy sort. It must be the rock'n'roll that reeled me in. But definitely, what I found so amusing about this collection is that the model's hair, makeup, sunglasses, and some of their clothes even, reminded me of Barbie dolls from the '50s and '60s. Even funnier because I never liked Barbies, and yet I like this. Anyway, there's too many looks for me for me to post on here without confusing the living daylights out of your eyes, so I collected them elsewhere instead.
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