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04.16.2014
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Fashion Scoops: Luella's London... Play it Again, Kylie... Short 'N' Sweet...

Luella Bartley came home in style Monday night, inaugurating her first stand-alone store on Brook Street in Mayfair.

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LUELLA'S LONDON: Luella Bartley came home in style Monday night, inaugurating her first stand-alone store on Brook Street in Mayfair, with a cider and Champagne party. "I'm so glad she's in London," said Net-a-porter's Natalie Massenet before spying the glass bowls of English boiled sweets. "Now I'm going to hit the candy." The 1,400-square-foot store captures Bartley's cheeky take on fashion: Polished, dark wood floors and distressed wood paneling jostle with neon green clothes rails. She's slapped stickers — with her trademark pirate, smiley face and horse logos — onto the pristine glass cabinets and the smooth leather counter. "It's amazing to be here, it's home," said Bartley, who is based in London but shows her collection in New York. And to make the space even more welcoming, Bartley has carved out a basement hangout for her friends and clients. It's covered with floral wallpaper, and one wall is painted over with a giant horse mural.

PLAY IT AGAIN, KYLIE: Kylie Minogue glittered like a diamond at the Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen Sunday night — but it wasn't all down to her silvery Swarovski-encrusted leggings. The pint-size diva, wearing a Gareth Pugh leather fringed minidress, was showing off at a BoomBox party to celebrate her friend Gareth Pugh's latest collection. She boogied up and down the bar pulling members of the glitter-, neon- and Lycra-clad crowd up to dance with her, and even took over as DJ, spinning a set of girl-power pop numbers from artists including Britney Spears and Madonna. Henry Holland, Danielle Scutt and Agyness Deyn boogied along with the club kids.

SHORT 'N' SWEET: Fuschia Kate Sumner, also known as Sting's eldest daughter, certainly knows how to make a wardrobe work for her. "I shortened my Dior," said Sumner, pulling up the hemline of her white silk embroidered dress to show the damage. "John Galliano would probably kill me." Sumner was showing off Sunday night at the party to celebrate Moët & Chandon's 10th year sponsoring London Fashion Week. The party, in the Holland Park Opera House, drew guests including Alexander McQueen, Agyness Deyn, Peaches Geldof, Stuart Vevers, Maria Grachvogel, Giles Deacon, Claudia Schiffer, Naomi Campbell, Jasmine Guinness, Alice Temperley and Sadie Frost.
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