So its been just over two years since a tentative notice was handed in at Luella - was I mad leaving such an iconic, British brand....? I think most of my colleagues thought so, their eyes telling the tale, but my mind was set. I was leaving my 7 year London home and moving in with my parents in my mid twenties, on an island where I knew only a couple of people. Hmmmmmmm.....yeah good one Charlotte, sound like a great idea....Well it turn turned out that is was.
After a couple of amazing years on the island, beavering away in my little studio, dancing to cheesy tunes, sewing for hours upon end and spending every spare minute on the sea, wakeboarding and surfing (well im trying to) and getting to hang out with my folks as an adult for 2 years (this is the best bit), I now have a date set to leave and its official. Argggggggghhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.
EXCITED / HAPPY / SAD / DREAM COME TRUE / SCARY / HAPPY / SAD / EXCITED / SCARY / DREAM COME TURE / EXCITED / EXCITED / EXCITED / EXCITED
So Ben and I are set to leave the island for London on the 1st August. (Dad found a hire van for £15 / day last year and has been relishing the thought of the move so the bargain can be fulfilled).
We have found an awesome studio in the mecca that is Shepherds Bush (I once heard that it is the best place to shop in London (this was before Westfield came) because of its diversity and product range....not soooo sure about this fact but I do know that it is host to Goldhawk Road aka fabricbargainroad.com, it is a stones throw away from Notting Hill and the lovely Portobello AND there is a mega climbing wall under the Westway for completely non- competitive scaling with bro at lunch time. Winner!
So this is a fairly mega move for not only me but also for the label. If I revert back to my initial goals when I set out - THIS move was one of them to achieve in THIS year. How great is that.
There are some which are not quite there yet but its only June....pleeeeeenty of time to buy that Mews house, VW camper and travel the world.....pleeeeennnnty of time.
So....How have we managed to achieve this....well I shall go into detail in my next post. For now Londoners I look forward to seeing you all very soon. Ill be the one in deck shoes and a barber wondering aimlessly around Shepherds Bush complaining about the traffic and staring and the bright lights of Westfield in awe / confusion.