Lei e La

by cecylia on June 19, 2013

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According to my young friends (I call them Gen Zeds, aka teenagers), it’s formal season. And apparently there are two camps. Some girls want long gowns, whilst others are sporting uber-mini-dresses that double as tight tops. I vote for long, because you have more occasions to wear cocktail numbers than something more fairytale-like. We photographed this Leila dress a little while back and it’s quite ironic that I’m showing you this ice blue dress now in the icy cold weather. Leiela is the brainchild of Lucy Laurita, who named her label after the Italian translation of “There she is” (Lei e la). She is the go-to designer for formal- and bridal-wear for ladies whose signature look is defined by grace and elegance. Defying trends, embracing shape and displaying expert craftsmanship, I wish I knew about Leiela during my teenage formal-going years.

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Photos by Chian Kee

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Leiela Gown / Paula Walden Ring / Kate Rhode for Romance Was Born Cuff / Tony Bianco Heels

What about you? What did you wear, or wish you wore to your formal?

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据我年轻的朋友(那帮青少年们)说,现在正是舞会季节。女孩子们分为两种。一些想穿长礼服,而另一半选择的是超级迷你的裙子,几乎像紧身衣一样。我觉得长的更棒,因为你有更多的场合穿鸡尾酒裙。我们拍摄了这条Leiela礼服一会儿了。相当有点讽刺,因为现在在冰冷的天气时我才展示出这条冰蓝色的礼服。 Leiela是Lucy Laurita的心血结晶,她的标签的意思是意大利语的翻译,“,你看,她在那里”)。 Leiela的裙子是为优雅高贵的女士设计的,是去参加婚礼,晚宴和舞会的好选择。每条裙子都由她亲手精致地创作的。我真希望当时我在十几岁时去参加学校舞会的时候知道Leiela就好了。你呢?你在你学校舞会时穿了什么,或希望你穿了什么?

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Mica June 19, 2013 at 7:19 pm

That is such a beautiful dress! The embelishment is so pretty and that cuff is perfect with it :)

My formal dress was blue, unsurprisingly! I loved it! It had a little beading on it, but was otherwise a long, plain silky number. Got it on amazing sale from the women’s department as it was so tiny no woman could fit in it, haha! Was perfect for teenaged me though. :)

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cecylia June 19, 2013 at 10:00 pm

www it sounded gorgeous- you have to showcase it on your blog one day :) I want to see!!!

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Mica June 20, 2013 at 10:17 pm

I would love to, but it was given away to a little girl my mum heard of who needed a formal dress :) I would still have the old photos somewhere though if I looked hard enough I guess! :)

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cecylia June 21, 2013 at 5:50 pm

aww that’s so sweet- it went to a great home no doubt!!!

Isa Machado June 20, 2013 at 12:22 am

Amazing dress dear! ;)

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Berty Morales June 20, 2013 at 7:17 am

Cess, you look stunning! I love your dress and it looks gorgeous on you. Beautiful!

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