For me personally, when i’m looking to buy from a small independent business I think it’s always nice to know their back story & how they got there, so if you’re interested, here’s mine…
My name is Lucy & I am the designer & creator of every piece here at Lady Lavender. My passion stems back more years than I’d care to mention, when I discovered femininity clip-clopping around in my Mum’s high heels, draped in pearls with red lipstick smeared up my face. Apart from the fact the heels are now my own, not much has changed!
I soon discovered a BIG love of fashion both old & new & maybe a slight obsession with hat’s! As time rolled by it quickly became my passion but by now I was a busy single Mum raising my 2 Son’s & working mundane jobs with many up’s & downs along the way. Yet my creative brain never stopped ticking & the dream of owning my own business was always the long term goal.
As soon as I was able to get our lives into a position that allowed me to run with my dreams, that is exactly what I did. (Most likely in those heels..!!) & in 2013 I took the huge leap of faith & launched Lady Lavender! Ever since that day I have worked as hard as my little finger tips will allow, learning my trade as I go. Luckily the design aspect of my job flows naturally, I have more designs in my head than I have hours in the day!
Building my business from scratch has taken un-countable hours/days/years of hard work, dedication, blood, sweat & literal tears but I was raised to believe hard work pays off & am now lucky enough to have built my own small business where the hard work doesn’t stop.
I spend many happy hours in my rather quirky & eclectic flamingo filled Studio, doing something I truly love everyday. I am very grateful to have built a solid customer base & have many, very lovely Ladies within the UK & Worldwide who return to me occasion after occasion & recommend friends & family too which is always a huge compliment!
Excitedly, as Lady Lavender has grown I am proud to say that my work has been worn on TV shows, West End stage’s, published in magazine fashion shoots & featured in Marie Clare top 10 best dressed for Royal Ascot. I have also displayed my designs at Ascot Racecourse & I make many of the staff hat’s for Royal Ascot each year, all of which is a huge honor. I have had the pleasure of a couple of Celeb clients under my hat & I am the very proud sponsor of The Spinettes, a trio of West End vintage beauties who tour the World performing their hearts out, looking fabulous in Lady Lavender all the way!
So, I hope, with my already established reputation for unique design alongside my personal drive to offer you an amazing shopping experience put’s you in very safe hands. I also hope it’s nice for you to know the passion that lies behind your piece & of course, the love it will be made with ♥