lula pop up shop

I recently found out, through a mention by Mishal on Twitter, that there is a Lula magazine pop up shop at The Room at The Bay on Queen Street. I'm such a Toronto fashion outsider that I had no idea. It will be in place until November 24. I have only ever heard of Lula pop up shops in London, so it seems pretty special that we have one here.

I stopped by today and it is just as dreamy and lovely as one would expect. That silk peach and cream number? It's the most beautiful Sonia Rykiel dress in the world. I bit my lip as I contemplated a $195 "Rodarte Prom" t-shirt, Erdem lace, and sparkly Miu Miu pumps. It all made me tremble! Of course, it is a one-dimensional view of the "Lula girl" life, but it is in a high-end division of a department store and as such is pure fantasy. At least, that is, for me.

If the blue Lula cover on the wall is the new issue's cover, it is beautiful. I got a good look at it.

I wasn't allowed to take pictures; image via dira.


Maria: Yes, it's very sweet!

PinkBow: Oh yes, she is such a wonderful friend!

Jane Flanagan: Oh Janey! Nothing in my life is worth envying.

Celine: I know, I keep meaning to buy an external hard drive, but it has to wait. Hope you had fun last night; I couldn't make it.

m.bardeaux: I love Summerland!

nice-etc.com / caitlin holcomb: Don't you dare get down on your photography, girl! I just happen to have that nice bright lens is all! Thanks again for this ultra sweet package, I love it! xo

jen: She really is!

Poke Salad Annie: Aw, I'm glad you like it -- if you get in touch with Caitlin I'm sure she can make you one!

Kim W.: Oh no, I'm so sorry to hear that! That's awful!

Marinka: Thank you, I do too!

Lexie, Little Boat: What an amazing gift! Your sister would be very lucky!

Bantik: Yes, she does!

hiven: Thank you!

etre-soi : Thanks for the invitation but yes, things are so crazy right now! If only I had a little more time...


  1. Goodness, I would love to see this! And that Sonia dress is divine, wish it could have been my wedding dress. So chic.

  2. ooh lala, I wish we'd get one in Chicago!

  3. Those price tags just make me think I need to get sewing!

    I do like what you said about it only being one dimension of the 'Lula girl' idea.

  4. My goodness! I've been so hungry for Lula #11, I've been visiting the website and calling Kinokunyia like crazy! How lovely that you got to browse. I too love the dreamworld of the pretty pastel silks and laces--and though the prices are out of my world, I just love soaking up the imagery of that fairy tale magazine. I always am so inspired by the artists and musicians they feature as well. And the interviews! And the stories. Photography. Make-up. Hair. So lovely. I hope the next issue hits stands soon, and I'm with Siubhan--time to get sewing!

  5. Why, oh, why don't they have Lula pop-up shops where I live? I check my magazine shop a few times a week just praying the new issue will land soon. They really need to work on this two-times-a-year thing, I need more!

  6. Oh I'm jealous! I really wanted to visit the one in London! It looks gorgeous, and I hope that is the new cover too - issue 11 must be out soon! It's been pushed back loads already, but i think they're saying 30th oct now. I cant wait! xx

  7. Shin Ae23.10.10

    You are making me love peach again. I never thought it would happen after a bathroom-decorating fiasco at my parents' home in the late 80's, but here I am, really loving it.

    One of these days, I will need to get my hands on a Lula magazine!

  8. oh gosh, I don't know if I could have resisted a Sonia Rykiel peach silk dress. I love peach, and I love Rykiel.

  9. Aw, I think I shall go pay a visit, as well. It will be like visiting a fantasy. I'm really intrigued by that little white dress with a bow.

  10. hiya sunshine! need to know if you'll be accepting orders for the kate bush tote you sent tara-lynn down to gals in florida!

  11. I'm so sad i missed the one in London, i must also be a bit of a fashion outsider! xx