ilovegorgeous was started in 2006 by friends Lucy Enfield and Sophie Worthington. Both mothers with a background in fashion, they realised that the only way to dress their children as they really liked was to do it themselves. Six months after their first collection was launched they could count Kate Moss, Claudia Schiffer, Stella Tennant and Sam Taylor-Wood as their customers and Selfridges had opted for an exclusive.
In December 2008 ilovegorgeous opened its first flagship shop in Ledbury Road, London W11. And in February 2009 it launched its e-commerce site www.ilovegorgeous.co.uk
ilovegorgeous was born out of a fascination with fabric, colour, trim silhouette and a little hint of sparkle. Fun and feminine, the aim of the brand is to make everyday and party wear for girls who love to be girls and aren’t afraid to show it.
We draw inspiration from everywhere – a slogan, an icon, a colour. Everything makes us tick and we love to mix up colours and textures and trims to create beautiful unusual clothes that girls all over the world will treasure and love to wear.
We hope you love our clothes as much as we loved making them.
Since designing and making her own clothes at the age of 14 Lucy has always had a passion for fashion. She trained at the West London College of Fashion before taking up an apprenticeship with Sarah Spencer in New York.
On her return to London she experienced another side of the fashion world as a booker at Models One in charge of new models. Looking for a change in her mid 20’s she traveled widely, mostly in India where her love of the country, its colour and vibrancy has effected her designs ever since.
Back in London she set up possibly London’s first Designer Sale and Exchange shops in Notting Hill Gate drawing on her friends and contacts in the fashion business the shop was an overnight success. In 1996 she married comedian Harry Enfield with whom she has three children Archie, Poppy and Nell.
Sophie grew up on the Kings Road during the heyday of punk, Malcom McClaren and Vivienne Westwood and was influenced by the possibilities of fashion as a means of self expression. Her first job was working for fashion designer and socialite Nona Summers where she learnt to cut a pattern and throw a party. She stayed for four years travelling between offices in New York and London before quitting to take a degree in philosophy at London University.
After gaining her degree she pursued a career in TV working for the Comedy channel in New York before settling back in London where she produced and directed fashion programmes for satellite Channel MBC.
She moved to Yorkshire in 1996 when she met and married Contemporary Art aficionado and Turner Prize judge, Greville Worthington. She has three children Io, Cy and Rex.