At the beginning of this year we told you that the Queen was going to be officially honoring the fashion brilliance of Luella Bartley by awarding her with an MBE. And yesterday, in blazing sunshine at Windsor Castle in Berkshire, her Madge finally performed the honours.
Mere weeks before the 2010 New Years Honours were announced, Bartley's label Luella went into receivership. It is not known if the designer has any plans to restart the brand.
Bartley, dressed in a simple cream shift dress, was photographed proudly holding her (frankly fabulous) red velvet ribbon-adorned MBE medal.
Medals have always been something of a style signature for designer, often dangling from her much-coveted It bags. Now the designer has a real one, we can't help wondering what her next generation of accessories might look like?