I am super excited to announce that from July, Ms. Kensington has officially joined Our STORE - a designer collective sharing a permanent space in the leafy enclaves of Sydney's Paddington at 37 Elizabeth Street. Our STORE is home to six Australian designers, who have come together to create a unique retail space, sharing everything from the cost of the lease to taking turns to staff the store.
Bringing together unique design, fashion and accessories, the emphasis of the store is on handmade products and small scale production. Emerging designers Ms. Kensington lingerie, Kim Victoria jewellery and Beacholo.gy skincare will be joining existing labels Karla Špetić, Gary Bigeni and Pagani eyewear. All but two are based in Sydney - with Kim Victoria joining from Melbourne and sustainable sunglasses label - Pagani being imported from Italy.
The creation of Our STORE was led by Sydney designer Karla Špetić's desire to do something a bit different. “Each of us have our online stores but I thought it would be such a nice way for us all to have a proper presence - a real store where we can have a one-on-one connection with our customers.”
For the shoppers of Paddington, Our STORE brings a fresh perspective to retail in the area, by creating a one stop shop for ethically and locally made Australian fashion and a store where they can meet the designers in person.
The bush fire situation happening here in Australia right now is devastating. It is hard not to know someone who has been affected. It is hard to watch rolling footage of what looks like some kind of futuristic apocalypse and not feel utterly heartbroken for the people, animals and land affected. Now is not the time to talk about fashion or try and selfishly promote a business while others are suffering. It is the time to donate, help and heal however possible.
Before Angie Kent joined the madness that is the Bachelorette 2019 I thought I’d send her some Ms. Kensington lingerie and a bespoke love letter to help her feel inspired and confident on the journey to find love. I was thrilled when Angie reached out to tell me she had worn her London Print robe everyday on set.
Laura from This Island Life delivers some serious travel wardrobe inspiration on a dream trip to beautiful Bawah Island. "I’m usually straight into a bikini when I wake up, but on Bawah Island, all I wanted to do was swan around my beach bungalow in this silky ensemble."