The idea for Ms. Kensington came when I was coming to the end of parental leave with my second child Zoe. Through many conversations with friends, it struck me just how many of us found it hard to focus on ourselves because of our busy demanding lifestyles. Specifically, in the areas of intimacy, sexuality, and relationships. For friends who’d had children - we were still the same gorgeous, smart women we had always been but how our bodies had changed! I had many conversations over coffee about when we’d managed to have sex again post baby and how we were slowly finding our way back to ourselves and our partners.
The more women I spoke to, the same topics of conversation kept coming up. Fed up with conforming to the unrealistic body ideals targeted at women of all ages. None of us wanted to open our underwear drawer and be confronted by the restrictive and uncomfortable underwear being marketed to us by fast fashion or aspire to be what the media deems ‘sexy’.
I felt like there was a need for a range of luxury lingerie that was designed specifically for us. That would make us feel instantly fabulous when we wore it.