Today I'm sharing a find I owe to Kessie's e-mail enquiring about sponsoring and advertising on the blog. Those who've been reading for longer know I like retro/repro clothing just as much as vintage; what's best than owning that special new design styled after your mid-century favourites? That's what Lady K Loves is all about; retro clothing with a unique flare. But enough from me, I dare you make out your own conclusions. Here's my interview with founder and designer Kessie and my favourite pieces from the store!
You created Lady K Loves as clothing line, a concept and an online business. Would you please share a bit about its birth and growth?
Lady K Loves started a couple of years ago, I always made things for my self and friends, it was a natural progression. The company has grown hugely and continues to. It’s fantastic and exciting, but always hard work keeping on top of everything!
What does owning, managing and representing your own retro clothing business consist of?
Being a really small company, everything that happens in Lady K Loves is my responsibility. From getting the correct fabric, designs, managing orders. A typical day will start taking the dog for a run and end about 8 o’clock in the evening, I can be doing anything from laying out and costing garments, designing new styles, arranging photo shoots or delivery of items.
How do you feel about the retro fashion scene today, regarding the growth of the internet?
The internet is great, it’s where and how we do most of our business. There are some great blogs, magazine pages, networks out there and it’s a brilliant way to find out about gigs and things happening in your area.
Name your top five aestethic influences/idols and tell us why.
I don’t really have particular people right now, but Alabama Worley from True Romance. She’s classic and messy and delightfully trashy!
Betty and Wilma from the Flintstones, they always looked so glamorous and I love the cartoon style, the backgrounds are beautiful.
The women on the front of dress patterns. I know they’re not real people, but they always looked so good and fill me with a feeling of excitement and hope of all of the things I could do.
Pulp Fiction Dames. They’re awesome. ‘Nuf said…
I’m noticing I don’t have that many real people….
For a real person I’m going to go for Jane Russell, she was clever and funny and could dance all while looking lovely.
Please share a picture of your daily glamour/everyday wear and describe it!
This is one of our models Holly in our Oh Gosh! Skirt and a classic Cardi, I’m definitely a pencil skirt kind of girl! I wear pretty much this outfit most days.
What do you fancy the most about being Miss Lady K Loves?
It’s great seeing people wearing things I’ve designed and produced.
Do you have a wisdom cupcake for the Sailors and Sailorettes reading?
Don’t drink to many Mojito’s, it’ll make your head hurt in the morning.
About my favourites, well, it's been a hard pick but here they are!