MARY FARRELL NEW ZEALAND
Tell us what style of tunic/top is your favourite and why you would love Kathleen to design and make one exclusively for you:
Opium intoxicates me especially in a crush v neck swing tunic - the flowing lines of Kathleen's wonderful pieces of wearable art make me feel young and beautiful again!
Congratulations : you are a winner !
I do know from your entry that your colour preferences is opium/plum shades.
Do you like any prints/lace/mesh/trims? Or preference for plains?
Opium + black + a bit of something mesh/lacey? As a trim or pocket? Sleeves..short…elbow length…long..? V neck ?
A good swingy shape Mary, if you give m a few hints then I will email you a picture of a few fabrics and trims and then I will work from that.
To: Kathleen Berney
Subject: Re: you are a winner
Oh oh oh oh (whoops of incredible delighted excitement!!!)
Dancing around! How absolutely wonderful!! Thank you sooo much.
I would love a plain opium tunic with perhaps a black mesh trim of some kind - elbow length sleeves - v neck and swingy - I am 165cms tall and a size 18-20 with large boobs and hips, so nothing too low or clingy as I don't think older ladies should show cleavage!!
Oh Kathleen, I am SUPER excited - this is like a dream come true!!
Thank you so so much and I am very happy you liked my book!
Much love and talk soon - Mary xxx
Oh what wonderful excitement from you! I will email you picture of a couple of black meshy trims with the opium fabric and ideas.
What size in Kathleen Berney do you wear?
That’s fantastic - am still so excited!
And yes of course it’s OK to use anything about me on Social Media.
I wear XXL and my favourite ever tunic of yours is the opium and black block top. I love clothes that give me the illusion of being leaner and longer!!
The less fussy the better - oh and I think short sleeves would be good.
Idea: the stripe trim is a viscose spandex which tones very well with opium and black.
The other trim is a leathery look fabric. I think it looks good with black back.
Love it Kathleen! Absolutely gorgeous! And really unique. Would it be thigh length?
We will be away on our bucket list trip and I want you to know EVERYTHING I am packing is by your lovely self, apart from my underwear and swimsuits!! thank you so much again - Mary
I first came across your label at The Mill house in Auckland, shortly after emigrating in the 1990s - not sure of the date. Annette showed me the most beautiful purple tunic with a shawl collar and I fell in love with it! I bought three, the purple, black and a colour called donkey. I still wear them! I love the light crushed material, the fluidity of the cut and the shapes and how they suit the curvy body. As a psychotherapist in private practice, it's important for me to look good, and to be very comfortable sitting all day!
From those first three, my collection grew! I would wait for new KB arrivals every season. My KB garments have travelled to Tahiti, Rarotonga, Samoa and the USA - the most memorable experience wearing KB has to be on this latest trip to St Kitts and Nevis - it was a perfect starry night - our last in St Kitts - and Bill (my husband) and I were celebrating our 39 year long relationship. It was the most stunning night at a restaurant right on the edge of the Caribbean and a light trade wind was blowing. I was wearing KB pants and the black patch split tunic from your current collection - I felt loved and beautiful and in paradise!
Oh Kathleen - Thank you SO much again for my custom tunic - I absolutely LOVE it! Just the most perfect tunic I have ever worn! Everything about it delights me - thank you
Whoops - so excited I pressed send before the message was finished. I adore the simplicity and eccentricity of it and the elegance and uniqueness - I AM SO PROUD TO WEAR IT - THANK YOU SOOOOOO MUCH! I feel so absolutely ME in it! much love and appreciation - Mary