Meet...me! Kimberley

Meet...me! Kimberley

September 23, 2018

How old are you?
35, which always feels crazy. I started Wildfox at 24, it's been almost 10 years!
Where Were you born? What's your heritage?
East Grinstead, West Sussex UK. I was born and raised in England, my parents moved me to Santa Barbara at the age of 11. I have a serious combo of California/British girl. It gave me my obsession with American culture, and my love of super cheesy music.
What's the story behind your name? (Why did parents name/is there a meaning?)
My Dad says it was after the Kimberley diamond minds, but I think he's lying.
Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
I pray that Selkie will be self sufficient and I can be living a life with great friends, a wonderful team, and a happy family. I've lost and learned a lot, at this stage I can only hope for steadiness.
A talent you are proud of?
Recently, I became proud of my miniature skills. I built a dollhouse and I can't believe how good it looks. I am proud of my art skills, but I doubt them all the time.
Biggest insecurity?
I have two;
weight (always since I was in High School)
My art
I'm always afraid I've become irrelevant or boring.
Favorite body part?
Such a hard question. I think my eyes and hair!
Favorite midnight snack
Toast and jam.
Biggest challenges you've had to face in your life?
Losing my first company and facing health issues with my boyfriend. Both have taken me to a dark place I'd never experienced, and it's been hard to get over them. Starting this company is also now on the list! Maybe THE hardest time of my life.
Favorite artist?
Egon Schiele. I think I may be him reincarnated, or his wife, because I feel so emotional when I see his work. I cried at an exhibit of his.
Changes you would like to see in the fashion industry?
So many. The reason for starting this brand was to be able to spark some changes- the main one being SIZE INCLUSION! I don't understand why brands say "it's so hard" to add more sizes, it's definitely been the least difficult part of starting this brand. I'm tired of feeling body shamed in every store, when I try on any of my favorite brands, and in every dressing room. Especially jeans- why are upper sized jeans so UGLY?
Pros and cons of your fashion career?
Pros- Working with incredible teams of women. I can't explain how amazing this is, to become a family with each other. Also creating stories through visuals, it's my favorite thing to do.
Cons- Sexism and constant changing trends. It's hard to always one up yourself, and not to mention production is incredibly intricate and difficult.
Colors that mean a lot to you, favorite colors
Pink has and always will be my favorite. Sometimes, rarely, lavender takes a second place. Both are Pony colors, and I don't think that's a coincidence.
 Why is feminism important to you?
After dealing with the worst sexism, assault, and discrimination in my career, I knew I had to make a change. Selkie is an explosion that came from deep inside, a reaction to what I've been through. Thankfully, it's still a pastel dreamy reaction.
There must be a change, and I must do my part.

Comments

Chyna Tucker

Chyna Tucker said:

Hello Kimberly,

First, I’ll like to say you do a great job representing your brand and members included in your brand. I can look at your site for days. also i always look at your blog to see if you added new muses to your team. Reason being is Im obsessed and I really want to be a Selkie Muse. I do have modeling experience but not editorial experience. It’s rare that I see a brand that makes me feel like a blend in. I dont think I fit in anywhere lol. Everything I was to get made fun of growing up has become a trend, ex: the gap between my teeth, my big forehead, not being the IT girl, i was a tomboy, turning my hand down clothing and up-cycling them. But I’m very happy and comfortable with myself. Of course there is a lot to work on, that’s anybody.

The best thing I like about myself is my tattoos, they describe my character with explaining to people who I am as a person and my gap lol. I’ll never get it closed.

If possible, is there an address I can meet with someone to try to become a muse or an email I can sent my headshots to?

I hope this email make its way to you. Keep up the good work and continue to work hard for us woman. LOVE, HUGS, and KISSES xoxo

Chyna Tucker
323.519.5316
chynatucker@gmail.com

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