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Celebrating a Kim & Co milestone with Kim Mendelson

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We can hardly believe we’ve reached a milestone 20 years collaborating with the fabulous Kim Mendelson of Kim & Co. We’ve been bringing her timeless, flattering designs to our lovely customers for two decades and we couldn’t be more pleased to celebrate this anniversary.

To commemorate the occasion, QGossip sat down with the designer herself to find out all the gossip, including her opinion of our fab presenters and the most beautiful places she’s visited in her life.

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QGossip: Can you tell us your full name? 

Kim Mendelsom: Kim Lauren Mendelson

QG: Do you have a nickname?

KM: Kimmie

QG: What was your first job?

KM: While in the Fashion Design & Merchandising Program at LaSalle College, Montreal, Canada, I sold handbags and luggage from a small booth in a flea market on weekends.

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QG: If you weren’t in your current profession, what do you think you would be doing instead?

KM: I’d probably be involved in the world of Artistic Interior Design.

QG:Where have you visited in your life that took your breath away?

KM: The island of Mustique, in the Caribbean and also the many regions of the South of France.

QG: What’s the one achievement you’re most proud of?

KM: The longevity and evolution of Kim & Co (30 years in February 2018) and the relationships I’ve built, in and out of the company, with like-minded people.

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QG: Who would you be most star-struck to meet in real life? 

KM: I’ve been a long-time admirer of Queen Elizabeth! I would love to dress her!

QG: What are your top tips for realising your goals in business or in life? 

KM: Having conviction and staying strong and true. Always follow your instincts backed up by reason/logic! Weigh other people’s points of view. It’s not always just about what only I think.

QG: What’s your top style tip?

KM: Simplicity is complexity resolved. Things that look really simple are not always so simple to create. I also believe that the end result should have an optimistic feel. This is why we try to design with textures and colours that are optimistic.

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QG: If you could travel back in time, which era would you visit and what would you do? 

KM: I’d love to travel back to the 1920s and live through the era of that time in Coco Chanel’s life, modernising women for comfort in dressing. She was a trailblazer, but the trail was not so easy to travel.

QG: What three things would you bring to a desert island?

KM: Water, sun hat and a maxi dress.

QG: If you were facing a zombie apocalypse, which three QVC presenters would be on your survival team?   

KM: I’ve seen strength in all of them individually, which makes them great as a team. So, hopefully we could all be together.

QG: Any other thoughts to share?

KM: What else can I say? I truly love dressing you all and I’m very grateful for every year that I’ve been able to do that! xoxo

Thanks for chatting with us, Kim! Keep up with Kim’s adventures in fashion on her Facebook and Twitter.

Make sure to check out Kim & Co’s current selection, including some tempting Easy Pay offers.

5 Comments

  1. Josephine Jennings October 8, 2017 at 9:49 am -  Reply

    Beautiful clothing, I’m only sorry that Kim doesn’t make larger sizes.

  2. Carole Ayre October 11, 2017 at 9:41 pm -  Reply

    I just love Kims designs and I have at least half of my wardrobe filled with her tops and trousers.
    I am disabled so going shopping isn’t an option for me any more, especially having to use fitting rooms which are so small or, worse still, shared dressing rooms!
    I can just sit in my chair and choose what I want and then have the option of trying it with my existing wardrobe.
    The only reason I have ever sent back any of Kims designs has been because I need to go up or down a size.
    I would love to meet her, I think she is so much fun as well as being so knowledgeable.
    Keep going for another ten years Kim and happy tenth birthday with QVC.

  3. Carole Ayre October 11, 2017 at 9:47 pm -  Reply

    So sorry Kim, I meant happy 20th birthday with QVC.

  4. Jane Duff October 11, 2017 at 10:00 pm -  Reply

    Congratulations Kim, I love your clothes and wear your label 95% of the time, when in doubt wear Kim & co that is my mantra for easy dressing and an easy life! Thank you so much KIm

  5. Sue longden October 11, 2017 at 11:10 pm -  Reply

    I have loved your clothes for so long I always feel really well dressed and get so many complements. There’s always something for every accasion. Thanks Kim. Xx

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