Kipling chit chat with guest Marie-Francoise!
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To mark this special occasion, we caught up with the lovely Marie-Francoise Wolff from the brand to have a chat about all things Kipling! Here's what she had to say...
What was the first Kipling bag you owned?
I had the the Fairfax (left) in Petrol and City Joanne in black!
What exciting things will be happening in the Kipling world this year?
So much!!!! Where do I start?! Well, I was in the USA launching Kipling on QVC at the beginning of March and the Americans fell in love with the monkey!
I have also just got back from Belgium where Kipling HQ is based and I had meetings with the design team to discuss bag ideas for QVC!
Later in the year you will see an amazing collection in the fall with a supermodel, plus we're bringing some beautiful leather pieces your way too. The City range will also be back with the new name, Vivy, and we have a stunning TSV happening in April.
So much news that I can't reveal it all now but it feels busier and more exciting than ever this year! Kipling fans will be in heaven with all the projects we have coming up.
My life is crazy! I can be anywhere in the world or the UK - that's part of the reason I am so attached to Kipling because when travelling, their luggage, bags and accessories never let me down and they are so light, organised and fun - it truly takes the stress out of my travels.
When I am not on QVC or working with them I work as a TV presenter on other channels and I also act and model. You will see me soon in a TV commercial for Wellman/Wellwoman vitamins. I also appear in many guises - on magazine covers and adverts - I crop up all over the place!
Tell us a bit more about how the Kipling monkey came about?
The Kipling monkey is the charm of the brand. We are named after Rudyard Kipling who was a great writer and traveller! The monkey is a homage to King Louis from the Jungle Book.
The monkeys exude a sense of fun and personality and they are all named after people that work for Kipling, reflecting Kipling's sense of family and collectibility - It's like joining a club!
Here is a photo of the creators of the Kipling monkey, and also... my Kipling monkey!
What are Kipling’s bestselling designs and why are they so popular?
On QVC, it's got to be the Fairfax (above), and the Brownie and Breezer set. We make them for you in our latest fashion colours and fabrications - a luxury you can only find at QVC! We have a unique relationship where we design styles just for you and re-make bestselling styles that may not be in our global collection.
The Defea (left) is the number one bestseller globally! We sell it in over 67 countries worldwide. The Defea is a medium size with lots of pockets and functionality. It also has a cross-body option - the bag you need when you're carrying the kitchen sink!
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