Finally there is an Australian label for curvy women that designs clothes that women want to wear. For years when I am styling my curvier clients I have found it very difficult to find stylish pieces and pieces that they look and feel good in. If you’re under a size 14 there is so much choice but as soon as you hit the plus size and you’re above a size 16 the choices are limited. The clothes are often dowdy, ill fitting, not flattering in terrible fabrics and have just not been thought out for larger women so I’ve always had to play it safe when styling plus size women.
After today however, I no longer have to worry and neither do my plus size clients! Introducing Sestre, pronounced sess-tre which is a label that designs upmarket clothing based on architectural principles, luxurious treatment of modern fabrics and a luxury finish.
I had the privilege to view their new collection today at the Westfield Sydney Private Suites and I wasn’t disappointed. I loved so many pieces and I know that they’re pieces that make a statement for the right reasons and would make any wearer feel fabulous.
I also had the privilege to meet the designers behind the label Ljubenka Milunovic, a stunning international curvy model and Dijanna Mulhearn (a stylist, ex Prada, Harpers BAZAAR and Channel Ten) who I had actually met years ago at my friend’s event at The Corner Shop in the Strand when she launched her Wardrobe 101 book. As I chatted to the women they said they started the label out of sheer frustration in the lack of stylish clothes for curvy women. Ljubenka said she often would look at Dijanna and want to wear what she was wearing but it just didn’t exist or certainly didn’t exist in Australia.
Ljubenka Milunovic and Dijanna Mulhearn
The collection is very flattering and they have thought through each piece so that women will not only look stylish but they will look polished, upmarket and slimmer which is what we all want! They have used all my favourite colours, black, white and blue and the collection is called “Blak and Bloo”.
The showing today also included a presentation from Dijanna which I loved because as a stylist you should never get complacent and you can always learn so much from other designers and stylist.
Ljubenka Milunovic and myself (Kash O'Hara)
Sestre runs from size 14 to 22 with a bespoke service that includes all sizes from there. It is Australian designed and made and every care is taken to ensure luxury style design and quality. All pieces are available online at https://sestrethelabel.com
I personally, can’t wait to show my curvier clients and take away their fashion pain!