She’s the willowy blonde who shot to fame on Made In Chelsea. But away from the bitching and backstabbing of the E4 reality show, Kimberley Garner has been working on a new project – her own range of swimwear.
The 23-year-old star is seen showing off her tanned and toned figure in a variety of her sexy bikinis and one-pieces in a stunning Barbados photoshoot.
From tiny monokinis to even smaller Brazilian style bikinis, Kimberley has been working on the Kimberley London line for the past few months to perfect her designs. But while she has only been seeing the dream become a reality over the past few weeks, she insists that she has had the ideas for the range since the tender age of nine. ‘I’ve been working on this range since 1st January but I’ve had the ideas since I was a child and I got told off for sewing sequins onto a bikini while I was in school!’
And Kimberley has certainly pulled out all the stops to ensure that her range is a success – from funding it herself to the fact the designs are made in England, to the fabric imported from Italy and the tiny gold coin and ‘K’ details made in France. She said of the range: ‘I wanted to make my designs wholesome but also sexy and cheeky, and provide an aspirational image for young girls.’ The reality star has also ensured the swimwear is affordable, with the £65 price tag sitting somewhere between high-street prices and designer.
She said: ‘Melissa Odabash’s bikinis cost around £200 so I wanted to keep the price down on my designs.’ But Kimberley’s comment about pricing comes after Melissa’s recent comment slating the young star for daring to design her own swimwear collection with no experience.
However, Kimberley is fully aware of the hard work that designing swimwear requires, having given up all of her free time over the past five months to dedicate herself to making her new business perfect. She said: ‘I haven’t seen a weekend for months. This is my baby and I’m doing everything I can to make it a success.’ Kimberley’s designs can be purchased from her website Kimberleylondon.com