KMJ x J.McLaughlin Collaboration

KMJ x J.McLaughlin Collaboration

Posted by Kate McHale Jensen on


Have you heard the big news? J.McLaughlin is collaborating with us... YES, us! To celebrate this fantastic partnership, we're hosting a special event tomorrow, and we want to invite all our local Santa Barbara friends. 

Join us on July 2nd at the J.McLaughlin store in Montecito from 1-4pm. We'd LOVE to see you there.



As a part of the collobration, we did a Q+A with Glynis Karp, Chief Merchandising Officer for J.McLaughlin. Read below to see what Kate had to say: 

Glynis: How did you get your start? What inspired KMJ? 

Kate: "After many years in the fashion industry and having two girls, I was looking for something to get my creativity going. I took a shirt from my husband's closet, cut it up, and sewed it back together at my dining room table. I wore it around town and multiple women asked where it was from. Thus, KMJ was born!"

 Glynis: How would you describe your style? Who is your style icone?

Kate: "I would describe my style as modern, classic, with a bit of an edge. Wow, there are so many! I would have to say Jackie Kennedy, Bianca Jagger, and Victoria Beckham, to name a few!"



Glynis: Where is home for you? Favorite activity to get out of the studio?

Kate: "My family is from the East Coast but I have lived in Santa Barbara most of my life. My husband Mark and I raised our two girls here. We love to hike in the beautiful Santa Barbara mountains, go the beach, and spend many hours on State St. shopping with my teenager."

Glynis: I'm visiting you in Santa Barbara, where are we going?

Kate: "Oh fun! We're going to the Miramar for sunset cocktails on the water, shopping at J.McLaughlin of course, and Brophy's for a cup of their famous clam chowder." 

See more at the J.McLaughlin blog post here.

You're Invited to the Launch! 

Remember to stop by the J. McLaughlin store tomorrow in Montecito to celebrate the launch of this special collaboration... See you there.

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