Interview with Kendall Gilding
I never thought I would write a blog, but I feel incredibly passionate about understanding what makes women tick. How do they define success and what does it feel like?
So when I decided to interview successful Australian women and hear their stories – there was one person who was already having an influence in my life.
That woman is Karen Gee.
If you’ve never heard of Karen, she is an Australian fashion designer who specialises in custom made pieces for the modern woman. ...
Karen is a successful fashion designer whose specialty is producing individually tailored and bespoke designs for a who’s who of Australian society, which has made her a favourite among Australia’s television stars. Karen is the founder and creative director of the KARENGEE women’s fashion label, which she launched only 4 years ago. She balances this with a large family (she mentions she never gets the balance quite right) of four boys and one girl, ranging in age from 10 to 21...
Karen Gee, Founder of K A R E N G E E started her online fashion retail business in 2013 with no retail experience whatsoever. Having built the business from the ground up, as she puts it ‘solely based on an idea’ Karen has rapidly grown a steadfastly loyal clientele. The brand is a favourite with celebrities including Lisa Wilkinson, Melissa Doyle, Samantha Armytage, Mel McLaughlin, Danielle Spencer, Sonia Kruger and Sylvia Jeffreys. Her website famously crashed with the demand unleashed when Demi Harman wore one of her designs to the Logies...
Karen Gee is a Sydney-based women’s wear label specialising in flattering and classic designs. Starting as an online store in 2013, the brand has now grown to become the go-to label for some of Australia’s most well-known television personalities. The label’s namesake, Karen Gee, explains the philosophy behind brand.
In a high-rise Sydney CBD apartment building in an area assumed to be more about big business than a family home – Karen lives with her husband and five school age children. The apartment’s decoration highlights the hundreds of family photos covering the available surfaces. A steel shop rack of simple, elegant black dresses stands in front of a full-length wall glass mirror: samples from the new Karen Gee Platform Collection.
The designer to the stars you've never heard of: Meet the mum of five and former Mrs Australia whose flattering frocks are the secret to Lisa Wilkinson, Melissa Doyle and Samantha Armytage's polished TV look Like many mums who have spent years raising their children, Sydney’s Karen Gee felt it was time to get stuck into a new challenge as her energetic brood of five began to get older. But nothing could have prepared the Rockhampton-born entrepreneur for the success her fashion label Karen Gee would garner so quickly after launching in 2013 - with former Home and Away beauty Demi Harman wearing one of her designs to the Logies. ‘It was a fantastic night and our website crashed under the demand after Demi was seen wearing the dress – that was one of my big first lessons – be prepared!' the 40-year-old told Daily Mail Australia.
Gee, the Abbotts are having a ball Abbotts are go! Prime Minister Tony Abbott and his somewhat reclusive wife, Margie, have been hitting the Sydney cocktail circuit. On Friday night, they were the star attractions at the fifth annual Royal Women's Hospital fundraising dinner in the ballroom at the Westin Hotel. Margie is backing up that outing with another appearance at the launch of her favourite frock shop at Chifley Tower when designer Karen Gee unveils her new boutique.
Karen Gee: Fashioning success and inspiring entrepreneurs To be an entrepreneur means taking on a road that can be anything but easy. Taking on seemingly insurmountable obstacles in order to be one’s own boss on one’s own career path isn’t something everyone wants to attempt, but those eyeing the entrepreneurial dream need only look at individuals such as Karen Gee for some clarity. A mother of five and former Mrs Australia Globe, Karen has made a name for herself as not only a successful entrepreneur, taking her self-titled fashion label to towering success in just two short years, but as a philanthropist aiming to instill the drive in others to reach the business success they so desire.
23 female Australian executives on the insights they'd share with their younger selves A few years ago, in a world of disposable fashion, Karen recognized a gap in the market for effortless, custom-made pieces that made women of any age and size feel classy and sexy … and ready to take on any occasion.