Three Los Angeles Designers Kathryn Bentley Supports in a Big Way
Kathryn Bentley has a namesake fine jewelry line, a Cali-cool label Dream Collective, and—as if all that wasn’t enough—a stellar Silver Lake shop that has become a total destination since opening its doors in 2012. Part of its magic? The awesome, hard-to-find wares Kathryn stocks, made by area designers who also happen to be her pals. “I find that most people coming into the store are looking for something locally made in California, so we’ve been really lucky to have this community of people we’re working with,” she explains. This trifecta is especially near-and-dear.
Some of her sprays, on display alongside Kathryn’s bags. How good is that packaging?
“Agnes Baddoo is a stylist, writer, and creator. We carry her Everyw’air aromatherapy sprays at the store. Agnes is the person you can always count on to show up, which is a big deal in L.A. I light up every time I see her because I love how real she is. She’s a good person to have on your team.”
Her wall hanging, which would give any space a chill, El Lay vibe.
“I met Heather Levine five years ago. She has been making ceramics since she was a teenager, so she’s a master at it. She also makes these wall hangings. We were going to make a whole chandelier and cast the spikes in brass, but instead, we ended up making a jewelry collection and named it Quills.”