Still based in London and a true city chick, Kate Bentley was born within the sound of Bow Bells and has thrived on the smell of pollution ever since.

IMG_1760It took her a while to find her passion in life, but Blogging is it.


After taking a rather circus route via Professional Violinist and co-owner of  a fashion label, she’s got there in the end and is very happy to delight in the feast of wonder that the design world –  vintage and modern, British and International – has to offer. IMG_2486IMG_2743Kate can also turn her hand to mixed media art works and doesn’t take a bad photo..in fact, with an additional love of writing she thinks she may just’ve stumbled on the single job in the whole world that finally pulls all her talents together.  Just a shame that her rather fine flying staccato is no longer required.

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A mother of two gorgeous children she’s a bit bemused as to why, now that she’s no longer a musician and finally has money to spend, everything is advertised to her via the medium of youth?  Much as she loves the young, she refuses to believe that true style has a sellby date.  She sincerely believes that women come in all shapes and sizes and that many of her older icons are some of the most stylish women she knows – so why does the commercial world ignore them?


As the soap box is now well and truly out – she also believes in sustainable fashion, bringing manufacturing back to the UK and buying less but buying better. IMG_1812

But Kate loves her designer labels and appreciates the artistic workmanship and talent that are the lifeblood of every brand.IMG_2575She has a dream of a beautiful capsule wardrobe filled with the most exquisite bits of crafted design made by true artisans that she could lovingly hand onto the next generation, re-telling a story for each piece.

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Only time will tell if her dream can come true.


  1. hsampson

    Thank you Kate for filling my heart with all these wonderful photographs that stir the fondest memories of my life in my beloved London. Your sensitivity and eye to catch the right image is amazing. Thank you for the memories and for liking my article. Best wishes in all your projects. Thank you!

  2. FunkyForty

    What a great About page – this just makes me want to meet you in person – hope you don’t mind if I at some stage beef up my About page to be a bit more like this – I really really like it a lot!
    Please have a look at my blog too http://www.funkyforty.com – like you I have done several things in my life and my new but true passion is really my blog – I had been thinking of doing it for some time and in December last year I finally began – just love blogging – I never realised just how much it would really give me.

  3. enterprises

    Hello! I’ve been following your website for a long time now
    and finally got the courage to go ahead and give you a shout out from Kingwood
    Texas! Just wanted to mention keep up the fantastic job!

  4. Johne37

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  5. PriVin

    Hey, I love your blog I would like to nominated you for the Liebster Award!!!! Go to outsidesuburbia.wordpress.com to view the post and learn more about it!

  6. floramargaret

    It has been a long while since I have written a blog post or looked at this and many other blogs. So happy to see you are still blogging! Love everything about this blog. I perused some of your posts to see if you were still designing/manufacturing your clothing line. It looks like perhaps not. I am glad to be reminded of what a delight it is to ready Maison Bentley Style– and hope not to be a stranger!

  7. Sartenada

    This is one of the best about-me-page, which I have ever read. I appreciate it, that you have done a big effort doing it. So, I have done also. Thank You.

  8. Yoko

    I love this blog! Very inspiring! Even to a middle class, slightly overweight, biracial 50 year old black woman who grew up poor in the Bible belt that is the South. JA! JA! JA!
    The freedom that creativity and play give me …
    Thank you!

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