Emma Shenkman, DJ / Music Curation (EM & ME)
What does Penelope Chilvers mean to you and what is your connection with the brand? Penelope Chilvers is fun, laid back and made to have a good time in. I met Penelope at an event a few summers ago and since then I have had a lot of fun putting together music for this wonderful brand, making sure the music reflects its character.
Why did you choose your style of boots? What is it about this style that you like? I adore my boots! I am sheepskin mad - my house is full of it. These boots are sheepskin lined. SOLD! I freeze in the winter and these boots means I don't have to wear two pairs of socks!
How would you describe your mother’s style? My mother is a woman who totally marches to the beat of her own drum. She even needed to start up her own fashion label (Eponine London) 10 years ago to allow her cool, quirky style to have a vehicle of expression!
How does creativity play a role in your family? A better question is how does it not! My mother is a fashion designer, my sister an actress, my other sister an acting agent, my brother is writing a film script and my father has just finished writing a book. Creativity flows out every tap, glass and word in my household! It makes for very interesting meal times!
What do you two have in common? We do not take anything too seriously, ever.
What good things have been passed down from generation to generation? A wicked sense of humour.
Define family in 3 words: Unconditional, Love, Forever.
Penelope Chilvers makes shoes for travel and adventure. How will you wear yours? On my daily wanders which always bring me somewhere new and interesting.
Jet Shenkman, Designer
Why did you choose your style of boot? What is it about this style that you like? The kind of boots I picked are the perfect combination between urban and country wear. I like their versatility and will wear them with one of my Eponine African cotton dresses.
How would you describe your daughter’s style? My daughter has a great sense of style, comfortable in the day and glamorous but quirky at night. I love how she's put her dress with these boots.
What do you two have in common? We spend a huge amount of time laughing and recognising the positives and negatives in each other.
What good things have been passed down from generation to generation? Creativity
Penelope Chilvers makes shoes for travel and adventure. How will you wear yours? I will wear my boots on my next trip to Africa.
What exciting projects are you currently working on? My brand Eponine is just launching a new collection of bespoke coats, suits and dresses and our online shop will launch soon selling dresses made from cotton African wax fabric.