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A former model who set up a beauty and lingerie company at her Kent home has seen her cosmetics range picked up by a national department store chain.
Tonbridge-based entrepreneur Lucie Brassington only launched her company Miss Photogenic late last year but has already seen her line of face, eye and lip brushes stocked at John Lewis.
Her luxury products – inspired by her love of art deco – can be found in all of its 30 stores across the country, including Bluewater.
The company also sells products in Fenwick’s Brent Cross store in London and is in discussion about stocking the range in all the other Fenwick stores, including Canterbury and Tunbridge Wells.
Miss Brassington, 26, began modelling at 16 and trained as a designer at KLC school of Design in Chelsea.
She has just launched her debut lingerie collection Glamorous Reinstated online, designed at her Kent home with co-designer and sister Victoria Brassington.
She plans to release a swimwear range in the spring, all manufactured in the UK.
Miss Brassington said: “We are really thrilled to be selling the beauty side of the brand in John Lewis and Fenwick. Being a new premium brand and designer label we felt both were a perfect choice to launch our cosmetic brush range.
“Miss Photogenic is a new designer label that is all about creating a glamorous image.
“I come from a family that love glamorous things and I felt there was a shortage of that true vintage glamour in the premium designs of today.
“We operate a complete ‘in house’ design studio. Every design is hand drawn from scratch by myself and my sister.”
She added: “My aim over the coming months is to have a multi-faceted designer label that will operate in the areas of beauty, lingerie, nightwear, swimwear and fashion accessories across the world.”
Details at www.missphotogeniconline.com.
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