Street Style: Gray Day

By Kestrel Jenkins

Tess Guinery of THE GRAY GIRLS ::

Tess is one of 2 dynamic creatives who make up The Gray Girls. An eclectic vintage and recycled clothing label, The Gray Girls is the brainchild of the Gray sisters. As they say, it's "a wardrobe for the barefooted; a means to travel, buy and blog about vintage finds; an excuse for sisters to do something collaborative together."

It began back in 2013 when Gray Girl Sharee :: fashion designer and stylist :: made the leap from quiet, coastal Mollymook to hustling, bustling Sydney. Jobless and completely broke, Sharee was forced to raid her own collection of vintage loves and grudgingly sell them via Instagram to pay her rent. The clothes sold like hotcakes.

As demand for Sharee's vintage items grew, she saw an opportunity to do what she loves – buy clothes and share her finds with others. Gray Girl Tess is a graphic designer, so when together with her sister Sharee (fashion designer + stylist), their conversations always wandered to ways in which the two could combine their skills to create something amazing. The opportunity suddenly seemed to appear before their eyes and The Gray Girls was born.

Dress (vintage :: 'La Garland' is a beaded dress found in LA. The Gray Girls came across a warehouse of vintage bliss in their last venture to the USA. They were close to leaving the warehouse bare handed, but found this stunning piece just before their exit. "We fell in love with the 'tear drop' back… a definite must have token piece for the wardrobe.")


Kestrel JenkinsAbout The Author

Kestrel is a globetrotter with small-town Wisconsin spirit. She has lived in Chile, London, Madrid & New York, soaking up and absorbing every moment of fashion and difference along the way. She has worked with People Tree, Global Action Through Fashion, The GreenShows, FashionMeGreen, Fashioning Change, Ecouterre, Inhabitat & EcoSalon. She loves words & garments, and reorganizing them both. For Kestrel, fashion is her favorite way to share stories. Her most recent endeavor, AWEAR, is a style-driven project intended to help inspire us to think about where our clothes are made, what they are made of, and who makes them.

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