Selena Gomez is as much an entrepreneur extraordinaire as she is an actress and singer. In the last few years the celeb has been incredibly busy, but not just on acting and making music. Selena has tapped into her various passions and interests to build a name for herself in all spheres of life. Most recently it is her love for cooking bringing us her latest venture: the bold Our Place X Selena Gomez kitchenware collaboration!
Selena in the kitchen
The Our Place X Selena Gomez kitchenware collaboration is not her first step into the cooking world. Like most of us, Selena was drawn to her kitchen during the initial months of the COVID-19 pandemic. But of course the ambitious star didn’t stop at sourdough starters and banana bread. In collaboration with streaming site HBO Max Selena created a cooking show, Selena + Chef. Since its August 2020 release the show has been a great hit and is now entering its third season.
How the Our Place X Selena Gomez kitchenware collaboration came together
‘Having binge watched her HBO Max home cooking show Selena + Chef, I loved how she approached cooking as a way to learn and connect with others,’ Our Place founder Shiza Shahid told BAZAAR.com in a recent interview. The modern kitchenware brand began in 2019 with the belief that connections are made across the kitchen table.
We make products that connect people over home-cooking,’ the Our Place website states. ‘Our collections are new heirlooms from the cultures and places that make up the fabric of the modern kitchen.’
For founder Shiza, teaming up with Selena as the first Our Place collaborator was a no-brainer. In Selena + Chef it is obvious that like Shiza the celeb shares a faith in people being brought together through a home-cooked meal. And both women have big hearts for inclusion, representation and the value of joy. All of which the Selena Gomez X Our Place kitchenware collaboration expresses.
What’s in the Selena Gomez X Our Place kitchenware collection?
The collection includes a few kitchen basics, both for cooking in and with as well as serving. There are the Our Place best-sellers the Always Pan and Perfect Pot, along with drinking glasses, kitchen knives and various plate sizes. What makes the Our Place X Selena Gomez kitchenware unique are the two bold and and vibrant colours created by Selena: Rosa and Azul. ‘My main goal when I’m cooking is to have fun,’ says Selena. ‘This collection is designed for home-cooks like me who just need easy-to-use, multifunctional products.’
If only the products were available in South Africa! Imagine frying your morning eggs and bacon in a Rosa Always Pan or boiling pasta in a Azul Perfect Pot! Sigh, perhaps one day.