• A search for meaning…

    by  • October 17, 2012

    For me, one of the most fulfilling things about styling can be the meaning behind the look…and when you want true meaning you sometimes have to search for it. When Richie started planning for his current tour, “Aftermath of the Lowdown” our conversations drifted in and out of business, and life, and back again. One topic led to another but I felt that his overarching vision was rooted in and kept returning to his spirituality. Richie is such a spiritual person and we really wanted to find just the right pieces so this would translate on tour. Of all of the options we talked about, Richie found himself gravitating toward rosary beads and his desire to find an appropriate way to incorporate them. It quickly became apparent to me that the only option would be to find him some vintage pieces with true soul. As I started my search at one of the Annex Antique Markets near 25th Street in New York City the pieces truly started to find me. I took a few pictures and hope that you can see how truly special they are. Just knowing that they had a previous owner and were kept, cared for and cherished by them moved me. The search was over, we both found meaning in each rosary, and it was beautiful to see them around Richie’s neck.

    Sterling silver rosary from the antique market in New York City

    Sterling silver rosary, detail

    Mother of Pearl rosary circa 1920, found at an antique market in New York City

    Mother of Pearl rosary, detail

    28th Street Antique Market in New York City

    antique market / NYC



    Kate Beckinsale Leaves us Breathless

    by  • October 12, 2012

    Brunette beauty, Kate Beckinsale, brought out her sophisticated edge in Nikki Rich at a Total Recall photo call in Cancun, Mexico. Behold the black ‘Thalia’ silk tweed jacket with woven lame´ shimmer and leather trim lapel and cuffs, paired with black box pleat ‘Iris’ silk tweed shorts from the Nikki Rich FW12 collection. We love shorts for Fall…are you in?



    Carrie Underwood Rocks Nikki Rich on American Idol

    by  • October 12, 2012

    All eyes were glued on Carrie Underwood as she graced the stage in Nikki Rich  for the American Idol finale just before Phillip Phillips was named the winner last season. Carrie delivered a searing performance of her latest single “Undo,” and we know she looked amazing doing it. Tell us what you love most about this look?

    Carrie Underwood in Nikki Rich

    Carrie Underwood Rocks Nikki Rich on American Idol


    Melissa Benoist Wears Nikki Rich to Teen Vogue’s 10th Annual Young Hollywood Party

    by  • October 10, 2012

    Photos available at www.gettyimages.com

    Thursday, September 27, 2012
    Hollywood, CA – Glee actress Melissa Benoist looked gorgeous last night in a sleeveless leather charcoal dress with angled slit by Nikki Rich at Teen Vogue’s Young Hollywood Party. Nikki Rich, a contemporary fashion line created by designer/musicians Nikki Lund and Richie Sambora, consists of separates, cocktail dresses, evening gowns and more.



    Q&A: Nikki Lund

    by  • September 22, 2012

    July 21, 2010, The hi low

    Nikki Lund designs White Trash Beautiful with Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora. Their first collection debuted at LA Fashion Week in March, with Richie’s 12-year-old daughter Ava Sambora on the catwalk and her mother Heather Locklear in the audience. The range features lots of black, leather and zippers and will hit stores in the fall. On the phone from office in downtown LA, Lund cautions her fashion line, “is not rock’n'roll. It’s clothes with balls.”

    What are you wearing right now?