Obviously, nothing excites us here at Nikki Rich more than the electric combination of music and fashion. It’s in our blood! It was beyond fun to watch the Billboard Music Awards on ABC-TV last night to hear incredible music and drink in some the amazing fashion.
Performances by Prince and Nikki Minaj just blew me away, and it was fun to see Macklemore and Ryan Lewis bouncing to “Thrift Shop” (uncensored version) from their satellite performance beamed in from Las Vegas, but the performance that really got me dancing was Swedish duo Icona Pop singing “I Love It!” So fun!
But it was the fashion that really made my heart race. It was really just all so incredible. Highlights from the red carpet included Taylor Swift in an electric blue Zuhair Murad dress, Miley Cyrus in an incredible checkered Balmain jumpsuit, Jennifer Lopez (also in Zuhair Murad), Madonna in Givenchy Haute Couture, and Jennifer Morrison in Kristian Aadvenik.
Fabulous ladies…simply fabulous!
It’s always amazing to see Carrie Underwood wearing Nikki Rich, but it’s especially so when it is something from our ready-to-wear collection. Carrie was just at the Country to Country Festival at The O2 Arena in London wearing the “Tragacanth” Jacket from our Fall 2013 Collection. It’s no secret that Carrie is a fierce fashion maven and we want to sincerely thank her and her stylist Trish Townsend for choosing it for the occasion. We really love how it looks on her, and we know that with one look you will have to agree. Crafted from canvas this cropped military style jacket is embellished with vegan leather braiding and gold-pated Indian head buttons. It’s so fun to see our jacket so at home across the pond. Bloody marvelous!
Things continue to buzz at Nikki Rich. Both Richie and I are excited about all that has been going on lately and all that lies ahead. First of all I want to give a big congratulations to Richie and the rest of the boys in Bon Jovi. If you didn’t already know, their album “What About Now” debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 chart yesterday. And according to SoundScan, it sold 101,000 copies in this first week! Richie never ceases to amaze me with all that he manages to do in a given day, and I want to make sure he knows how much we all truly appreciate him!
In Nikki Rich news, we are packing up the Fall 2013 Collection and heading to Dallas tomorrow for market. From March 21-23 we will be set up in the World Trade Center, at the Scott Blair Group Showroom in booth #25214. We look forward to seeing our friends and meeting some new buyers. We will continue to try our best to get Nikki Rich in a boutique closer to you.
Thank you again for all of your support…in fashion and music!
I woke up today and felt instantly overwhelmed (in an amazing way!) by all of the wonderful things that are happening for Nikki Rich. I have told you before that designing clothing is a painless labor of love for us and the recognition we have been receiving since our show at Siren Studios last Saturday night has shown us that every last minute has been worth it! I can’t describe to you how big our smiles are and how excited we were to learn today that besides the amazing accolades we received from WWD and The Sun, Nikki Rich is also currently being featured in the pages of Hollywood Monthly (check out the sneak peek of our Summer Capsule), The Los Angeles Fashion (they posted razor sharp images), and The Persuitist (more great images, but I especially love the one of me posing with the models who rocked the catwalk!)
Although Richie is on the road, travelling the world with Bon Jovi, he wanted me to make sure he also sent along a special “thank you” to all of you. The new Bon Jovi album “What About Now” was released yesterday…in retail stores, on Amazon, and on iTunes, and you just know he’s really feeling all the love!
It’s working! Richie and I are so excited to be getting orders, both domestic and international, from our newly launched online store. We are so glad to finally be able to bring the Fall 2012 Collection directly to you. We have been asked, and wanted to let the rest of you know that only the styles you see on the site will be available for the rest of the season. Thankfully the rest of our inventory has been SOLD OUT! We think there are so many lovely pieces still there and hope you find something that suits you. Don’t forget, the Spring 2013 Collection will be included soon, so please keep checking back in with us. As if all of this is not enough, the Fashion Blogger contest we have been running with our amazing friends at Social Wardrobe is well underway and the entries have been rushing in. It’s been so fun to learn about these writers and see them in their elements. The contest will run for at least another two weeks, so if you are a fashion blogger, please check out the official rules and enter. You could win a $300. shopping spree from our Spring 2013 Collection AND a signed Aftermath of the Lowdown CD from Richie. What on earth are you waiting for? Start writing or spread the word!
,“Take me on a trip, I’d like to go some day…Take me to New York, I’d love to see L.A…” and you know what I’m talking about. We LOVE this Estelle song that was written by her and a team of very gifted musicians, including and featuring Kanye West. If you follow our blog, you also know how much we appreciate when someone as fantastic as Estelle chooses one of our pieces for a fabulous event. On February 7, 2013 Will.i.am (another one of the writers of “American Boy”) hosted his annual Trans4m concert, and Estelle looked picture perfect wearing this custom Nikki Rich jacket. The design was created using multi-paneled lamb and snake skins, tooled leather sleeves, and a copper metallic spandex lining. A night to remember!
Some people just deserve a little praise. Well, maybe a lot of praise. It’s so easy to get caught up in the beautiful moments of Nikki Rich…and Richie and I are so devoted to this company, but that man deserves so much more than just our appreciation. While we are having the time of our lives watching the Nikki Rich brand grow (our e-commerce store and “The Cools” is on its way!) and plotting what is going to be an amazing course for Crome (our menswear line), I don’t ever want to overlook the fact that while I am in Los Angeles making the day-to-day operation of our dreams come true, Richie is wearing so many hats and touching so many lives around the globe. The last year has been so full for him, and he gives each and every endeavor his all. From Hurricane Sandy and helping people hit by that devastating tragedy, to gearing up for a World Tour with Bon Jovi, we can’t loose sight of the fact that Richie has passion that is unparalleled. He stays so true to who he is and that fact is overtly evident with every note of his latest solo effort Aftermath of the Lowdown. Please join us as we take a little time to give back to the man who gives so much. Won’t you please let us know, on our official Nikki Rich facebook page, what your favorite track on his album is and why? And if you haven’t already, please “like” our page as well. As a warm thank you will we randomly select an entry to win a signed (by him, not me silly) Aftermath of the Lowdown CD. How can it get any better than that?
So sorry for not posting for a few days, but we have been incredibly busy (and grateful) at Nikki Rich, preparing for our show for fashion buyers that kicked off last night at Circle 5 in Los Angeles. Showcasing our Summer Capsule has been a labor of MAJOR love, as it has taken months to prepare every last piece…and the last few days to add the finishing touches to perfection. Pictures to follow, I promise. Equally as exciting is the fact the Bon Jovi world tour begins next month at Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, CT and Richie and I have been designing all of his clothing for it. He always has the most amazing ideas and you are going to love what we are doing! As a matter of fact, the Crome line will be featured at Film Fashion, our PR showroom, for the first time this week. Like I said…busy and grateful! If all that were not enough, we would love to share a little bit of eye candy from RAW Magazine with you. Take a look at this ravishing redhead wearing the Paradise jacket from our Fall Collection. We love that it was shot outdoors. The natural light really highlights every special thing about this exciting print. We love how feminine the cut is with a flat collar and belted silhouette, and how it’s naturally offset by the strong geometric shapes found in the pattern. Oh, I almost forgot to mention that our Fashion Blogging contest has come to an end and we will be posting highlights and a winner soon! So happy to reconnect…gotta get back to work!
*Please note that the first two photos are the property of RAW Fashion Magazine, LLC and Kelly N. Saunders and protected under the copyright laws of the United States and Australia*
I can’t imagine how you could have missed the 12.12.12 fundraising concert last night to benefit the victims of Hurricane Sandy, but if you did, the lineup was beyond incredible and the presentation was inspiring. We were so proud to see Richie and Jon on stage at Madison Square Garden giving it all for their home state and the others in the Northeast who were hit hard by this disaster. All of the proceeds will go to the Robin Hood Relief Fund which will insure that every cent raised will go to non-profit groups that are helping tens of thousands of people in the tri-state area rebuild.
My phone has been off the hook today with people calling in their kindest compliments about the Crome jacket Richie wore last night to the premier of Inside Out. A documentary about Bon Jovi, Inside Out was recorded during a handful of sold out shows at amazing venues like Madison Square Garden, London’s O2 Arena and of course, the Meadowlands Stadium in New Jersey. While the entire band looked amazing, the jacket Richie wore was really something special. Crafted from sumptuously soft and handsomely distressed leather this updated motor jacket silhouette fit him beautifully. We were in the design studio the other day talking about what men want when they are shopping and I just loved the way he explained that when men shop, they shop for clothes to attract the ladies…motor jackets, dark jeans, dark tone shirts…apparently it’s working! We are putting the finishing touches on the Crome line and can’t wait to share it with you.