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    East Meets West in Las Vegas #NikkiRich

    by  • August 23, 2013 • 2013 fashion trends for women, Fashion, Latest fashion trends 2013, Latest fashion trends for women, ShopChannel Japan, Shopping

     

    Are you ready for the weekend?!?!?!

     

    I know I am!

     

    We just got back from Las Vegas, the city that quite literally never sleeps, where we had such an amazing time! I know I’ve already mentioned how great it was to see so many incredible people and take in all of the innovative fashion, but the highlight of our time there was our meeting with ShopChannel Japan.

     

    A handful of their top executives came out to meet Richie and me for dinner at Sirio Ristorante in the Aria hotel. The food was delicious, the company was incredible and we spent a lot of time talking about our fall collection, our trip to Japan, and all of the great things to come for Nikki Rich. Richie was the consummate businessman and had our large group mesmerized. Such a cool guy! Such a wonderful business partner! I just could not ask for anything more.

     

    It feels good to be back in LA, if only for a few days. Time to keep packing and decide which shoes will make the final cut into my suitcase.

     

    Have a great weekend gems!

     

    XON

     

     

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    Love & Ace & our Society Maxi Skirt #NikkiRich

    by  • August 22, 2013 • 2013 fashion trends for women, Blogging, Fashion, Latest fashion trends 2013, Latest fashion trends for women, Press, Shopping, Street Style, Styling

     

    There is nothing like waking up in Vegas! We wrapped up a full day of Magic yesterday, meeting new people, seeing old friends, and marveling over the extraordinary designing talent out there. Row after row, and booth after booth…it was all so uplifting and inspiring.

     

    In other news, I saw that Kat, the lovely lady who created Love & Ace, featured our Society skirt in her blog today. I love seeing fashion bloggers wearing Nikki Rich, and think Kat looked really wonderful in the skirt. It was totally flattering on her and I thought it was great how she made it feel summery and fresh with a white woven top, white leather tote and bright red sunglasses. It turns out the blog was picked up by PopSugar Fashion too…so that made a great day even better!

     

    By the way, we are still featuring the Society skirt in our online shop. It’s been marked down to $49.60 so don’t wait! Get one while they last!

     

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    Where in the World is Nikki Rich?

    by  • August 20, 2013 • 2013 fashion trends for women, Fashion, Latest fashion trends 2013, Latest fashion trends for women, ShopChannel Japan, Shopping, Styling, Von Maur

     

    The Magic trade show is in full swing, and today we are on our way to Vegas, baby. While we did not take our own booth for this show, the largest global market week for contemporary fashion, we are super excited to meet some new buyers, distributors and sales reps, as well as spend some time visiting the amazing buyers, distributors and sales reps who have been devoted to us since the beginning.

     

    After the magic (no pun intended) of Las Vegas, life is going to get pretty hectic for me, but in a super great way. After this show I’ll be heading back to LA so I can finish packing for our trip to Japan, and Richie and I will land there in plenty of time for our August 27th debut on ShopChannel. We have been talking about this for so long, it’s hard to believe it’s happening so soon!

     

    From there we’re off to London to meet some fantastic new buyers and hopefully bring Nikki Rich across the pond! It’s always been a dream of mine to have our line carried in the UK and it looks like we’re getting a little closer to that being a reality.

     

    Last, but absolutely not least, we’ll be on our way to Chicago in September to visit the Von Maur store there. Von Maur is a super cool department store with locations in the mid-west and more recently the south, and they will be carrying select pieces from our fall 2013 collection in every location.

     

    Don’t worry, I promise to keep you updated with posts and pictures from the road!

     

    Mata chikai uchi ni (See you soon, in Japanese!)

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    An Amazing Afternoon with Amanda Eliasch

    by  • August 17, 2013 • Latest fashion trends for women, Shopping, Styling, Uncategorized

     

    I must say, and I do not want to sound like I’m bragging…at all, that sometimes I get to spend time with some really incredible people. Last night I drove to West Hollywood to visit the home of an amazing woman I am honored to call my friend, Amanda Eliasch. Among other things, Amanda is an accomplished poet, photographer, writer and film director, and all of those incredible talents shine through with the work she does as Fashion Editor at Genlux Magazine. She has been a true friend and supporter of Nikki Rich from the beginning, and for that we will always be grateful.

     

    Amanda called me earlier in the week and asked if I could come to her home for a private fitting. She had been looking for some new pieces to add to her spectacular wardrobe, and wasn’t having any luck. Well of course I was more than thrilled to visit her in her gorgeous abode and bring her some of our pieces.

     

    After the hours we spent together had flown by; talking and laughing, trying on clothes and playing her pink piano (YES, a pink piano!), Amanda ultimately decided on several pieces from the group I brought for her. Included were our Orchard jacket, the London Calling blazer and a custom creation that still remains nameless.

     

    We had such a wonderful time working together, and she was kind enough to let me take some pictures so I could share the amazing afternoon with all of you too.

     

     

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    Fabulous Fashion Blog Ash ‘N’ Fashn Featuring Nikki Rich!

    by  • August 9, 2013 • 2013 fashion trends for women, Blogging, Fashion, Latest fashion trends 2013, Latest fashion trends for women, Shopping, Styling

     

    It was so fun to wake up today and find an email in my inbox from a great friend letting me know that the ever-so-lovely Ashley Tarkington, who writes the adorable blog Ash ‘n’ fashn, wrote a blog today featuring Nikki Rich!

     

    I had the pleasure of meeting Ashley after she requested the dress to possibly feature in her blog, and she was just the loveliest girl. She’s based in Los Angeles, works as a wardrobe stylist, and writes her blog because, like me, she needs an outlet “to share her love of fashion, styling, beauty, home décor and everything in between.”

     

    Ultimately, the dress she chose to feature is one of our favorites. It’s a delicious animal print wrap dress that fit her like a well-made glove. She styled it beautifully and we seriously could not be happier!

     

    We love Ash ‘n’ Fashn and we love Fashion Bloggers. Thank you Ashley for featuring us today!

     

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    Nikki Rich Resort 2014 (Sneak Peek!)

    by  • August 2, 2013 • 2013 fashion trends for women, Fashion, Latest fashion trends 2013, Latest fashion trends for women, Resort 2014, Shopping

     

    Of all the things I “do,” one of my favorites is when I get to share new designs with all of you amazing gems. After all of the work that goes into designing a collection: coming up with inspiring ideas, finding the best fabrics, sketching out the design clutter that takes over my brain…what really matters is bringing the finished product to YOU!

     

    Last week we finished putting together a small, but very special Resort Collection for 2014. Like I said, it’s small, but I do think it’s really very special. While I don’t want to give everything away, I thought it would be fun to share one of my favorite pieces with you tonight.

     

    As it is a resort line, we came up with a clever assortment of names with nautical themes and this little number we like to call the “Windward.” Crafted from Bamboo Modal Fleece this Captain’s style cropped jacket is the perfect weight for Resort and I really think the leather trim and zipper detail give it the perfect update for the season.

     

    I promise to share more of the collection as soon as I can. We hope you like it as much as we do…

     

     

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    Forgive My Minor Obsession With All Things Japanese!

    by  • July 31, 2013 • 2013 fashion trends for women, Celebrity, Fashion, Latest fashion trends 2013, Latest fashion trends for women, ShopChannel Japan, Shopping, Street Style, Styling, Uncategorized

     

    I think I’m turning Japanese! The countdown is ON and we are leaving in a little over three weeks for Japan! We have ShopChannel Japan fever these days as we are getting every last detail in order. It’s been amazing working with the people who are putting this all together and I can even begin to describe their enthusiasm for me and Richie and the brand. I just can’t wait to get there so we can see the sights, eat the food, and drink in the energy of Tokyo. I’m sure it’s going to be amazing.

     

    As I am constantly searching for inspiration, I have been going crazy on the internet lately, looking for every bit of information I can find about the culture and style of Japan. One site I came across is jmagazinescans, which literally shows the current covers of all of the top magazines, including Brand Joy, Biteki, Cool Trans (mens), Maquia, Tomotomo and Domani. While a lot is written in Japanese, which I don’t know how to read (yet!), it’s incredible to see how color plays such an important roll in everything. The covers are filled with handsome boys and beautiful girls with lots of copy and color, color, color!

     

    In addition to our collections, you know we also love to design custom creations for the red carpet. If you’ve been reading our blog, and following our facebook page at all (which I hope you have!) you would know that we’ve been very fortunate to dress so many amazing celebrities from Carrie Underwood to Brooke Burke and beyond. Well, now I have my eye on the red carpets of Japan and have my wish list of celebrities I would LOVE to dress. Ladies, I hope you’re listening! We just LOVE Rinko Kikuchi! She has starred in so many movies including Pacific Rim and Babel with Brad Pitt! Her look is so incredibly unique and we think she would look out of this world in some Nikki Rich! The exact same goes for Koyuki, the Japanese actress who played opposite Tom Cruise in The Last Samurai. Such exotic beauty.

     

    If you can’t figure it out already, I can’t wait to get to Japan! But I know that for now I’m looking at the Los Angeles skyline from my window and it’s time for me to stop searching and get back to work! The Spring 2014 Collection needs me!

     

     

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    Spring Collection 2014, The Search For Inspiration Continues…

    by  • July 29, 2013 • 2013 fashion trends for women, Fashion, Fashion Trends Spring 2012, Latest fashion trends 2013, Latest fashion trends for women, Shopping, Styling

     

    My search for spring continues! I keep thinking about all of the themes for the season and the concepts we created for our inspirations for the season including “Beach Girl,” “A New Hue,” “A Bit Bohemian,” and “Valley Doll.” Now that I have the ideas in my head it’s time to turn my attention toward design (my sketches) and fabric. The two truly go hand in hand.

     

    I may have mentioned it before, but I really do feel like a doctor of fashion. I love to do “surgery” by taking apart ideas, and swatches of fabric, and putting them back together to form something entirely new. I have spent a lot of time learning how to construct clothes so I can deconstruct and reinvent them. I love to keep and understand the importance of traditional silhouettes, but also respect my instinct to demolish the rules…I always say, you really do have to know them to break them.

     

    When I think about breaking the rules my mind starts to think about all of the great rebels in history…and punk music…two things that really do encompass my inspiration. It can rush over me like the feeling of freedom in some way…a sort of Nirvana.

     

    I am an avid follower of the news and sometimes it seems like the world has become overcome with tragedy and disaster and war. We all need to find the things that bring us peace in chaos. For me, designing, along with the infusion of music, is a way to remind myself that there is vast, overwhelming beauty in this world.

     

    Taking the feelings of sadness and finding beauty in the melancholy seems to be the method to my madness and with each collection I hope to show a more poetic side to my work. This collection will be very special for me…and for Nikki Rich…and I hope, ultimately, for you.

     

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    Nikki Rich Debuts on Nippon TV!

    by  • July 25, 2013 • 2013 fashion trends for women, Celebrity, Fashion, Latest fashion trends 2013, Latest fashion trends for women, Press, Shopping, Styling, Television, Uncategorized

     

    It feels like the countdown has begun. As you already know, select Nikki Rich pieces from our fall 2013 collection will be featured on ShopChannel Japan late next month. We have been preparing for our trip to their studio in Tokyo, where Richie and I will appear, live, with their hosts, to introduce the line and these hand-selected pieces to their shoppers.

     

    Yesterday we had an amazing time filming an interview with Nippon TV. Nippon (NTV) has been the highest rated network in Japan since 2002. They broadcast to over 50 million viewers and 20 million subscribers on cable and satellite. Quite an audience!

     

    We met their news anchor, Jessica, at the offices of Film Fashion in Los Angeles. She asked us thoughtful questions about the brand: how we got started, how we collaborate for each collection, and who wears Nikki Rich. We brought a lot of great pieces with us including items worn by Carrie Underwood (our fall 2013 Tragacanth jacket), Kate Beckinsale and Miley Cyrus. Then Jessica tried on three different outfits from the season (Take a look here to find the pieces that she wore…the black Mosaic jacket, leather shorts, and a grey Volatilt tee…black Key saddle pants with the Tooth wrap jacket…and last, the Copal jump suit) and we were able to talk a lot about what we liked about each outfit and the things that made all of the pieces unique.

     

    You know how you have those days where all of the little details just fall perfectly into place? Well, yesterday was one of those days. Richie and I had a great time laughing with all of the teams that came together to make the day possible.

     

    Stay tuned for more details regarding ShopChannel Japan!

     

     

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    The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge Present The Little Prince (in Polka Dots)!

    by  • July 24, 2013 • 2013 fashion trends for women, Celebrity, Fashion Trends Spring 2012, Latest fashion trends 2013, Latest fashion trends for women, Shopping, Styling, Uncategorized

     

    The news on everyone’s lips today is of course, the newest member of the royal family. William and Kate, Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, presented their healthy, 8 lb. 6 oz. baby boy to the world today. While scrolling through my daily dose of morning fashion news I was unable to avoid how beautiful Kate looked in the light blue polka dot dress she was wearing for the introduction. Images were everywhere, juxtaposed with images of Princess Diana, holding Prince William after his birth, in a green and white polka dot dress. The cut was not quite as flattering as Kate’s, but the nod was noted.

     

    Always looking to spot new trends and find inspiration I was compelled to dig a little deeper into what could certainly become “the look” now that Kate has made her statement. A little digging led me to some beautiful runway looks and trend reports showing just how beautiful polka dots can be.

     

    Our hats are off to you William and Kate. Congratulations!

     

    …and now for a little eye candy!

     

     

     

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