It’s our pleasure to introduce you to Bette. When we first started thinking about spring and designing for the collection we just knew we had to create this perfect, versatile, lightweight, stylish shirt/jacket. I had recently found myself obsessed with black and white movies and it was with images of old Hollywood glamour dancing in my head that the influence for the entire collection was born. I met with Richie, showed him some of my ideas for color, cut and shape, and we never looked back.
We are so happy that the Bette jacket is finally available in our online store. I hate to say it, but quantities are already limited, so if you are considering adding it to your wardrobe, please don’t wait for too long! The garment is carefully crafted from an amazingly soft cotton/lycra blend, and really is a “must have” for the season. I promise you will reach for it again and again as these warmer spring days continue to turn into cooler spring nights. Fashioned in a bold stripe pattern (black or grey) that never seems to go out of style you can easily wear it with jeans, skinny pants, a favorite skirt or tank dress.
While shopping be sure to take a peek at our sale page. Lots of lovely things from Fall are now marked down by 30%! Enjoy!
We are having an amazing time at the COAST Show in Chicago. I posted some images on Twitter last night, but here they are again with a few more to show you just how beautiful and unique this place is. Situated on a river stemming from the Chicago Harbor, the River East Arts Center reminds me of an art gallery…with its high ceilings, exposed brick, and rows upon rows of talented designers. Our booth has been buzzing since the minute we unpacked our first samples and we have been writing orders like crazy! New accounts have come in from Chicago, Japan, Indiana, Missouri, New York and Arizona. We have a few more hours to go to get Nikki Rich to a boutique near you and then we have to pack things up and head back to LA. Thanks so much to the team at Nikki Rich and all of the wonderful people who made this fun ride possible.
While we have been away, it has been business as usual at headquarters. It makes me so happy to know that orders from our Spring 2013 Collection have been pouring in. So, if you have your eye on something special, please don’t wait. We want to make sure you get what you want while quantities and sizes are still available. And don’t forget that we still have a few pieces left from Fall 2012 that are now on sale for 30% off! Thanks to all of you who are wearing Nikki Rich! We are so thankful for your support!
See you in LA!
We certainly hope that you have been waiting with baited breath to learn who won the contest we ran last month in conjunction with Social Wardrobe and Fashion Bloggers (www.nonickname.it). We got so many amazing entries from talented fashion bloggers from around the globe, and after reading each one very carefully we selected the lovely and talented Taylor Brione as our winner. With one glance it is apparent that her blog, “My Pretty Pink Life,” is full of fun and a great passion for her. She obviously loves fashion, but what we love so much is how she has an incredible amount of fun with all of it. If you read her entry (and we hope you do!) you can easily identify her creativity and sense of humor as they overtly shine-right-through. We hope Taylor will be the envy of friends and fashion bloggers everywhere with her score of a $300. Nikki Rich shopping spree. Obviously she had her eye on and fell hard for our Southern Oracle dress but now she will have even more Nikki Rich fashion to add to her closet. We had such a wonderful time working with our friends Charlotte and Niccolo at Social Wardrobe, and of course hearing from all the amazing fashion bloggers out there. Another fun contest will launch on January 28, and if you are a fan of Nikki Rich AND Richie Sambora you are going to LOVE IT!
Did I mention last night that we have been in the design studio day and night, feeling inspired and designing dresses out of our minds? The last few weeks have truly been a labor of love as we have poured over fabric and trimmings to create some truly spectacular pieces. We gave you a sneak peek of this dress last week, and a hint of what was to come last night, and now we’re ready to show you the finished piece. I am so in love with the dress you see below, and I really, really hope you are as well! Created from our hearts and crafted with silk embroidery and tulle, this dress was delicately hand stitched to create a feminine and interesting silhouette. I could not keep my hands off of the silk embroidered pieces and decided the dress would not be complete without a delicate bolero vest of the black silk leaves. Stunning. Do you love it?
Nothing…and I mean nothing…makes me more excited then designing a beautiful gown. In between the “this” and “that” of my life I have been working tirelessly in the design studio crafting what I truly believe will be the most beautiful piece ever created for Nikki Rich. I hope that doesn’t sound too over the top…but it is simply how excited I am about this. Using the most amazing black satin and delicate silk appliqué, this gown is literally being sewn together piece by piece. Often secured onto fabric, our goal is to take these appliqué designs, piece them together to reveal a little skin instead, and send it down the red carpet. Sneak peek? You bet!
Kendra Wilkinson looked amazing in Nikki Rich as she walked the red carpet at Rolling Stone LA for their American Music Awards after party last weekend. Crafted from black stretch satin this particular cocktail dress has a bigger story to tell than any other little black dress we’ve seen. Sharp and sexy, yet classic, it was crafted from and inspired by beautiful architecture and sacred geometric patterns. We especially loved creating the cutout neckline that gives this little black dress a truly unique edge to make it really stand out from the rest. P.S. LOVE the boots!!!