• Nikki Rich is back on LA time…and Richie has released a new song! LISTEN to Engine 19!

    by  • September 12, 2013

     

    Gems! I am finally feeling like myself again. A 16-hour time difference is truly no joke. Since we got back I have been up all night and sleeping all day. It’s tricky to find your clock again.

     

    Anyway, I’m ready to share some details about our trip. First of all, Tokyo is just an amazing city. There are so many people and so many things to see and do. The culture there is urban, yet at the same time, delicate and beautiful. The food was incredible and the sushi was out of this world! I got to shop in the Harajuku district, and if you’ve been following my blog you know that was incredible for me. The fashion in Japan is like nothing you’ve ever seen before in the states. It’s just so incredibly bold and inventive.

     

    Our experience at ShopChannel was so great, and a little crazy. I hope by now you saw the footage of us during the live sale, and I wonder if by now you realize I had no idea what the hostess was saying. Thank goodness for the translators who helped Richie and me understand what was going on. Actually, I think I need to learn a little Japanese, because we are going back in December!

     

    ShopChannel sold out of EVERY SINGLE THING in about 45 minutes! It was just incredible. Richie and I were thrilled, and even more so when they placed two more substantial orders for November and December. We can’t wait to go back and do it again!

     

    In other news Von Maur is getting ready to debut pieces of our collection in all of their stores, and our visit is still on, but got pushed a couple of weeks into October. I promise to share more details about that as soon as I can.

     

    On a totally different note, yesterday was a real day of reflection for myself and obviously our country. It was also a moving day for Richie as he released his new song, “Engine 19.” Written by Richie and the incredible Bernie Taupin, this was his tribute to the anniversary of 9/11 and his way to say thank you to all of the people in New York who work so hard to keep their city safe every day. I’ve attached a link to the track here, courtesy of Guitar Aficionado.

     

    I hope you love it as much as I do.

     

    Have a wonderful day Gems! Thanks for sticking around while I was gone. It’s so great to be back!

     

     

     

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    Nikki Rich in Japan. Sushi anyone?

    by  • September 10, 2013

     

    Gems! Believe it or not, I am just really starting to feel like myself again. Once your internal clock gets so thrown off, it’s not super easy getting back on LA time.

     

    There are still so many great things on the horizon for Nikki Rich, and our trip to Tokyo and visit with ShopChannel Japan kicked things off perfectly! Next up is the launch of our new website, our debut in Von Maur department stores, and so much more.

     

    In the meantime I wanted to reach out and let you know how much I’ve missed being in touch with all of you and wanted share some pictures from our amazing trip. As always…Richie and I are so grateful for your continued support! XON

     

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    No Matter Where I am, Amazing Fun for Nikki Rich!

    by  • August 31, 2013

     

    Gems! Are you ready for an amazing Labor Day weekend? I hope you have wonderful weather and a spectacular time no matter where you are on this amazing globe of ours!

     

    Almost home from Japan! I can’t wait to tell you all about our incredible experience with ShopChannel Japan and all of the amazing people we met and things we saw…but I think I’ll wait until next week when I’m fully rested so I can share all of the details with you with a clear, un-jet-lagged head! I can’t wait!

     

    In the meantime, back home in Los Angeles my fabulous team had the honor of dressing some gorgeous models in custom Nikki Rich for the Genlux Magazine Fall Issue party. I am told they were all really lovely girls! They carried coveted Mahtab Mojab bags, and looked amazing in our gowns. The party was at the beautiful Sofitel hotel in Beverly Hills where drinks flowed and the crowd buzzed about the fashion.

     

    As you know, we are so in love with Genlux Magazine and it was our honor to be included in the mix.

     

    Have an amazing long weekend everybody! See you soon!

     

    xoN

     

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    East Meets West in Las Vegas #NikkiRich

    by  • August 23, 2013

     

    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

     

    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

     

    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

     

    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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    Genlux Fall 2013 Issue, featuring Nikki Rich!

    by  • August 15, 2013

     

    Gorgeous Gems! We just got our hands on the new issue of Genlux magazine, and it features a super beautiful spread of the summer issue launch party we co-hosted with Brooke Burke at the end of June.

     

    It’s so fun to take a look back and remember all of the great people like Terri Seymour, Kris Jenner, and Mayte Garcia who came out to show their support. We are always so grateful for all of the wonderful people who surround us every day and make what we love to do possible.

     

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    Shoes, bags, bracelets…I’m obsessed with accessories!

    by  • August 14, 2013

     

    Gems! I hope you’re all having an amazing week. We’ve been busy here in Los Angeles; packing for Tokyo, getting excited for the new website launch, designing for spring, talking to buyers about our Resort and Holiday collections…

     

    It’s exhausting, but in a super amazing way!

     

    On another note, while you know I am normally hyper-focused on fashion, some other things have been really catching my eye lately. If you follow me on Instagram you may have seen some of the pictures I posted today…the shoes…the gloves…the bracelets…

     

    I’ve become a little obsessed with the shoes and accessories that we all know can really pull a look together, or change its direction altogether. If you read this blog regularly you know I’m always commenting on the shoes that celebrities and stylists pair with our custom designs, and you also know that I just love most of their choices.

     

    Just this afternoon I was combing through the New York Times Style section when I came across a really fun “Street Style” slideshow featuring bracelets. So many funky styles…so many beautiful and creative bracelets.

     

    …and speaking of creative bracelets, check out the beautiful ankle bracelets below.

     

    Have a happy Wednesday Gems!

     

     

     

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    Insider Correspondant Keltie Colleen in Custom Nikki Rich for the 2013 Teen Choice Awards

    by  • August 12, 2013

     

    I think the thing I love the very most about the Teen Choice awards every season is the fashion! It is always so young and fresh and fun, and this year was no different. While some of my favorites definitely included Selena Gomez and Demi Lovato, my absolute favorite was the super lovely Insider correspondent Keltie Colleen who walked the blue carpet in custom Nikki Rich!

     

    Cut from leather with a fun, fresh, floral print, this open sided hooded mini dress was designed to take your breath away. We love the teal bandeau top she wore underneath, and of course, the shoes…you know we always look at the shoes! Gorgeous strappy sandals…you just can’t go wrong!

     

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

    by  • August 9, 2013

     

    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…We’re Full of Surprises!

    by  • August 8, 2013

     

    If you read our blog last night you would already know that we are working super hard to redesign our current Nikki Rich Clothing website. We do love what we have up now, but we also realize that it’s time to grow and change. You’ve got to have growth, personally and professionally, to keep learning and making your way through life I think. All of us at Nikki Rich are really excited about all that lies ahead of us.

     

    The new site is going to be so great, with so many more things going on than we currently have. Images, Videos, Music! And while I don’t want to give away all of our surprises, there is one thing I can share with you today. Well, two things.

     

    A few weeks ago, just about the time we co-hosted the Genlux Summer Issue party, Richie and I had the honor of working with world-renowned photographer and 838 Media Group founder, Ash Gupta. Ash has worked with just about everyone who is anyone, and his fashion and editorial work always leaves me breathless. One of the perks of my job I guess…meeting and working with some amazingly talented people!

     

    I’ve been thinking about it all day, and while I know I probably should wait and save the images for the new site or as an exclusive for ShopChannel Japan or Von Maur or something, I JUST CAN’T! I’ve attached two new pictures of Richie, and me, and you can only see them here!

     

    Please check back for more surprises! We definitely have more in store!

     

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