This morning, Chastiti and I were fortunate enough to get our hands on some of the fabulous products from India Hicks’s brand new beauty and accessories line. A mutual friend recently introduced us to the stunning and stylish Katie Jernigan, who is an ambassador for the brand, and together, we hosted a style party for some of our friends at Chastiti’s home. This line launched only a few months ago, so it was our first time to see the products up close and personal. Just as expected, everything was absolutely exquisite! I also got a peek of her newly-released coffee table book, India Hicks: Island Style. It is full of colorful, inspiring images of her island home, and it would make a lovely addition to any book collection!
If you are unfamiliar with this beautiful Brit, India Hicks is the London-reared goddaughter of Prince Charles who famously donned one of the 80s-fab poufy bridesmaid dresses to serve alongside Princess Diana as a bridesmaid in the Wedding of the Century! (You may also recall me style-stalking her in this blog post!) Now residing on Harbour Island in the Bahamas with her husband and their five children, India recently decided to start her own eponymous line of wares designed to be sold in the home with the intent to “deepen friendships, share stories, and build a strong, solid business for other women, in their own time, on their own terms.” What a shining example of friendship goals! It is so refreshing to see women encourage other women, and to hear it so eloquently stated is incredibly inspiring!
This lovely line evokes the proper British upbringing of India Hicks, while infusing a little laid-back Bahamian fun. Specifically, the appearance of her beloved lucky beetle, both emblazoned on the exterior of some of the accessories and subtly hidden in the interior lining of others, adds a fun, whimsical element to the line. And many of the items are perfectly priced to make fabulous gifts — the buttery-soft leather clutch with tassel zipper and the softly scented Wild Spiderlily fragrance are at the top of my wish list!
If you’d like to check out this unique collection, you can click here to visit Katie’s virtual shop. This link will be active through Sunday, May 24.