Tuesday, 24 May 2011

Summer of Love!

“Summer romances begin for all kinds of reasons, but when all is said and done, they have one thing in common. They’re shooting stars, a spectacular moment of light in the heavens, a fleeting glimpse of eternity” (The Notebook, 2004).

We all love a good summer romance, and whether we like to admit it or not, we all love The Notebook! Nica’s high summer collection sees a range inspired by the charm and magic of a head-over-heels summer romance. Featuring stunning feminine floral patterns, soft blush pastels and vibrant pops of colour, along with relaxed casual shapes, the high summer collection perfectly encompasses all the excitement and charisma of a hot summer romance, whilst being perfectly practical for all your everyday requirements when you are busy being romanced!

So get carried away this summer and click here to view the full high summer collection!

Wednesday, 4 May 2011

A Royal Affair at Nica HQ!

Here at Nica HQ we went stir crazy for the Royal Wedding! With half the office taking advantage of the 11 day break for 3 days holiday, it was unusually quite at Nica HQ, so we thought we should organize a little party to celebrate the forthcoming nuptials of our favourite future King and Queen.

The Nica showroom at HQ is transformed into a fabulous vintage-themed British tea party!

We think our bags sit rather well with the Union Jack!

Adding a sprinkling of Nica magic to the Union Jack

We really got into the spirit of things, all contributing something different to the party, from flags to champagne to union jack fairy cakes! We decorated our showroom with all things British and sat down to enjoy a feast of tea-party delights, including sausage rolls, scotch eggs, trifle, cheesecake, muffins and Royal Wedding themed jazzies to name but a few!

Where to start?!
Royal Wedding themed cupcakes! How posh!
After nibbling away on all our delicious treats we played a game of pin the tail on the corgi, and after close analysis our Graphics assistant, Komal, was announced as the winner - by a few millimeters! We all made our guess at who would design ‘the dress’, with a handful of us successfully guessing Sarah Burton for McQueen! Big pat on the back for us!

We're sure the Queen played this at the reception...

Nica gets patriotic!

It was the perfect way to get us in the mood for the Royal Wedding and using our Royal Wedding Oyster cards we headed home to prepare for the wedding of the decade!
Our Royal Wedding Oyster card - we love it so much we have bought a spare just in case we lose it!

It was a momentous day, with both Kate and Pippa Middleton looking absolutely stunning – we all have new girl crushes!

Some of the girls went down to the Mall to watch the procession and two were right at the front for the Royal Kiss! Were you there? Do you have an amazing Royal Wedding story to share?