Sunday, 28 June 2015

Nica Kim Talks about her New Collection

I'm so excited to announce the launch of another new season collection, and I'm eager to hear which your favourite styles are. This time around, I've refreshed and refined my designs to create an original yet modern feeling range of styles. 

From the bags’ designs to the campaign shoot, I wanted this collection to be all about those clean lines and finishes. Here I am on the set of our campaign shoot explaining my vision with the help of one of my famous mood boards.

Just like a little magpie, I'm constantly collecting my favourite things, and I made this mood board from my favourite magazines… A little tip, never read a magazine after me unless you enjoy only being able to read half of the stories!  

My travels play a huge part in designing my collections but when I’m stuck in less of an exotic location, the design office on a rainy London afternoon and lacking inspiration I head over to Pinterest. It’s great knowing that tropical beaches and inspiring blooms are only a pin away. 

If you’re looking for holiday statement bags then you’ll love my new collection. One of my favourite pieces is the Laila tote which was initially inspired by my Sicilian travels at the beginning of the design process but turned into a piece that shouts Primrose Hill meets Coachella. 

It’s definitely the perfect collection for the woman who loves to wear a trend yet still likes to be a little bit unique.

You can check out the full range here and if you've already taken a peek, please let me know which your favourite pieces are by dropping a comment below or tweeting me @nica_handbags. That way, I can create lots more of the styles that you love!

Love Nica Kim
- x - 

Thursday, 25 June 2015

Stylish Pets: New Style Icons to Follow

Here at Nica HQ, we have plenty of different style icons that we’re inspired by and that can be anything from celebrities like Alexa Chung to our favourite fashion bloggers.

Thanks to social media however, there are several new style icons bubbling up which are a little furrier than your average… in the form of stylish household pets! From Priscilla the mini pig to the French bulldog Trotterpup, these animals have got some serious style credentials. Let us share a few of our faves with you. 


French bulldog Trotterpup is based in San Francisco and already has an Instagram following of 209K which lots of bloggers could only dream about. 

From occasion costumers complete with bunny ears and a faux carrot to classic ensembles with chic hats and heels that we’d completely wear, you have to check out this one’s #ootds.


Mini pig Priscilla is all about lady like dressing and is currently inspiring an audience of 501k! From pretty tea dresses covered in blooms, to hair bows and pearl necklace accessorising, Prissy Pig's got style! 

Based in Florida, her little piggy brother Poppleton also makes several appearances in her feed, and we just can’t decide who’s the cutest. 


This little Japanese based dog Montjiro has got more outfits than us! Be it street or high fashion ensembles, like any great model, he easily embodies all of the different looks.

We’ve even spotted the odd Burberry piece in his wardrobe too. He’d definitely give Cara Delevigne a run for her money. Fingers crossed for him being their next great campaign star. 

Have you been following any stylish animals on Instagram lately? We’d love to hear. Or better still, maybe there's a furry fashionista in your own lives? Simply tag us with your pics @nicahandbags on Instagram. 

Tuesday, 9 June 2015

Behind the Scenes at the Nica Style Edit Dinner

Did you catch our news last week? As part of our AW15 range, we’re launching the Nica Style Edit capsule collection, curated and of course designed by our very own Nica Kim.

Featuring a selection of trend led pieces which includes festival ready backpacks, smart clutches and covetable totes, we've definitely got your fashion accessory needs covered. 

To celebrate the occasion, we invited along a selection of the fashion pack including Editors from Elle, Cosmo, Look and Hello! to London’s quirky Bam-Bou restaurant. Fashion Insider, the lovely Bonnie Rakhit was our dedicated host for the evening and evoked upon an Insta-Takeover as guests enjoyed a few cheeky pre-drinks followed by an oriental banquet. 

Stand out pieces amongst the press included our striking Tary drawstring backpack in summer feeling snake mix, and its classic counterpart in monochrome snake print. Both are stylishly modelled above by one of our favourite bloggers, The Frugality alongside Senior Features Writer Delphine Chui from Hello!

To set the scene for the intimate dinner, Nica Kim even added her own personal touch to the dining table, as she created a beautiful centre piece from some of her favourite kinds of flowers and leaves with the addition of an obligatory candle or two. 

We dined on a fusion of Chinese, Thai and Vietnamese food rounded off by a delicious selection of tropical fruits and mouth-watering sorbets.  

Here’s a beautiful photo of designer Nica Kim with our host Bonnie Rakhit posing with their favourite pieces from the Nica Trend Edit capsule collection.

If you’re excited about the sneak peeks on display, then you’ll also be pleased to know that you've not got too long to wait until you can snap up a piece for yourself, as the full collection will be available to buy at in September. 

Which of the pieces from the #MyNica dinner are you most excited about? Why not tweet us @nica_handbags as we’d love to hear!