Text, Vivian Kelly
Video Generously Provided by LaForce & Stevens Public Relations
I’ve always admired India Hicks’ elegant easy breezy appearance and manner, probably a result of her diverse life experience ranging from roughing it, backpacking around the world, to the polar extreme – serving as Princess Diana’s bridesmaid. I met her years ago, at a Michael Kors casting and she was just as she appears in public, down to earth and refined – someone you want to get to know better.
Speaking of royalty, India is from a family of design royalty. Her Father was the late David Hicks, whose work The New York Times* characterized as “relentlessly organized, color-clashing home interiors were the acme of jet-set chic in the 1960′s”.
She’s not just an annoying “the daughter of famous person X; India is down to earth a a working royal. India has some notable projects to her name, such as the hotel in the Bahamas she restored.
These images are from a wonderful site [Life of Style] I found late last night, which I’m now following.
*FUN POLL: Play Interior Designer with me – which version of this glorious Round Hill home do YOU prefer?
A well-known example of her work is the re-design of Babe and William Paley’s former Jamaican residence. Yes, it WAS beautiful when Babe was in charge of the decor in 1959, but India has updated it and softened the decor.
In the video below, India talks about her design aesthetic.
After watching this, are you thinking, “Wow, her home is beautiful, but how am I ever getting some of that for my home?”
Answer: Until today, it was tough to do unless you
made the trip to the Sugar Mill Trading Company, India’s cultishly revered boutique on remote Harbour Island in The Bahamas. in other words, it was a super-insider thing.
Not any more!
As of today Friday, January 27th at 9:00 AM PT / Noon ET, India shares hand-picked global goods with MyHabit.com members through an exclusive curated sale featuring carefully selected styles for him, her and the home at up to 60% off .
Some of the island-inspired items for sale include: a silver seashell pendant, tie-waste tunic and beaded sandals, as well as luxury linens, throw pillows, trays and more from brands such as Thomas Paul and French Laundry.
* For more on the Jamaican Get-away, visit lifeofstyle-lifestyle.blogspot.com
It’s Friday, shop till you drop!