It’s no secret that both Bev and I love a bit of luxury, so when we came across talented Sydney bag designer Nikki Williams, we just HAD to know more.
A country gal from Sofala NSW, Nikki bought her dreams of designing fine leather bags to reality last year and has hit the market with BANG. Her covetable designs certainly grabbed our attention and we quickly fell in love with everything Nikki. Plus, this sassy lass also let us in on an amazing secret… that your new work bag could be a TAX DEDUCTION (More on that juicy bit here: News.com).
So Nic to Nikki, I chatted with this fabulous mum-of-three about leather fabulousity…
TST: What inspired you to start making your own luxury handbags?
I grew up on a farm (near the tiny town of Sofala NSW) and spent much of my childhood riding horses – I fell in love with the leather saddles, bridles and boots. But it was working in London along side designers like Anya Hindmarch, Stella McCartney and Victoria Beckham that inspired inspired my love of luxury handbags! I also had a desire to produce the highest quality handbags I could, without charging like the international high-end designer labels. Our Hampton Tote ($299) could cost around $800 in a traditional designer stores. I wanted our customers to enjoy having a beautifully hand-crafted bag made from the best leather I can source.
TST: Who is the Nikki Williams girl?
She is intelligent, stylish and savvy. She likes quality accessories that will last more than just one season. Our fold-over clutches are a great example of how you can pair it with a casual outfit during the day or add a pair of heels and bright lip to be evening-ready.
The Nikki Williams Caviette fold-over clutch in pony/gold $149.
TST: What’s your favourite design?
My favourite design is a new suede clutch that’s about to hit our website any day now. It was the first clutch I ever designed and I have been working with a team over in New York on it for almost a year now. It’s like my baby. I designed it over three years ago and loved it so much I thought I’m going to have to do this for a living. It’s been amazing to get so much love and support from my social media followers – it’s by far the my most popular bag on Instagram!
Nic is DYING over this suede clutch…already on the waiting list!
TST: What’s your most popular piece?
The Hampton Tote in Black is our most popular bag at the moment. It’s very versatile as it can be used for work or on the weekend. Its high quality leather means you can use it everyday, in fact the more you use the Hampton Tote the more beautiful it will become. It’s timeless, elegant and dresses up any outfit without taking over.
TST: What is your go-to work day outfit?
My day is very busy and I could be doing anything from hunting for new leather in a warehouse to meeting with a photographer or stylist. I’m a huge fan of denim at the moment and I’m not afraid of the double-denim look either. I can usually be found at my desk in jeans and a white T-shirt, but if I have to head out to a meeting I throw on a Balmain blazer and a Hampton Tote and I’m good to go.
TST: What do you always have in your handbag?
I don’t go anywhere without my Moleskin notebook. I jot down all my design ideas, to-do lists and scribbles. It’s like my brain on a page. I’d be lost without it…
TST: Your must-haves?
I must have love, passion and honesty in everything I do. I can live without the rest.
BUT…if I had to choose something it would be a pair of leopard print heels. You can achieve anything in a pair of those.
TST: Who are your style icons?
Kate Moss. I had the amazing pleasure of meeting, working and socialising with her. She’s such a classic beauty with plenty of edge. And Jane Birkin – she wears denim like no other.
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