We first met India Hicks when she came to speak at the Mint Museum last fall and asked her if she would come back to Charlotte when her line launched. We couldn’t be more thrilled to have hosted a tea for India last week at The English Room. Even though it was the worst weather ever, India was glamorous, lively and inspiring. We were awed to hear about her background, life on Harbour Island with her partner and five children and her new business. Her newly launched lifestyle brand is amazing. The fragrances, lotions, bags and scarves are sold only by direct sales by style ambassadors in home shows and on India’s website. One of our very own Peachy gals, Lizanne Shaver, was one of the first to sign up as an ambassador.
The incredibly accomplished India grew up in London and Oxfordshire. She is the daughter of Lady Pamela Mountbatten and David Nightingale Hicks, an interior designer of the 1960s and 1970s. She is a second cousin to the Prince of Wales, who is also her godfather, and she was a bridesmaid in Charles and Diana’s 1981 wedding. A former model, India has also hosted the Bravo interior design competition Top Design and renovated and developed several plantation-style guest houses and a hotel in the Caribbean with her partner, David Flint Wood. She also owns a Harbour Island boutique, The Sugar Mill.
India’s beauty, elegance and style are beyond compare and spiced up with that hilarious British humor. We were blown away at how down-to-earth she is and how incredibly passionate she is about her new line. She worked tirelessly to find the best for her line—just the right scent for her English Rose parfum, the most supple leather for the clutches and the perfect weave for the Scarab scarves.
India is building her company not only with an exquisite product line, but also with the premise of women empowering women. Her style ambassadors will be able to earn a living on their own time while sharing India’s amazing lifestyle brand.