10 Reasons why I love handbags so much

10 Reasons why I love handbags so much

At heart, I'm a practical, take not s**t kind-a girl. I was very much a tom-boy growing up, but defiantly always had a girly side. I love that handbags are strong, yet feminine.....and here's a few other reasons why I love them. 
January 27, 2018 by NIKKI WILLIAMS
The Ultimate 2018 Festival Guide

The Ultimate 2018 Festival Guide

WITH the new year just beginning, we are all in search of new experiences, holiday designations and moment to make memories...we've put our list together of our must-do festival experiences for the global girl.

So grab your besties and hit the road to one of these top music events on throughout the year.

January 10, 2018 by NIKKI WILLIAMS
Wondering what to wear this Music Festival Season?

Wondering what to wear this Music Festival Season?

Festivals aren't 'really' about the amazing music — they're about the amazing style, celeb sightings, and accessories - everything from headbands to handbags! 

 

December 29, 2017 by NIKKI WILLIAMS
Gold Box Clutch with braided woven detail

Forget Diamonds, Handbags Are A Girl’s best friend....

One of the most important relationships in any woman’s life is that between her and her bag. Whether you actually own your dream bag or just day dream about owning it, the enduring love and partnership between you too is an unbreakable bond.

But unlike our desire for a bigger diamond, our bags have become smaller

December 18, 2017 by NIKKI WILLIAMS
What I do in bed - An Interview with Hawkins & Co

What I do in bed - An Interview with Hawkins & Co

Sleep is very important to me (especially having 3 children under 4), it’s something I prioritise – it’s actually at the top of my list, it comes before designing handbags and running a business. I truly believe that in business to be successful you need do things well – and you can’t do a good job if you’re not at your best. I take time to turn off my phone and switch off from emails each day. Not only is it important to get enough sleep, but in today’s world of Facebook, Instagram, snapchat, emails and iphones it’s even more important to switch-off at end of the day. Getting quality sleep is as important as getting enough, so you won’t find me sitting up in bed checking emails and my instagram likes. I’ve got my eyes shut tightly and I fall asleep dreaming of designs in my head –that’s where I do my best designing work!
October 16, 2017 by NIKKI WILLIAMS
The best holiday vacation bag

The Art of Choosing Travel Handbags

Are you about to embark on holiday or vacation? Going overseas? Is it a trip if a life-time or just a quick getaway?

It’s all so exciting until you’re faced with packing your suitcase the night before. What’s the climate? How many outfits do I need?  How are you going to mix and match your holiday wardrobe and fit it all in suitcase with a 20kg limit?

Here’s our quick guide on how to pack light and travel in style.

September 16, 2017 by nikki williams
Is Real leather is better than Vegan Leather

Vegan v Leather

So real leather v fake leather. Which is better? Welcome to the complex world of ethical fashion!

I was looking for inspiration a couple of nights ago when I came across a black tote bag on a popular fashion website. I clicked on the bag to take a closer look and up popped a warning. Yes WARNING!!!! The warning said “This bag is made from vegan leather and may contain chemicals that cause cancer”. What! Until I read that I was just like everyone else thinking that vegan leather, may be a “eco friendly” alternative.

September 11, 2017 by nikki williams
Do dreams come true?

Do dreams come true?

They say the key to success is to simply show up every day and do what needs to be done. But showing up is the easy part. It’s staying focused that’s the real challenge. 

Success is NOT simply a matter of luck. It’s obtainable by all of us. No you don’t have to be in the right place at the right time...
Why following your passion is bad advice!

Why following your passion is bad advice!

I’m a big believer in doing what you’re passionate about, or “following your passion”, but dropping everything to merely follow your dreams may not turn out to be your best move.

I don’t believe that passion is something existing naturally, waiting to be discovered. It takes hard work and planning to develop.

November 20, 2016 by nikki williams
The Story Behind the Marni Clutch

The Story Behind the Marni Clutch

This was the first clutch I ever designed. I made the very first one from some brown suede I had bought in Darwin, Northern Territory of all places. I used cardboard and glue to model the shape and the rest is now history….well a story I should say. It’s a truly unique design and is inspired by my love of suede (I’m really not sure why I like it so much but I do) and my love of braided leather.
November 08, 2016 by nikki williams