India Hicks leads a fabulous life. The daughter of famed interior designer David Nightingale Hicks and British aristocrat Lady Pamela Mountbatten grew up in London around a family that valued culture, art, and everything design-related. Fun fact: India was a bridesmaid in Princess Diana's wedding. Amazing, right?
At 17 years old, she became a model for Emilio Pucci in Italy and shortly thereafter moved to New York to model for Ralph Lauren, among other designers. But what really defines her is her life in the Bahamas with her five children and longtime partner.
India told us, "Obviously we have the royalty, heritage side of my family, we have my father and his geometrics and his great, extraordinary use of color, and then we have my island life, which is my life that I’ve done, and I’m not the daughter or goddaughter of anybody. In saying that, it would be ridiculous not to refer back to my father and his work if I was doing design in some way."
We were so excited to sit down with India to talk about her newly debuted fine-jewelry collections called Love Letters, Hicks on Hicks, and Island Life.