India Hicks, the island-dwelling British aristocrat who is a goddaughter of The Prince of Wales and 678th in line to the British throne, celebrated the launch of her latest venture at a swanky event in London. Hicks’ book, “India Hicks: Island Style,” which came out last month, was the cause of the party, which saw guests flock to the Ralph Lauren store on London’s Fulham Road to celebrate with the entrepreneurial socialite, mother and designer.
The coffee-table title celebrates Hicks’ idyllic lifestyle in the Bahamas, where she lives and works with her husband and five children, and in particular pays homage to the luxe bohemian style that the designer has become known for. Being the daughter of the late and great interior designer David Hicks means that India was somewhat born for the role she inhabits and has become a trailblazer for haute modern living. Amanda Brooks, who helped Hicks to host the party, noted of her pal that “in some ways she’s adhered to [her father’s style] and in some ways she’s totally rebelled against it — she has a much more bohemian style, it’s more loose, it’s less about symmetry and order.” Other celebrity friends at the event included Saffron Aldridge and Princess Marie-Chantal of Greece. “I think the book sort of demonstrates how you can live life in the chaos — I have five children, we have loads of pets — and I think our house is above all a home,” said Hicks of the motivation behind her writing.
The book debut comes just weeks after Hicks announced that she was launching her own standalone company, India Hicks London-Harbour Island. She is hoping to focus on a range of products, from bath and body items to jewellery, which will adhere to her aesthetic and island lifestyle and make this more accessible to others.