Tuesday, 31 July 2012

✭✭Beam me up Nixie✭✭

Prepare for lift off! Nixie is heading for the stars...Spring Summer 2013 is all about modern fabrics and clean lines wrapped up in a cute sci-fi inspired collection.

From left: Major Tom Dress, Lady Stardust Dress, Diamond Waistcoat, Ziggy Top and Ashes Trousers in colour way 1: space-suit grey, nova pink and celestial turquoise. 

Are you ready for Nixie to beam you up?

Time Top, Diamond Waistcoat and Rebel Skirt in colour way 2: muted mink, baby pink and caterpillar green.

Our books for wholesale orders are open now and the collection is showing at Playtime Tokyo in August.
Please contact our Japanese distributor for further details: Tomo Nitta 
Nixie Boutique

Thursday, 26 July 2012

★★★Vintage Nixie★★★

We have been getting all nostalgic about our past collections and wanted to share a few images of 'vintage' Nixie....which your favorite piece?

Nixie Clothing Triangle dress from SS11: Panels of silk taken from heritage scarves make this dress special.

Reversible waist coat: Each one of these beauties is a one off, made entirely from heritage silk taken from our archive. 

Created from re-purposed wool these cosy jumpers each have a unique applique patch of heritage silk.

Nixie Vintage silk Harem pants: Luxurious and comfy, these pants are made from panels of sumptuous heritage silk.

A pocket detail from our Harem pants.

These fun and frilly leg warmers are made from re-purposed wool and heritage cotton lace.

Nixie Autumn Winter '08: The Nixie Boho Dress is created from re-purposed wool and heritage silk taken from vintage scarves.

The Nixie Summer Poncho created from vintage cotton fabrics is a cute way to keep warm on a chilly summer evening.

The Nixie Butterfly Dress is one of our classics, re-purposed wool and delicate 'wings' of vintage silk. Angelic.
We hope you enjoy this trip down memory lane with us, remember you can grab your own unique piece of Nixie Clothing; our sale is on NOW on-line and at our quirky boutique at 92a Chatsworth Road E5 0LS


Friday, 20 July 2012

★☆Close up on summer Prints☆★

We hear that summer is officially starting on Monday, so maybe we can get those light summer togs out of the wardrobe, dust off our sandals and enjoy the warmth. ☼☀☼
With the Nixie Clothing summer sale still going on both on-line and at our boutique, now is the perfect time to pick up a unique and effortlessly cool summer piece from our Spring Summer '12 collection for your little sun worshipper.
What we love the most about this collection is the beauty and rarity of the prints. 
Each piece is uniquely crafted from heritage scarves so no two pieces have the same pattern...we know each piece by heart and can stare for hours at the wonderful prints.
Detail of Royal Paisley Silk Ruffle Top available here from our ONLINE SHOP 
Shepherdess Ruffle Top
Detail of print on the blouse.
We love the partridges on the back panel of this delicate silk Ruffle Top
Neck detail on the Nixie 'WoodStock' Bauhaus Dress available here from our ONLINE SHOP
Detail of one of our petal tops, find your own unique one at our ONLINE SHOP
Come and visit us at our boutique at 92a Chatsworth Road Hackney E5 0LS or find us online.
Here comes the sun ☀

Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Nixie in the sky with diamonds...

We had a blast designing for the Spring Summer 2013 season. We moved in a new direction with the brand because we wanted to make a collection that was accessible, fun to wear, easy to care for & inspiring to the imaginings of fertile young minds.
The accessories range, created using supple kid leather in a galaxy of mouthwatering shades, have a graphic triangle and star motif.
Nixie Clothing Triangle head band made with the softest kid leather.

Nixie Clothing Triangle & Star Hairbands, pretty elastic hairbands finished with soft kid stars and triangles.
Nixie Triangle & Star Hair Clips trimmed with our graphic leather shapes.
Nixie Clothing Triangle & Star Wrist bands, made with glove soft leather & finished with vintage buttons.

Our books are now open for wholesale orders & we can't wait to see the collection in stores from February/March 2013...


Friday, 13 July 2012

Nixie Boho Coat

Earlier this summer we were thrilled that Babiekins Magazine featured the Nixie Boho Coat on the front cover of their 9th. issue.
The coat is from one of our past collections BUT we do have two in an age 4 on sale in our boutique... 
Lots of people have enquired about the coat as it's not on sale in our on-line store...but do pop into our boutique if you are in London for a chance to pick one up in our SUMMER SALE. 
Nixie Window display featuring pieces form different Nixie collections. From left to right:  Belle dress, Harem pant, Belle Dress & Kyoto Dress to centre.
At Nixie we don't seek to follow the mainstream trends, but to anticipate them, what you find in our store cannot be found elsewhere.
All our products are ethically produced using only sustainable, luxury vintage & heritage textiles. Come and pay us a visit to find your own unique Nixie creation. 
Nixie Ruffle Tops: Each one is as unique as a snowflake, made from luxury, heritage silk scarves.

Or visit our ON-LINE STORE where you can sign up to our mailing list to get all the latest news from Nixieland.

Tuesday, 10 July 2012

Your skin loves silk, so love it back!

At Nixie we take a lot of pride & care in the fabrics & textiles we use to create our garments. Our past collections have been made of heritage silk reclaimed from silk scarves as well as vintage knitted & woven wools & cottons. 
We often have customers asking about how best to care for their garments so we thought we'd post some tips and advice!
As our current Spring Summer 2012 collection is now in our summer sale we thought we'd first post some tips about how to care for your unique Nixie Clothing silk dress or blouse.

Caring for Silk

Our Nixie Bauhaus Dresses are all individuals, created from hand selected panels of luxury 100% silk taken from heritage scarves. 
Silk is a fairly delicate fabric and should be handled with care. However, it is fairly easy to clean. It has a naturally tendency to release dirt quickly and does not require dry cleaning to keep its quality.

Washing Silk garments

  1. Silk items can be hand washed using cold water but we tend to wash our garments in a cold or max. 30 degree short cycle in the machine such as 'hand wash' or 'delicates'. Do not spin the garment in a fast spin cycle.
  2. Use very mild detergent to help preserve the garment’s natural oils. (You can make your own inexpensive, chemical-free powder laundry soap by combining 1 cup of soap flakes, 1/2 cup washing soda and 1/2 cup borax in a covered container. Use 1 tbsp. of the powder per load of laundry).
  3. Make sure all the soap residue has been removed, if it's still a bit soapy give it another rinse.
  4. Tip: Add a drop of hair conditioner to the rinse water to keep the silk soft and flexible.

  5. Press the water out of the fabric by rolling it in a towel. Do not twist or wring, as this may damage the fabric.
  6. Hang the wet garment and allow it to air dry completely.
  7. Do not hang silk garments in the sun to dry.
  8. Iron if absolutely necessary. Use a cool iron with a press cloth between the iron and the fabric.

Additional tips and advice

  • Dry cleaning should be avoided as it may shrink certain types of silk.
  • Use lemon juice or vinegar to spot clean, but test an inconspicuous area first to test for colorfastness.
  • Be gentle – it’s the agitation from washing that causes this material to shrink. 
  • To keep silk from yellowing, add ½ cup of vinegar to the rinse water.
  • Since silk is a natural fiber, do not use bleach as it will damage the fibers.
  • Be careful not to let hairspray and perfume get on silk as the alcohol will damage the fabric.
  • If you have hard water, you may want to add a tablespoon of borax to the water prior to washing.
We hope these tips will be helpful to you all, silk is a beautiful, natural fabric and we love to work with it. Some of the heritage scarves used to create our collections are 50 or 60 years old! The fabrics still have years and years of wear in them and we know that by being well loved and cared for your special Nixie piece will stand the test of time and be passed down through your family for lots of little girls to enjoy....
Our Petal Tops are all unique, find your special favourite.

Thursday, 5 July 2012

Call for an Intern...

We are looking for an intern to begin working with Nixie Clothing from early August. The position is unpaid, however school credit and/or letters of recommendation may be applicable. You will be invited into a creative environment where the learning is yours for the taking. The commitment would be full time, working a five day week which may vary depending on workload. Scheduling can be flexible, applicants must be punctual and reliable, no questions.

Applicants with experience or interest in Fashion PR & marketing are preferred. Our PR intern will gain valuable experience in the commercial use of social media & develop & maintain our key press, prospect and buyer databases. Our intern will also assist in identifying key retail and wholesale opportunities, assist in creating & developing our newsletter & blog posts as well as in the management of our marketing & social media platforms. Applicants should have an academic or commercial background in fashion PR, possess excellent written and spoken English language skills and have demonstrable experience of generating research from primary resources as well as a passion for social media. Knowledge of Adobe CS6 & a working knowledge of copyright and IP issues are an advantage.

You will very much be at the center of our PR operations. We are looking for someone who is available for a minimum of 1 month, with evaluation for further opportunity taking place at the end of that period.

If you feel you would be the right fit, please email your resume and cover letter to Rose (rose@nixieclothing.com) by July 23rd. We can only accept candidates who can be based in London for the internship term. With your application, please include one image that you would like us to see. It can be of anything. Applicants should be prepared for a Skype interview and a visit to our boutique if possible, located in Hackney, London E5 0LS. 

NOTE: If you have e-mailed us your information or inquired about internships recently, please resubmit based on the requirements above, thank you!

We can't wait to hear from you...with love from Rose & Nicole.

Nixie Summer Sale & EXCLUSIVE subscriber offers...

Our sale is not the only chance to snap up a bargain with Nixie: please subscribe to our mailing list to gain privileged access to exclusive private sales, subscriber only discount codes and all the latest updates and news from Nixieland!
You need only click HERE and enter your name and email address to gain access to these exclusive offers as and when we run them.

Meanwhile the Nixie Summer SALE is on! With discounts of up to 50% we are offering some really juicy bargains on our Spring Summer '12 heritage silk and vintage cotton collections.
Come and visit us at our boutique in Hackney (92a Chatsworth Rd, E5 0LS) or shop on-line (find link HERE).

Tribe Nixie wishes everyone a wonderful & stylish summer...

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