It’s hard to believe it is the end of July already, which means only on more month of summer! The months have flown by, but the summer has been incredibly fruitful. The most exciting thing was we launched online and in-store with NORDSTROM!! Way back at my first tradeshow in Paris, two lovely ladies stopped by the Nubian Skin stand. They seemed interested in the brand, so I started going on, and on, and on about it. Finally I stopped myself, and apologised for my monologue. I asked them where they were from as they sounded American. Their response was, “we’ve been watching your brand, and we’ve been looking forward to meeting you. We’re from Nordstrom.” The penny dropped, as did my stomach. I knew this was pretty significant. Six months later, and now we’re in one of the best department stores in the US. I am so incredibly grateful and very, very excited. It’s amazing when you meet buyers who are focused on serving their customers. I owe so much to all the people who shouted about the brand and put it on the map by spreading the word. Thank you!
Another highlight from this month was seeing the cast of An African City in our lingerie. These girls look unbelievable! That’s what Nubian Skin is all about to me – celebrating the beauty of our skin and feeling comfortable in it. I can’t wait for season two to begin!
The rest of the summer is going to be eventful. I head off to New York this weekend for the New York Curve tradeshow. I’m looking forward to soaking up the city while I’m there, and meeting lots of buyers, old and new.
Lots of love till next time. xx