I started off the month in Tuscany, so September started off as a dream. I was quickly hit with reality once back in London. As any working parent knows, back to school can be intense, and we were starting at a completely new school with a new routine! Luckily, the settling in period went well, and we’re just adjusting to a new normal. Being a working parent is intense, and I am so grateful for family, part-time care and after school activities that mean I can focus on work and my son feels secure and cared for.
Ade in Tuscany
I thought September would be a gentle start, but it’s been anything but. Nubian Skin was in the news on ITV as I spoke about our collaboration with the Royal Marsden to create the UK’s first breast cancer softies in inclusive tones, it’s almost been a year since they launched, and we’re currently working on making them more widely available via the NHS. I also had a Podcast interview at Spotify with one of my faves, Tobi Asare for the Omniwomen All Change Podcast.
Ade Recording for the Omniwomen All Change Podcast
The team and I recorded our first pieces of content in our new studio, and it was for a brand new production launch – BOOB TAPE!!!!! I’m sure excited about this launch because we’ve had people ask for it for years, and it’s finally here. Looking ahead to the holiday season, it’s just perfect for all those tricky necklines or low back/cut dresses.
We also launched our warehouse sale as *drum roll please* we’re moving a lot of inventory to the US to better serve our state-side customers, so that means cleaning our stock. The sale will run for another week or so, so definitely get your hands on some amazing pieces at incredible prices.
I got to see the Victoria and Albert Museum’s new exhibition about Coco Chanel courtesy of Harper’s Bazaar. It was a private viewing, and I met some very inspiring women. I love seeing women in their 60s and 70s who are still trail-blazing and have built legacies with their careers.
Coco Chanel Exhibition - Victoria and Albert Museum
It’s been a fun, hectic and sometimes traumatic month (think flooding, supplier going under, damp issues, etc.). Sometimes life just really comes at you fast, so I’m very happy for a great support system, and the fact that I feel really optimistic about Nubian Skin and our goal and mission.
Summer is definitely over, and I’m looking forward to an amazing Autumn. Nubian Skin turns 9 in October, and I am looking forward to an amazing pop up we have planned - The Beat Goes On: A conversation between art and fashion. It will be our biggest pop up yet, in the heart of London. Come join us for a four day celebration in London Piccadilly!