Ade's Diary - January 2016

Happy New Year!!! It's 2016, and it's the end of January, which is incredibly hard to believe.  December and January were hard, exhausting months as we dealt with an office and warehouse move and lots of operational changes, but I'm finally seeing the light at the end of the tunnel.  I'm definitely seeing the benefits of yoga, pilates and a consistent vitamin regime for keeping me going.  Most importantly, I'm so grateful to my amazing family and friends for helping me do the impossible.

My amazing cousins helping me set up the new office! My amazing cousins helping me set up the new office!

We ended the year with a great Christmas party which involved going to see Beverley Knight as the first black Grizabella in Cats.  You could hear a pin drop at the end of her rendition of "Memory" - absolutely stunning.

Beverley Knight in Cats (c)  Matt Crockett Beverley Knight in Cats (c) Matt Crockett

I owe all of our amazing fans and customers a big THANK YOU for voting for Nubian Skin for the UK Lingerie Awards favourite designer of the year!  We won, and I'm so grateful :-) We've got this pretty thing on display in the office now.

Nubian Skin - UK Lingerie Awards British Favourite Designer of the Year! Nubian Skin - UK Lingerie Awards British Favourite Designer of the Year!

I got to take a much needed break over Christmas, which I spent in Nigeria.  I like my Christmases hot...definitely prefer palm trees to pine trees ;).  Lots of sleep and too much food was just what I needed to hit the ground running in January.

Christmas in Nigeria :) :) :) Christmas in Nigeria :) :) :)

January has been a great month.  We launched our curve hosiery campaign, which I'm so proud of.  We now have beautiful curve hosiery in our four colours in size XL, 2XL and 3XL.  The tights have an amazing stretch and recovery capability, so it's amazing for both tall and curvier women.  It eliminates the need for additional panels, which is traditionally how plus size hosiery is made, so it offers more comfort and a better all round fit :).

Nubian Skin Curve Hosiery Nubian Skin Curve Hosiery

We just returned from the Salon International de la Lingerie in Paris, where we had a great response.  Probably greatly helped by our amazing model Priscilla.  It's always great to meet new buyers and share the Nubian Skin story with them.  It's also just wonderful to see so many other beautiful independent brands out there, who are on the same journey as we are.  I was super lucky and got a free pair of Yawn pyjamas as they'll be featuring me on their blog soon.  I can't get enough of how comfortable they are!

Me in my lovely Yawn pyjamas. Me in my lovely Yawn pyjamas.

So that's a wrap for January! We have two new stockists, one in the MIDDLE EAST for all our lovers out there.  You can check us out on NAMSHI.  Our hosiery (including our new curve range) is now stocked on Figleaves!!

Our gorgeous model, Priscilla at Salon International de la Lingerie Our gorgeous model, Priscilla at Salon International de la Lingerie

We've got lots in store for 2016, so we'll keep you posted.  Wishing all of you have a wonderful year ahead!

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