Women of Substance

Woman of Substance: Nicola Bathie.

By: Jen Shoop

I have been fascinated by interior decorator and jewelry designer Nicola Bathie ever since I first discovered her floral earrings similar to these on Julia of Gal Meets Glam and ordered them immediately. I love her collection of fanciful statement earrings as much as her taste in interiors and her aesthetics when it comes to personal style–all of which I follow avidly via Instagram.

Nicola was born in Johannesburg, South Africa, but has lived in the UK and US and traveled widely. After earning a major in interior design from Texas Christina University in 2013, Nicola worked as an interior designer before launching her eponymous jewelry line, which has since been picked up by major retailers, including Anthropologie (see her collection here). Her jewelry designs feature beads and materials from around the world and are largely inspired by her travels. (Currently on my Magpie lust list: these pearly star earrings — though I just bought a pair similar to these!) She is an elegant spirit with a knack for the whimsical and stylish — and you should just see how she dresses her adorable daughter (and a second daughter is on the way!).

Below, her responses to my Proust Questionnaire.

Your favorite qualities in a woman. 


Your main fault.

Panic and worry.

Your greatest strength.


Your idea of happiness.

A happy, healthy family.

Your idea of misery.

Being alone in turbulence.

Currently at the top of your shopping lust list.

A pair of Manolos or a pearl handbag (look for less with this).

Desert island beauty product. 

SPF 100.

Last thing you bought.

Matching sister smocked dresses.

I feel most empowered wearing…

A pretty floral dress and a blow out.

Favorite Magpie post.

This is an impossible decision. I love the variation of content flow!

Nicola-Inspired Fashion Finds.

+Gul Hurgel daisy print jumpsuit.

+Schumacher bench.

+Proper Peony boudoir pillow.

+Prada wicker bag.

+Zimmermann swimsuit.

+LoveShackFancy linen dress (on sale!)

+Native Shoes floral water shoes for girls.

+Alexis shorts (on sale!)

+Shrimps pearl bag.

+Daisy sunglasses for little girls — mini owns these!

+BABO mineral sunscreen.

+Tabitha Simmons x Johanna Ortiz floral mules (on super sale!)

+Badger Basket baby bassinet.

+Janie and Jack crib shoes.

+Bobbi Brown lipstick.

+La Double J maxi dress (on sale!)

+Pink bistro coupes.

P.S. More women of substance here.

P.P.S. I think Nicola would like my chintz feature and a lot of the chic finds here.

P.P.P.S. Random things that make me happy and what to read this summer.

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3 thoughts on “Woman of Substance: Nicola Bathie.

  1. I love Nicola’s aesthetic, and her earrings are GORGE. I believe you introduced me to them originally! Love.

    I snagged that Bobbi Brown x Ulla Johnson lipstick when you posted it a while back and I love it! It’s the perfect hint of color for the summer. 🙂 xx

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