Some time ago I fell in love, with a man and the small tropical island he lived on. We bought a house, made a home and had four children. But like a little band of traveling gypsies we come and go from that island, exploring the world,
where I hunt down a limited edition designer bikini, the perfect pair of sandals, a child's toy or a witty souvenir of your Bahamas vacation. Alongside my own creations for Crabtree & Evelyn, and the Fine Jewelry series I have designed, this site offers carefully curated collections, that I find on my trips to those far flung corners of the world, or sometimes something from just around the corner.
My father was famed interior decorator David Hicks, and my mother is Pamela Hicks, daughter to the Earl and Countess Mountbatten of Burma.
My grandfather was the last Viceroy of India, and gave the country their independence, hence my name.
The Prince of Wales is my Godfather. A wonderful one. But as a tom boy it was hard to forgive being asked to wear that frilly dress as a bridesmaid at his wedding to Lady Diana.
Following school I backpacked around the world for a year. I returned to London, took a foundation course in art, before moving to Boston, to take a degree in photography, graduating unexpectedly with honors.
W magazine featured me in an issue of 'New Beauties', which Ralph Lauren saw and subsequently booked me for my first modeling job. A career on the other side of the camera was born.
I now live on a small island in the Bahamas, with David Flint Wood and our five children: Felix, Amory, Conrad, Domino, and Wesley, our fostered Bahamian son.
I have published two books 'Island Life' and 'Island Beauty'. Part of the proceeds from these books have been donated to a small non-profit community school in The Bahamas.
We also built and restored 4 houses and a hotel along the way.
At the beginning of 2006 I became a Creative Partner to Crabtree and Evelyn. We launched two collections of bath and beauty products 'Island Living' and 'Island Night'. In 2008 I hosted Bravo's reality series Top Design. A weird and wonderful experience.
I now design collections of bedding and fine jewelry which is sold on www.indiahicks.com
I am a passionate horse rider. I also scuba dive, bungee jump, parachute and hand glide, snow ski, water ski, and wakeboard. I have climbed into the Grand Canyon, run three 26.2 mile marathon's and have completed 4 100 mile bike rides in aid of charity.