Designer, retailer and Hollywood royalty Jennifer Nicholson (daughter of Jack), who once headlined Los Angeles Fashion Week and showed her collections in New York and Paris, is returning to fashion after a nearly five-year hiatus. Opening Friday, Pearl Drop is her new boutique on Lincoln Boulevard in the up-and-coming retail area of Venice known as the Linc. Inside, she’s showcasing mostly California-based designers, plus pieces she’s designed herself.
The store: Pearl Drop, a play on Pearl, which was the name of Nicholson’s store in Santa Monica that closed in 2005.
The vibe: Boho goddess festival wear — just in time for Coachella, which is one of Nicholson’s favorite springtime excursions. “It’s an Instagram dream,” Nicholson says of the music festival, where she stays in the Safari Tents.
The interior: Eclectic and light-filled, with baroque-looking, “underwater mermaid grotto” – inspired antiques culled from Nicholson’s Malibu beach house (a glass side table with pink seahorses for a base, and a glass pirate ship chandelier, for example), mixed with rustic wood and mystic crystals.