Saturday, May 29, 2010

Summer Love

We love Summer in New York. The smell of the barbecues, the ice cream trucks, hot boys in cute t-shirts, sexy girls in summer dresses, flirting in parks, block parties, and of course my famous sangria. Tonight we are kicking of the summer with a little visit to Luna Park (Coney Island) and then stroll to Brooklyn Bowl to see our friends Midnight Magic bring the funk and roll. (Tiffany the singer brings the sexy to the mic)

Rica's summer kicks off now!!


Nothing like a block party!
Sweat it out!

Kids cooling off!

Summer kissin and lovin. 

and of course your Rica suit. ;)

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Obsession of the day: Helmut Newton

I've always adored Helmut Newton's photos and brilliant eye.  I just recently realized how influential he has been in my creative process and how his sexual images inspired Rica. Here are a few of Helmut Newton's photos we here at Rica find simply wonderful. Take a second to enjoy the beauty.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Just a few images that inspired us this season...

Robert Mapplethorpe

Robert Mapplethorpe and Patti Smith (Patti looks so sexy in this photo. She has been my inspiration for many years )

My favorite photos of my favorite ladies who inspired this season. 

The lovely Pam Grier


Gia With Janice Dickenson

My Lovely and Talented Nomi

Oh Ms. Sofia Loren 

And of course..

She's looking for her Rica Suit.

Thank you Christian Calabro for having great eye for 
such lovely photos like this one. Rica!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Intern Needed!!


                      Rica Swim Looking For a Summer Intern. 

Rica Swim is a high end luxury brand that caters to the fashion-forward woman, all the while making her feel like the beach is her own personal runway. Rica has great opportunities coming our way for the 2011 season and we would love you to join our team! 

Looking for someone who can multi task and has a great eye and hand for fabric and trims. 

Daily responsibilities will be the following:

- Sourcing fabric and trims
- Archiving samples and material swatches 
- Contacting factories and mills
- Attending Fabric and trim meetings
- Knowledge of illustrator and photoshop
- Day to day operating responsibilities

Please contact us at

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Thanks goes to Rani Cheema!!!!

Rica wants to send out a heartfelt thank you to Rani Cheema for her hard work in creating our beautiful new logo!! We just wanted to shout her out and tell her how amazing she is!! This one is for you!