We had the good fortune of connecting with Tigerlily Hill / Nik Stewart and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Tigerlily and Nik, what is the most important factor behind your success?
The management agency, Nothing But Net International, manages a diverse and small group of talented individuals in the fashion and entertainment industry. Under that umbrella, is the swimsuit/body line, Nothing But Net Body. The founders of both companies, Tigerlily Hill and Nik Stewart engage in perpetual conversations that highlight their out of the box thinking, a mantra on being transparent and ensuring that their passion for diversity and eco-friendly products are observed every step of the way. Although an agency and a swimsuit line are two different fields, both companies have an underlying theme of positive attitude and vision. This reflects the founders’ beliefs and underscore an intense and singular focus on what they’re trying to accomplish. The founders are not afraid to fail. The most important factor behind both brands success is that Tigerlily and Nik are focused on cementing a unique perspective. This in turn has contributed to building value, gaining exposure, continuous development, using their industry experience as mentorship, empowering other women to live in their truths, anticipating and addressing challenges before they occur.
Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
With Nothing But Net International (NBNI) the founders created this avenue to share their knowledge with their subjects. It began as a mentor and empowerment program Nik being a model and Tigerlily, a fashion entrepreneur. Their commitment is to have very close connections with each individual they represent as their mother agent, manager and diversity champion. The work they do is to scout, develop, and place new faces to mainstream model and theatrical agencies. NBNI is all about the equality, and long term career of their talent. The swim/body line, Nothing But Net Body (NBNB) speaks to a unique woman who lives her life exactly in her own way. She revels in her confidence, honesty and appeal. The line is an intentional standout with its transparent silhouettes, however it holds the environment as its highest priority; a message of responsibility. Since the inception Tigerlily and Nik being from the Cayman Islands have used their Caribbean background and their familial legacies to source fishnet and recycled fabric that satisfies their quest to create earth conscious products. It is also equally important that inclusivity and body positivity are at the core of every collection. Models of every size, color and shape are the company’s highlight. Female empowerment, eradicating body-shaming, and discrimination are their mantra.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
1) Breakfast at Poppy + Rose
2) Hike to the Hollywood Sign
3) Explore Franklin Village
4) Book Harmony Day Spa for the best foot massage
5) Lunch at Little Kingston Jamaican Cuisine for Jerk Chicken
6) Visit the California African American Museum
7) Virtual reality tour at Dreamscape LA
8) Martinis and dinner at Musso & Frank Grill
9) Night out at Delilah’s nightclub in WeHo
10) Melrose Trading Post for vintage clothes on Sunday
11) Picnic at the Hollywood Bowl
12) A secret vibe hike at Escondido Falls
13) Gaze at the stars at the Griffith Observatory
14) visit ROW DTLA
15) Catch a tentpole action feature at The Broad
16) Eat black truffles at the Santa Monica’s Farmers Market
17) Spend a couple hours at the Getty Center
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
Our mothers Willean Hill and Mary Dixon have made the strongest impact on our lives. Their support led us to being goal oriented, consistent and prepared to fully participate in all aspects of our businesses. Their ability to prioritise and lead by example have been extended to us. We love that they have a women in power mentality and it deserves the utmost recognition.
Instagram: @nothingbutnetinternational and @nothingbutnetbody
Other: @thenikstewart – IG @tigerlilyhill – IG
1st photo – Nik and Tigerlily wearing Nothing But Net Body (LC bikini) 2nd photo – Nik wearing Nothing But Net Body (Rum Point one piece) 3rd photo – Some of the talent signed to Nothing But Net International (Madison, and Brooklyn Michelle. Bottom row -Yasmine and Jazmine) *Photos by Zane Petty Media*