Facon Magazine Luxe Profile - Helen Nicola, Director of Carla Swimwear

For nearly six decades Carla Swimwear has remained an institution for lovers of the sun in Newcastle. So if anyone knows swimwear, it’s Helen Nicola. She’s lived and breathed it since she was a girl and took over the helm of her family’s four stores from her mother in 2003. Today, as we chat to her in her Mediterranean-inspired home she shares with her husband, Leo, and daughters, Anastasia, Sophia and Christina, she speaks to us about her latest venture, Aegeanblue, and the inspiration behind her new collection.