Costume Jewelry Collection by Nicole Romano References the Past

Photo Courtesy of Nicole Romano
We’ve seen a huge spike in luxury costume jewelry this season (pun intended) and Nicole Romano follows suit in a fashion that is classic of her line— edgy and hip, yet tasteful. Her jewelry line is already popular among the stars— you’ve probably seen Romano’s collections on Hollywood’s elite, as well as in mainstream media. With the release of her new line for Resort 2013, Romano is giving her loyal celebrity following and we common folk another reason to love her designs.

Though she’s a young designer, Romano’s resumé is impressive. The Rhode Island School of Design graduate put her skills to use at an internship for Nicole Miller, where she was encouraged to pursue her interest in accessory design, despite her apparel design diploma. Still in the early stages of her jewelry career, Romano was discovered by an individual who played a large role in setting fashion trends among women in throughout the from the late '90s to mid '00s: The Sex and the City stylist Patricia Field.
Romano’s work struck a chord with the stylist, who featured the designer’s bold looks and statement pieces frequently in both the series and the movies that appeared in 2008 and 2010. An obvious jumpstart to her career, Romano’s work went on to be featured in top fashion magazines like Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, and Vanity Fair, making it no wonder that the young designer was selected as a finalist for Fashion Group International’s Rising Star Award in accessory design last year.
The Nicole Romano Resort 2013 collection features pieces that encompass the brand’s look while also bringing a new edge in with the season. Braided chains and spikes contribute to a punky look, while the use of colorful glass stones brings an Aztec feel to the line. Other pieces, like the collection of cuffs, emphasize the use of rose gold complete with detailed texture and beading. In short, each of the pieces in Resort 2013 references a past era, bringing turn-of-the-century elegance into the 21st century.

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Nicolle Keogh

Nicolle graduated from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX in 2011 with degrees in Journalism and French. Originally from the East Coast, she is a recent San Diego transplant who is trying to take advantage of all that this sunny city has to offer. She was a contributor to her campus newspapers at SMU and was previously the Editor of San Diego-based start-up DailyCrowdsource....(Read More)

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