Breaking Dawn-Star Nikki Reed (24) beherrscht die Kunst der Mode ziemlich gut und ist so gut wie auf jedem Red Carpet eine Augenweide.
Von eleganten Roben bis hin zu bequemen Casual-Looks und sexy Cut-Outs lässt die talentierte Schauspielerin nur selten einen Trend aus und schafft es dabei stets authentisch und keineswegs verkleidet rüberzukommen. Jetzt jedoch hat die hübsche Brünette eine ganz neue Richtung fernab der Schauspielerei eingeschlagen und designte exklusiv für den Online-Shop Glamhouse.com ihre eigene Schmucklinie. Dabei findet man auf der besagten Website jedoch nicht nur die designten Teile von Nikki, auch der Schmuck von Kim Kardashian (31) für das Label Belle Noel und die Marke House of Harlow 1960 von Nicole Richie (30) sind dort vertreten. Beim Design ihrer ersten eigenen Schmuckkollektion hat sich Nikki von den liebsten Menschen in ihrem Leben inspirieren lassen und so hat jedes einzelne Stück eine unterschiedliche Bedeutung.
Auch wir sind gespannt auf die ersten hübschen Stücke aus Nikkis Kollektion die in diesem Herbst Online erscheint. Das Herzstück sind übrigens Ohrringe in der Form eines Efeublattes mit Rosen-Applikationen.
Los Angeles - Nikki Reed hat eine eigene Schmucklinie aus dem Hause 'Mattlin Era' kreiert. Die Schauspielerin - bekannt durch ihre Rolle als Vampirmädchen Rosalie Cullen in der 'Twilight'-Reihe - hat dabei vor allem ein Anliegen: Die Stücke müssen erschwinglich sein - besonders für ihre Fans.
Am Rande der Veröffentlichung ihrer Kollektion in einem 'Fred Segal'-Store in Los Angeles sagte sie exklusiv gegenüber 'BANG Showbiz': "Ich entschied mich, mit Metall zu arbeiten, denn ich möchte, dass die Linie für meine Fans erhältlich ist.
Alles soll einen antiken Charme haben, aber die Leute sollen es sich auch leisten können. Besonders, da meine Fans jung sind." Enttäuschungen möchte die 24-Jährige damit vermeiden. Unbezahlbaren Schmuck, den man an seinen Vorbildern gesehen hat, gebe es schon genug. Reed erklärt: "Ich finde es lächerlich, wenn man Berühmtheiten mit schönen Stücken sieht, die man sich auch gerne kaufen möchte und dann herausfindet, dass diese 10.000 Dollar kosten und man niemals in der Lage sein wird, sich das zu leisten. Ich sehe dauernd solche Stücke und denke, die kann ich mir niemals leisten. Ich wollte, dass die Fans nun diese hier sehen und sie kaufen. Weihnachten steht vor der Tür und es gibt hier Schmuck bereits für 14 bis 20 Dollar."
DenimBlog Exclusive: Interview with Nikki Reed for 7 For All Mankind
As you know, the gorgeous Nikki Reed and 7 For All Mankind have collaborated together on a jewellery collection. We announced this a couple of days ago and you can shop the collection online at their website here. In light of the collaboration, I got the chance to interview Nikki about the collection to see how it came around, what her favourite pieces are, what she could see Rosalie wearing and more. Nikki’s really sweet and I am grateful to her for taking time out of her busy schedule to do this interview for DenimBlog!
DB: Hi Nikki, thanks for doing this interview with us here at DenimBlog! We are big fans of 7 For All Mankind, what inspired you to want to collaborate with them?
Nikki: Thank you! This collaboration came about in a really organic way. I hosted an event with 7FAM for the Step Up Women’s Network and someone who worked at 7 approached me about a piece I was wearing from my first jewelry collection (Mattlin Era). They expressed interest in me after hearing the story behind my collection, and before I knew it we were talking about working together! It has been such a wonderful experience. I have always been such a fan of theirs!
DB: How come you chose to do a jewellery line instead of denim? Nikki: My great grandmother was a jewelry designer. Ever since I was a kid, it was always something that I was interested in. I am also a huge fan of fashion, so I am definitely not against the idea of expanding and exploring other areas!
DB: What is your favourite piece you have designed from the collaboration? Nikki: At the moment I am really loving the Starry Knight necklace. I designed this piece because I wanted something to go with the denim shirts I wear on stage when Paul and I sing. So there is a special meaning behind it.
DB: Since we are a denim blog, what is your favourite 7 For All Mankind jean? Nikki: I love the skinny distressed jeans!
DB: And just for fun, what jewellery piece could you see Rosalie wearing? Nikki: Rosalie is very bold, so I feel like she would wear the Starry Knight necklace and earrings. Her strength is reflected in her style and those pieces feel very strong to me.
Nikki Reed in 7 For All Mankind at the 7 For All Mankind Dallas Jewelry Launch
by christy.pastore on May 15, 2013 - 1:06pm
Nikki Reed attended an event in Dallas for the launch of her jewelry line, that she teamed with clothing brand 7 For All Mankind wearing this bold mixed separates ensemble from the brand. Her look consisted of a distressed denim, button-down shirt paired with slick black, four pocket shorts.
She styled her ensemble with leather booties, stacked bangles and a spiked necklace.
A tousled up-do and glossy pout added the final touches.
You can find Nikki's top at Boutique To You for $196.00 or Shopbop for 198.00. You can find her shorts at Shopbop for $178.00.
Nikki Reed im Interwiev mit " Culturemap Dallas " Twilight star Nikki Reed on her new jewelry line and vegan-friendly Hibiscus
By Stephanie Quadri 5.24.13 | 11:19 am
Pretty young Twilight star Nikki Reed (a.k.a. Rosalie Hale) isn't counting on the vampire saga to define her career path. The 25-year-old, award-winning actress and screenwriter has design in her blood — her great grandmother was a jewelry designer — and she launched Mattlin Era jewels last fall.
She jumped on the opportunity to collaborate with 7 For All Mankind to create a five-piece capsule collection based on the idea of love and connectivity. During a VIP event at the denim line's NorthPark store last week, Reed chatted with fashionable fans eager to snap iPhone photos with the bubbly brunette.
We stole her away for a bit to learn more about her line. In the process, we discovered a surprising bit about a popular Dallas restaurant.
Culture Map: Is this your first visit to Dallas? Nikki Reed: No, but unfortunately every time I stop in Dallas, I'm working. Last night I went to a really great restaurant, Hibiscus. It was vegan-friendly, which is awesome for me. I haven't had any extended period of time to explore the city.
CM: How did the collaboration with 7 For All Mankind come about? NR: It was very organic; it was not planned at all. I was co-hosting a dinner with them for the Step-Up Women's Network. Someone from 7FAM approached me about one of the pieces I had on from my previous collection, which I designed for my mother.
I design everything myself, which is rare for someone in entertainment, and they liked my enthusiasm. I did all of my own sketches, and someone helped me draw it to scale for the manufacturer to make the molds. It's been a wonderful experience.
CM: Do you have a favorite piece, and does it reflect your personal style? NR: Right now I like the Starry Knight necklace. I don't have anything else like this in my own jewelry closet. Because I'm doing a lot of music with my husband [musician Paul McDonald] — it's kind of folky/country — we wear a lot of denim together, and I didn't have any necklaces to wear with a buttoned-up denim shirt [which the star was sporting at the event]. So I came up with this design to layer underneath the collar. It felt unique yet subtle.
CM: You've been busy. What's next? NR: I'm going back home [Los Angeles] to start shooting a film in just a few days — Murder of a Cat. Sami Raimi is producing. It's with Greg Kinnear, Blythe Danner and Fran Kranz — who is the funniest guy on the planet.
I get in at 2 am and go straight to rehearsals. I produced a movie, Snap, that went to SXSW this year, and my husband and I sang at the festival. So I'm doing a lot of writing and writing music while I continue to design jewelry.
Hopefully other forms of design and expression will come in the future. I would also love to direct someday, so we'll see.
Last week I had the pleasure of attending the Grand Opening of the 7 for all Mankind store at The Mall at Millenia with their special event featuring the new jewelry line by actress/singer/designer Nikki Reed. The store, as you can imagine, was perfect in every way. The clothes were bright, fresh, and crisply folded and presented. It was like every item in the store was eager to show off for the grand opening. The drinks were fancy and the tunes were tight; pretty amazing shopping experience.
As if the night wasn’t already fabulous, I actually had the opportunity to speak with Nikki Reed about her new jewelry line. Admittedly, this was the first time I actually spoke with a celebrity (I’m pretty sure waving and yelling at a club, while being ignored doesn’t count). I went prepared with a few questions in my head just in case this opportunity arose. What happened when I actually started talking? All the questions went out the window. As I was getting to know her I realized all those questions were wrong. I came up with them for someone that I didn’t know but at that moment I knew her. Oddly enough, we spent the first few minutes discussing my life. I have no idea why. It was a case of reverse interview and she was asking me questions about my blog, my life, my marriage (I learned about hers too!). It soon felt like I was catching up with an old friend. But then I finally took control of the interview and moved the conversation along to more important matters – the jewelry, of course!
When I asked Nikki about the jewelry the first thing she said was that each piece had a story or special meaning. She had me at “story”. My favorite story was for the Humility Necklace, which she lovingly referred to as “my brother’s necklace” because it is based on their shared concern that bees are becoming an endangered species and their interest in bee farming to help prevent this. In essence, without bees around, there will be a serious problem with mankind surviving (read more about it here). This necklace is a tribute to celebrate and remind them of this bond. Could you ask for a more meaningful piece of jewelry?? I took home one of her other amazing pieces that I can’t wait to share with you. Check back on Thursday to see how I styled her jewelry and the story behind my piece.
What I’m rockin’: Blazer- Mango Blouse- Target Skinny Jeans- American Eagle Pumps- BCBG Necklace- Target Clutch- Target Ring- Kate Lyn Boutique in Winter Garden
Nikki Reed im Interwiev mit dem " Styleline " Magazin - Interwiev in englisch StyleLine Web Exclusive! A Moment With… Nikki Reed
By Karen Buscemi Portraits by Christian O’Grady
Nikki Reed, best known for her role as Rosalie in Twilight, is a bit of a chameleon. From actress to writer, musician to jewelry designer, she exercises the right side of her brain with serious variety. Her latest venture is a jewelry collaboration with 7 For All Mankind that launched in May. Considering that jewelry making was her first official “job” (at age 9, no less), it’s a natural fit for this natural beauty. Reed was recently at the 7 For All Mankind store at Somerset Collection for a meet and greet and took a moment to chat with StyleLine about her speed, creativity and the need to always be looking for that next big opportunity.
Karen: So it seems to me that you have the ability to do things fast. Which, I love in a person… Nikki: It’s so funny that you pointed that out.
K: From writing a screenplay to falling in love. N: To getting married.
K: Is it just that you know what you want? Are you like that in all aspects of your life? N: I think so, and here is why I am going to agree with that sentence. My mom pointed that out when we were painting Easter eggs. Every year we do it at my house, and we’d bring out like 50 eggs, and we’d invite everyone over to paint. Paul (her husband) spent an hour and a half on one egg, doing, like, micro dots. He is so patient and he is so detail oriented. I was like, “Here’s an afro on this one, here are some googly eyes on this one”, and my mom said, “Everything you do, you’re just getting through it.” Like, I know what I want, and I make it happen somehow. No one ever wants to go furniture shopping with me, because I walk in and I say, “That couch is cool, here we go,” and that’s how I am. I just don’t have a lot of patience, but I don’t mean that in a bad way. It’s not like an irritable antsiness. I just like to get through.
K: You know what you want. N: Yeah. That’s why Paul and I make such a good team creatively, because he can spend six months on one song, but at certain point you got to move on; you got to keep moving forward. You know, otherwise he will never record an album. So I am the driving force behind it. I’m like, “Okay, we have to have five songs by the end of the week, are you ready? Whatever amount of time you have to spend on it, fine, whether it’s 14 hours a day, fine, but we have to have this many done by this time.” So we meet in the middle there.
K: That’s hilarious. So was it the same thing when it came to this collection? Was it a fast decision? N: No, the decision wasn’t fast. I obviously wanted this to happen so bad. I mean, I love what they do. I love what they stand for. I love how we met. I’m talking about it like it’s a person.
K: How did you meet the 7 For All Mankind people? N: We met at this wonderful charity dinner for Step Up Women’s Network. They mentioned the jewelry I was wearing and I said, “Oh I made this,” and they seemed really fascinated with the fact that I could talk about it. It was actually mine, and I actually made it. And it actually came from inspiration from my family and different artists in my family, and I think they were drawn to that, that I actually take time in my own life to draw and paint.
I was so interested and so excited, and I got the phone call from my manager at, I think, 8:30 in the morning saying, “Hey I think its really going to happen, go ahead and start sketching.” I had already been rolling this around in my mind for so long. So I asked for them to send a lookbook of the new denim collection so I could see some of the patterns, and see what they were doing. And I turned my sketches in at like 2 in the afternoon. I mean they probably would have given me weeks. But I was already ready. I knew what I wanted.
Starry Knight Necklace
Starry Knight Earrings
Story Telling Bangle Set
K: Explain what shoppers can expect from the collection. N: I wanted to create something that looked very wearable, and I know that sounds like such an obvious thing to say, because it’s jewelry. But I like layering and I like things that feel really simple, because although the Starry Knight necklace is somewhat of a statement piece, it’s still…
K: It’s not overwhelming at all. N: It’s not overwhelming, and the dark metal was meant to keep it on the subtle side. This is my music necklace. I wanted to create a necklace I could wear on stage, with a buttoned up denim shirt, kind of subtle, because our music has been kind of country and kind of folky. So my wardrobe identity is so different in the music world. I didn’t notice until I was done designing, but a lot of the pieces I have made have felt very strong, not very delicate. Not masculine, but not dainty. And I think that’s a direct reflection of what my personality is.
K: And you started making jewelry long ago, so this isn’t new for you at all. N: My first job was making jewelry. My mom would take me downtown – I didn’t grow up with any money – and so all the kids at school, their parents were giving them money to buy cookies and buy their chalupas on Friday, and my mom literally didn’t have enough money, not enough to give me lunch money. So my mom and I started making bracelets by stringing on beads, and I sold them at school for three dollars a bracelet, which is huge when you’re nine. You sell two bracelets a day you get a chalupa and a cookie so that’s big.
K: You’ve come full circle, really. N: Totally come full circle.
K: So have you had a chalupa yet with you’re new jewelry line? N: Well now I don’t eat meat so there won’t be any chalupas involved. Maybe I’ll get someone to make me a vegan chalupa.
K: You dabble a lot. N: Yes. I think it’s because I always want to better myself. In a very uncompetitive way. My brother and I, even though he is a year older than me, are not competitive at all. We are very supportive of each other. So I mean this in the most innocent way, but I’m always trying to challenge myself because my brother is such a wonderful artist. He is so talented. He would say this about me and I would say this about him. I would say he is better looking, smarter and more talented than me and he says the same about me. Everything he has approached, he has mastered. He is a brilliant painter and photographer and I have his art all over my house. So when I draw, I am actually thinking about him a lot of the time because I’m trying to better myself, and trying to explore areas that I know he has really excelled in.
K: Do you ever feel like you’re on the brink of biting off more than you can chew, or do you have the philosophy of “I’ve got the energy, so I’ll do it while I can do it?” N: There is no philosophy behind it. I just have always been this way. I was the student who did my homework as soon as the assignment was given, so I had two weeks of not worrying about it. I’m a doe. And to say this in a really basic way, the entertainment business is totally unpredictable and unreliable, and, especially as a woman, you have to create your own opportunities. You can’t sit around and say, “Oh I’m just going to wait for a brilliant film to come my way.” I’m also in acting class weekly, and I take vocal lessons and am writing music. I’m always doing things, because there are doors that are closing in your face, and it’s really important that, for every hundred doors that close, to try to pry open your own, for that one opportunity.
K: How do you define your personal style? N: My personal style is kind of funky, kind of eclectic. I guess I’m exploring the fashion world. So my style is not as consistently bohemian as it once was. I have a great appreciation for fashion and some of the great designers that I know I can wear for red carpets and things like that, and so I’m getting more experimental.
K: Do you dress yourself for red carpet events or do you have stylists? N: No. I definitely have an opinion on things, but no, I work with some fabulous stylists. They are great and they know my style, so they pull things that really work.
K: So being temporarily blonde for Twilight, did you feel like yourself? Was there anything you did, makeup wise or whatever, to make you feel more like yourself? N: It’s impossible to step onto a Twilight set and say, “I feel like myself.” I went through three to four hours of hair and makeup, and spray painting my entire body and re-contouring my face, and at the end of it all, you kind of cross your fingers and hope that you still look decent.
K: That’s what I did this morning, N: Every morning. It’s quite challenging to make us all feel comfortable with what we look like in that wardrobe. And it’s interesting because Stephanie [Meyer] created this world that, when you read, your mind can interpret it as one thing and you can visualize it. But then actually trying to bring that to life, and create characters that look cold and pale and stone-like, but still beautiful… And I think we spent five years and five movies trying to figure it out, and I don’t know if we ever did, to be honest.
K: That would be something, to look that different every single day. N: And every Rosalie looks different. I was constantly evolving, which was really bizarre. For the first movie, I dyed my hair, but [in other movies] I had different wigs to use, and a different hair and makeup team. They never used the same one twice, and that’s really strange to have a different makeup artist with a different interpretation of what the character was every single time. So we all looked different every single movie.
K: What did you prefer: dying your hair blonde, or the wig? N: I actually felt the most comfortable when it was authentic, and dying my hair for the first movie was my decision. It was like three days before we started filming, and I said “I can’t wear a wig, I can’t do that, the fans are already having an issue with me being blonde, I have to show them that I can be blonde.” So I got in the hair chair, and unfortunately, I lost most of my hair trying to be so authentic. So that’s why they had to wig me, because every day my hair was getting shorter and shorter and they were putting extensions in and it just became a disaster.
K: As far as being a designer goes, do you ever think one day you’d like to have your own clothing line? N: Yeah, I think about all these things. I actually mostly think about it because of my husband Paul. He is so in touch with the side of him that really appreciates fashion. So yeah, I definitely think about it. I want to do some men’s stuff, too, because I don’t think there is enough cool men’s jewelry lines out there. And Paul is a jewelry collector. So I’ve got to do something for him.