Sunday, November 4

Profile: Ivanka Trump

Beautiful, sophisticated, trendsetting are all words that have been used to describe Ivanka Trump. Intelligent, multi-faceted and talented are equally fitting descriptions. Ivanka made a name for herself, briefly as a model and more recently as a businesswoman with her family’s company. But now she's launched a project all her own, a beautiful line of jewelery that bears her name.

The inspiration for her jewelery line is none other than her equally glamorous mother. The company’s tagline – “the time has come to rock tradition” – is quite appropriate. The collection is both modern and youthful, yet has a timeless appeal. I especially love the diamond tassel lariat. Ivanka’s pieces range in price from $750 to several million dollars. The line features engagement rings, earrings, necklaces and bracelets.

Ivanka recently opened her first boutique in New York (62nd Street and Madison Avenue) with boutiques soon to open in Las Vegas and Japan.

Who are your style icons
My mother, Grace Kelly and the women of New York City.

What inspires your designs and creativity? Can you describe how the design process works for you, from the point of conceptualization to the finished piece?
My design team finds inspiration in everything from the buildings of New York to estate pieces that exude the Hollywood glamour my collection encapsulates. Most designs begin with an idea of what the young, modern woman would most like in a piece of jewelry and then we build from there. Other times, I find myself wanting a certain piece of jewelry I can’t find- so we create it!

What it the one thing in life you can’t live without?
Jewelry, of course! It’s the perfect accessory for any outfit and instantly makes me feel glamorous.

What do you consider to be the true luxuries in life?
Time and family and friends. My entire family is incredibly busy and hard-working, so when we have those few moments to spend with each other and those close to us, it’s truly a treasure and luxury that we all value.

Who would you most like to meet?
Tough question! There are so many inspirational and remarkable people in the world. I suppose if I had to choose, I would say Warren Buffet.

What books are on your bedside table?
The latest copy of the New York Observer
Great Fortune

What would people be most surprised to learn about you?
I love mozzarella sticks! They are my true great indulgence.

Profile by Ronda Carman


Suzy said...

She's just gorgeous. It's so great to see a strong, young and intelligent woman go out and do soemthing for herself and not sit back and rest on her family's money.

Style Court said...

Ronda, congrats on another great profile :)

The Peak of Chic said...

What I admire about her is that she is smart, serious, and hard working. She obviously inherited her father's strong work ethic. Thanks for the profile Ronda!

Jane Flanagan said...

Ronda - Congrats on this interview. The tassel lariat is a favourite of mine too! She really is the full package, isn't she?

franki durbin said...

you are truly gifted at the art of getting fabulous people to participate in interviews. I was happy for the intro to her line, as I'd missed the launch date myself. Nice to know she's as nice to talk with as she is to look at. Beautiful jewelry - great answers to your questions!

Unknown said...

Great interview Rhonda!!

girl meets glamour said...

What a true beauty! I think Ivanka is right on with her pick of life's luxuries!!

Anonymous said...

I love to read about women who are not only beautiful, but smart and talented!

ALL THE BEST said...

As always, many thanks for all of your comments and encouragement! It really is what makes doing these profile so much fun!!

All best,

Brilliant Asylum said...

She is so cute (and beautiful and stylish). It is amazing that she turned out so sophisticated and smart in her crazy world (and growing up in that gaudy, gold apartment). It honestly goes to show how the right education can save our priveledged young girls from ending up like Paris Hilton!

Anonymous said...

Can anyone tell me who took this GORGEOUS picture of Ivanka?? I want to use the photographer at my wedding next year

ALL THE BEST said...

Anonymous I can email her PR firm and inquire...I'll post what I find out or you can email me directly.

Anonymous said...

Any news on the black and white photo??


ALL THE BEST said...

Hi it's Tom Munroe

Anonymous said...

She is gorgeous! Ivanka, if you are reading this you need to hire me to be your interior designer! Your apartment looks just like what I do for my own clients!
Happy Designing!
-Liv Chic

Dean Farris said...

Ronda, thanks for sharing this beautiful interview with Ivanka Trump. She has to be one of the most elegant women on the planet !

Dean Farris