Rock Star Jewelry Designer – Nicolina Royale
Dropping by the Hollywood studio of jewelry designer Nicolina Royale is a bit like stumbling into Ali Baba’s cave – if Ali Baba were Keith Richards channeled through the whimsical mind of an adorable rocker chick. I found my way there by following Adam’s trail – he has favored quite a few of Nicolina’s pieces (see photo gallery). If you love edgy, bold design that you can also live with day in and day out (as long as you don’t mind being jabbed on occasion by a spike), you must check out her online store. Displayed in gilded cabinets and piled high against the walls are leather cuffs fortified with studs or sliced into thin strips, chokers of artfully draped chains, crystals and hardware, and playful leather bow-tie rings bristling with spikes. This is jewelry with an F-U attitude that is beautiful enough to get away with it!