In between the hustle and bustle of New York Fashion Week, we managed to catch up with one of our favorite brunette beauties, Nicole Trunfio, to talk about her latest jewelry collection for Trunfio Jewels, and her latest fashion and beauty obsessions! See what’s been keeping this Australian model turned jewelry designer busy lately in our exclusive interview below!
Tell us what you have been up to recently!
I just got back from Australia last night, and I’ve just launched my jewelry line too!
Where do you get the inspiration for your designs?
I really just wanted to create something that would empower women. Our “Universe” bracelet, which is our staple piece, is like a mix between the Cartier “Love” bracelet and the Pandora charm bracelet. It’s like a modern day charm bracelet. It’s an investment piece that every woman should have, because it’s a bracelet that lets you screw in a charm, and the charms evolve every season, so you can have a new bracelet every season.
Do you have a favorite piece from the collection?
Yeah, these stud earrings that we sell are great! Even though they’re the least expensive piece in the collection, they still shine and add edge to every outfit. I think jewelry can really make or break and outfit.
Are there any beauty essentials you’ve indulged in recently?
I really love this new skin care line called Sodashi. It’s an organic line from western Australia that uses essential oils, so everything is really clean. My skin literally stopped breaking out after I started using their products.
How do you stay in shape with such a busy schedule?
It’s very hard. I make sure to eat very healthy, so lots of veggies and protein. I also workout 4 times a week, and I mix it up with yoga, a personal trainer, and I do this new workout that mixes ballet, yoga, and resistance training.
Do you have a favorite snack that you like to carry with you?
It used to be almonds, but I think I’m allergic to nuts, soy milk, and those types of foods. It’s been really hard for me because are my favorite things to eat. But, I also really like eating light snacks, like cheese popcorn. I love cheese popcorn!
What the most played music on your iPod?
My boyfriend Gary Park Jr. is such a talented musician. His single “Bright Lights” is so good, I listen to it all the time!
What Fall trend are you looking forward to trying out this season? How will you wear it?
Yeah, I’m really into wearing all one color. All nude, all white, all yellow. I just want to keep everything to one color palette.