Twilight star Nikki Reed looked gorgeous in her winter white Vanessa Bruno embellished shift and silver metallic Giuseppe Zanotti heels at the launch of her Mattlin Era jewelry line at Los Angeles’ famous Fred Segal boutique on Melrose Avenue Friday night.
Not only did the delicately hammered silver and gold gems in the starlet’s capsule collection ($28-$97.50) catch our eye, so did the trinkets that adorned her little white dress, especially the ones all around her skirt—how does it feel to sit in the number with all of that back there? “It’s interesting on the butt,” the actress graciously explained. “It doesn’t hurt. The whole car ride here, I just kept thinking, What am I sitting on?”
Read on to learn more about the brunette’s new jewelry line, which is a collaboration with Pascal Mouawad (the same man who partnered with Nicole Richie for House of Harlow 1960), her favorite red carpet moment ever and what she’s planning to wear to the upcoming premieres for the final installment in the Twilight film series.
On her passion for designing jewelry: There are so many creative people in my family. Everyone is an artist to one extent or another. My grandmother, whom my line is named after, was a jewelry designer. She makes ceramic tile murals. My brother is a photographer. My dad was an architect and is now a set designer. There was just art everywhere, and I grew up making jewelry. My mother and I made jewelry together. That was actually my first way of making money as a kid. That was my first job when I was in the third grade. Not to make it a sob story, but I just grew up really poor. I worked at the cafeteria and got free lunches. Then, I made bracelets at home and sold them for $3. That was my first source of income.
On how involved she was in the process: This has been a long time coming for me. I didn’t want anyone to design a line and hand it to me with my name on it. That’s actually easier to do nowadays instead of going in and asking to do it myself. I really fought for this. I brought all of my sketches to the meeting. I showed them every theme I wanted to explore and they helped me narrow it down. This line came from me and my family. Read more…