INSTORE Magazine gets a little more Zen

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“Most of us returned from our last vacation with a suitcase crammed with souvenirs of questionable quality; Nina Nguyen, on the other hand, brought back inspiration for her latest collection. Her travels to Bali were the seed of the Zen collection. It consists of colorful Druzy and turquoise stones cut into geometric shapes and set in sterling silver with a 22K gold overlay.” 


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Nina Nguyen Fall 2014 ‘Zen’ Jewelry Collection

 

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Nina’s Fall 2014 ‘Zen Collection’, inspired by her recent vacation in Bali, merges Zen with the Art of Geometric thinking.

More than just jewelry, the “Zen Collection,” is a lifestyle statement, created to reflect the belief that keeping it simple is key to a happier life. The “Zen Collection” combines curves, angles and gemstones in a visually stunning presentation which embraces Zen ideals of doing more with less, and elevates jewelry from a physical object to a spiritual experience.

Complementing the minimalist design, Nina chose amethyst, sand, black and snowy white druzy along with turquoise as the stone for this collection. Drawing from her love of nature and travel, Nina continues to design fashion-forward collections using all-natural stones.

All pieces of Nina Nguyen Designs ‘Zen Collection’ is now available for purchase from retail partners in the United States and abroad.

 

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Emmy Red Carpet Style

 

 

Beautiful and funny, these girls are a deadly combination! TV’s funniest actresses stole the Red Carpet with their gorgeous gowns. Our Nina Nguyen Red Carpet Remix will revamp these hilarious yet elegant leading ladies with a Druzylicious™ finish.

KALEY COUCO

 

Kaley Cuoco, of the Big Bang Theory, strutted the Red Carpet in a playful Monique Lhuillier dress with a delicate pink embroidered pattern. As a perfect canvas for color, we would pair up this bold red with the Turquoise Wisdom Necklace and toned down sparkly accents, Nimbus Stud Earrings and Nirvana Ring in White Druzy.

 

SARA HYLAND

 

Modern Family star, Sarah Hyland, glided across the walkway in a Christian Siraiano flowing maxi coral skirt and a white crop top. This simple (but stunning!) outfit is the perfect opportunity to play up with our modern Yantra Earrings and Enlightened Turquoise Ring. To finish it off, the Rinehart Cuff in Black Druzy.

 

 

TAYLOR SCHILLINGS

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Comedy Series nominee, Taylor Schilling, traded in her orange jumpsuit for a flattering and elegant Zuhair Murad Couture gown. This understated and timeless gown is a stunning match for our Pallas Druzy Bangles and Samsara Sand Druzy Earrings.

 

Retailer Spotlight: Studio 2015 – Mother’s Day Trunk Show

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Mothers are treasured because of what they do for their families every day, and this Sunday you should honor a mother in your life for all she has done for you!  And for over 25 years, Studio 2015 has helped celebrate countless mothers in their community of Woodstock, Illinois.

After a great Mother’s Day Trunk Show last year, Studio 2015 is bringing Nina Nguyen Designs back for another fantastic event!  Since 1914, Mother’s Day has been officially recognized in the United States as a national holiday, celebrated on the second Sunday of May each year. This Mother’s Day is extra special, as it is the 100th Anniversary!

At Studio 2015 you are guarantee excellence in design, craftsmanship, and customer service from their friendly and accommodating staff. They are known for their eclectic, organic, and unique selection of gifts, including Nina Nguyen Designs. Studio 2015 will be showcasing classic Nina Nguyen Designs favorites to our newest collection, Wisteria. With the hot new trend of organic, raw gemstones Nina Nguyen Designs has the perfect gifts for the mothers in your life!

Mother’s Day Gift Guide:

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 Studio 2015 Nina Nguyen Designs – Mother’s Day Trunk Show 

Studio 2015
11701 Catalpa Lane
Woodstock, IL, 60098

Thursday, May 8 10am-7pm
Friday, May 9 10am-5pm
Saturday, May 10 9am-4pm

 

Nina Nguyen Featured in INDESIGN April/March 2014

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GOLDEN BEGINNINGS: “I used to help my mother trade gold in our hometown of Pleiku, Vietnam. Every Sunday, my mother would set up her little table, and workers from the nearby river who’d panned for gold would line up to sell my mother the gold they had found. My uncle used to make the beautiful sparkly gold dust into rings. My job was to bike to the market to deliver the gold. The gold rings were fastened on a chain for me to easily disguise under my clothes. This was to evade the communists’ eyes and ears on my parents. Being able to work with my family is a major part of my jewelry designing process today.”

FAVORITE STONES: “Anything that is unique, mineral, fossilized and can’t be found in a traditional jewelry store. Right now, I am obsessed with druzy and geodes.” 

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THE GREATER GOOD: “I think all products should be made in a manner that benefits everyone involved. I would love for my jewelry to help bring this message: That people should always be concerned with where the things they purchase come from, who made them, where the materials came from, how long will it last, and what will become of it when its life is over.”

DESIGN INSPIRATION: “I first experienced wisteria’s allure as a tourist traveling through Tokyo by bicycle. Pedaling a bicycle path completely surrounded by wisteria, I was immediately fascinated by the graceful purple blossoms cascading into view. Wisteria’s enduring beauty and charm will be represented in my spring 2014 collection.”

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CELEBRITY CONNECTION:  “In 2013, Miranda Lambert wore our Audrey earrings in black druzy to the season premiere of THE VOICE. That was such a pleasant surprise! Her stylist contacted my PR firm, so I guess my unique design is being mentioned in the celeb stylist circle.”

STYLE EVOLUTION: “I think my work has evolved as my personal preferences evolved. The styling of my design has changed from having a more modern and minimal look to having a somewhat classic, heirloom look while retaining the composition of a modern material”

STANDING ON PRINCIPLE: “In 2009, my line was represented by a New York showroom. I was dealing with the constant pressure from department stores and buyers to produce cheaper products. I don’t know how I did it, but I walked away from some very large purchase orders to focus on bettering my designs. The biggest achievement of my career was when I learned to stay focused on what I do, who I am, who my audience is and what my brand represents.


Q & A  / Getting Personal with Nina Nguyen

WHAT IS ON YOUR MIND WHEN YOU ARE NOT DESIGNING? “Children of Vietnam project. I plan to bring my experience to assist with raising more funds and bringing awareness to the organization.”
WHAT CAN’T YOU RESIST BUYING WHEN OUT SHOPPING? “Is there a hotline for Shoeaholics Anonymous?”
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE VACATION SPOT AND WHY? “I moved to Boulder, Colorado a year ago. There is so much to do and it is always nice to wake up in my own bed since I am on the road so much.”
IF YOU COULD HAVE ANY OTHER CAREER. WHAT WOULD IT BE? “Eco-handbag or eco-apparel designer. Have you tried to look for eco-clothes? I could see myself taking an interest in this industry.”

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Retailer Spotlight: Couch’s Jewelers

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Founded in 1941, Couch’s Jewelers  has been located in downtown Anniston on the same street for over 72 years. Authenticity is the core of who they are and everything they do. At Couch’s Jewelers they embrace change, forward thinking and provide their customers with exceptional service that always exceeds their expectations. Couch’s Jewelers is not just a business they are a family.

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Couch’s likes to stay current with all trends.  At the moment they love all the colors available in colored stones and natural stones.  They say “There are so many choices and they all pair so nicely with every outfit in your closet”.

We asked Couch’s Jewelers what they had to say about us and their response is, “Nina’s unique designs are so fashion forward, which appeals to every age group. Couch’s has always brought unique lines to the Anniston area, and Nina Nguyen may just be the most unique one yet”.

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Join Couch’s Jewelers for a Nina Nguyen Designs launch event on Saturday, December 7, from 12pm – 7pm. Show your support for local Anniston non-profit organization, the Knox Concert Series , and see Nina’s beautiful collection of jewelry. Couch’s Jewelers, along with Nina Nguyen Designs has selected the The Nutcracker Ballet project – performance and educational outreach, as the beneficiary of a generous contribution from Couch’s Jewelers and Internationally renowned designer Nina Nguyen. The contribution will come from money raised through sales of a limited number of tickets, good for a chance to win a special piece of designer jewelry donated by Nina Nguyen, and available only on Saturday, December 7, 2013 from 12pm – 7pm at Couch’s Jewelers.

Call Couch’s at (256) 237-4628 and confirm your attendance to the event and to meet Nina!

Retailer Spotlight: Baubles and Bubbles

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Known for their artistic drive, owners Erik Carroll and Toni Gelman have brought to St. Petersburg culture, fashion and art in the form of contemporary fine jewelry. Inspired by New York Boutiques, Erik and Toni launched Baubles and Bubbles to bring fashion to the beautiful quaint downtown St. Pete Community.

Located on Beach Dr. you can browse high end jewelry in a comfortable laid back environment while the enjoying great company of the Baubles and Bubbles staff. At Baubles and Bubbles there are no rules when it comes to art and fashion! The fashionista owners encourage mixing and matching- stack and layer it all on to show off your personality.  Here you can find anything to fit your mood from stackable rings, bracelets, and bold statement necklaces.

Adoring this year’s haute couture fashion runway trends – Oscar De La Renta’s use of Turquoise necklaces, the chain inspired collection of Karl’s Chanel, Celine mineral inspired accessories – it’s no wonder Baubles and Bubbles fell head over heels with Nina Nguyen. With our big, bold and versatile designs, St. Pete shoppers will have the ultimate mix and match day-to-night accessories.

We asked Baubles what they had to say about us and their response is as charming as their store;

“Nina’s line is a perfect fit for us as it has an urban chic feel that matches the style of our store.  And, the store’s tranquil environment looks and feels as though it were designed with the line in mind.  From our Buddha’s, which are found throughout, to the cork accessories, and more, it’s almost as though we designed our space for her before we found her and the line and so the meeting was pure kismet.”