Senior Vice President of Internet retailing giant marketamerica.com, Creator of the award winning cosmetics line, Motives by Loren Ridinger and the uber-luxurious skincare line, Cellular Laboratories, and co-founder of the exquisite jewelry collection, Loren Jewels.
She has been named Vogues Top 100 as one of their most influential women, selected by Haute Living as one of New York's and Miamis most influential residents, winner of the 2009 Women of Substance and Style award, she was recognized by Fashion Group International for her contribution to the fashion and beauty industry, and was named Woman Extraordinaire and Top 50 Entrepreneur by Business Leader magazine.
Lorens is involved with charitable causes including Rally for Kids with Cancer,co-Chairs with Eva Longoria Parker. Is actively involved with the American Heart Association, Make-a-Wish Foundation, the Jennifer Lopez Foundation and many others.
About Loren Jewels (click for the website):
"Loren Jewels is considered a must have by Hollywoods elite. Eva Longoria Parker, Kim Kardashian, Kris Jenner, Jennifer Lopez, Joel Madden, Swizz Beatz, Alicia Keys, Paulina Rubio and Marc Anthony are among those often seen wearing Loren Jewels. Each piece in this exquisite collection is created to the highest possible standard. Each is handcrafted using only the finest materials and the most extraordinary gemstones in the world. The collection's focus is on precious metals and gemstones including diamond, pearl, blue sapphire, bakelite, tourmaline, rose quartz, emerald, black onyx, and tanzanite."
I recently became obsessed with her jewelry collections and started keeping up with her via twitter. I took the chance in twitting her and her publicist to conduct a "twitterview" with me. (Yes, I made that up!) and to my surprise they DO ANS TO THEIR FANS!!! :)
Natalia Diaz, publicist for Loren Jewels, is the sweetest person ever. She was prompted with the response to my email and questions below...
Here is my "twitterview" with Loren Ridinger and her publicist Natalia Diaz:
1. When was the first collection(s) launched?
Loren Jewels was launched in April 2010
2. What were some inspirations for the different collections?
Old Hollywood glamour, Paris because it’s my favorite city and it’s so romantic and glamorous. The “Queen of Jewels” was inspired by 13th century medieval Europe, this era was so Avant-garde and luxurious.
3. What inspired the collection with Kim Kardashian? And why just earrings.
Kim inspired me to do the “Kim Kollection” When Kim comes over we often lay in bed like high school and start trying on all the jewelry. Kim has a great eye for style and loves big luxurious earrings.
4. What would you say has been the biggest challenge thus far?
Being prepared for all the attention Loren Jewels is getting, it’s been amazing, but I have to say it’s keeping up with all my other business that are demanding and require my attention.
5. What is the most rare piece ever created?
The blue and white diamond earrings from the Kim Kollection! They are spectacular, I love the natural blue diamonds.
6. What's your personal favorite piece (you- Natalia and Loren's) ?
Natalia: My favorite piece is a diamond snake pearl ring, it’s one of a kind, PRICELESS.
Loren: I am a huge fan of the Jennifer ball bracelet I love the way it looks. I named it “Jennifer” because the day I wore it, Jennifer fell in love with it and took it from me, but girlfriends can do that. So of course it became Jennifer’s bracelet.
7. What advice would you give me as an aspiring accessories designer?
Do your research and believe in your brand. You are the designer and the brand if you love it than go for it, the rest will happen organically.
I was truly thankful for this "twitterview" and still cannot believed they replied to my questions. These women are very inspiring and humble human beings and i know they are making their fans day EVERYDAY by retweeting them and taking time out of their busy schedules to do all this, i know they made MY day.
Thank you Loren Ridinger and Natalia Diaz.
I am forever grateful and look up to you women :)
ty and follow :)