If you're a lover of vintage jewelry or quirky baubles, we're got the brand for you; A. Carnavale by Abby Carnavale. Growing up surrounded by artistry an ingenuity, Abby developed a curiosity for how things were made. After graduating form the University of Vermont where she studied Film, Carnevale applied the spirit of Old Hollywood glamour, Technicolor, and stylized mise en scene to her love long time hobby of making jewelry.
Carnevale furthered her education studying design at Studio 174 and Instituto de Allende and apprenticed under notable designer’s Alyssa Norton and Joomi Lim. In 2014, inspired by Audrey Hepburn's portrayal of a quirky ingénue in the classic film Funny Face, she debuted her collection Don't Buy Me Flowers.
The line has quickly garnered domestic and international recognition, having appeared in likes of; Refinery 29, Bullett, Tidal Magazine, Brooklyn Magazine, Elle Mexico, Glamour Italia, and the cover of Playboy.
Priced at $110-$407, A. Carnevale pieces are available for purchase online and at select boutiques in North America as well as Europe. But in the meantime, let's get to know more about this NYC-based jewelry designer- from her secret talents to her guilty pleasures, get to know more about Abby now!
My style in 3 words...Eclectic, vintage and colorful.
My nicknames are...Abs and Abbadoo
My last purchase was…A bright blue worker’s jumpsuit
I smell like…Agua de Colonia Concentrada Alvarez Gomez
I keep in shape by…Biking everywhere
My de-stress trick is…Watching Seinfeld or cooking.
My secret talent is…Whistling to hail a cab
My first celebrity crush was…Joey McIntyre
The music artist who always gets me dancing is…Chaka Khan
My fashion icon is…Solange
My guilty pleasure is…Potato chips
Right now, I’m obsessed with…Getting to the beach
My favorite website is…Smitten Kitchen
My favorite TV show is…Seinfeld
When I have some free time, I…Go to the gym
For breakfast, I always have…A smoothie
My favorite restaurant is…NIX NY
My ultimate travel destination is…New Zealand
The best advice I’ve ever received is…It’s a marathon not a sprint