Thursday, April 24, 2008

The New Jewelry Queen

As days go by, I find myself in complete awe thinking about Ivanka Trump. She's beautiful, intelligent, and awfully successful. What more could you ask for?

As a student, she went to Georgetown University for two years and then followed her father's steps and graduated with a bachelor of science in economics from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

She's not only a girl with brains, but one with a face so beautiful that led her to modeling from the young age of 16. She's been on the cover of Seventeen magazine and has walked the runways for designers including Versace and Marc Bouwer.

The first time she caught my eye was when she replaced Carolyn Keptcher on one of my favorite shows, The Apprentice. I think anybody that has seen her on the show can say that she works in a confident, articulate, let's-get-to-the-point manner that is sexy, but very intimidating from time to time.

Last year she created her own jewelry line, the Ivanka Trump Collection, and has opened a successful boutique on Madison Avenue (and planning on opening boutiques in Las Vegas and Japan). I've looked at a lot of her jewelry and they are absolutely breathtaking. She creates unique pieces that you rarely find on the market and her line can appeal to both young women and the elderly. According to Trump the prices range, starting from $750 to over millions of dollars, so that "Everybody of all ages could really afford our pieces."

She isn't just the new queen of jewelry, she's also the Vice President of Real Estate Development and Acquisitions at the Trump Organization. When describing her life as the daughter of one of the richest and powerful man you could think of, she refuses to compare herself with Paris Hilton and other heiresses. In an interview with the London Express she explains, “I work 13-hour days for my money and I bought my house from my father — I have a mortgage, you know.” And "I think we are totally different individuals....If I were to go off the rails and become this party kid, I would not be able to afford my lifestyle. I’ve never had a sense of entitlement. I saw how hard my father worked for his money and it was always made very clear to me that things wouldn’t just be given to me."

I can't even express how much I respect I have for Ivanka Trump. Thinking about how hard she works makes me want to work harder and strive for the better. She's a perfect role model if you're an aspiring entrepreneur or model. I know she's someone that I will always look up to.


Jessica Mah said...


I have a tremendous amount of respect for Ivanka Trump too -- she totally defies what it means to be a "heiress."

On another totally random note, what do you think about Marc Bouwer dresses? My family helps run the business.


Giselle said...

honestly, I never saw her as especially beautiful, but I do admire her work ethic tremendously.


The Budget Babe said...

most jewelry ads are cheesy, no matter how high-end, but ivanka's classy ads make you pause and stare. she's really stunning and smart. perfect combo, great role model.

Siljesfashion said...

Shes a great role model. She works hard and appears to be down to earth, which in my book is a good combination.

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atelier said...

I don't think she is incredibly beautiful and I think she walked those runways when she was younger because her parents. But now, she is showing anyone that she can do things by herself and not because is the "daughter of". She is really sucessful in her job, and I am very happy for her. It's cool to be the opposite of Paris Hilton

Anonymous said...

I think most of the other heiresses are just bored, with ZERO talent. Comparing her to them then yes I do think she is good and she isn't the only one either.
However, no matter what she still has a leg up over people that have worked real hard from the bottom up for their success. I give them more props than anything.