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Stylish Disorientation by Patricia Nicolas

Jewelry design has always been in Patricia Nicolas' blood, with an extensive family background in the industry she was born to make excitingly wearable designs. Having traveled a wide variety of the world's greatest cities, Patricia draws on a great range of inspiration to design in her North London based studio. She grew up in Madrid and finished her studies in Boston. In order to develop her creative ideas, she attended Central Saint Martins where she began her own collection.  Her jewelry is created using traditional and contemporary materials such as gold, semi-precious stones combined with new materials which she is continuously exploring. Some of her limited edition pieces have been worn by celebrities like Sienna Miller and Beyonce Knowles and have been featured on the cover of Vogue, Harpers, Elle to name a few. Alexa Chung follows her blog and Spanish Vogue has called Patricia a new "it girl" on the scene. They loved her blog so much they've asked her to collaborate and contribute to their  http://blogs.vogue.es/stylishdisorientation/

What makes your work unique, and so special? That I make something that you can't find elsewhere, I sell in very exclusive boutique's and make very limited numbers of my pieces, sometimes only one of each piece. ( My favorite collection is the one she calls "The Boyfriends").

Your greatest inspirations or influences? My father, my life and studio in East London, London is such an inspiring place to be.

Challenges of what you do? It's hard to start a business from scratch, especially as i'm not from London, and all my family, friends and contacts are in Spain so i'm quite alone here. Favorite artists? I love alternative music, I'm in Love with Basquiat and my favourite photographer is my friend Viktor Vauthier

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Why do you think blogging is so important nowadays? It's a way to get people involved with your brand and to sell the lifestyle of your products.

Who is the girl you have in mind that you design for? I design for someone between 25 -45 who loves fashion that wears high fashion but also loves basic clothing, basically she's a simple girl with a great style.

Fashion icons? Chloe Sevigny Anything else you would like to add to share with our audience. I hope you like it. http://blogs.vogue.es/stylishdisorientation/ and http://patricianicolaslondon.blogspot.com

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