April 13, 2010 11:00 AM by Nancy Floyd
Ramona Singer,Â star ofÂ Bravo‘sÂ The Real Housewives of New York City, is the latest housewife to use her newfound fame to advance her professional career. With a background in fashion and design, Ramona Singer capitalizes on the popularity she’s gained from the show to launch her own jewelry lines with Amazon and HSN. The reality TV star opens up about her fashion background and her thoughts aboutÂ Bravo‘sÂ The Real Housewives of New York City…
Ramona Singer, one of the stars ofÂ Bravo‘sÂ The Real Housewives of New York City, recently sat down with The Fashion Spot to discuss her new HSN jewelry line, her love for fashion, and her hit reality TV show.
What some people may not know about you is that you have a real fashion background. You attended FIT and were a buyer at Macyâ€™s. That said, why do love fashion and beauty?
Ramona Singer: My mom instilled in me that it was important you to have your own sense of self and your own way of making money. I always loved fashion, and actually sewed my own clothes when I was younger. I also was good at math, so I thought to myself that it would be great if I could combine my love of clothes with math. So I went to FIT and after graduation became a buyer at Macyâ€™s, The French Connection, and Calvin Klein.
After working as a buyer I started my own business, RMS Fashions, so when I married and had my daughter I was able to run my business from home and take care of my daughter. I also became involved in my husbandâ€™s jewelry line, truefacejewelry.com. We are in this whole new era of fashion on the Internet and television. I later approached HSN, and we decided we would do a jewelry line based on estate, art deco pieces. I love this type of jewelry because it is passed from one generation to the next and never goes out of style. So I created a line of affordable pieces that look more expensive than the cost.
Did you think the show would become a runaway hit?
Ramona Singer: Absolutely.Â As soon as we started filming I told the producers thatÂ Real Housewives of New York City would be a big hit. They looked at me as though I as crazy, but I was right. And this season is going to be even bigger and better than previous seasons.
How have you been able to turn your fame fromÂ Real Housewives of New York into other business opportunities?
Ramona Singer: After the first season I got the opportunity to go on HSN and do a jewelry line. I donâ€™t believe that would have happened without the show. With the help of a doctor friend I came up with a skincare line, Tru Renewal.Â Real Housewives of New York has helped facilitate all these ventures.
Some of your own jewelry comes from estate sales, which you use as inspiration for your HSN line, could you talk about that?
Ramona Singer: I like estate jewelry because I like jewelry that never goes out of style, and looks as good as when it was first bought. Some jewelry on the market now, like the big geometric jewelry, looks very current and hip, but may not outlast the trend. Estate jewelry is classic, and can be worn with so many different looks.
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