Labor Day might not herald the end of summer Fridays and outdoor brunching in Australia, but you don’t have to be in mourning to appreciate this Stepford-glam shoot starring Australian model Nicole Trunfio.
Nicole seems to be one of those girls who becomes exponentially cooler as her runway career dies down. We’re more impressed with her afro-rocking ability than the fact she schmoozed with Karl Lagerfeld almost a decade ago, and for Beach magazine’s Labor Day issue, she gives us another justification for the Instagram lurking we’ve been doing as of late – the jewellery line she launched last year after three years of conception.
The Perth-born model studied jewellery design in school and is determined to be as fully involved in Trunfio Jewels design process as possible. She says, “It was very organic. I always had a passion for design. My first boyfriend bought me a sewing machine for my birthday, but when I was in the workshop at school I felt more at home.”
The pieces themselves fall into the investment character. They’re all crafted from gold, platinum and diamonds, and all focused around the simple structure of the pyramid. Her signature Universe bracelet is one that you can add to over time, a sort of “modern day charm bracelet” but with 11-carat pyramid diamonds instead of plastic-y butterflies.
In the shoot Nicole wears pieces from Bottega Veneta, Etro, Hermès and Wes Gorgon while talking about her first job (a $4 per week paper run) and offering some pretty sound advice to her American friends (“wear sunscreen”).
In real life she also fronts electro-rock band Henry Blak, just in case you needed more proof the housewifey makeover is just for show.