Inspired by her grandmother’s collection, Abby began designing her own jewelry at age 13. As she became more serious about the endeavor, Abby traveled to intensive workshops in Mexico and apprenticed under renowned jewelers in New York City. With her eponymous line, Abby puts a fresh spin on vintage style in every piece she creates. She scours thrift stores, estate sales and flea markets to find inspiration for new shapes and colors to incorporate into her line, and uses locally-sourced materials. Her style embodies a unique dichotomy of simple design and intricate craft, and each piece is both wearable and timeless. A Gatsby costume party-worthy piece is just as easily paired with a sweater and skinny jeans as with a flapper dress. Years from now, you’ll have the pleasure of seeing how your own granddaughter puts her spin on these styles.
Below are the pieces the NYSOM Girls wore during our visit to Lela Rose's atelier. Lela was very complimentary of Abby's designs, and we took it as a sign that this young designer's future will be as enduring as the craftsmanship of her jewelry. Like what you see? Shop Abby Carnevale Jewelry on the New York States of Mind Marketplace.