Melania Trump: “Now I Have Put My Ideas To Life”
BY: NADIA CARRIERE
Melania Trump is known for her natural elegance, incredible fashion sense and successful modeling career. The Slovenian-born model has graced the covers of fashion magazines such as Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Vanity Fair, Glamour and Elle – to name but a few – and worked with some of the most acclaimed photographers. We have to agree with the words of designer Manolo Blahnik, who said, “She is a true beauty. She has it”.
With a passion for design, architecture and fashion, the aqua-eyed beauty has recently launched her new jewelry line on QVC called Melania™ Timepieces & Jewelry. In an exclusive interview with Child Mode, Melania sat down to talk about her inspirations, what she really wants for Mother’s Day, beauty secrets, her favorite fashion designers and her two loves, her husband, business mogul Donald Trump and their 4-year-old son Barron William Trump.
CM: Congratulations on your new jewelry line Timepieces & Jewelry! How did this collection come about?
MT: “I had been wanting to bring my jewelry and timepiece designs to life for a while and now that Barron is in school I have some free time which allowed me to focus on my business and create this collection.”
CM: What inspired you to start up a business of your own and enter into the world of design and fashion?
MT: “I studied architecture and design and now I have put my ideas to life. Starting my own business has allowed me to do something for myself that I enjoy and also to create something beautiful for women across the country to wear.”
CM: You mentioned previously that the designs are influenced by the three cities you call home namely Paris, Palm Beach and New York. What can we expect to find in each of these collections?
MT: “Yes, the three collections are inspired from the cities I call home. The New York collection has a business woman feel. You can wear them to the office or on a night out.
The Palm Beach collection is more sport elegance. These pieces are great for going to the beach, playing with your children, or when you are playing sports.
The Paris collection is where you will find your glamorous pieces that have more sparkle to them. You would wear these for special occasions.
CM: Your son Barron celebrated his 4th birthday last month. How time flies! What are some of his favorite things?
MT: “It is hard to believe that Barron is 4 already. We had a wonderful birthday party for him this year. He loves planes, helicopters, cars…he loves sports…he is a great golfer and tennis player. When you ask him what he will be when he grows up he says a “a businessman and a golfer…like my Daddy!”
CM: Barron is quite the looker and has an incredible amount of style! He is always dressed impeccably and looks like quite the little gentleman. What are some of your favorite clothing lines for children?
MT: “My favorite places to get clothes for Barron are Ralph Lauren, Papo d’Anjo, and Spring Flowers.”
CM: What is your wish for Mother’s Day this year?
MT: “To relax and spend time with my family!”
CM: Do you have any special family traditions? How do you, Donald and Barron relax as a family?
MT: “We spend time together as much as possible during the week days. Over the weekends, we are playing golf and tennis together.”
CM: Are you planning on having any more children?
MT: “I never say never, but my hands are full with my two boys at home. My big boy…Donald, and my little boy…Barron.”
CM: As a beauty icon can you share with us some of your top beauty secrets?
MT: “Get plenty of sleep and eat food that’s high in antioxidants and nutrients. Take care of yourself!”
CM: What is the one beauty product you can’t live without?
MT: “Everyday I put vitamins A, C and E on my face They hydrate and nourish my skin. ”
CM: As the co-chairman of the American Heart Association, you recently attended the 55th annual Palm Beach Heart Ball which ended up raising an incredible $1.5 million! Are there any other charities, organizations or projects you are working with at the moment?
MT: “I was so pleased with the outcome of the Heart Ball. It was a huge success for us! I am constantly involved with many charities and foundations. It is very important to me and also important to teach Barron to give back. With “Melania™ Timepieces & Jewelry” collection out this year, I am not working on anything specific, but I always offer my support in any way I can!”
Photos: Melania Trump for exclusive use on Child Mode