Who is Loree Rodkin
A lot has been said about Loree Rodkin… This Global Nomad has had three immensely successful careers all by accident! Rodkin, born in Chicago, was raised on a heavy diet of aesthetics. Her three careers have ranged from designing the homes of rock stars, Alice Cooper, Rod Stewart amongst a host of other rock glitterati. She then became a talent manager, launching the careers of young unknowns —Brad Pitt, Robert Downey Jr. and Sarah Jessica Parker to name just a few. Loree’s passion for making jewelry landed her Elizabeth Taylor as her first client. Since those early days Rodkin has gone on to design intricate pieces for such icons as Madonna, Steven Tyler, Elton John, Cher (her best friend) and countless others. She also had the honor of designing First Lady Michelle Obama’s inaugural jewelry; those pieces now reside in the Smithsonian’s permanent collection. Rodkin’s attention to detail is what you notice first in her handmade couture pieces. Her unique use of diamonds, platinum, gold and precious stones are inspired by her world travels. Today, many of Loree’s forward-thinking designs encompass her growing fine jewelry business empire that has expanded to fragrance, handbags and eye couture.