Roberta Chiarella began her design training at an early age beside the drawing table of her father, Joseph Chiarella, a successful advertising art director and illustrator. She studied at Parson’s School of Design in New York City. As an art director, producer and package designer, Roberta worked for Clinique and Cosmair’s Designer Fragrance Division that included Ralph Lauren, Paloma Picasso, Cacharel, Guy Laroche, and Giorgio Armani. She later succeeded as Vice President of Creative for Yves Saint Laurent Perfumes, overseeing Public Relations, Special Events, In Store Design and Advertising.
Roberta’s transition from creative director to jewelry designer was completed when her early work was honored in a group exhibition at The American Craft Museum in NYC.
Since then, Roberta Chiarella’s designs have been featured in print, television and film.
Print Credits include: All Women, Bridal Guide, Cosmopolitan, Cosmo Girl, Elle Girl, Essence, Family Life, Fitness, Glamour, In Style, In Style Weddings, In Touch, Ladies Home Journal, Latina, Lucky, Marie Claire, Martha Stewart Weddings, Modern Bride, More, New York Magazine, Oprah, People, Real Simple, Redbook, Self, Seventeen, Teen People, Teen Vogue, The New York Post, US Weekly, Vogue, Wedding Bells, Women’s Day, Women’s Wear Daily, YM, and Your Prom. The 2004 collection is featured in the Time Life book “Expecting Style”.
Television credits include: Roberta’s designs are regularly worn on the air by NBC’s Janice Huff, the Anchors of ESPN and the cast of ESPN’s Cold Pizza. Her jewelry has been featured in trend report segments on Good Day New York, Good Morning America and The View. Roberta Chiarella jewelry can also be seen every morning on the CBS Early Show, and in the evening on Entertainment Tonight, The Insider and EXTRA!
Fans include: Actress, Ashley Judd - Singer/Actress, Queen Latifah - Teen Star, Hilary Duff - Style network and CBS Morning Show anchor, Lynda Lopez - “What I Like About You” cast members, Amanda Bynes and Allison Munn.Our fantastic earrings made their television dbut worn by Jennifer Lopez in her first NBC concert special.
In December, 2004, Roberta designed a custom collection for Beyonce Knowles, Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams of Destiny’s Child for their latest publicity tour.?
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