This is What 43 Looks Like

Jewelry designer Nicole Murphy says no to the nonsense.

By Nikki Ostasiewski
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Nicole Murphy
Photograph: Perry Hagopian

On turning a hobby into profit
“I used to sit on my bathroom floor and bead jewelry to relax. Then I started wearing the pieces when I went out, and people asked where they could buy them. So I joined forces with a friend to create a jewelry line, Friendship, Love & Peace by Nicole Murphy [friendshiplovepeace.com].”

On editing her wardrobe

“I’m into classics. I want to be able to pull it out of my closet in five years and have it still work. No more waste.”

 

On dating . . . again

“Since my divorce [ex is Eddie Murphy], I don’t tolerate nonsense: ‘This is me. And this is what I expect out of you.’ ”

 

On her beauty staples

“I’m growing my hair, and Wen Pomegranate Cleansing Conditioner [$36; chazdean.com] is making the process manageable. As for makeup, I love Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer with SPF 20 [$42; sephora.com] and LancĂ´me DĂ©finicils Mascara [$29; lancome-usa.com].”

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First Published Fri, 2011-07-01 12:59

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