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Fashion designer entrepreneur Laura Stearn has had a fascinating and varied career with experience in fashion design, manufacturing, retail, fine art, styling, and television both in the U.S. and Europe.

Originally from Orange County, California, Laura moved to Los Angeles at age 17 to attend Parsons School of Design. At 19, she moved on her own to London for a summer before heading to Paris, France to complete the last two years of her Bachelors of Fine Arts at Parsons. There she graduated at top of her class and apprenticed alongside the world’s finest designers and tailors at Parisian couture houses such as Olivier Lapidus and worked independently for Fendi, Max Mara, Les Copains. After graduation Laura packed her bags and moved to Milan, Italy where she was hired as a designer by Blumarine. Soon after she went to work as the head designer for Anna Forti in Rome where she stayed for four years. During this time Laura also worked as an actress with well known Italian directors and held gallery showings of her own acrylic on canvas paintings.

In 1993, Laura returned home to Los Angeles to start her own fashion company Novecento, selling worldwide her high end collections to fine boutiques and department stores, like Nordstrom. Later in 1998 Laura moved her operations to Laguna Beach and opened her first gorgeous boutique on exclusive Forest Avenue under the name Novecento. Within a few years she opened her second boutique under the same name in prestigious Crystal Cove, Newport Coast.

In 2004 Laura sold both Novecento stores and worked and designed exclusively by appointment for her elite clientele. She then added the Haute Wheels Mobile Boutique to her business, serving her clients individually as well as organizing private in home fashion parties.

Laura has dressed and styled for top celebrities, such as Carmen Electra, Marla Maples Trump, Jillian Barberi, Sydney Penny, and the five Housewives from the TV show The Real Housewives of Orange County, to name a few. She also worked as a fashion stylist for Nordstrom South Coast Plaza and Fashion Island.

As well as designing and styling, Laura is a fine artist showing and selling her paintings periodically and has performed in numerous videos, commercials, and on television as an actress or representing herself as fashion designer. She appeared on an episode of the Real Housewives of Orange County where she threw a fashion party at the home of cast member Jeana Keough and dressed all five of the housewives on TV.

In early December 2008, Laura opened a new company with boutique and design studio by the name of Eclectique, in Laguna Beach. There she would comfortably accommodate her clients who wished to shop the European collections by appointment one on one. Concurrently Laura was busy developing another new new product Pantzies and its company HY-Jean Corp. See www.pantzies.com to learn more about this amazing new product that is revolutionizing the world of feminine hygiene!

Never ceasing to create and be productive, Laura Stearn has now launched her new endeavor Eclectique Fashion Accessories featurng the Rags & Stones Collection! Laura designs and makes amazingly gorgeous and regal jeweled scarves, neckwraps, necklaces and bracelets from luxurious materials such as pashmina, silk, organic bamboo, laces and sterling silver and semi precious stones. These regal neck adornments beautfully frame the face and make every outfit look absolutely fantastic! Rags & Stones is definitely the coolest haute couture trend in fashion accessories to hit the market in years.

Laura says, "Women were meant to be adorned with jewels and draped in sumptuous fabrics- nothing makes a woman look and feel more divine than being surrounded by a little luxury." When you put one of these luxurious scarves on you will definitely agree! Each piece is 100% unique, designed by Laura herself, making every piece of jewelry collectable and the reasonable price points make Laura's pieces all the more desirable!

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