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Entrepreneur, author and philanthropist, Holly Robinson Peete discusses juggling a multi-faceted life

3/1/2017, noon | Updated on 3/1/2017, noon
Being glamorous and leading a ‘real’ life might seem like contradictory concepts, but it’s all a day in the life ...
Holly Robinson Peete Photographer: Andrew MacPherson

Entrepreneur, author and philanthropist, Holly Robinson Peete discusses juggling a multi-faceted life

By N. Jayne Seward

Being glamorous and leading a ‘real’ life might seem like contradictory concepts, but it’s all a day in the life for actress Holly

Robinson Peete. The multitalented actress, entrepreneur, author and philanthropist is currently shooting the second season of her family docu-series “For Peete’s Sake”with her husband, former NFL quarterback Rodney Peete, their four children and her mother, Dolores. The show gives a positive spin to reality TV by sharing their lives, everyday challenges and their journey with son RJ, who has autism.

Being a mom, career woman and shooting a docu-series can be demanding, but Robinson Peete juggles her multifaceted life in style. The actress recently launched a namesake clothing line, HRP by Holly Robinson Peete, exclusively available at EVINE Live. The collection, which she wears on her show, reflects her funky everyday “casual couture” look.

In a photo shoot for the American Gem Trade Association (AGTA), Robinson Peete, who starred in the hit feature film “21 Jump Street,” and television series “Chicago Fire,” looked stunning in the spectacular

jewelry designed by the 2016 Summer AGTA Spectrum Award™ winners. Robinson Peete wears simple jewelry such as gold and silver hoops as her “go to” daytime look, but glamorous jewelry and gemstones are very much a part of her lifestyle.

“It’s funny because my line [HRP] is really about the casual mom, but listen, I’m on red carpets,” she said. “It’s really important to

me to accessorize,” explained Robinson Peete who loves to dress up and wear dramatic gowns when she steps out in Hollywood. “When I

step it up, I try to go all the way,” she said. “I’ve been in this business for 30 years so I’ve seen all different types of jewelry and Diamonds, but what is so unique about the gemstones is that there’s a story behind everything and the colors are so bright and brilliant and different - and

I get off on color,” said Robinson Peete. “When I did this photo shoot, every time they would hand me something else to put on, it was like each item gave you a certain feeling and put you in a certain mood. I loved them all.”

During the shoot, Robinson Peete wore a spectacular platinum pendant featuring a 13.44mm golden South Sea cultured Pearl accented with Diamonds by Judy Evans, Oliver & Espig Gallery of Fine Arts, which won the “Best Use of Pearls” title at the AGTA Spectrum Awards™. The piece was complimented by other winning jewelry including Ricardo Basta, E. Eichberg, Inc.’s stunning “Honey” ring which features a Heliodor accented with Sapphires and Diamonds and won in the “Business/ Day Wear” category. “You know jewelry is spectacular when you want to plan an outfit around it,” said Peete. “Rarely do you build

around jewelry, but these gemstones are so spectacular and so fun,” explained the actress who highlighted Citrines and Sapphires as two

of her favorite stones.

During the photo shoot, she wore a royal blue Caroline Herrera gown which was accented with jewelry from the AGTA Spectrum Awards™ “Evening Wear” category - a black Opal ring with Sapphires and Diamonds by Phillip Dismuke, Jewelsmith, Inc. that took second place honors and a stunning pendant by Robert Pelliccia, J.R. Dunn Jewelers featuring a boulder Opal accented with blue and pink Sapphires and Diamonds on a black Diamond bead necklace that captured third place in the category.