Texas Jewelry Artist, Nina Berenato, featured in Beyoncé’s latest music video!

Texas Jewelry Artist, Nina Berenato, featured in Beyoncé’s latest music video!

Two years ago, a charismatic and innovative jewelry artist hit our radar when she moved her mobile boutique to San Antonio, Texas. We fell in love with her mantra, “One person can change an industry. One person can declare war.” and we basically cyber stalked her until we were able to catch an interview with this electrifying innovator.


Filmed in 2017 – San Antonio, Texas


Nina Berenato – Sourced at Instagram.com/NinaBerenato

At that time, Nina Berenato, a talented jewelry maker who got her start as a metal smith in Brooklyn, had opened her first retail store in Austin, Texas and had her sights set on the road. Among her very on trend and unique handmade designs, she began making incredible ear cuffs more daring than anything we had seen in a while. Upon finishing the interview inside her airstream that one hot summer day, we knew quite a few things:

A) Buying one of these ear cuffs – for sure! B) This girl is a super talent and C) Challenging the status quo (the way only she can) will bring her global attention.


Sourced at Instagram.com/NinaBerenato

Since then, we have been following her career, of course buying items online, and seeing her refreshing, non-censored posts on instagram showcasing the tangled reality of growing a small business. Her brightly lit grid, hip and ahead of the curve designs as well as constant reminders to “Be A Bad Ass” are just a few reasons to follow this radiant Texas star! Nina, we salut you. Always.


Sourced at Instagram.com/NinaBerenato


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Most recently, we caught her most exciting success yet. Her work is now featured in Beyoncé’s much anticipated SPIRIT music video from Disney’s The Lion King. The piece is called the Lioness Mask and features a dainty but impactful thin gold line that rests on the base of someones central facial features. We sat down with Nina, to get all the deets. Here’s what she had to say:

SLTV: How did you get on Beyoncé‘s radar? Were you shocked?
NB: I keep my designs in a showroom in New York called “The Shiny Squirrel”. Anytime we have ever gotten big press it’s been through them. They keep one of every piece I’ve ever made & stylists can view and borrow them there. The owner who has become a close, personal friend over the 8 years we’ve worked together sent me a text saying she had a bizarre request for Beyoncé and she doesn’t even know if it’s possible. I was walking out of the shop when I received the text so I immediately called her & she explained the project & connected me with the stylist directly. That’s when I learned exactly what they wanted me to make.
I was shocked to be offered the job for sure! There are about 8 different designers in the showroom so it was amazing to get the opportunity. I was even more shocked by the timeline. I had to make them in 2 days.


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SLTV: Haha… yes, we find that super rare opportunities like this usually come with a tiny timeframe. You have to be able to have the freedom take advantage immediately. How exciting! How did you conceive of this incredible face piece?
NB: Beyonce’s creative team came to me with the design idea. They are a bunch of geniuses, they just needed someone who could execute the design, had both the experience to create it well and the manufacturing capabilities to create it in one day. Because my studio is in my store space, it’s well known for that. I personally create each piece by hand; I have a capability that is pretty rare. I can pivot at the drop of a dime and create spontaneously. I think it’s the real reason I was able to do this for them. The design inspiration goes back to the 60s and there is a post on my IG about the original designer if you want to learn more.

Sneak Peek of the piece featured in SPIRIT video from Disney’s The Lion King
SLTV: Any plans to work with Beyoncé and her team more?
NB: I’d love to! I will definitely keep the relationship going on my end. It was a dream to work with her style team. They are so down to earth and kind. I am happy to have received the opportunity to highlight my ability to create custom work and I am working with my showroom to create a few new things you’ll see out in the wild very soon 🙂
SLTV: Well, we can’t wait! Before we go, ya know we gotta ask… Where can we find the piece featured in the video? We anticipate the “SOLD OUT” next to it, but hey, we gotta know. 

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Watch the much anticipated SPIRIT video from Disney’s The Lion King below and let’s all salute the scenes we see this this Texas talent’s work. Let’s also salute her work ethic and her piece that is now circulating all throughout the world. We are excited to continue to watch Berenato’s business flourish. Stay tuned for more Texas fashion industry news, right here, on Style Lush TV.

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Burgundy Woods
Burgundy@StyleLushTV.com

Burgundy Woods has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Music/Music Industries from the University of the Incarnate Word and a Design & Trend Forecasting degree from The Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising (FIDM) in Los Angeles. She began her career in Hollywood, California, where she worked for major record labels such as Virgin Records, Interscope Records, EMI Music and Capitol Records. Later after attaining her fashion degree, she was discovered by MySpace, Inc. and was immediately hired to be their Fashion Curator starring and producing her show THE B-SPOT Fashion & Trends on their Fashion & Shopping channel. During this time, online media was in its infancy. She and her colleagues contributed to the invention and molding of the online fashion media industry. Many of the stylized ideas and tools that were launched through these platforms are still used to this day as industry standards for online fashion media. Later, with her extensive experience in developing online fashion media, she continued the show independently and has successfully rebranded THE B-SPOT into Style Lush TV online fashion network. Now, with over eight professional years in online fashion media and trend forecasting, she continues to pioneer, maneuver and develop her industry. She is currently the Senior Digital Fashion Editor, On Camera Fashion Personality and Senior Video Producer for Style Lush TV. She is also the President of the Texas Fashion Industry Initiative. The states official non-profit for the positive growth of the Texas Fashion Industry