MOVING ON: Jewelry design duo Anthony Camargo and David Nakard Armstrong, creators of the Anthony Nak line, are capitalizing on their current Hollywood buzz by making Los Angeles their second home after Austin, Tex.

“It was the Hollywood community that really helped kick off our career,” said Camargo, who was in Los Angeles last month to christen a showroom deal with Beverly Hills-based firm KPR.

The company also has an official showroom in New York, and earlier this year was nominated for the Perry Ellis Award for new talent by the CFDA. This month, the label is launching a line of men’s jewelry, including leather bracelets and necklaces, and a women’s shoe line is not far off.

With A-listers like Catherine Zeta-Jones and Jennifer Lopez as fans of Anthony Nak — whose pieces wholesale from $400 and up — Camargo said a permanent office in Los Angeles would help with liaisons with celebrities and their stylists, especially in the run-up to award season. The duo is also looking for a residence.

“We really just want to be around so people can attach a face to the name and so we’re available to go to events,” said Camargo. “We envision splitting our time between Austin, L.A. and New York. Being here is much more about branding than anything.” HUMMING ALONG: Just what those Hummer-owning urban warriors need: sunglasses to complete the look that says “My car eats cars like yours for breakfast.” General Motors, manufacturer of the Hummer vehicle, has signed a three-year worldwide licensing agreement with Signature Eyewear Inc. to launch Hummer Eyegear for spring.

Frames for women and men will be fashion- and sports-oriented, and will feature colors commonly seen on Hummer vehicles, such as red and silver. The line, which wholesales from $55 to $61, is targeted at sport specialty retailers, eyewear independents and department stores.

In the past two years, General Motors has introduced Hummer trademark apparel, mountain bikes, footwear and consumer electronics. Signature Eyewear also handles optical and sunwear lines for brands including Eddie Bauer, Bebe and Nicole Miller.FUTURE’S SO BRIGHT: French eyewear maker Alain Mikli made sure his new Madison Avenue boutique, designed by Philippe Starck, was built according to feng shui principles to enhance the energy and harmony of the store.Seems like it has helped the business, too. In the new year, Mikli will launch a collection called PACT and a new design concept for the Starck Eyes brand. The firm’s marketing efforts and budgets will also double for 2005.

Behind the scenes, Mikli’s put a new executive team in place. Mary Pace has been named international sales director and president of Mikli Ltd., the company’s U.S. subsidiary based in New York. Gloria Maccaroni, formerly of Silhouette Optical, is the new director of marketing and Michael J. Papineau is the new director of sales.

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