Designers Robin Basile and John Pape have worked in fashion since 1998 as fashion editors and photographers. Robin spent nearly half of her life in the fashion industry as a makeup artist and wardrobe stylist before becoming a fashion editor and photographer for a regional lifestyle magazine. In 2009 Robin left her position at the magazine to work for a local jewelry company. Her role there was to create a new division for the company to attract more of a fashion savvy clientele. Robin, along with her husband John, founded, conceived, designed and promoted the entirely new division of the jewelry company. After a whirlwind 9 months of phenomenal success, Robin & John decided to branch out on their own to continue their designs under their own name - BASILE&PAPE.
Editors from Allure Magazine and InStyle called BASILE&PAPE designs some of their favorite statement jewelry of 2010 and 2011. Celebrities like Fergie, Britney Spears, Tyra Banks, Nicki Minaj, Jessica Alba, Lady Gaga and more have been seen wearing BASILE&PAPE in major publications, red carpet events & music videos. Editor in Chief of Allure Magazine Linda Wells accompanied by Creative Director Paul Cavaco chose BASILE&PAPE's signature Patti Necklace as her statement neck piece for the Alexander McQueen Savage Beauty Gala at the Metropolitan in NYC in 2011 - the most prestigious fashion event of the year.