Le­banese de­sign­ers

Joanna Laura Con­stan­tine is a Beirut-based jew­elry de­signer whose work has taken the fash­ion world by storm. Win­ner of the Vogue Ara­bia Fash­ion Prize, Con­stan­tine’s de­signs are an ex­ten­sion of her per­sona, each piece re­flect­ing her pas­sion, re­silience and

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Fea­tured in count­less es­teemed pub­li­ca­tions such as Elle, Vogue and W Mag­a­zine, Con­stan­tine’s jew­elry has been worn by fash­ion icons in­clud­ing Kim Kar­dashian West, Ri­hanna, Bella Thorne, Eva Green and Jes­sica Alba, to name just a few. Her de­signs have also ap­peared in ad­ver­tis­ing cam­paigns for L’oreal, Air France and Cam­pari.

With an ever-grow­ing in­ter­na­tional au­di­ence, Con­stan­tine talks about her style, de­signs and the fu­ture of her brand.

HOW WOULD YOU DE­SCRIBE THE WOMEN THAT WEAR YOUR JEW­ELRY?

The women that wear my pieces tend to be mod­ern and con­fi­dent.

WHAT IS ONE PIECE OF JEW­ELRY YOU BE­LIEVE EV­ERY WOMAN SHOULD OWN?

A pair of state­ment ear­rings can help el­e­vate any look.

YOUR WORK HAS BEEN FEA­TURED IN MANY IN­TER­NA­TIONAL PUB­LI­CA­TIONS AND HAS BEEN WORN BY SOME IN­CRED­I­BLY TAL­ENTED WOMEN. WHAT HAS BEEN THE MOST MEM­O­RABLE MO­MENT IN YOUR CA­REER THUS FAR?

Ri­hanna’s stylist tagged me on In­sta­gram when Ri­hanna wore my mini leaves and pearl choker neck­lace to the Grammy Awards. It was un­for­get­table.

WHO WOULD YOU LOVE TO SEE WEAR­ING ONE OF YOUR PIECES AND WHY?

I would love to see Her Royal High­ness Queen Ra­nia of Jordan wear one of my pieces as I re­ally ad­mire her beauty, per­sona and the causes she sup­ports.

YOUR DE­SIGNS ARE MIN­I­MAL­IST YET BOLD AND UNIQUE. WHAT HAS HELPED YOU ACHIEVE THIS STYLE?

Lis­ten­ing to what my clients want and need has helped me enor­mously. I also keep an eye on trends and in­te­grate some of these into my de­signs. I like de­sign­ing state­ment pieces that are very mod­ern and wear­able both day and night.

IN WHAT WAY DOES LE­BANON IN­SPIRE YOUR COL­LEC­TION?

Le­banon is home to me: it will al­ways be my source of in­spi­ra­tion and the place where I de­sign and pro­duce all of my jew­elry.

WHICH PIECE OF JEW­ELRY DO YOU AL­WAYS WEAR AND WHY?

I al­ways wear my dou­ble-faced horn pen­dant neck­lace. I feel it brings me good luck.

WHAT’S NEXT FOR THE JOANNA CON­STAN­TINE BRAND?

I’d like to con­tinue de­sign­ing and cre­at­ing unique pieces and to in­crease the vis­i­bil­ity and dis­tri­bu­tion of the brand world­wide. We have just launched our e-shop, which is a very ex­cit­ing step for us.

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