Who is Elouinia Exantus?
Poet, Music artist, Grill designer, wearable Art & Jewelry Designer, Creative Director, Runway model and Runway model trainer, Stylist, Visual Artist, Event Producer and painter.
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Elouina wearing Eloexa’s glasses.
How did you start designing wearable art?
I started designing wearable art during my last semester of college. I was inspired by another jeweler who would create pieces that I drew out for her to make for me. I also had surgery on my ears, so not being able to wear earrings inspired me as well.
Any art or design education?
I didn’t attend any jewelry making school. I just start with a flow of ideas and polish the work along the way.
Do you think that your background influenced your designs?
My background doesn’t influence my designs. They all come from my imagination.
Would you consider yourself a conscious artist?
I think consciousness is one aspect of how I define myself artistically.
Who is the Eloexa customer?
My customers’ range: all ages, sexes and types. International to local.
Keri Hilson trying on Eloexa’s glasses
What in your opinion is the Eloexa piece to have?
Definitely my grillz. They are my favorite. Unusual and distinctive.
What is your jewelry making process?
My jewelry making process is hand crafting ideas that pop up in my mind and collecting pieces to upcycle, breaking them apart and recreating them.
What is the message of the brand?
The message of my brand is that one should be open; curious, futuristic, unique and artistic.
How did Erykah Badu end up being the face of Eloexa?
I met Erykah at a DJ spot, Essence fest to be exact. She loved my brand and started supporting the project.
Any exhibition or project we should expect in the near future?
I’m developing an idea for a project, stay tuned for details.