Vanessa is the brand's designer of Vanile on the Rock (V0R). Her main focus is to create an uplifting jewelry line that is luxurious, sculptural and out of the ordinary. V0R offers a variety of designs meant to be worn from morning to evening. They enhance the style of the modern, chic and confident woman.
She derives her inspiration from organic shapes which she molds into striking wearable art. Metals are either polished or antiqued which play a dominant role in creating her fascinating jewelry journey.
Vanessa has a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the acclaimed Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) majoring in Apparel and Textile Design. She then went on to Central Saint Martin’s to complete her studies. She worked for many years as Head Designer for numerous fashion houses in New York and Athens.
During that time, she taught Textile Surface Design at the University of Athens. After working for 20 years in the apparel industry, she shifted her creative interest to designing jewelry and lifestyle objects.
Vanessa is an abstract modernist and an avid travel lover. She spends much time in a constant quest to expand her inspiration while remaining faithful to her motto:
Simplicity plus Subtlety equals Perfection!