Jewelry: Aye Shanti
Model: Akemi Kobayashi-Po
Photography: Pong Rama
Aye Shanti pieces are handcrafted and designed by Brooklyn-based artist, Shanti Vincent.
I love to produce striking designs with elements of culture, fantasy, and unique conversation piece.
An ode to her Caribbean background, she’s inspired by the vibrant colors, rhythms, and breath taking natural scenery of her years visiting the Spice Isle, Grenada with a mix of her urban upbringing here in Brooklyn, New York. Known for her flower pieces and carnival jewelry, she incorporates eye-catching designs in anticipation of her clients bringing them to life. Eventually cultivating her passion for wearable art, she successfully keeps a studio in Brooklyn and creates pieces for shows, designers, carnival costumes, and weddings.
I treat each day like its carnival, full of color and mas’!
Tokyo-based Akemi Kobayashi-Po is a Japanese-Filipino who was born and raised in Quezon City, Philippines. Her deep passion for makeup and beauty products landed her multiple careers in makeup artistry, product endorsement, event promotion and modelling.
Using her Bachelor of Science in Communication Studies, she has been teaching English for 4 years. On the side, she blogs about beauty, fashion and lifestyle. Akemi also is an editor and columnist in Japan-based Club Filipina and Philippine Digest magazines.