Born in Beirut, Elsa O. passion for design and jewellery came naturally as she grew up surrounded by creativity. From the rich souks of Beirut where jewellery is woven into the everyday fabric of life, to the heirlooms found in her Grandmother’s jewellery box, each element was absorbed by the ever-curious Elsa.
After graduating in Interior design, Elsa relocated to Paris to work with Swarovski returning to the jewels that had so influenced her youth. This time in Paris cemented her design credentials and exposed her to the history and inspiration Europe has to offer. It was during this time when Elsa began to imagine and create her eponymous collection.
Ya Leil Ya Ein Collection
Iridescent, bold and playful, the work of jewellery designer Elsa O. is born from an appreciation of 1950s glamour and inspired by the charm of nature. The Beirut-born emerging designer combines bold motifs, crystals and Swarovski stones to create her statement-making collection, ‘Ya Leil Ya Ein’.
Thoughtfully designed and meticulously handcrafted by artisans in Lebanon, Elsa O’s second collection draws inspiration from the magical book ‘Ya Leil Ya Ein’. This inspirational book represents powerful women in the 20s to 60s in Egypt and Syria through a range of mystical illustrations and graphics.
Inspired by nights, music and love, Elsa’s newest work has a distinct air of vintage style and glamour. Unabashedly bold, these are attention-grabbing pieces designed to elevate any look. Influenced by the generations of stylish women in her family, Elsa has a particular affection for brooches citing her grandmother’s eclectic collections as a major inspiration for her personal style and work.