About

Meet Yelena Noah
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Yelena Noah creates meaningful jewelry & apparel. Inspired by her spirituality, nature, and the human experience, each piece tells a story and is charged with powerful symbolism that evokes strength, unity, love & our interconnectedness. 
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Yelena was born in New York City, to a Swedish mother, ex- Miss Sweden turned sculptor Cecilia Rodhe and a Franco-Cameroonian father, former tennis champion turned successful singer, Yannick Noah. Having roots in France, Cameroon and Sweden, Yelena Noah is a citizen of the world and her work is a reflection of her multi-cultural heritage. 
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Yelena was a successful fashion model, working for magazines such as Vogue, Elle, & Glamour, gracing the covers of numerous magazines and having campaigns for companies like L'Oreal & Cartier amongst many others. Yet she instinctively always shied away from the limelight of the celebrity and fashion worlds that she was exposed to at a young age.
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She started painting symbols at a very young age. These organically evolved from paintings to precious jewelry collections, and more recently onto silk. 
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After having her son in NYC, she decided to leave the modeling and acting world, leaving the fast paced life of New York City to move to the island of Maui in Hawaii where she currently resides with her son. This allowed her to be more present for her son, to live closer to nature, and to fully immerse herself in her creativity. 
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Yelena sees adornment as a fundamental aspect of culture and a celebration of our diversity and individuality. Symbols are also unifying as they are intrinsically tied to the human experience. She believes in jewelry & apparel with a narrative. Her symbols carry a feeling, a message, a reminder of our inner strength, the story of a journey, place or moment in time, a family's history or a spiritual belief. 
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. Charged with symbolism & meaning, every piece is founded on geometric principles while inspired by nature, culture, and timeless symbolism. 
Each piece of jewelry & silk is designed and handmade by Yelena herself.
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