Starting a fashion accessories business came naturally to designer Malou Araneta Romero, who studied interior design in university and worked as a commercial model as a young adult.
“I stopped modeling after I had my kids, but I am still constantly surrounded by friends from the industry. Fashion has become a part of my life,” she says. In 2011, Romero founded luxury accessories brand Joanique, named after her two children.
The designer was in the City of Lights in 2019 to present her brand’s latest collection at Premiere Classe Paris, an annual trade show held during Paris Fashion Week.