Jaq Beanstalk

entrepreneur in London, United Kingdom

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Jacqueline Kibacha launched her jewellery label in 2012 at London Fashion Week off-schedule. Within the first year her statement pieces gained her a place on the shortlist for a prestigious UK Jewellery Award in the category of Catwalk Jewels of the Year and saw her receiving the title Fashions Finest Accessories Designer of the Year. Under the label name Heart 365 Emporioum, her beaded couture style collars, most notably the Uhuru Wings collar made an appearance in several music videos including Sony Music artists Tiwa Savage and Lulu James. Her unique aesthetic has graced celebrities such as 2013 TIME 100 list Nollywood actress Omotola Jalade Ekiende and the Noisettes leading lady Shingai Shoniwa and has been featured in fashion pages including Elle UK, Cosmopolitan Italia and Vogue Italia Talents.

The Tanzania born, London-based designer has a background in costume, textiles and art history, completing her Fine Art degree with honours at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne and Jewellery at the London College of Fashion.