Your name refers to one of the most prominent Roman goddesses, the patroness of hunters and the countryside, the twin sister of Apollo, god of art and healing. Is that why you take so much inspiration from mythology?
That’s me, the goddess of hunting! Actually, I spend a lot of time in Greece, especially the summers. My house in the Cyclades is next to the ancient sanctuary of Delos, the birth place of Apollo and Artemis which is the Greek name for Diana. Over the years I have grown to know, appreciate and be influenced by Classical Greek history and mythology. My armor rings and diamond arm cuffs, for example, reference the bronze battle gear of the typical Greek hoplite.
How does the Mediterranean way of living inspire you? Does it define you? And what about New York?
I’m very fortunate to have a summer home in the Mediterranean which is practically in the Greek Blue Zone. The climate, the powerful and healing Aegean Sea, the rugged coastline and the incredible history inspires me and defines the understated luxury which is the cornerstone of all my designs.
New York, interestingly, is also an island with other extremes which also inspire me. Fast paced, hard, vibrant with the motto ‘if you make it here, you’ll make it anywhere’ along with the best skyline in the world. All this keeps me alert and reminds me to be sharp and competitive.