Photography by Navid
Occupation: Designer and owner of Stephanie Kantis Jewelry
Beauty Factor: Environmental and children’s activist, creative spirit, fearless trendsetter, bubbly personality
Her design inspiration: European royalty, fashion, history, art and architecture. My Greek background plays a big role, too.
Favorite pastime: Surrounding myself in nature-like gardens and vast open spaces. I frequently go to the Society of the Four Arts’ botanical gardens.
Why she’s influential: I have never tried to follow a trend and have always tried to lead one.
Her charitable passion: I have a huge soft spot for children without parents or a loving home. I’m helping chair this year’s KidSanctuary Campus Haute Hoedown to help build foster homes in West Palm Beach.
Guilty pleasure: Cheese! If I can have wine and cheese, I’m as happy as can be.
Would want to have dinner with: Coco Chanel
Bucket-list musts: Help children in orphanages by bettering the system as well as living environments. I also want to raise national awareness for decreasing the usage of plastics and Styrofoam in order for nature and life to flourish more beautifully.
Most influential person in her life: My mother. As a young single mom, she completely devoted herself to raising my brother and me. Motherhood is an amazing career—the most important in the world.
Words to live by: Live well and push yourself to do that which some may think is impossible; it is always those individuals who leave a lasting mark on this planet.
Hair: Julien Bonnin, Master Stylist, New York, Palm Beach
Makeup: Deborah Koepper, Deborah Koepper Beauty, Palm Beach
Stylist: Katherine Lande