How This Supermodel Is Celebrating The Next Phase Of Her Career

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Between serving as the face of H&M, Burberry, and Balmain, and giving face in fashion magazines, Jourdan Dunn, it would seem, is pretty booked up. But the supermodel is adding one more credit to her résumé: fashionable tech designer. Dunn recently collaborated with tattoo artist Cally Jo on a limited edition version of HTC's One M9 phone, and the result is just as cool as the duo behind it.

The device, available in silver or gold, comes with a Hamsa hand engraved on the back. It's a motif common throughout the Middle East and North Africa that has personal significance to Dunn, as she explained to us:

"Before this whole thing happened, I wanted to get the Hamsa hand [tattooed] on me. The Hamsa hand symbolizes protection, love, happiness, and good luck. So I thought it would be really good to have that on a phone, which you carry with you, so you’re always going to have that happiness, that love, and that protection."

For Dunn, this move also signifies her transition into what she calls a "more creative" chapter of her career, and she told us she plans to add this design to her growing collection of ink (it'll be her seventh tattoo).

This isn't the first time Dunn's wanted to try her hand at designing, either — her first ambition was to create her own denim line, because, growing up, the only jeans that fit her were a gazillion dollars. "I remember saying, 'I’m gonna design a range of jeans that's gonna fit not just tall girls, but all women with different shapes, that’s great quality for a reasonable price!'"
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If you're wondering why a supermodel is designing a phone, well, Jourdan has the perfect response: "I'm a Black single mother, who’s a young, working mum, and I’m doing all these things that I never thought could happen, but that I always wanted to do. So I just want to continue making my dreams and showing that other people can also do this, and that you shouldn’t let your circumstances hold you back. Never limit yourself."

And, since we couldn't resist playing a little round of WWJD (that's "what would Jourdan do"), we asked Dunn for her drink order, and the song that sets her off in the club. Instantly she answered: "a Porn Star Martini and Beyoncé and Nicki Minaj's 'Feelin' Myself.'" We wanna party with her.

Watch some BTS footage of Jourdan's campaign below, and get yourself on the wait list for her phone here.

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