Couture Musings

Viva Las Vegas with Rodney Rayner

For over 30 years, designer Rodney Rayner has been marching to his own beat. About his jewelry, Rodney says, “Each piece is created with passion, to be worn with individuality and style.” His impeccable craftsmanship and his meticulous attention to detail have earned him many accolades over the years, including 4 Couture Design Awards, and an unprecedented ten time nominee! Stalwart members of the Couture community, Rodney and his business partner/wife Karin are one of those couples who “class up” any room they enter…maybe it’s because they just seem so darn happy together, maybe it’s their undeniable good looks, maybe it’s Rodney’s signature eye glasses, or maybe it’s simply the British accent? Whatever it is, our community is lucky to call this dapper couple “one of us.” See below for Rodney’s tips on Viva-ing Las Vegas:

How many years have you been exhibiting at Couture?

RR: 13 years

What’s your packing strategy?

RR: Take everything!

What’s the oddest thing you bring with you?

RR: All my motorcycle gear

Do you have any tips for staying sane during the show?

RR: Mojitos

Favorite restaurant in Vegas?

RR: ALLEGRO at Wynn as Chef Enzo hosted us after winning the Couture Award for the Best Design in Color for the 4th time. We had a very memorable evening!

Vegas beauty routine?  

RR: Karin tells me I can’t improve on perfection!

Average number of hours you sleep each night during Couture?

RR: with jetlag 5 hours. I prefer 8!!

What are you most looking forward to this year?  

RR: Confirmed orders…

What are you dreading this year?

RR: The jetlag, as every year!

Signature cocktail?

RR: Mojito

Signature candy?  

RR: Don’t eat it. It would destroy all my hard work at bootcamp.

Theme song?  

RR: “My Way” by Frank Sinatra seems appropriate for Las Vegas

Favorite quote?

RR: “Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.” Winston Churchill

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Michelle Orman

Michelle Orman

Michelle Orman is the president of Last Word Communications, which spearheads the public relations for the COUTURE show. A 15+ year veteran of the COUTURE community, Michelle is obsessed with all things jewelry and watch related! To be included in COUTURE Musings, email Michelle at

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