Wendy Yue designs the type of jewelry that makes me wish I could live inside her head, just for a few minutes. Her deep fascination with wildlife and the magic of nature is abundant in every piece of one-of-a-kind jewelry she creates. A Hong Kong native, Wendy has spent a lifetime traveling, dreaming and creating. It should come as no surprise then, that her ideas on COUTURE’s spirit animal come direct from one of nature’s most mythical animals.
COUTURE: How many years have you been exhibiting at COUTURE?
Wendy Yue: 2015 will be our 6th year, since 2010.
COUTURE: COUTURE turns 20 this year….what do you think COUTURE’s birthday theme song should be?
WY: Happy by Pharrell Williams, because it’s the vibe of COUTURE when designers and buyers come together to celebrate these special days.
COUTURE: If COUTURE were an animal, what would it be and why?
WY: A WOLF – Keep marching on as a pack!
COUTURE: What do you consider the highlight of COUTURE each year?
WY: The designers always come first so I would say the Couture Design Awards is always the biggest highlight, not to mention all the wonderful breakfasts, finger foods, and cocktails for designers and buyers to mingle upon.
COUTURE: What single piece of jewelry are you most excited to showcase this year?
WY: Our “Exotic Seahorse” cuff and ring set – beautiful colors and composition!
COUTURE: Whose jewelry, other than your own, are you most looking forward to seeing?
WY: I look forward to seeing every designer- you never know what you may find, every year is a new surprise!
COUTURE: Coffee or Tea?
WY: Camomile tea.
COUTURE: What’s your “secret weapon” for tackling Las Vegas?
WY: My wonderful staff of course- keeping every department focused with my constant excitement is the secret weapon and motivation.
COUTURE: What’s your earliest/most prominent memory of COUTURE?
WY: It was a nervous and huge transition for me as the first show where I showcased myself as the brand “WENDY YUE” officially. COUTURE is certainly most supportive and central to all eclectic and creative designers as well as the classic and glamorous ones!