Couture Musings

Viva Las Vegas with Wendy Yue

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!

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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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