Despite the fact that I have a degree in writing, when I had to write a bio for myself way back when, I actually hired somebody else to do it for me; writing about oneself without coming across as either boastful or a bore is difficult. So writing about what I do for COUTURE feels kind of impossible. I’m officially the show’s PR agency of record, but given the small size of our team, I basically just try to make myself useful wherever I can. I’m really lucky in that I feel like the team values my work–whatever it is I’m working on–and I get to work with a team whose company I genuinely enjoy, which makes my job a pleasure!
COUTURE: How long have you been working with COUTURE?
Michelle Orman: Off and on for 15 years, full on, year-round for about 5 years.
COUTURE: Vegas Uniform?
MO: COUTURE is the one time of year I break from my usual uniform of white t-shirts and jeans, so I like to roll out as many dresses and rompers as I can!
COUTURE: Vegas mantra?
COUTURE: Vegas Theme Song?
MO: “Baby I’m a Star” by Prince
COUTURE: Vegas evening ritual?
MO: No matter where I start the evening, I usually end up at the Tower Suite Bar.
COUTURE: Sanity tip?
MO: Change your shoes often in order to re-distribute the pain, laugh as much as you can, and if at all possible, never leave campus.
COUTURE: What are you most looking forward to at COUTURE 2016?
MO: Well obviously the jewelry, but more than that, the big, fabulous, funny, quirky personalities behind all of that jewelry! COUTURE designers are true artists and it’s so fun to be around all of their creative energy!