Couture Musings

Viva Las Vegas with Jane Taylor Jewelry

At Jane Taylor, fine jewelry is a family affair! Jane concentrates on the design and manufacturing, while her daughter Cleo spearheads marketing, public relations and customer service. They have effectively translated their strong mother-daughter bond into a dynamic working relationship, often relying on mental telepathy to stay in constant communication, despite living in different states. We caught up with this mother/daughter duo for our Viva series, and discovered that Jane has zero guilty pleasures, and some pretty straightforward Vegas survival tips!

COUTURE: How many years have you exhibited with COUTURE? 

Jane Taylor: Our first Couture was in 2003!

COUTURE: What’s your COUTURE uniform?

JT: Comfortable, light, airy

Cleo Zancope Gnatek: An attempt at stylish, but comfortable. And outfits that get baggier as the week goes on to hide the bloating 😛

COUTURE: What’s your guilty pleasure while in Sin City?

JT: I don’t have one!

CZG: Well I’m weirdly proud to say that I’ve never gambled in my 11 years attending trade shows with JT, not even a penny! My guilty pleasure is probably all the yummy food. 

COUTURE: Do you have any tips for staying sane?

JT: Water, lots of water!

CZG: To trust my gut and listen to what my body/mind needs as much as possible… if I’m feeling like I need room service and sleep, then I go for it. If I’m feeling like I need a cocktail and friends, then I do that. But I do generally have to force myself to go to bed earlier than I would like!

COUTURE: Vegas theme song?

JT: “Low Rider” by War, it’s always in my head in Vegas for some reason

CZG: I’ve got a Spotify playlist that I usually play for us while we’re getting ready called “Pump It Up.” I like silly pop music when I need to keep my energy levels high. 

COUTURE: Vegas Survival Tips and Tricks?! 

JT: Water, baths & band-aids

CZG: Everything my mom said because obvi mom knows best! Soaking our feet at night has been a JT magic trick that’s been amazingly helpful, and wearing shoes that are already broken in and you know you can wear for what feels like forever without dying.

COUTURE: Whose collection, other than your own, are you most excited to see this year?

JT: Um I never get to see anyone else’s booth. But I’m finally making it to the Antique show which is a thrill since that’s my all time favorite stuff!

CZG: That’s hard to answer because there are so many designers whose collections I admire, but I’ve been getting sneak peeks of what the Lent boys and Sorellina sisters are up to and I can’t wait to see the whole shebang!

COUTURE: What are you most excited to showcase this year?

JT: Everything!

CZG: All of our hoops! We’ve got so many different options and sizes!

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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 michelle@LastWordComm.com.

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