When thinking of our favorite "It girls" to keep up with, Michelle Salem is at the top of our list. A quick look at her Instagram feed reveals a bold, social butterfly with a unique but effortless style sense. Although she went to college for business, Michelle always knew she wanted to end up in fashion and eventually found herself at Opening Ceremony here in New York City. As Opening Ceremonies Brand Manager, Michelle wears a lot of hats around the office! From managing events, press & communications, and providing direction on editorial and creative shoots-Michelle is the epitome of Girl Boss.
She can't deny the appeal of classic luxury brands, however, since starting at Opening Ceremony, Michelle has gained an appreciation for fresh new brands - i.e., us! Our introduction of The Jane Set in our Fall 2018 collection is her favorite for a reason. Two piece sets mean an instant outfit that you can pull off effortlessly, and let's not forget her main source of fashion inspiration, 90's supermodels. The monochromatic color schemes and vintage denim scream nothing but "cool girl", and that's definitely the reason we can't get enough of Michelle's style.. after all, it's based on the same foundations as ours.: Great Quality, Amazing Fit, and Vintage Flair. It truly doesn't get much better than that.
SHORT Q & A
PS: What’s a SMALL piece of advice that has had a BIG impact on you?
Michelle: Don't be afraid to take risks and ask for what you deserve. It may sound cliche, but listening to this has really paid off for me.
PS: Is there a personal quality you wish you had a TINY bit more of?
Michelle: I can be a little shy, especially when it comes to meeting new people - I'm slowly working on overcoming that.
PS: What’s the dream piece of clothing that you’ve never been able to find in your SIZE?
Michelle: The perfect mini skirt suit - I always need to get them tailored!
PS: What’s your PETITE style hack?
Michelle: You can wear petite clothing even if you're not under 5'4! I'm on the taller side and found so many pieces that fit me perfectly within the collection.
PS: Please choose your favorite pieces in our 2018 Fall Collection.
Michelle: I love The Jane Pants and Jane Blazer - so happy to have it as a set now! I also really like the Matisse Jacket and the Aria Top.