WELL THIS IS JUST THE BEST!! THANK YOU GNARLITUDE JEN FOR HOOKING IT UP WITH AN INTERVIEW FOR LOVE! I LOOOOOVE LOVE! REALLY REALLY ONE OF MY TOP FAVES! AND FOR ANYONE WHO ISN'T OBSESSED WITH GNARLITUDE ALREADY...
JEN HANLEY’S MY KIND OF PEOPLE: Michele Ouellet
Gnarlitude Jen’s occasional series of interview with people she likes returns!
Michele is one of the most rock’n’roll babes I know. She gets paid to be herself (wearing extra hot designer gear), gets flown around the world constantly and still brings it on back to the vineyard churning out maybe the best bottle of wine you could buy yourself!
Napa Valley, California
Model and Vintner
Swimming, gun shooting in the vineyards, wine drinking (its research!), making videos and taking photos for kissser.com, playing dress up. This summer I have been learning about cars, jewels, and who makes the best lobster rolls (fancy). I also love playing charades and cards.
Last Book Read
Its not the last book I read (which is my great-grandmother’s copy of Truman Capote’s In Cold Blood), but a super special book called The Tao of Wu written by the RZA. Life changing.
First Record/Favorite Record
My first favorite tape was A Very Special Christmas by The Supremes. I played it year round at age 5 until I got Madonna’s Immaculate Collection. My current and all-time favorites are The Cramps, Billy Idol, The Pixies, Pink Floyd, Jesus and Mary Chain, Guns N Roses, Neil Young, Tupac, Biggie, Wu-Tang, NWA and awfully amazing pop music.
Your Go-To Favorite Shop
Decades, Resurrection and Maxfield in LA.
Having a very successful summer with my second vintage of Lorenza and being featured in some of the best restaurants in America like Thomas Keller’s Bouchon.
Your Number One Pair of Shoes
My black patent leather Repetto Jackson Jazz loafers
‘I didn’t even have to use my AK. Today was a good day.’ Ice Cube
My wine Lorenza Rosé. A Bandol style, super dry, pale salmon-colored wine I make in Northern California where I’m from.