A HUGE HUGE THANK YOU TO THE AWESOME PEOPLE AT NYLON FOR CHOOSING ME AS ONE OF THEIR IT GIRLS THIS YEAR!
THESE PICTURES WERE SHOT BY THE DARLING STELLA BERKOFSKY AND STYLED BY KRIS ZERO!!!! I'M LOVING THESE CLOTHES FROM GAP... SO ME! AND HOW GOOD IS THAT EARRING? NEEEED THAT! TONIGHT IS THE PARTY IN NYC TO CELEBRATE THE IT-GIRL ISSUE AND I'M SO EXCITED! MORE FUN ON THE WAY!
Michele Ouellet is a very happy person. It might have something to do with being born and raised in sunny Napa Valley, California. Or with her current status as a buzzed-about model who just signed with a new agency, S Models. But really, we think it is related to her other profession: vintner. Yes, when Ouellet is not in front of the camera she is busy tending her family's wine company, Lorenza Rosé, in Napa Valley, whose signature bottle will have anyone seeing the world through rose-colored glasses. RWD
WHAT'S CURRENTLY ON YOUR TO-DO LIST?
I need to do some blogging. I only put something up [on my blog, kissser.com] when I feel I want to; if I don't have anything fun or cool to say, then I don't. Everything on there- and really what I'm all about- is positive. If I'm feeling bummed out for some reason, that's not the message that I want to send out there. I want to keep everything on the up and up.
WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE THING IN YOUR CLOSET?
My boyfriend made these Vans for me- he drew on them- and that was a really cool little gift. They're definitely my favorite shoes to wear when I'm rocking sneakers.
WHEN YOU WERE A KID, WHAT DID YOU WANT TO BE WHEN YOU GREW UP?
I grew up riding horses- I competed in dressage, so I wanted to be in the Olympics.
DO YOU HAVE A PHILOSOPHY THAT YOU LIVE BY?
It just goes back to positivity: Always [take] the high road, don't get bogged down by the little details, stay positive, believe in yourself, and go for it. I pretty much say yes to everything.
IF YOU HAD AN ENTIRE DAY FREE TO DO ANYTHING YOU WANTED WHAT WOULD YOU DO?
I would gather all of my friends and we would go do something fun outside, something crazy, just have a big daytime celebration... a rosé fiesta!
WHO IS YOUR IT GIRL?
I don't know if she could be called an It Girl, but I'm really, really, really into Beyoncé right now. She's so lovely, she's done so much in her life already, and I find her totally inspirational. You've got to watch this YouTube video about her year off called "Year of 4," I show everybody. You have 20 minutes? Sit down.