— Dara Michelle – Style, Elegance, Fashion, Passion

Baby’s, and Diamonds, and Stilettos, Oh My!!!

An interview with Taylor King: Wifey, mother and co-founder of Haute Vault.

 

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Think rocking expensive jewels “on loan” are just for celebrities…. Hollywood starlets who get hand selected by a particular designer who then, collaborate with that celebrity’s stylist in an effort to create a MAJOR RED CARPET MOMENT complete with breathtaking bling?!! Well think again!!! Now, we can all indulge and have our very own MAJOR FASHION MOMENT thanks to Hautevault.com.  “A company featuring a members-only, online portal for fine jewelry and luxury timepiece RENTALS (with the option to purchase should a member so desire).”  With four easy steps: Rent, Receive, Rock, and Return you too can feel like a celebrity and bring the red carpet to any occasion!!  Think of it as having a one-night stand with the hottest boy ever.  Except this “boy” comes in the form of diamonds, doesn’t talk, and sparkles!!!  Sounds amazing, right?!!  Below I catch up with co-founder (her partner is her adorable hubby Jono) of Hautevault.com and dear friend Taylor King.  This hottie is a devoted wife, loving mother, and runs a company and does it all in stilettos and diamonds!!!

This one time, I was in her kitchen and saw it all go down first hand.  I walk in and there’s Taylor pureeing organic peas (for her patiently waiting daughter) in 160mm Louboutin’s, a Herve Leger bandage dress, and all her jewels and I’m thinking holy sh*& this girl is thehottest thing I’ve ever seen. I thought, “Whatever she’s taking I’ll have two please!”  We needed to have a sit down ASAP…. so I could get to the bottom of all this hotness going on.  I needed to know everything!!!!  Check out my interview below and don’t be surprised if you find yourself making your next meal in stilettos too!   Who knew motherhood could be so sexy!!!!

xoxo Dara Michelle

What was your inspiration behind Haute Vault?
Wanting to change the way people wear, experience, and buy jewelry and watches. We wanted people to have what they wanted, and not have to wait a lifetime to wear the watch or jewels of their dreams. Since we allow our members to rent, and use part of their rental equity to purchase, it’s a savvy way to enjoy the luxury jewelry experience.

What is it like to build a business with your hubby?
He is my best friend and soul mate so it was totally natural, exciting, sometimes crazy, and an incredible learning process. Being together as much as possible was the whole point…we are a good team. We have grown together as entrepreneurs, individually and as couple, learning so much throughout the process. You learn that making mistakes are ok!

How do you define luxury? 
When you feel that confidence of knowing you have achieved something great, be it getting an infant out of a temper tantrum or selling your company for a profit. When you have that swagger that comes from your inner goddess knowing she just kicked some wife, mommy or business ass. Feeling totally amazing and reveling in your experience, being able to share time with the people you love, knowing you nailed a look you were trying, a dose of sparkle and a tasteful timepiece and amazing food and vino….or all of the above. Ok , that’s a little fluffy, but true. -Of course, everyone’s definition varies, but mine personally always includes all of the above and my hubby, my baby girl, sick shoes,  & DIAMONDS BABY!!!!!!

Who is your ideal client?
Everyone who loves watches and jewelry

Is there one piece in “The Vault” that you think every woman/man should experience wearing?
For men, it’s the first dream watch or the next collector’s piece they want to try…An IWC Big Pilot or Portofino or a Breguet are so highly coveted. For women, it’s the ultimate diamond Necklace and Diamond Chandelier Earrings. We have many amazing sets at Hautevault.com, there is a difference when you wear real diamonds ( women actually make primal noises, it happens every time they try on or wear a piece), now we make it accessible to everyone!

What comes first outfit or jewelry?
It depends…mostly I buy classics, with a few trends mixed in-I am a chameleon and love to play with different styles, but I am like a little girl when we acquire a new piece, I love to style around the jewels. But, at the end of the night, the jewels stay on, the dress doesn’t:)

What do you look for when choosing a piece of jewelry for “The Vault?”
I like to make sure we have something for everyone in every price range.  I want to make glamour, diamonds, jewels, watches and luxury accessible to everyone.  We also consider things we would like to see each other in.

In a haste what’s your “go to” piece of jewelry?
My diamond Riviera necklace & wedding band because I always want to feel like my husband is with me.  My necklace was my push present for having my daughter. Two of the best days of my life are when I married my husband and gave birth to my daughter and each of these pieces symbolizes that.

What’s your secret for managing motherhood, wifeyhood, and owning your own business, and doing it all in diamonds?
Having a lot of patience, setting realistic expectations, and picking my battles. I try to savor every moment with my family and let myself truly be present. I always take care of my hubby in everyway and when I feel sexy and beautiful, it makes my confidence soar, with that, I can tackle anything. I have learned with motherhood to embrace the imperfections of daily life and roll with it.