Ori­anne Collins

The fash­ion­able jew­elry de­signer de­scribes what her per­fect day con­sists of.

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Grow­ing up in Switzer­land, the Thai and Swiss beauty has chan­neled her her­itage and trav­els around the world into cre­at­ing jew­elry for women, men and chil­dren for more than 10 years. A mother of three, she also put her ef­forts into help­ing chil­dren who lack the fi­nances to pur­sue their dreams in art, mu­sic and sports. Collins teamed up with her then-hus­band, mu­si­cian Phil Collins, to cre­ate the Lit­tle Dreams Foun­da­tion in 2000. Phil will be per­form­ing on Dec. 6 at the Fill­more Mi­ami Beach with Laura Pausini and Ale­jan­dra Guz­man to ben­e­fit the non­profit.

How long have you been de­sign­ing jew­elry?

I have been de­sign­ing jew­elry since 2003. My first project was with Van Cleef and Ar­pels. It was a charm­bracelet at auc­tion in fa­vor of the Lit­tle Dreams Foun­da­tion.

What was the mo­ti­va­tion to cre­ate a chil­dren’s line?

My mo­ti­va­tion was my chil­dren. I hon­estly started de­sign­ing for my boys. The three of them have a spe­cial medal in gold with some spe­cial words en­graved, de­signed my me. They wear it all the time; it’s truly their lucky charm.

What can we look for­ward to?

My new line just came out, it’s called OC SLAVE.

Why did you choose the Mi­ami De­sign District for your flag­ship store?

It’s the new place to be. It will be like SoHo in New York.

What is your fa­vorite Mi­ami land­mark?

The Free­dom Tower, def­i­nitely.

What is the best part of be­ing in Mi­ami?

I en­joy liv­ing here. It’s great weather and it’s great to raise a fam­ily.

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