The Couture Show

Voiage

December 13, 2016

For the past 11 years, Los Angeles-based Voiage has presented its clients with a truly unique experience. Incorporating art, sculpture, painting, and of course fine jewelry, the boutique encompasses all sorts of aesthetic elements and gives its clients an inventive way to enjoy the retail experience.
A zealot of art and jewelry, Voiage owner Julie Schroeder spends most of her time in the luxury store. However, when Ms. Schroeder does find some free time, she can be found hiking or traveling to new cities.COUTURE : Number of years in business?
Julie Schroeder : 11 years

C : Number of employees?
JS : 3

C : How did you get into jewelry and watch retail?
JS : Destiny!

C : What’s the favorite part of your day?
JS : Sunset.

C : What’s the least favorite part of your day?
JS : Waking up. I am a night owl….

C : If a theme song played every time you walk into a room, what would it be?
JS : No idea

C : Instagram or Facebook?
JS : Definitely Instagram!

C : Favorite season?
JS : Spring/Fall … it’s a tie!

C : Favorite curse word?
JS : Sh*t

C : What’s your mantra for dealing with a difficult client?
JS : Listening (and taking a breath)

C : If you had a tattoo, what would it be and where?
JS : I would probably never have a tattoo. But in a parallel universe and I did, it would be a small infinity sign.

C : I won’t leave home without _________
JS : My iPhone

C : Favorite vacation spot?
JS : Love traveling and exploring different cities but Hawaii is my go to spot where I can truly relax.

C : Least favorite food?
JS : Anything with a slimy texture

C : Coffee or Tea?
JS : Iced Tea

C : What’s your exercise routine?
JS : Hiking

C : How do you motivate your staff?
JS : Having fun and positive encouragement

C : What’s on your desk?
JS : A mess

C : What’s the most difficult gemstone you have to work with/hardest to explain to customers?
JS : Diamond Slices