Describe your style in three words.
Michelle: Bold, minimal, sultry.
Carly: Laid-back glam.
What's your typical uniform for a cocktail party?
Michelle: I'm really into anything that's an alternative to a dress—great separates, a knit crop–top with high–waisted pants or a jumpsuit.
Carly: A black jumpsuit.
Who are your style icons?
Michelle: Carolyn Bessette.
Carly: Jade Jagger.
What's your no–fail rule when it comes to dressing for a cocktail dress code?
Michelle: As long as you're comfortable, go for it.
Carly: Wear black with statement jewelry.
What's your current favorite piece in the collection?
Michelle: Our black lurex knitted jumpsuit.
Carly: The black–and–white color–blocked jumpsuit.
Who is the Cushnie et Ochs girl?
Carly and Michelle: Our girl is strong—she's unapologetically confident and sophisticated. She embraces her femininity and is an independent thinker.
Photo credit: Ashley Jahncke