By Greg Carannante
City & Shore Magazine
A jewelry designer and longtime do-gooder, the former wife of Phil Collins reunited with the singer a year ago in South Florida. The couple recently presided over auditions in Hollywood for their Little Dreams Foundation, which she brought to Miami in 2014. The international agency has supported 400 talented youngsters with big aspirations and little means since the couple founded it 16 years ago.
In 2006 she launched her own little dream, OC
Jewellery. The store in the Miami Design District offers intricate pieces for the family that are also available at Neiman-Marcus and oriannecollins.com. Ten percent of each sale goes to the foundation.
Orianne, 43, has been recovering from slipped-disc surgery in 2014 that left her paralyzed for nine months. The couple reunited after Collins moved here to help out, and they reside in his Miami Beach mansion with their sons, Nic, 15, and Matthew, 12, and her son, Andreas, 5.
Q. Aside from the weather, what do you enjoy
most about living in South Florida?
A. The stone crabs.
Q. Aside from the weather, what do
you dislike most about living in
Q. Are you a beach person
or a pool person?
Q. When in your life have
you been the happiest?
Q. What do you do when you’re stuck in traffic on I-95?
A. I do selfies.
Q. What music are you listening
A. I listen to R&B. I love Usher. And, of course, I listen to my son [Nic’s band, WYK].
Q. What are you a fan of?
A. My son. I’m his No. 1 fan.
Q. Do you do social media?
A. I Instagram. [@OCJewelryUSA]
Q. Who is your real-life hero or heroine?
A. Giorgio Armani.
Q. If you had to choose: Rocky or Raging Bull?
Q. What car are you driving now?
Q. What do you like most about yourself?
A. That I never give up.
Q. What places in South Florida do you recommend
to out-of-town guests?
A. I recommend Joe’s Stone Crab. It’s the place to be. It’s a very old
traditional place. Everybody who comes to Miami should try it.
Q. If you could change one thing about yourself what would it be?
A. To stop being late.
Q. What do you consider your greatest achievement?
A. My children.