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About Us

Michelle Giles

Founder / Creative Director

"Fashion should be fun, get creative, use your imagination...and be confident in your own personal style."


Michelle Giles is the Founder & Creative Director behind Shay & Coco. From a very young age, Michelle was obsessed with fashion and the world of clothing. Some of her first memories are associated with what outfit she was wearing during that specific time. Michelle attended Washington State University (Go Cougs!) for her undergrad, where she earned her Bachelor of Arts in Communications. Post graduation, she decided to take a leap of faith! Michelle left the great state of Washington and headed to sunny, Los Angeles to live. 

It was there that she finally decided it was time to follow her real passion. She enrolled in the Visual Communication program at FIDM and earned her professional degree one year later. After different roles in the clothing and product industry Michelle decided it was time to embark on her dream and create her own collection - Shay & Coco was born.


Sarah Layton


 "Dare to be brave enough to follow your dreams so you can live a life you love!"

 Sarah came on as a co-founder assisting with design and development as well as merchandising. Her passion for entrepreneurship and fashion combined with her long friendship with Michelle made a perfect partnership. Sarah received her undergrad degree from Central Washington University in teaching. She has a master degree in Education from City University. 


Contact us at or 206-701-4720.