After graduating from Boston University with a degree in communications, Colette took on a brief position at Bergdorf Goodman in New York, which served as a model for her next endeavor. During this time, while designing headpieces for a friend’s fashion show, Colette created the iconic 1980’s accessory, the “Malouf Pouf.” A year later, at the age of 25, she sold 100,000 units, taking over the counters of the retailers known as the B’s in New York: Bergdorf’s, Barneys, Bendel’s, Bloomingdale’s and Bonwit Teller.