Company No. 5 was founded by Michelle Boley, inspired by her three dancing daughters and her lifelong passion for design. Michelle grew up in southern California, where she began honing her talents for all things creative. Naturally gifted with an eye for style, she loves expressing her creativity in photography, interior design, and of course, fashion. She's a perfectionist when it comes to apparel and its styling, fits & fabrics, and regularly takes to the sewing machine to modify pieces from her own wardrobe.
Fueled by these artistic passions, Michelle founded Layers, a women's clothing company in 2005. Tragedy struck in November 2009 when the building caught fire, destroying everything. But with her undying entrepreneuerial spirit and tenacity, she decided in the wake of that loss, that it was time to change directions, and from the ashes of Layers rose Michelle's next visionary venture.