The spirit awards experience
Hey loves! So I was supposed to post this article this morning but unfortunately had to run out in town for meetings. Ever since we arrived in Los Angeles exactly one week ago it was a thrill and a bit of race to get all things done. Our incredible collaboration with Piaget ended up this sunday but we decided to extend our stay of two more weeks just to be able to hop on all the meetings we wanted to and of course work on my music : Los Angeles is the best place on earth for that!
It was such an incredible honor to be Piaget’s special guest in LA during this wonderful sunny adventure in the middle of the Oscars season. Not only do I know how picky they are about all their collaboration (probably as much as we are actually!), but I know that if their team trusted me and James for this new project, it means that we truly have built up something special and that together we would create something exceptionally magical, sharing this incredible journey with you.
I have always been such a big admirer of Piaget and their stunning craftsmanship, being from Switzerland, it’s a real honor to have such an international and luxurious brand being a symbol of quality in the entire world. So when the asked me to be their special insider during the Spirit Awards (and independent movie ceremony which they support and sponsor), I couldn’t have been more excited.
The Spirit Awards is a very special initiative that doesn’t just support big blockbuster movies, it’s an award that celebrate the art of independent movies, big and small ones where censorship is less present and allows the director to talk about subjects that really matter and approach them in a unique way, as authentic and true as possible. Among the nominated movies this year were Dallas Buyer’s club and 12 Years a slave, two movies with two very important subjects to talk about.
I couldn’t believe my eyes as I saw all these incredible actors that I look up to so much standing just 5 feet away from… weird feeling. I had to say several times to myself : “play it cool girl, play it cool” but I was actually screaming like a little clam inside. From Brad Pitt to Matthew Mcconaughey, so many amazing personalities and talents in just one room : I was amazed.
Assisting to the awards was such a prestigious opportunity, having the chance to hear these fabulous people discuss their craft was beyond inspiring. From the directors, to the producers and costume designers : everybody had worked months, sometimes years in order to achieve their goals and create the best quality possible. It was amazing. I was so happy for all the winners, I felt like they all deserved a price. And I couldn’t but set notes aside for myself as well, and all the things I’ve heard only pushed me to dream bigger and aime higher, life is so short and it’s so important to make the most out of it. I hope you guys will enjoy discovering these images that we shot and found. It was such a fantastic day, I can’t be more grateful and honored to have been given this amazing opportunity and share it with you.