Heart to heart with Elody Petit
It's finally summer and to start it off right, we're launching our biggest summer collection: Crystal Glare & Lavender Dream in collaboration with the influencer Elody Petit.
We decided to pass Elody in an interview so that you can get to know her a little more and, of course, to talk about the collection, which you can find right here.
DRAE: So tell us Elody, how did you hear about DRAE?
E: The first time I heard about DRAE was through the collection you girls did with another content creator.
DRAE: And what made you want to collaborate with us?
E: I was really amazed about the quality of the products you sent me. I'm a silver girl and I couldn’t believe how shiny your silver jewels are and how the colour wouldn’t change over time, even after wearing them under water or sweats, because I never take my jewelry off when I swim, train or for any other activities and they are still perfect!
DRAE: I like what I hear! For us the quality of our jewels is extremely important. So, now that we know what made you want to design a collection with us, can you tell us where you got your inspiration from?
E: In a way, I've always been into chunky jewelry. And on my last trip to Florida during Spring Break, I saw someone wearing that style of jewelry and that's where I got my inspiration. I find that bold jewelry can be worn with something super simple and make the outfit more complete!
DRAE: I couldn’t agree more with you. The collection really adds something to a simple outfit! So what was your favourite part of the whole process?
E: My favourite part was definitely the photoshoot. This is where I got to see the jewels for the first time and I was in awe of how beautiful they are. Plus, seeing other people wearing my collection made me truly happy and proud. The photoshoot was an important moment since it’s going to represent the image of each item.
DRAE: People have no idea what to expect. The photoshoot was outstanding! And could you explain why you went with the colour lavender for this collection?
E: We don't see enough colourful shades in jewelry and since the launch of the collection is falling in the middle of summer, I believe the lavender colour was following the trends we see these days, a soft and pure colour. It's a colour that represents peace and harmony. Since life has resumed now that COVID is over, those two meanings are what I'm looking for.
DRAE: Yes! A bit of colour can only do good and we love the result of the lavender crystals you picked. Now, can you explain how it all went?
E: It all started at the end of January, we were thinking of a concept, a vibe and a style that we would like to create Aurelie (founder of DRAE) and me. After creating mood boards for the jewelry design and the photoshoot, we came to a final design. Then, after several samples, I chose to go with the classic crystal clear and also with a lavender-coloured crystal. I knew not everyone would want the lavender colour, so I also wanted to keep the classic crystal, which is a must have! In short, once the jewelry were designed, we did the photoshoot and that's when I unveiled the collection to my community!
DRAE: Amazing! So now I would like to give people a chance to get to know you a little more. Can you tell us about yourself?
E: I'm still in school, but I've been a full-time content creator/influencer for the past 5 years. It's a big part of my life and I consider myself lucky to do it, because I have a lot of time for myself at the same time as making a living. I have a crazy love for training, I have been training since I was 14, I love to challenge myself and the feeling that this part of my life brings me, is indescribable. I also have a great passion for travel. I really like discovering new places, new cultures, etc. For me, life is about exploring and living to the fullest.
DRAE: Interesting! And where did your passion for social media come from?
E: When I started in the world of social media, I didn’t know where it was going to lead me. I was so young, I was only 14 years old. I had no idea how to manage social media, I was really messing around (hahaha), but over time, when I got my first contract, I understood the extent of what content I could create!
DRAE: Wow! And what does a typical day in your life look like?
E: A typical day in my life during the summer, when I'm not in school, starts early because I'm an early bird. I start my day at 7:00 a.m. I always train in the morning, it gives me power for my day. Then I have a good breakfast, my favourite part. Afterwards, I take time to answer my emails, create the content I have to do, and then I'm free. And I take this opportunity to spend time with my friends and family!
DRAE: You seem to have a good balance between quality time and productivity. So, what are your summer essentials?
E: Definitely my friends. I am a person with a large circle of friends, but at the same time small. We’re really like a big family, 24 hours a day together! I couldn't do it without our little evenings eating dinner together. We are like brothers and sisters.
DRAE: That sounds nice! We can see how much you care about them. And how would you describe yourself in a few words?
E: I’m a very "easy-going" person with lots of energy. I like it when things are moving! I am a natural person who loves the little things in life!
DRAE: Do you have any personal goals for this season?
E: Yes! I have several goals, both fitness and business. There are a lot of things I want to accomplish. I would really like to go on a trip for a few months, alone or in duo very soon! I have lots of projects to come with my two sisters Rosaly and Noemy! I'm still keeping it as a secret, but I can't wait to share it with you.
DRAE: Sounds exciting. We can't wait to find out! To finish this interview, what’s the best advice you’ve ever received?
E: Never look back.