Melody Gardot - Piaget Rose
For Piaget, the rose is an emblem. Reigning supreme in its collections, it has many stories to tell; stories of love and passion. In 1982, a new rose with an intense colour and fragrance was named after Yves Piaget. It became known as the Yves Piaget Rose and founded the link between watchmaker and jeweller and the most symbolic flowers.
Thirty years later, the rose is as popular as ever at Piaget. Talent and expertise are joined in the celebration of the rose. Working in gold and diamonds, Piaget's designers and craftsmen exquisitely created the Piaget Rose collection. But the rose has inspired another talent; that of a glamorous artist who has created her own version of the most famous love song of our time. A romantic melody portraying the words of passion, life, romance and roses: 'La Vie en Rose'.
Creating a version of this classic song by Edith Piaf is not easy. Few artists have been able to render a modern remake of 'La Vie en Rose' while retaining its magic and charm. For Melody Gardot, a musician with an exceptional voice, 'La Vie en Rose' has always held a special place in her mind and imagination.
"'La Vie en Rose' represents a lot of things for me, but mostly it represents my feelings towards my guitar. What it has brought into my life and how things have changed. 'La Vie en Rose' is like food for my musical garden. For me, 'La Vie en Rose' like music, has allowed me to reinvent myself, and even to change into somebody else completely. Waking up in the morning knowing you can't move or speak, as was the case after my accident, can be difficult and painful. But your imagination feeds on everything that will happen in the future. We all need a new lease on life from time to time!" Melody Gardot.
Inspired by her own life experiences and fed by her musical curiosity, Melody Gardot brings a new emotional experience to this song. Its seductive, glamorous and elegant feel reflects the Piaget style. Nourished by Melody Gardot's voice and artistic talent, the Piaget Rose jewellery and watch collection is now in bloom, offering all who wear it the promise of metamorphosis. Life is certainly a bed of roses with Piaget.
Get a sneak peak at La Vie en Rose by Melody Gardot on rose.piaget.com. It will also feature as a bonus track on the special edition of her 'The Absence' album, on sale from 28 May, and as a music video at the end of June.