16 QUESTIONS WITH ADELE GRISONI

 
 
Tell us a bit about yourself 
My name is Adele Grisoni, I’m a full time fashion and travel influencer and owner and designer of Riad Shiraz, a guest house in Marrakech, Morocco.

Where are you from and where do you live now?
I’m originally from France, but I live a little everywhere. I'm not renting an apartment at the moment, as I’d like to travel as much as I can before I settle down!

Would you ever consider moving anywhere else?
I‘m seriously considering moving to Sydney, Australia! I would love to go indefinitely, sometime in the near future if it's possible.

What are your next travel plans for the next year?
I have many trips on my bucket list for the year. To name a few, I’m planning on going to Paris, London, Maldives, Los Angeles, Italy, Bali, Tokyo, Australia and Marrakech of course.

What’s a day in your life?
I like to wake up at around 8 am, do some cardio training for about an hour while watching inspiring videos or listening to motivational music in order to put me in a good mood for the day. Then, I usually go shoot my OOTD in the city for my clients, and have lunch after with my team. I do a little bit of shopping and try to find a cute little café around me to work on my emails, schedule, and edit some pictures, and go home when I feel like it. At the moment, I'm trying to cook more light & healthy dinners for my boyfriend and I when I can, and we just chill, cuddle and watch some Netflix together.

What are your favourite pieces from our line?
I'm obsessed with the Large Pearl Hoop Earrings and all the gold necklaces!
 
 
 

Does any of your jewellery have a special meaning?
I always wear a beautiful gold pendant engraved with the letter " P " for Pascale, my mum.  Due to travelling so much, I sometimes don't get to see her for months at a time, so I like to keep her close to my heart.

What are your next travel plans for the next year?
I have many trips on my bucket list for the year. To name a few, I’m planning on going to Paris, London, Maldives, Los Angeles, Italy, Bali, Tokyo, Australia and Marrakech of course.

Do you practice any form of art?
I’ve always been a creative person from a young age. I have played harpsichord for many years, and I really enjoy painting! It helps me clear my mind. I’m also in the process of designing some furniture and interior decorations with a few local handcraft stores in Morocco, which is my absolute favourite!

Tell us about your relationship with your partner and how you guys work together?
My boyfriend and I met a few years ago through Instagram, and he quickly became my partner in life and in work. He’s my official photographer, and I feel so lucky to be able to travel the world with him for work as we get to share so many incredible experiences together as a couple. I am also so grateful that he believed in me and my crazy ideas, and left everything behind to follow/join me on this journey.

What advice would you give to your younger self?
Never give up and always believe in yourself even when nobody does. Don’t be afraid to not fit in a box and have higher ambitions than people around you. Take every opportunities as they come even if it seems risky and uncertain, you can trust your instinct. And one thing life taught me, is to enjoy every single second with your loved ones because you never know what tomorrow is made of.

Where do you see yourself in 5 years? 
I’d love to own a beautiful house or apartment wherever I live at that time, maybe in Australia, that I would have designed and decorated myself. I would absolutely love to adopt a little puppy by then as well, but apart from that, I like to take every day at a time and see where life takes me.

What work goes into taking the perfect IG photo?
I always plan my pictures and know exactly the spot and outfit that I’m going to shoot. Lighting is key, a good photographer that knows your angles, and a gorgeous Lightroom filter on top of it should make for a perfect shot! You don’t necessarily need a fancy camera- I really enjoy iPhone pictures as well for a more natural and genuine result.

How do you choose which brands you work with?
I need to relate with/love the brand before anything! We then negotiate the collaboration terms (I like it to be a long term partnership), and once we are both happy with those terms, we start the work! I’m pretty much fully booked with the same labels every month now. I would never promote something I don’t like or wouldn’t wear, so I need the brand to fit my style and have some cool and affordable stuff that I can easily mix with my own accessories or designer pieces.

What is your favourite jewellery look?
I’m obsessed with gold jewellery and I love a vintage look. I like to mix several layers of necklaces and different sizes of earrings, or wear big chunky earrings to boost a simple outfit.

What do you love most about your job?
Everything is incredibly amazing and all the opportunities are unreal when you are a travel & fashion influencer. More than anything, getting to travel that often, and the freedom of being your own boss, is simply priceless to me!

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