Maria Sharapova, a FIVE-TIME Grand Slam Winner female tennis player & powerhouse has been partnered with Evian as an ambassador for 7 years now (since 2010). Madison Keys, a 22 year old pro tennis player who currently holds one of largest serves in the women's game and has become the first American woman to breakthrough to the top 10 in the world, joined Maria Sharapova last night as Evian's new brand ambassador. She will be "featured in advertising Evian's retail channels in North America", according to her management company, IMG. The event was very classy, with a line up of familiar faces & all white fashion ensembles. Joined alongside the two tennis superstars, were A-List bloggers such as Caitlin Turner from GypsetGoddess.com, Liz Cherkasova from LateAfternoonBlog.com, Maria Ferreira from MlovesM.com, Lauren Evarts from TheSkinnyConfidential.com, and last but not least, Heidi Nazarudin from TheAmbitionista.com but in her place, was ME! Unfortunately, Heidi was in Paris so she couldn't make it. But- she was there in spirit and as her second set of eyes, I was there to capture the magic!
Madison was wearing a nude dress with a white sequin detail, paired with nude heels. When I asked Madison what she was wearing, she replied "I just found this thing, I have no idea.". Touché, Madison! Maria on the other hand was wearing a gorgeous form fitting white dress with a black lace detail at the bottom, designed by David Koma. Her white strap heels were my personal favorite, designed by Gianvito Rossi. Both Maria and Madison's beauty routine was a soft, natural look with beautiful minimal effort, along with softly styled hair. They looked stunning and were definitely glowing throughout the night.
Maria & Madison were put in the spotlight and interviewed by Evian's Executive of Marketing. They both seemed very excited and knew the future was bright with this new partnership. Madison has been on a 4 month break from the sport and is competing for the first time again today! For 22 years old, this girl has it made for herself already doing big things and has big brands backing her up. Evian also released a new bottle design meant for "on the go" and I can definitely say it's amazing. Not because the cap matched my nails, but because of the well thought out design. (Though it matching my nails made the aesthetics of me and Evian's new bottle perfect as a fashion statement)
The night concluded with good music, amazing hors d'oeuvres, carefully concocted cocktails, and lots of networking amongst likeminded & successful individuals. And can we just admire this Evian ice sculpture for a moment? It was HUGE, and perfectly cut. I found myself wondering how in the world they got that thing in the venue a lot.
Congratulations to Madison Keys on your new partnership and to Evian for launching your new bottle design! I definitely am looking forward to seeing more from Madison in the future and am excited to see where her career goes. If she's at this caliber at 22, in ten years she's going to dominate the world. I love seeing women kick butt! The event was very inspiring to me and motivated me to never give up on what you want in life. These women set the bar high, and I love it.