Quotes printed in curvy script from the likes of Pablo Picasso, Oscar Wilde and more adorned the walls at Pandora Jewelry’s winter collection preview event. The quotes guided guests towards the back of the narrow space to a makeshift stage in which skillful soulstress Andra Day — Billboard‘s 2016 Women in Music “Powerhouse” — would later perform.
One final quote, from Day herself, was plastered on the wall next to the sound equipment: “You love me like a precious gift” — from her song “Gold.” The quote perfectly tied in to the evening’s theme, The Joy of Giving. When it came time to perform, Day strayed from “Gold” and selected a more universally known and timely song, “Winter Wonderland.” She sang accompanied by nothing more than a guitar and the light trickling of water that ran down the wall behind her into the indoor pond, truly transporting listeners to a wonderland of her own creation. For her second song, Day chose “Rearview” off her 2015 debut Cheers to the Fall, and her undeniably powerful vocals filled every corner and crevice of the intimate space.
Prior to her performance, Day spoke of her recent collaboration with Pandora Jewelry and said it was “a natural, organic fit… I’m not a fan of moderation so it works out well for me” — she then flashed her several stacked rings to prove her point. In a press release regarding the partnership between Pandora Jewelry and Day, Charlotte Watson, VP Marketing, Pandora Jewelry U.S., said, “We look forward to working with Andra Day to express her individual style through our collection of hand-finished jewelry.”
Additionally, Pandora Jewelry is also a sponsor of the 2016 Women in Music gala, which will take place Dec. 9 in New York City; it will then air Dec. 12 on Lifetime.