Once upon a time, there was a girl named Caroline. This little girl had a dream. She was dreaming of the day she would get married. She was dreaming of the day she would wear this perfect princess dress and these Cinderella high-heels. But what she was dreaming the most, was the diamond ring she would wear on that magical day, the diamond the man she will love, would have offered her. This diamond is a Cartier one.
One day, her dream came true. Caroline met Philip, and it was love at first sight. They met in Paris, of course, the City of Love, where they’re both living.
Philip was working in Finance between London and Paris, Caroline was working in Marketing for a French Fashion House located in Paris, rue Cambon. They moved in together and settled in a great apartment in Paris, rue Saint Honoré - next to Caroline’s favorite boutique, one of the jewelry Place Vendôme: Cartier.
From a modest family, Caroline has worked hard to arrive where she is today, Philip him was born into a wealthy family but both have the value of money. They also have a taste for beautiful things - beautiful, elegant and discreet, not ostentatious and bling-bling.
They value craftmanship, expertise and quality as well as authenticity and creativity. They are wearing Brunello Cucinelli, Chanel or Dior garments and are making their shopping to Les Galeries Lafayette, Le Bon Marché or Rue du Faubourg Saint Honoré. However, they may also mix their creator clothes with more mass-market or stylish unknown brands. Yes, they can stay simple.
They are going to grocery stores such as La Grande Epicerie de Paris or at Lafayette Gourmet. They could have their own chef, but they like to go out to restaurants. And they also love good wine and Champaign.
During their leisure time, Philip enjoys playing golf while Caroline is going to yoga or is taking a drink with friends. On Sundays, after the midday brunch and their cultural afternoon - they often attend private previews of photographic exhibitions - they like to go running together around a lake.
Regarding music, they both listen funk, jazz & soul music such as Frank Sinatra, James Brown or Nina Simone. And both play piano.
The couple doesn’t have any animal but they are planning to have a Labrador - Caroline would love to have a panther, her favorite animal of course, but this is not so convenient in a Parisian house. Yes she can be a capricious lady.
When they are not in Paris for the weekend, Caroline and Philip are in their secondary house in the Normandy countryside, where they love spending time with friends or family. Philip also hunts there. They also have a chalet in Courchevel where they are going to ski during winter and are planning to buy a house in the south of France when they will turn 50.
Meanwhile, they are planning to complete their collection of Cartier fine jewelry and timepieces. At 40, Philip will have the Rotonde de Cartier, the one that she offered him - one of the most sophisticated fine watches - while Caroline will have the Ballon Bleu de Cartier. She will obviously have the great classics of the House, from the trinity ring to the LOVE bracelet and the Amulette necklace. She will also have for her 50 a Cartier high jewelry adornment - the diamond necklace, ring, bracelet and earrings - that she will wear during her birthday cocktail with her stunning dress Armani/Privé.
Yes, a woman never has enough … and diamonds are a girl’s best friends, so why do without?
Caroline wears La Panthère, a captivating Cartier perfume that reflects a liberated, passionate woman. Philip wears Les Heures Voyageuses, Oud & Santal, a fragrance from the high perfumery collection that his wife likes wearing.
Now Caroline is 29, Philip is 32. Today, he will make his very romantic marriage proposal and offer a Cartier solitaire ring to the woman he loves, the Cartier Destinée one. Caroline’s childhood dream will come true.
Caroline and Philip got married and lived happily ever after. They had one girl whose name is Léa and one boy named Charles.
This post was created as part of the Global Luxury Management Program at the NC State Poole School of Management. All thoughts and opinions are my owns.