Vanichi gets an inside scoop on curated luxury via Nathalie Dubois Sissoko of DPA and her Pre Golden Globes Suite for 2016.

From Chopard to St Regis and from Los Angeles to Monte Carlo, tastemaker Nathalie Dubois Sissoko has been curating amazing gifting suites for some of the highest profile film festivals and awards shows on the planet. Her suites have been attended by “God” himself, Morgan Freeman, (FOX) Empire’s Terrence Howard, (ABC) Blackish’s Anthony Anderson, Jennifer Lopez, Sharon Stone, Colin Firth, Charlize Theron, Rachel Bilson and so many, many more.

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Actor Anthony Anderson has a cool moment with a new infinity scarf at the DPA Pre Golden Globes Gifting Suite curated by Nathalie Dubois Sissoko. All images by MARCO LEZBERG PHOTOGRAPHY.

While some may think that these suites are just an excuse for celebrities to get a bunch of stuff, industry insiders know that they are often how an emerging brand gets a leg up on the competition. In these glamourous meet and greets, brands get certainty that their precious products are being handed directly to the talents they adore. On top of that, newer brands that might normally have difficulty reaching celebs get to do just that. Trend setters discover cutting edge fashion, beauty, tech, cuisine and travel destinations that might otherwise slip their radar. In exchange, brands get to leverage the star power for better positioning in the noisy marketplace.

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Marcus Andrews of M Andrews Sartorial Luxury and actor Elvis Nolasco pose with the custom tuxedo Nolasco would soon be wearing on the red carpet.

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This year, Vanichi attended Nathalie’s twelfth annual Pre Golden Globes Awards luxury gift lounge and what we discovered was a lot. Nathalie is a true curator, traveling the globe to discover the best of the best and the freshest of the fresh. Included in the line up was M Andrews Sartorial Luxury Collection. We got to chat with Marcus Andrews, the visionary behind the brand, before actor Elvis Nolasco walked the Golden Globes red carpet in the line’s custom tux and shoes.

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Jewelry designer Stephanie Kantis with her luxury collection at the DPA Pre Golden Globes Gifting Suite.

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We also met jewelry designers Stephanie Kantis and Caroline NĂ©ron. Each specializes in chic, lightweight but statement making pieces that travel well with the well traveled, but their approaches are very different. For this and many other reasons, we love them both. There’s something about Stephanie Kantis’ pieces that make us want to go worship the sun in the most stylish way possible. Upon chatting with her, she revealed that her line got inspired by Mexico, so that connected the dots. Caroline Neron speaks to the woman (and man) that has entirely too much to do to be weighed down or slowed down. Pieces mix light and dark but stay feathery and stackable.

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Scot Blakeley of Caroline Neron with the collection at DPA’s Pre Golden Globes Gifting Suite.

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Alabama-based fashion designer Demure 31 caught our eye with beautiful natural fabrics and expert attention to details. The limited edition collection utilizes silks, cottons, leathers and more in ways that play on color, texture and silhouette. We started to plan outfits from the line that would work at Le Taha’s Private Island Resort and Spa or while golfing and eating fudge on Cape Breton Island. Afterall, both destinations were offering stays.

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Nathalie Dubois Sissoko being interviewed for TV at her DPA suite.

Last but not least, we discovered Amara Coffee and its Cameroon Boyo Arabica Coffee. The brand works directly with the coffee farmers and is single origin to ensure the best quality and the most economic benefit to the people who grow this exquisite bean. Stay tuned for more in depth stories about the curated luxury via Nathalie Dubois Sissoko mentioned here in forthcoming pieces from Vanichi.