While it may be known for its glamorous film festival in which star pose along the red carpet in sleek tuxedos and full-length ball gowns, Cannes keeps the ultra-glam lifestyle running 365 days per year. From Ferrari to Porsche, or Chanel to Hermes, no matter when you find yourself in Cannes, there’s no shortage of brand names. Beyond the millionaire elite and A-list celebrities, the French Riviera hotspot one of the most elegance and glamorous destinations in the world and it brings us to the height of sophisticated company and exclusive nightlife. It may be wise to channel your cool, collected and charming self to properly enjoy the seaside glamour of Cannes.
Z Plage Beach Club
One of the most popular spots along the Croisette, the Z Plage Beach Club is the private beach belonging to the prestigious Grand Hyatt Martinez Hotel. The exclusive sandy beach boasts more than 400 sun loungers, a seaside bar with a refreshing selection of delicious cocktails and the Zplage restaurant that blends local products with globally-inspired flavors. The lively atmosphere and super-stylish clientele are heightened by the infinite blue waters and sandy shores, making it one of the best places to bask in the sun of the French Riviera.
This Heidi Klein Bequia Scallop Soft Ring Bandeau Bikini and the matching Heidi Klein Bequia Scallop Tie Side Bottom pays homage to the breton stripes – a traditional French look – and spices it up in the form of an chic bandeau. The swimsuit strikes the perfect balance between simple and sexy, yet also stylish for showing out at one of the world’s premiere beach clubs.
Lined with 5-star hotels and designer shops, strolling the iconic Boulevard de la Croissette is an absolute must whether it’s your first time in Cannes or your fiftieth. The promenade is characterized by the presence of tall palm trees, while the beautiful coastal views of the Baie de Cannes, nearby Estérel Mountains and harbor never cease to take your breath away. Whether you come to admire the seafront art deco architecture, window shop or simply people watch, it’s easy to see why La Croisette remains a favorite pastime among visiting celebrities and travelers.
This lightweight Nili Lotan Acadia Silk Chiffon Blouse is cut for a relaxed fit that exudes an effortlessly chic style perfect for strolling down the promenade. Pair the blouse with a sprawling pair of leather shorts such as these Saint Laurent Leather Shorts and finish off the look with a little glamour such as this Balmain Button-Detailed Leather Waist Belt for a summer look that straddles the line between glamorous and breezy.
Palais des Festivals
The host of the world’s most glamorous film festival, endless of the biggest movie stars and celebrities have equally basked in the ambiance of the 6-storey modernist building that is the Palais des Festivals. Along the footpath known as the Allée des Étoiles du Cinéma, 46 celebrity hand imprints in the pavement beginning with Meryl Streep.
In dressing for the red carpet, you can’t go wrong with Christian Dior. This Dior Saddle Bag in blue canvas is the historic label’s latest offering that channels the heritage of Mr. Christian Dior himself into a modern form. The jewellery is aged in gold-tone metal and made of jacquard canvas, but the result is an ultra-luxe bag that will take your red carpet outfit up a notch. The Saddle Bag looks exceptionally well along matching embellishments scattered throughout such as this Repossi Antifer 18-Karat Rose Gold Diamond Ring and this Cartier Panthère de Cartier 18-karat Pink Gold and Diamond Watch.
Michelin Starred Heaven
When it comes to the eats, Cannes is the darling of the French Riviera. Most private beaches have wonderful restaurants where you can eat delicious gourmet meals les pieds dans l’eau (on the waterfront). If that’s not your thing, however, the fine dining scene is also world-renowned. The only 2-Michelin Star establishment in the city, La Palme d’Or is an extraordinary culinary experience that creatively brings out the best in Mediterranean cuisine. Situated in Suquet Hill (the town’s sinuous old quarter), Table 22 by Mantel has discreetly put together an elegant ambiance and world-class menu that has won over the heart of the city.
With its classic patterning and wide stripes, this Reiss Marcus Wide Striped Shirt is the perfect look for an evening on the town in Cannes. The shirt epitomizes the style of the French Riviera in every sense – vintage, nonchalant and refined with a healthy splash of color. Pair the shirt with these sleek Canali Grey Super 120s Trousers and these Gucci Horsebit Leather-Trimmed Velvet Loafers for an unbeatable smart-casual look.
A Touch of Sophistication
This year’s Cannes Film Festival may have already come and gone, but the international visitors of Cannes stays on top of their game all-year round. Between the Ferraris and Porsches or Louis Vuitton and Hermes, there’s no shortage of brand names found on the streets of Cannes – and your watch is no different.
Founded in Paris in 1847, Cartier produces some of the most sought-after timepieces in the world. The Santos de Cartier Watch is as iconic as it gets, as the design of the Santos is generally accepted as one of the first (if not the first) watches designed specifically for the wrist. Today Cartier remains a simple and timeless essential in the world of watches and is the most refined touch for any outfit.
Pop Up Parties
From all-day yacht bashes to pop-up nightclubs, there is always something going on in Cannes. It’s no secret that Cannes is a mainstay destination among Hollywood’s finest. However you manage to find your way onto the strict guest lists of hotspots such as the amFAR Gala, the Vanity Fair Party at the Hôtel du Cap-Eden-Roc or the elusive Dom Perignon Party, you’re surely in for an unforgettable night.
This Alexandre Mattiussi AMI Half-Lined Two-Button Jacket provides the perfect touch of sophistication, while the checkered pattern perfectly suits the vintage feel of Cannes in general. To spice up your look a slight, add a flaired touch by pairing the jacket with these Alexander McQueen Slim-Fit Cropped Wool-Twill Trousers in a deep burgundy that have you standing out from the clads of black and grey without feeling over the top. The pants perfectly complement the vintage of the jacket for a timeless look that oozes elegance, worldliness and confidence.