A-list glamour: May 2019
Text: Nicola Colyer | Photos © Press Photos
As the A-list descend on the French Riviera for the Cannes Film Festival, they inject an extra dose of glitz and glamour into the coastal city, so whether you’re joining in the festivities or admiring from afar, there’s no time like the present to add some stardust into your own wardrobe. From floor-sweeping gowns to sharp suits, we’ve hunted down the most stylish pieces that will soon have you following in their sartorial footsteps.
Simple, strappy sandals (top image) are undoubtedly the shoe of the season and this suede pair from Spain’s Massimo Dutti will soon become an essential part of your wardrobe. Perfect for adding the finishing touch to an opulent evening look or dressing up your favourite denim, we strongly advise that you don’t leave home without them.
In Paris’ St-Germain-des-Prés, Pierre Mahéo designs clothes for everyday life, making his suits a desirable addition to the modern man’s wardrobe. It’s no surprise that this slightly oversized jacket is a long-standing staple of the collection and one of the designer’s personal wardrobe essentials; whether worn as a suit with the matching trousers or layered with individual pieces for a more casual look, it offers an effortlessly cool and contemporary approach to tailoring.
Whether you’re brushing shoulders with film stars or dressing up for a romantic dinner for two, this maxi dress from bohemian French brand, ba&sh will ensure that all eyes are on you. The bracelet-length sleeves and cinched waist embody a classic, feminine glamour that is perfectly balanced by the sheer fabric, metallic finish and moody hue, making this a dress that is guaranteed to leave you feeling like the leading lady.
The key to elevated style is all in the detail and this subtly patterned white shirt from Portuguese Salsa provides enough interest to take this wardrobe basic to the next level. The slim fit and classic details offer flexibility for the discerning traveller; play it cool with an open collar and rolled sleeves or keep it classic under your favourite jacket.
To add the final flourish to your look, you can’t go wrong with a pair of slip-on loafers. While Spanish giant, Zara, might come to mind for of-the-moment trends, this classic offering provides great value with the soft nappa leather, refined stitching and tassel detail that will ensure you keep reaching for them for years to come.
Every A-list wardrobe requires statement shades that add a certain ‘je ne sais quoi’and this polarised pair from Italian SNOB Milano is just the ticket. Keep them at hand for sunny al-fresco affairs or dare to wear them by night to get the paparazzi’s heads turning.
Pay homage to the home of the Cannes Film Festival with these coastal-inspired earrings from Parisian jeweller, Annelise Michelson. From her atelier in the Marais, Michelson crafts limited edition collections that reflect the power of the women who wear them. With an impressive list of celebrity fans, including Rihanna and Lady Gaga, you know you’ll be in good company.
Red-carpet dressing doesn’t necessarily mean draping yourself in designer brands from head-to-toe. As many of our favourite fashionistas know, the art of high-low dressing makes for the most interesting style and with its pearlescent finish and gold hardware, this Mango number will keep people guessing all night long.
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