Outfit: Christys panama hat, Karen Walker silk dress, Chanel sunglasses, Coach bag, Hermes Cape Cod watch, Hermes Collier de Chien, Sam Edelman.
Outfit: Christys panama hat, Galerie Lafayette top, 7FAM cutoffs, Hermes Cape Cod, Hermes Collier de Chien, Havaiana flip flop, Coach bag
The last time I was in Cannes was about 16 years ago and I barely remember the place. I was on a budget Contiki tour with 40 others who were hungover just about everyday with the exception the 4 of us that were either too young to imbibe or have severe allergic reaction to alcohol. This time I'm back with a young daughter and a husband in tow, a lot more grey hair but minus my well worn backpack.
Cannes is definitely a playground for the rich and famous. Or just rich. Very very rich. It was strangely disconcerting to see slick (dirty) old men garbed in designer gear openly ogling younger women and tweens/teens carrying designer bags. Shopping in Cannes is a pleasure. High end designer boutiques line the stretch of Boulevard de la Croisette along the beach. I've found a few specialist boutiques, some of which aren't all that well known outside of France along with a patisserie/chocolatier that is like heaven on earth. I can't wait to share these with you.
I nipped into Chanel to ask if they have any black caviar leather wallet on chains (WOC) but they're sold out. In fact, they're so popular that they fly off the shelves the minute they get a delivery. I had to try on a black tweed jacket (similar to the one in the photo but in black) but at 4600€, it's more of a dream than a reality. I thought I'd strap on my Hermes Collier de Chien to try to blend into the Cannes scene. The daughter complained that my bracelet looked like a weapon and the husband asked if it was a bondage cuff that I'd bought at a sex shop. Pffffffffffffft........!! Don't they know that anything that comes in an orange Hermes box is sacred? It was fun to enjoy the pretentiousness that surrounds Cannes for a couple of days but I feel more comfortable in Nice.