“Raffia trims give this bag a playful, artisanal feel.”
“A sweet lace shirt will show
off a golden Riviera glow.”
“Channel chic French style in these flats.”
There are few places that conjure up chic summer style quite like the Riviera. From its golden era in the 1930s, as captured by F. Scott Fitzgerald in Tender Is The Night, to the early days of the Cannes Film Festival when an unknown actress named Brigitte Bardot caught the eye of the international paparazzi, the region’s cobbled streets, breezy cafés and palm tree-lined beaches have provided a magical backdrop for some memorable fashion moments over the years.
For this issue, which comes out just as the stars make their annual pilgrimage to the film festival, we asked red-carpet regular, supermodel and actress Rosie Huntington-Whiteley to sport a more laid-back South of France look – think flirty stripes and checks, simple sundresses and retro bandeau bikinis. Plus, this
week’s beauty pages bring you a countdown to getting that relaxed Riviera bronzed glow, while in A Taste Of The Riviera, we hop from chic beach bar to hip hotel, as we discover the area’s must-visit restaurants.
LUCY YEOMANS, EDITOR-in-CHIEF