With these simple words in the openning ceremony…”We declare the 69th Festival de Cannes open!” the most important film festival of the world has been inaugurated. During some days we will have the oportunity to see a parallel festival of luxury with the most powerful companies of jewellery, fashion and make-up. Chopard is the official partner, but there is space for more companies as Bulgari, Piaget, De Grisogono, etc… as in all the editions. I hope to see creations of smaller designers too, sometimes very interesting and less commercial.
Follow my selection of the first day in alphabetic order…
The beautiful actress Leïla Bekhti with the Ricochet earrings, in rock crystal and diamonds pavé and rings form the Quatre Collection. Dress by Alexandre Vauthier.
French actress Gaia Weiss only with rings: Ricochet ring in rock crystal paved with diamonds, a Kaa ring in white gold, and a set of two Hera rings in white gold paved with diamonds. Dress by Mugler, and styled by Camille Seydoux.
Naomi Watts, again with the Italian brand, with a simple pair of diamond earrings and a colourful necklace in white gold from the High Jewellery Collection with diamonds and different gemstones (amethysts, aquamarines and rubellites). Dress by Armani.
Anna Kendrick with the Diva’s Dream collection, made with white gold and white diamonds in pavé. Dress by Stella McCartney.
The Swiss company, monopolizing many cellebrities. Here you are model Bianca Balti with long earrings and bracelet, all with white diamonds and blue sapphires.
Araya Hargate with a look in pink. A simple pair of diamond earrings with a white diamond choker, strong trend this season, with (I think) conch pearls from the Red Carpet Collection. Dress by Ralph & Russo.
Victoria Beckham, dressed by herself, and only white diamonds in two diamond bracelets and one ring.
Jualianne Moore again with diamonds and emeralds, maybe her favourite gemstone. The red-haired wears pieces from the Green Carpet Collection. Emeralds are from Zambia, and the black cobras dress by Riccardo Tisci for Givenchy.
Bella Hadid is impressive for me with this diamond choker from the High Jewellery Collection. Very modern! She combines it with the Florinda bracelet, in white gold and diamonds. Dress by Roberto Cavalli.
The America jeweller is Cannes with friends as Blake Lively. Her choice is a pair of nude diamonds in cascade (50 carats) with some rings with her famous big diamonds. Dress by Atelier Versace.
Mellerio dits Meller
Indian actress Mallika Sherawat is one of the surprises of the night with the historical jewellery. The Dentelles de Lys necklace is made in platinum, birlliant-cut diamonds, one pear-cut diamond and a big pearl. Dress by Georges Hobeika.
The brand is present in the red carpet with her two international ambassadors. Jessica Chastain, with the optimistic Sunny Side of Life necklace from the High Jewellery Collection, only with diamonds and white gold. Dress by Armani.
…and well know actress Gong Li, as a queen of the Chinese cinema, with long earrings and a powerful necklace, only with white diamonds and blue sapphires.
I have two Bonus Tracks, because I haven’t could discover the jewellers of two Asiatic ladies…
Zhao Tao, with a set of necklace and earrings in yellow gold, diamonds and red gemstones.
Li BingBing, with long earrings with diamonds and pearls, brooch in her back and the Alacria Swan watch, by Carl F. Bucherer, with diamonds and white gold. Dress by Stephan Rolland.