Epic fail on posting about my trip to Cannes, France this Fall!! However, I have been running around like mad trying to keep the ball rolling for this style show (I may I have mentioned something on social media) and a couple other fashion ventures 🙂 I can’t share more than that, other than it’s going to be something my followers LOVE… So please stayed tuned!!
It was an amazing experience to glean insider tips about business, production and sales- everything that goes into creating a show from the ground up… Mipcom is a wealth of talent! Mostly those who stay behind the scenes and the make-it-happen type, who I have so much respect and admiration for. I feel like I could spend a whole month just picking someones brain about pre-productions!!
Obviously, I have to back track and tell you all about the weather (perfect), French street style (chic) and drinking Rose for lunch, linner, dinner, late night, all the times, haha.
First off, gotta be real- traveling overseas is a nightmare for a shoe addict. I had to bring enough options to be whip-snap ready for any occasion, while packing compact- as I had to lug my own luggage around a completely foreign city. Caught between a rock and a hard place? Yes, ma’am.
So I did what any girl in her right mind would do, and threw every black piece of clothing I own in a bag and called it good.
Well, maybe not that severe. Buuuuut- pretty much. Yeah. All. Black. Everything.
You can see the sneak peek post of one of my outfits (All Black) here… the farthest I strayed from black was a Navy playsuit that I wore to a late dinner. (No pro photos of that little guy sadly).
However, there are the 3 reasons why packing all black everything is a sure thing:
I. You can mix and match pieces regardless of color and patterns.
2. You will get the most out of each piece, by creating MORE outfits with less pieces.
3. It travels well, because you don’t see wrinkles and stains easily.
I love being able to restyle my favorite pieces during one trip to create a brand new look. This is easier to do with black, because statement colors and/or patterns often make a big statement and I’d rather not being seen wearing the Barbie pink flamingo blouse 2 days in a row.
I brought different crop options for shirts and various length skirts along with two LBD’s and wore them in at least 7 different outfits.
I rarely have the space in my suitcase to also pack my portable steamer (though if it DOES fit, I highly recommend this)! So, black cotton, linen, washable silks and synthetic blends won’t show wrinkles nearly as obvious as their colorful counterparts.
This is an outfit I wore nearly all day… (a girls gotta change for dinner, right?) Walking along the pier, lunching alongside the ocean and then walking through the shops downtown- this outfit was breathable, walkable and still boho meets gothic sex-ay. I changed my shoes at some point. I was running around with sandals on after a couple miles through the city. This is always an easy switch up if you’re walking farther than heels allow. And the outfit works with both heels and boots. So, whala!!
This was not an outfit I could wear to a television premiere or a fancy dinner, but those deets are for another entry of the France Fashion Diaries…
Photos by Jose Behar