Sometimes, I write about these kind of moments where just I feel like I need to pinch myself to make sure that I am actually not sleeping, because it just feels so surreal. It’s the kind of experience that I had the chance to live recently at the Cannes film festival with Dior at their suite in the Majestic Hotel. It was one of these precious opportunities as they very rarely work with digital influencers, where they welcomes me with arms wide open to live a modern day princess adventure and experience from A-Z the bold, vivid and such lively spirit and universe of the brand. Needless to say that I totally felt like a Miss Dior Chérie! Natalie Portman, beware ;)
The day started with a beautiful lunch at La Petite Maison with the Dior Crew, we then headed to the suite to start the day. It’s crazy how so much time and work is involved in a successful Montée Des Marches. From the make-up, to the hair, to the choice of the dress and the fitting. Everything is super precise and needs to be perfectly on time. Plus in order to arrive to the red carpet, you need to take the car something around 40 minutes in advance (even if technically the red carpet is at the Palais des Festivals right across the street from the Majestic), they don’t let you access the area if you’re not with the right driver and highly in advance. So imagine only how early the preparation starts!? Knowing especially that the actual Montée des Marches lasts only 2 minutes… Isn’t it crazy?
After our lunch, I had the chance to get my make-up done by a professional Dior make-up artist. I usually don’t like getting my make-up done by somebody else as I love doing it so much and that I know my features really well, but in this case I totally trusted him as he’s had such an incredible background, developing the actual Dior make-up products with the international team and working on the Dior shooting adds. I was pampered. We picked a bright orange lip gloss to compliment the details of the dress and a thick eye liner to stay in my aesthetic codes. It was all about playing with contrasts as the dress by itself if so timeless and iconic, kind of reminding of a modern Grace Kelly, yet it had all those bold orange and pink details, and metallic skirt structure : we needed a make-up that was young, fresh, edgy yet super elegant at the same time.
Last but not least, Chopard jewels made everything look extraordinary. This necklace was a real treasure of craftsmanship with it’s bright fuchsia stones and looked stunning with the open bustier dress, the earrings as well as the hair was very minimalistic and classical. But my favorite part must have definitely been this over the top ring that Cate Blanchett wore a couple of days ago to one of her red carpets. I felt so blessed and lucky to be able to rock these incredible pieces of art and to have the trust from these iconic labels who were happy to make me feel so unique and special. Kind of a wonderful Cinderalla moment, which I’ll definitely remember all my life. I can’t be more grateful.
The press pictures from my first Montée Des Marches will follow up tonight!!
All clothing and accessories Dior
Jewels courtesy of Chopard