We've been covering the best of the best dresses from the hottest of hot parties atCannes(supermodels at amfAR, anyone?), but ever wonder what the experience looks like from an insider's point of view?Or more specifically, through the eyes of Valentina Zelyaeva, who you may recognize as the official face ofRalph Laurenfor the past seven years.
The model jetted on over to the French Riviera for the first part of the fête-filled week and enjoyed the privilege of bunking on a friend's ultra-posh yacht.Yeah, major.But let's let Val walk you through her trip, including how she prepped for the daytime-chic Relativity Luncheon, the star-filledVanity Fairand Armani bash (with pal and fellow model Natasha Poly), and the ultra-glamChopardparty, for which she—gasp!—didnotwear a gown.Here goes:
"Keeping it casual before getting ready for my first event at Cannes Film Festival. It is very important to have proper accessories while enjoying the sunshine of French Riviera!"
"My friend Natasha Poly helping me out with some finishing touches for my makeup forVanity Fairparty." (Hey, supermodels do each other's pre-red-carpet makeup? Cool.)
"All set for my first event at the festival wearing Ralph Lauren gown. I have tried on multiple gowns, but this one just fit me perfectly and made me feel like a princess."
"Couldn't help myself but take a photo with my lovely girlfriend Natasha in herPuccidress."
"What to wear for the Relativity 10th anniversary celebration luncheon? I think I am going to keep it simple today and wear this wonderful day dress!"
"Here we go. All set in my Ralph Lauren dress and shoes and had to complete the look with myMini Rickybag."
"The fun never stops in Cannes! I decided to go with a simple but striking Ralph Lauren suit for Chopard Event."
Almost just like being there, right?Which do you prefer, Val's day or evening look?And how amazing does that yacht look?