Monday, September 20, 2021

What to wear in Cannes

 

Fashion cannot be ignored when you travel. You’d miss out on a lot of fun. local fashion reveals just as much as local museums and food in my opinion. Do you check what ppl are wearing and the windows when you travel?

I didn’t see one strong dominant color on the Riviera, but lots of oversized white shirts. So much for the after Labor Day rule..


Icall this the ‘yoga look’

Like you just walked out of class…

Minus yr mat (on the right).

Nice, cool blue cotton striped dress perfect for Riviera 🌴heat

Loved this kaki green long dress seen in Nice. Note the smidge of classic Southern France straw bag she’s carrying.

Straw is always IN. Audrey’s little basket of 50+ years ago is still on sale in the marché.

Audrey-Holly’s updo hair will always be IN…the ‘French twist’.

I LOVED ❤️ our cafe waitress’ polka-dotty red dress. So 30’s 

So reminiscent of Marcel Pagnol’s La Trilogie Marseillaise de Marcel Pagnol : Marius -Fanny - César. You can still watch the restored originals on Youtube.

Here’s the trick - if you want Fr subtitles, hit the 3 dots in upper right corner for the dropdown menu. If its Vogue’s  visit Paris apartment series they offer 2-3+ languages. Some videos offer zero. Still useful to know!

So here’s the thing. Are polka dots only for older gals? I’m leaning a lot towards going dotty lately :()

In the Cannes marché I found a good look-alike pair for my new fancy sunglasses(5€). Thinking ahead to when I lose the new Jimmy Fairlys which could be any day now😬
Sooo… AnonymousAnonymous said...Thank you for sharing your time off and sharing with us. Wondering when we can go back and explore more of Paris.
Hmmm..I still have that Riviera feeling. There are 2746 mostly Paris posts on PB. You could revisit them. What about you? Do you want more Coté Sud/Riviera/Cannes etc? Do tell ❤️ If you'd like Parisbreakfast letters, maps and watercolors in your mailbox, do take a look in my shop. Bonne Monday PBers

34 comments:

Ga From Dekalb said...

You have put me in the Reviera mood so I would be delighted for more.
People watching is great fun. I liked the long blue striped dress and those shoes look so comfy.
When I was in middle school/high school the beginning of summer included buying a new straw purse. Did you get one?
Small shops can be intimidating & no touching.
🌴🕶❤️

Unknown said...

I adore those two first dresses in the shop window. Any idea what the name of the shop was? Or who the designer is? Love your letters!

sally said...

Riviera clothes, please.

Maggy Fouche said...

Love this Riviera series...food, fashion. More please!

Anonymous said...

Yes, MORE Riviera please. I'm enjoying the break from Paris. Such a different vibe in the South. Do whatever you desire, I'll be there

Evelyn said...

I love this post and would love more. I almost feel like I'm traveling along with Bear.

Anonymous said...

Love the fashions -- your food posts are delicious, but this is a fun break. And, we will never be able to fit into the fashion if we focus on the food!! Also fun to see the differences in Riviera fashion vs. Paris fashion -- still impossibly thin and lovely people!!

Donna J said...

I love following all your sojourns, whether it be Paris or the south of France.

Sarah said...

I am really enjoying all the posting from Cannes - never been there and probably will never make it there, so it is interesting, and lighthearted - lots of info packed into one newsletter!

Parisbreakfasts said...

Oh so happy to hear you’re all enjoying the latest newsletters 🤸🏾‍♀️
There is such a relaxed, low-key atmosphere in the South.
And so much color and light!!

Anonymous said...

How about a post from Villefranche-Sur-Mer?

Unknown said...

I love Paris but I also love Rivera posts. having been both places, I love that you bring back so many memories.

Julie said...

Anywhere you go....I'll follow!

AM said...

It doesn’t have to be all Paris posts, even though your namesake suggests so 🤔 I really enjoyed reading about your excursion to the south 😍. Any other short trips elsewhere in France would be nice too!

Parisbreakfasts said...

Exactly AM
More small trips🧳
And More day trips!🤸🏾‍♀️

We did not have time sadly for. Villefranche-Sur-Mer. I did visit in theast..

Barbara H said...

I vote for seeing some more of Cannes/Your summer vacation before we go back to Paris. :-)

Marilyn P said...

All of France is superb, but I’ll take Paris mostly!!!

Kim said...

Morning Carol,
I used to live in Cannes, thank you for the walk down memory lane!

Bonnie L said...

Fun post, Carol! Love seeing what people are wearing in the south of France…their style has a definite tropical/southern vibe. Trim, fit women…being in a climate where your body is always exposed must help with that battle??

I watched the 1961 version of Pagnol’s Fanny on an Air France flight just a few years ago. It starred Charles Boyer, Maurice Chevalier, and Leslie Caron (Audrey Hepburn had signed on to play Fanny but dropped out at the last minute). Between being sad at leaving France and the melodrama of Fanny I went through a packet of tissues!

Go with polka dots…timeless, ageless…love them!

sukicart said...

I love your posts where ever you go-you are always entertaining, fun and informative. That emerald green dress is marvelous - my favorite color. The polka dotty thing almost looks like pajamas and a robe. I'll stick to oversized white shirts, thank you.

LP Vintage said...

Fun post - love the photo with Audrey's basket - at which marche is it still available?? would love to have one. merci!

Anonymous said...

I agree Rivera posts have been wonderful. A treat for folks like me who've postponed trips to Nice. I have a little bit left of Fragonard perfume Mache Fleurs scent left. Takes me back to the flower market Cours Salaeys.

B&R said...

LOVE your hyperlink to French Vogue…have been watching one video after another…I find french women so inspiring…my great weakness in learning French is my listening ability (inability?)…so this helps, listening to everyday spoken french.

Parisbreakfasts said...

LP Vintage…I saw those baskets everywhere in Nice
Standard faire.

I love the Vogue series too…a great wayto Hear French.

I love all your responses! Very individual. Very endearing ❤️

Maribel / Klara said...

Carol, lovely to read your opinions on fashion, food, art, wine, clothes both in Paris and in Riviera. You are great and will follow your posts forever.

365 Dresses said...

I've loved the Riviera posts! I'll never get Jeff down there although I've been a couple of times in past lives. I do have to speak up: The rule is, and always has been, no white SHOES after Labor Day, except for nurses, brides and tennis players. Of course, Labor Day is an American holiday. In France, the equivalent is probably May 1st, so that wouldn't make any sense of all.

Kategumbley said...

Loving the Riviera photos….keep them coming. So interesting to see what’s happening there.

Mary said...

ABSOLUMENT! More photos of fashion and anything from the South! All you've sent help us stuck at home (local place!)

Suzanne P. said...

Love traveling along with you and Bear. I love seeing what other people are wearing in different parts of the country/world and am an admirer of food presentation which is always top notch in France. I think polka dots are fun. I have a simple polka dot top that I love wearing in the summer time.

Travel Insurance Lady said...

More Cote d'Azur! More more more!
Thanks!

Chiyo said...

You are looking fabulous in your new sun glasses, your stripped shirt, your earrings………Audrey would be pleased!

Sue said...

Do you want more Coté Sud/Riviera/Cannes etc?

Yes, Please!

Jenny said...

I’m loving your trip to Cannes and the Mediterranean Coast. Thank you. Here in locked down Melbourne, we armchair Pbbers are lapping up every nuance ot ‘foreign’ and French’.

Kirrabelle said...

I love the trips to Southern France on your blog, or anywhere in France, as well as Paris. From far away Australia where it’s still cold it’s lovely to see the sunny warm weather, and if course the fashion, straw bags, etc (now I want a straw bag!)