There is no time of year I envy the life of models more than during the Cannes Film Festival. This isn't just because they get to jet off to the south of France, attend great parties and stay at beautiful hotels — though that's obviously part of it. It's also because they have an excuse to dress the way I would 24/7 if I lived a "model in Cannes" lifestyle: Cute, flirty dresses by day; princess gowns with diamonds by night.
Take, for example, one miss Kendall Jenner: While hitting up the pool at the uber-chic Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc, she wore what has to be one of the chicest swim-ready looks I've ever seen. A black one-piece gets a south-of-France upgrade thanks to a high-cut leg, which Jenner paired with a simple gold chain and a bright-red lip that just so happens to match the hotel-branded lifesaver. The finishing touch is a pair of simple, gold Ray-Bans that feel both classic and cool, owing to the unexpected octagonal shape.
Now, I already have a black one-piece and the perfect red lipstick, which means all I need to re-create this look are the Ray-Bans — and maybe a private jet to Nice. In the mean time, I'll be trying to channel my inner Kenny while swapping Cannes for the Rockaways and a glass of rosé for an excellent michelada from Rippers. I'm betting the Ray-Bans will look just as chic there, too.
Ray-Ban octagonal flat lenses, $153, available at Ray-Ban.
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