Cannes Film Festival Red Carpet 2016

10 AM : Breakfast

From pancakes to french toast and the yummiest of sweets, what better way to start out my big day in Cannes than with an all pink breakfast at the Hotel Martinez!

4:30 PM : Hair & Makeup

Thanks to the Franck Provost Paris beauty team for this amazing and flawless red carpet look! Getting my hair and makeup done before the red carpet is always my favorite part of any event!

6 PM : Ready for the Red Carpet

I loved how luminous my skin looked that day. Because my dress was so feminine I decided to go with a dark lip to add a bit of edge to the look.


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7:30 PM : Red Carpet

Finally made it to the red carpet, it was crazy and hectic but I wouldn’t have had it any other way!

I can’t believe that just a few days ago I was in the south of France for the Cannes Film Festival 2016! It was a whirlwind trip and I’m so thankful to Elie Saab for giving me this amazing opportunity. It was such an incredible experience, from being able to visit the Elie Saab suite and seeing all of the beautiful gowns to learning about their newest rose perfume from Francis Kurkdjian the perfume master himself. I learned that the Elie Saab woman is feminine yet modern and there is always a texture beneath the surface. It was an honor being able to wear an Elie Saab gown on the red carpet/montee des marches. Surprise surprise, I immediately gravitated to this sheer white lace gown for my walk on the red carpet. Because it was so feminine and delicate I decided to put an edge to it by vamping it up with a dark lip, a slicked back up-do and a pair of unexpected statement hoop earrings. I couldn’t have been happier with this look because it embodies so much of my current style. I’m still very much the girly girl from when I first started the blog, just with a little bit more of an edge. I loved being able to add a little bit more mystery and sexiness to this beautiful white feminine gown.

The Cannes film festival was an incredible experience. We watched the French film La Fille Inconnue directed by JP et AL. Dardenne. The film, which translates to The Unknown Girl, is all about a doctor trying to uncover the identity of a patient who passed away after refusing treatment.

Somebody pinch me because I still can’t believe I was in the South of France attending the 2016 Cannes Film Festival! After following the festival for years, it was such a surreal experience to be in the midst of it all. From seeing celebrities and models in the hotel lobby to dinner on a private island to just being in the South of France, a year ago I wouldn’t have imagined being there! Though I’m back in LA, I can’t wait to share all of my amazing experiences with you all! Stay tuned and have a great Wednesday!



  • kytsia says:

    Beautiful dress!!

    xoxo, kytsia

  • You looked beautiful! Glad you enjoyed this special occasion! I’m in the south of France now and it’s definitely super charming, I love it here!

  • Melissa says:

    I really love how much you share with us, especially on exciting days like Cannes! There were so many outstanding dresses on the red carpet I was all over the place! Your dress is absolutely stunning. I really like the mesh and embroidery detail of it and how classy it looks. The high neck with no sleeves looks so chic and I thought your accessories are great and went well with this dress. You looked just gorgeous and I love always seeing the pictures you share!

  • Marylane says:

    You look gorgeous and elegant. I love the way your simple make-up, your gown looks perfect the way you stand.


  • sanssouci says:

    You look stunning! Love your outfit!

  • Elizabeth T. says:

    I’m so happy for you Chriselle! 🙂 It’s definitely not everyday where you can attend an event like the Cannes Film Festival! So lucky! And loving the beautiful dress that you have on! It’s by far one of the most beautiful dresses I’ve ever seen, and I love how feminine and simple it is! You definitely bring the dress to life! Loving all of these beautiful photos!

    XO, Elizabeth

  • Kiara says:

    What an incredible experience with Elie Saab! I must say, I thoroughly enjoyed reading this beautifully put together blog post – it (almost) felt like I was right there experiencing the glamour with you. I truly adore how you styled this feminine dress with a dark lip, which is exactly what I like to do when I’m wearing a ‘pretty’ outfit.

    I can’t wait to read more about your time at Cannes!

    Kiara x // http://www.lioninthewild.com

  • Jada Nicola says:

    Thats such a great experience! Your dress is so stunning!


  • Lisa says:

    You look absolutely stunning!



  • You looked gorgeous and I loved every single detail! x


  • Liesa says:

    This dress looks absolutely stunning and you are so beautiful!

  • Shloka says:

    You look absolutely stunning and I am so jealous of that amazing pink breakfast – I mean pink french toast? Yes please!

    I love that you were staying true to yourself with this beautiful gown but added a bit of edge through the little details – plus getting to learn about the Elie Saab process must have been a dream come true! I know it would be for me!

    So amazing to see someone I really admire on the red carpet at Cannes – as a former film student it’s been dream to attend and I hope one day I will be able to!


  • Barbara says:

    Absolutely beautiful.
    I was following your adventure in Cannes on Snapchat and Instagram.
    As usual, Karen outdid herself with the pictures as they are absolutely gorgeous and I love the choices you made with the dress, makeup and accessories.

    Lagos, Nigeria

    • Chriselle says:

      I will have to tell Karen that you enjoyed the photos! Thank you for following along as well! I’m glad you could experience the event with me:) xoxo

  • Tatjana says:

    Oh such a beautiful dress! You look stunning.

  • Marta Sierra says:

    You looked absolutely breathtaking!! That dress and the jewels are sooo amazing!!


  • Ashley says:

    What a gorgeous gown! It suits you so well 🙂

    XOXO, Ashley

  • mainou says:

    You look gorgeous Chriselle!

  • Leta says:

    Great post and stunning look!

    Your daily inspiration and motivation on http://www.letucc.com

  • Alice says:

    You look incredibly dreamy in that white Elie Saab; the perfect gown for a gorgeous lady!

    xo, alice / T Y P E N U

  • Glam Latte says:

    That dress is incredible! Absolutely gorgeous!


  • Dalila says:

    I’m so glad for you! Your dress fits you perfectly.
    I hope you’ll come back to Cannes Film Festival next year.

  • diana says:

    Your photography is always the best!
    || D I A N A ||

  • Shandrese says:

    Absolutely gorgeous!!!! Perfect makeup, hair, gown and accessories! Love it all!!!


  • Alyssa says:

    That gown is stunning!! I love your hair and makeup–that lip color is stunning on you. xx


  • Monika says:

    Wow, what a journey! I love that dress.

  • Ev says:

    Amazing photos! <3


  • Bella says:

    U look fab 🙂

  • La Bijoux Bella | by mia says:

    Such sophistication is displayed … Class excludes along with beauty … It’s always a top winning look any girl would love to earn, but not easy to have … Simply gorgeous as always! 🙂

    La Bijoux Bella | by mia

  • Alina says:

    You look absolutely phenomenal! The photos are stunning as always!

  • Eman says:

    I follow you on snapchat and I saw and enjoyed your trip to Cannes!! you look stunning with that dress!!


  • Jeannie says:

    This is like a scene of fantastical movies


  • Manuela says:

    Hi chriselle one word: Amazing!
    Every year l love to See the Cannes’s look
    And the yours is one of the best!!!!!!
    Xoxo M.

  • bshujewelry says:

    Wow what a surreal experience!! I can’t imagine what that must feel like but it looks dreamy. That pink breakfast looks too good and how cute!! <3

  • You look stunning in that dress, what a magical experience

    Mel x

  • Natali says:

    Looking so enchanting and princess like… Just as if you’ve walked out of a fairy tale! 🙂


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