Another Cannes Film Festival has come and gone, proving that over-the-top glamour is still very much prevalent in the land of ridiculously rich people, aka the French Riviera. And it’s not just movie stars; models, musicians, beauty brands and even bloggers got in on the decadent action this year, too. From amfAR’s annual gala to P. Diddy’s yacht party on steroids, here are some of my favorite FOMO-inducing moments captured by everyone’s favorite photo sharing mobile app, Instagram.
1. Theophilus London chilled with footwear god Giuseppe Zanotti at dinner one night and got him to do what you’re seeing above.
2. amFAR held their annual Cinema Against AIDS gala, where supermodels and superbloggers mingled, like Doutzen Kroes and Rumi Neely:
3. P. Diddy hosted a crazy party on a monster yacht:
4. L’Oreal Paris set up a fancy beauty suite to help pretty people get even more pretty, like athlete/actress/model Aimee Mullins:
5. Supermodel Anja Rubik threw a party for erotic fashion rag 25 Magazine, which her fellow supermodel friends flocked to:
6. Just for good measure, here’s a lasting FML shot of a gold freakin’ Mercedes that someone drove to the amFAR gala:
New York-based sisters Danielle and Jodie Snyder design accessories for every type of style maven out there. Their individual tastes—Danielle is into tribal aesthetics, while Jodie is all about glam—fuse together to create covetable jewelry in mixed metals and bold colors. And now that they’re front-and-center of the blogosphere, thanks to their brilliant collaboration with Rumi Neely of Fashiontoast, chances are your fashionable friends already have DANNIJO on their holiday wish lists. Whether your girls are into Cult, Americana, Rock, Grace, or Boho, the Snyder girls have separate collections for each style in their well-organized e-shop. I particularly like their Boho collection, filled with psychedelic tech gear, raw stones, and nomadic accents.
Clockwise from left: Rawson iPhone 4 Case, $95; Frankie II Cuff, $488; Cleo Necklace, $795; Lucia Mar Ring, $575; Hendricks Necklace, $485.
Since I have a ridiculously low threshold for pain, I can’t be bothered with cartilage piercings, so I’m really feeling this ’90s comeback. I’m sure there are tons of vintage ear cuffs floating around eBay (and your cool aunt’s closet), but there are also a handful of new designers single-handedly reviving the trend with new shapes and styles. I especially like Mr. Kate’s stackable versions in antiqued gold and oxidized silver. Rumi Neely of Fashiontoast also designed an earwrap/cuff with Dannijo that she says “looks like a series of hammered staples.” Jewelry that looks painful without the actual pain? Count me in.
From left: Mr. Kate Bark Ear Cuff, $28; Etsy Rose Flower Post and Chain, $10; Dannijo x Fashiontoast Trinity Ear Cuff, $40.
Fashion bloggers Rumi Neely and Yvan Rodic, known online as the Face Hunter, are branching out. Neely, a former model who cut her design chops with a capsule collection for Southern California brand RVCA, is shifting her focus to jewelry. The photogenic face behind Fashion Toast has teamed up with DANNIJO, an NYC-based accessories line founded by sisters Danielle and Jodie Snyder. The “six-piece collection of edgy metal pieces,” as Refinery 29 describes it, will launch this month. The all-silver collection is composed of a few statement necklaces and rings with Lagerfeldian pieces that sit both above and below the joint. A simple silver cuff with three tie closures is one of the collection’s standout pieces. The collection will be sold exclusively at Tobi, where a members-only pre-sale has already begun.
The Face Hunter also has a new project up his sleeves. The W Times Square is hosting an exhibition of Rodic’s shots from around the world in its Living Room lounge. The opening party is tonight, from 7-9 p.m. (to RSVP head here). The show is open to the public and will include images Rodic has snapped of some of the world’s most eclectic and inventive young trendsetters, from South Africa to Iceland, Dubai to downtown New York. It runs until November 30, so don’t miss it.