Style, Travel


August 19, 2019

It’s been more than a week since we got back from the holiday at the French Riviera. For the record, I would rather stay there for…forever.  As I mentioned here, not once, that part of the world had enchanted me, long time ago, by its grandeur, glam, romantic nooks and true beauty, in every aspect of the local life.

I visited Côte d’Azur for the first time at the age of nine and the most important sensation I took from it, was that everything in this world can be made with grace and style. Things are supposed to be delightful. I will remember that forever. 

People there, in the Southern France, are relaxed, cheerful and extremely courteous. The joy of life is present in the way they dress, too. They love colours, accessories and playful elegance. The streets itself are vivid, too, with pretty building’s facades, striped awnings and flood of oleanders and palms everywhere.  

When I watch older ladies, dressed in bright clothes with hats and bold necklaces, going to the beach or walk with their dogs, I’m getting the feeling that the best fun starts at one’s retirement. If you have enough luck, to spend it by the azure blue sea.

Product photos in the image: 1. , 2. , 3. , 4. , 5. , 6. from Peek&Cloppenburg, 7. Hermès scarf, 8. PRADA, 9. Hermès, 10. Chloé, 11. Jimmy Choo, 12. Analeena, 13. Manolo Blahnik, 14. Elie Saab, 15. Tiffany & Co, 16. , 17. Dior 18. Net-a-Porter  Vintage photos: To catch a thief (movie) , Grace Kelly 

Product photos on the image: 1. – 5. from Peek&Cloppenburg, 6. and 7. from Cult Gaia, 8. Mizele, 9. Cult Gaia, 10. Jacquemus, 11. Net-a-Porter, 12. Cult Gaia, 13. Manolo Blahnik, 14. Hermès On the vintage photo: Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

Dress like Grace Kelly

 Yet with the words “French Riviera”, all kinds of finesse outfit ideas immediately pop up in my mind. Red carpet dress for the famous film festival in Cannes. Nautical style for the sailing day on the yacht, chic and refined look for the diner in an elegant restaurant by the sea.

All the stars and the style icons have been hanging out here, at Côte d’Azur, for decades and it all has written into its DNA.

With my mind, inspired by the French coast lifestyle, I put together the mood board with some outfit ideas.  As summer is not going anywhere yet, we can glam up our everyday life a bit, can’t we?

At Peek&Cloppenburg, I discovered so many pieces that would create the perfect “French Riviera Look”! I chose light colours, delicate materials, sophistication in the design and certain boldness in the details. Something, that combines effortless beach style, with the dose of Grace Kelly’s gentility.

Everything with the only purpose – to please our senses.

So, which of these pieces would you choose?

I’m wearing swim suit and pink silk cape (at the first photo) from MICHAELA LUPTAKOVA
Creative direction and photos: DANIELA RIFAI  Assistance: MARTIN JESNY, except the product photos in collages that belong to mentioned brands.

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  • Reply Jen August 28, 2019 at 6:37 pm

    This post it’s so dreamy! Love the beach vibes, beautiful looks ♥


    • Reply Daniela August 30, 2019 at 12:38 pm

      Thanks so much Jen!

  • Reply Alex August 30, 2019 at 12:40 pm

    I looove your blog! Your photos are incredible and also stories are so well written.

    Greetings from Brazilian fan!


    • Reply Daniela September 2, 2019 at 10:38 am

      Aww, thanks soo much Alex!

  • Reply Natalia August 31, 2019 at 1:34 am

    This post helped me relax so much! Everything looks so perfect and peaceful. Thank you so much for getting me into the weekend in this mood

    • Reply Daniela September 2, 2019 at 10:39 am

      Thanks yo much Natalia! So happy to hear that! I hope you had a great weekend.

  • Reply Anna August 31, 2019 at 11:29 am

    I´ve been to the French Riviera 5 years ago and your post made me wanna go back! It´s indeed such an elegant place, with great food, beautiful landscapes…Love your mood boards with outfit ideas!

    • Reply Daniela September 2, 2019 at 10:40 am

      Thanks so much! Totally agree about French Riviera, I would like to go beck too. 😀

  • Reply Anya Dryagina September 6, 2019 at 9:13 pm

    Wow, this place is stunning, beautiful pictures!!

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