Lilly Lovelett, the cool girl-about-town blogger has launched her official website covering behind the scenes goss from the London music scene and beyond.
We invited her to give us an update on the closing weekend of Cannes...
"There's nothing more exciting than the chance to drop everything: desk, emails, deadlines & umbrellas (thank you England!) and hot step it to the south of France for the movie industry's biggest event of the year: Cannes Film Festival! This was made even more exciting by the fact that my original weekend plans were: work from home, sort out washing and catch up on Made in Chelsea!"
"On our first evening in sunny Cannes we headed to The After Party represented by L'Oreal Paris - a party hosted to benefit amfAR (The Foundation for AIDS Research). The party was held at the Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc, and was a black tie affair as suspected. Unfortunately we were so rushed to get there after a 10 hour journey that we didn't have time to change! Still, despite our lack of designer clobber we were ushered straight through. It would seem that the keep-your-head-down-walk-with-purpose-and-pretend-you're-someone-famous trick really works! Inside we spotted Kanye West, Michael Douglas and Eva Herzigova as well as Carine Roifield from Paris Vogue."
"...Having started our Cannes adventure with a party that was unbeatable by my standards (rest assured, they are high!), we escaped the hustle and bustle of the Cannes high life and headed to the beach in Theole: blue sky, clear sea and sun: Paradise!"
"The day quickly turned into night and, never being one to turn down an invitation to a party, it was off to exclusive Cannes hang-out 3.14 - hotel by day, party place by night - and not for the faint-hearted! It's non-stop during the film festival and plays music right through to the early hours."
"We headed into town on day 3 and browsed the Promenade de la Croisette: if you like to people watch, this is the place to do it! The streets are lined with paparazzi snapping blacked-out cars as they leave the big hotels. We were told about a secret party in the Carlton Hotel which had super tight security and a restricted guestlist - we tested our chances and somehow managed to blag our way in! We partied with the movie world once more. No major celeb-spots this time, although one director did offer me the starring role in his next big movie! Shame I can't remember his name...and I lost his business card...ahh well, maybe next year!"
"...On our final day in Cannes the parties were beginning to take their toll, so we headed down to the exclusive Palm Beach Casino for a relaxing spot of lunch - only by 4 o'clock the bear bar suddenly turned super-club! The music was turned up by the DJ and the space usually home to a swimming pool is transformed into a dance floor! What's a girl to do, but party in the sunset - not too bad for a spot of lunch!"
Best bit: Dancing to Samantha Ronson's DJ set at the amfAR party - and Leo touching my shoulder!Worst bit: Falling over dancing to Samantha Ronson's DJ set at the amfAR party!
Cannes Trends: Big sunglasses, maxi dresses, anthing that sparkled in the sun! Killer heels, bright colours & A-Lister ballgowns.
Must visit: The Carlton Hotel, Palm Beach for lunch and daytime partying / Drive to Theole for a taste of the quiet life & have a coffee on the Croisette.