Exclusive Cannes Diary: Go Behind the Scenes with Jess Weixler at the Film Festival
How does one get ready for her first trip to the Cannes Film Festival in France? Up-and-coming style star Jess Weixler showed us every step of her way, including where she went and how she got there (think: Chanel-hosted dinner parties and yacht rides to brunch).
Weixler made all the big stops in Cannes, including the iconic red carpet, the amfAR Gala, and the legendary Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc—all the while exclusively documenting her lavish travels for InStyle.com. And Weixler's fashion choices were just as glamorous. With help from expert stylist Annie Ladino, Jess wore gorgeous gowns by Armani Privé to the premiere of Foxcatcher and Martin Grant to the premiere of The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby. From movie premieres to yacht rides with Jessica Chastain (who was once her roommate at Juilliard), Wexiler's first trip to the Cannes Film Festival was one to remember. When asked about her stay along the French Riviera, Weixler said it best herself: "Pinch me."
Flowers from Martin Grant
On The Legendary Red Carpet
“This is the first moment we stepped out onto the red carpet. There are so many flashes you almost go blind. Completely surreal. Loving what I was wearing certainly helped me feel confident enough to keep walking all the way up those stairs.”
At the Foxcatcher premiere in an Armani Prive gown (right).
“I felt more grounded the second time around. It was actually more fun because it was less shocking. I went first and then waited for Jessica Chastain at the top of the stairs as she did the carpet in her purple Elie Saab dress below.”
Weixler's Updo for the Foxcatcher Premiere
Earrings: Van Cleef amp Arpels
Shoes, Flowers, and Bags, Oh My!
Weixler's Breakfast of Choice
Shoe: Chelsea Paris
Off to see the French Canadian film MOMMY
Dress: Cynthia Rowley
Bag: MZ Wallace
Shoe: Stuart Weitzman
It's A Wrap!
At a Chanel-hosted Dinner
Earrings: Jacob amp Co.
Bracelet: Eddie Borgo
Hair by Christian Wood
Weixler and Jessica Chastain at the Eleanor Rigby Photocall
On the Yacht
Ready to go!
“The detail at the top of this beautiful Honor dress felt so woodland-fairy."
Jewelry: Van Cleef amp Arpels
“This was my ‘going on a yacht’ outfit.” Romper: Diane von Furstenberg