Wondering what you missed at the Cannes Film Fesitval? Well, basically it was all the biggest parties, biggest yachts and biggest movie premieres of the year! But don’t fret, VH1 was on the scene to hit the best events Cannes had to offer. The Riviera hotels and clubs were bumping until mid-morning with parties that attracted such stars as pop diva Rita Ora
, hip-hop star Theophilus London,
and other VIP guests!
We sat down to talk with Theophilus about La Chambre Noire, a festival event space where he served as artistic director. The space hosted a number of performances throughout the week, not to mention the tasty Know Your Martini master classes from Belvedere’s Head of Spirit and Creation, Claire Smith. We asked the rapper about surviving our first run in Cannes, and his advice was just the chill-out we were hoping for.
Later on, celebrities like Jason Stratham, Neneh Cherry and Rosario Dawson joined Rita Ora and Theophilus on the roof of the JW Marriot for a magical night at the exclusive Le Club by Albane with Belvedere Vodka. The highlight of the evening was an intimate and soulful performance by the lovely Ora, where she donned a funky red frock and sang hits including “I Will Never Let You Down” and “How We Do.” If anyone in attendance wasn’t a big fan of Rita before the party got going, they definitely were by the end of the night!
We spoke to Rita before she got into her party duds and asked her advice for newbies coming to Cannes for the first time. She said her French was a bit rusty (but we think knowing some basics would help survive the drink ordering conundrums) but bringing the correct attire was at the top of her priority list. Bikinis are a must and a black tie is a plus!
For more Cannes survival pro-tips, watch the clip above!