Megan Thompson is in the April 2014 edition of Vogue Spain photographed by Jason Kibbler & styled by Brian Molloy.
The Riviera. Whether it is the French or the Italian Riviera, the word alone lets my heart skip a beat. It immediately evokes a feeling of utter bliss, sunshine, warmth and I can almost smell the scent of skin sizzling in the sun. And I know I am not the only one.
There is of course a reason for our popular opinion and feelings linked to this particular word. For more than 50 years people have bee writing songs, movies and poems about these exceptional places. Designers have based entire collections and photographers and magazines have used the Riviera for endless amounts of stories and moods etc. I am quite pressed for words to describe the certain Riviera-esque vibe, as nothing seems to quite hit it on the spot. Hence I shall simple put this in my bestest french, “it’s got that certain je-ne-sais-quoi”.
On a rainy sunday like this is, I felt there’s nothing better to please you than with a collection of wonderful imagery that can hopefully translate my feeling about these most wonderful places.
The following images are a mixture of Riviera-heavy movies such as Purple Noon, Talented Mr Ripley, How to catch a thief, Bonjour Tristesse and La Piscine, as well as plenty of photographs of the very talented Mr Slim Aarons, who I believe has very much been a big part in orchestrating and communicating that certain “je ne sais quoi” feeling we now experience as the Riviera.