EXCLUSIVE GOSSIP: Monaco Grand Prix Behind The Scenes

The Monaco Grand Prix must be the most picturesque racing circuit in the entire Formula One calendar. The weather is amazing, the drive is through city scenery rather than a race track and the spectators are mostly fresh from the Cannes film festival (which is just a few miles away) so there are lots of glamorous celebrities in attendance.

In the racing there can only be one winner and that was Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg because Lewis Hamilton had an unlucky pitstop. But when it comes to the parties and atmosphere in the VIP areas where the celebs are watching then there are lots of winners. There’s dancing, catering and an opportunity to dress up for the cameras. Monaco, just like Cannes, is a place to show off just as Cara and Poppy Delevingne (above) did when they walked through the pit lane before the race. White is a great colour for standing out in and Poppy’s top is like the South bubble hem vest while Cara’s white shorts are like the Miss Selfridge distressed shorts.

I went with a journalist friend and I had the same idea, wearing white…


The white dress I’m wearing from Very was so popular it’s sold out but I have seen there are a large selection of white dresses at Very right now. It’s just the best colour for making you look more tanned than you are.

Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid had elements of white in their outfits too – Kendall with her clutch bag and Gigi with her trousers.



Before the race, it’s one big fashion show through the pit lanes. They don’t give passes to just anyone. You have to be a celebrity, a journalist or related to the F1 company, just like F1 owner Bernie Ecclestone’s daughter Tamara and her daughter Sophia. I liked Tamara’s stripe wrap dress as it was the ideal mix of smart but easy to wear.


My heart stopped when I saw One Direction hunk Liam Payne in the pit walk. I’d even go so far as to say he’s hotter than Harry Styles. He’s very manly and quite muscly. Sadly, he was with his girlfriend Sophia Smith. She’s opted for light colours too, so I was happy to see again that white was the colour of the day!


After the race there was a party on a yacht, moored in the marina. I was told that there was a No Selfie rule on the boat where the race after party was held but the way to get round that was to take selfies before getting on the boat. Lewis Hamilton seemed to be getting close to Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid.



The bad thing was everyone had to take their shoes off on the yacht so as not to damage the boat floor. Mark Ronson was the DJ at the party and I did dance a lot to him. I think if everyone was wearing stilletos the boat floor could have broken, so it sort of made sense. Kendall, Gigi and Cara and Poppy Delevingne all danced.



Poppy Delevingne looked stunning in a white maxi dress. I thought her dress was similar to the Superdry vintage fete maxi dress



But Cara, as always, was the biggest party animal. She started off all sensible in a trouser suit but when it came to party time she ditched the belt so that she was more free to dance. She hung out with Mark Ronson’s girlfriend, Joesphine De La Baume, who is also an actress.



The party ended at 5am. Cara and Poppy stayed on the boat but Gigi and Kendall caught speedboats back to another yacht in the harbour that they were staying on. I went back to my hotel, perhaps next year I’ll have a yacht!

What do you think about all the white outfits? If you can wear white to a car event, you can wear it anywhere…

Love Zoex

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26th May 2015
Written by Zoe Griffin