Tag Archive: Cannes Film Festival

May 23 2014

Cannes 2014: Lara Stone Channels Barbie In Calvin Klein Collection

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Who: Model Lara Stone

Where: At “The Search” premiere during the 67th Annual Cannes Film Festival in France

Wearing: A custom fuchsia cross-strap silk crepe Calvin Klein Collection gown, teamed with a diamond bracelet and her signature tousled waves

Verdict: Now that is how channel Barbie!!! I am a huge fan of hot pink on the red carpet, not just because I am a huge Barbie fan, OK a lot because of that, but I think a lot of it is to do with the clash of colours. When I see hot pink at Cannes it used to make me think of Diane Kruger in that incredible Jason Wu gown, but I think that honour will definitely have to be Lara Stone’s after seeing her in this gorgeous Calvin Klein Collection gown.

I am a huge fan of designer Francisco Costa’s Calvin Klein Collection gowns, he really knows how to make minimal a statement with the use of colour and sporty detailing, I just love the cross-strap at the neckline as well as the colour of this dress. You can really tell that this gown was made for the L’Oreal ambassador as it hugs her body beautifully.

It is for looks like this that I am always so pleased that Cannes always attracts all the top models to the red carpet.

It isn’t just her outfit that is breathtaking the model’s hair and make-up has never looked so good before, her skin looks absolutely flawless – I really have to try out L’Oreal Paris’ Nude Magique Blur Cream. For a full look at the products L’Oreal Paris used to create Lara’s look see below.

What do you think of Lara’s ode to Barbie?

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[Pics: via L’Oreal Paris]

May 21 2014

Women In Suits: Léa Seydoux Rocks Prada In Cannes

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So my love of masculine tailoring on women seems to have turned ‘Women in Suits’ into a regular feature, it has its own category tag and everything, as well as its own Pinterest board. I really just can’t get enough, it started with me just loving women in tuxedos and now it is any androgynous chic look, with French actress Léa Seydoux wearing a blue Prada suit during the Cannes Film Festival being the latest celebrity to capture my attention.

What makes this a great look, other than the incredible fit of this masculine double-breasted suit, has to be the gorgeous blue hue that makes it feminine and looks like it was made to be teamed with her strawberry-blonde hair. Adding the crisp white shirt, the maroon Prada heels, chic dark nails and smouldering make-up really just completes this amazing look – I love it from head-to-toe and kind of want to be here!!!

It is casual in its colour, it is smart because it is a matching two-piece and the fact she is wearing it buttoned up, and it is also feminine and flirty with the fun heels and cool make-up – this is one great look.

Do you love Léa Seydoux’s Prada suit as much as I do?

[Pic: via facebook.com/Prada]

May 19 2014

Cannes 2014: All About Blake Lively…Oh & Ryan Reynolds

There aren’t many actress that have really posses that Old Hollywood magic any more, that can leave you speechless and wanting more – the red carpet has become a little predictable, we all know that Jennifer Lawrence will more than likely wear Dior, and I suppose it had to happen with the importance of a stylist, a lot is riding on celebrities appearances. Which is why I am so glad that Blake Lively keeps me guessing, surprises me with her choices, and always hits the red carpet looking elegant, sexy and glamorous.

This is why the Cannes Film Festival this year really does belong to the Gossip Girls’ star, Blake has wowed on every appearance and even though she is the face of a Gucci fragrance, you know that isn’t her only go-to designer, OK it is a lot, but not always. Following on from her fabulous appearance at the Met Gala Blake really seems to be on a roll and when Gucci are providing gowns like this it is no wonder she keeps on wearing them.

Her first look was probably my favourite of her Cannes red carpet appearances, the two-tone bordeaux silk-chiffon Gucci Premiere gown that she wore to the ‘Grace of Monaco’ premiere was just divine. Not only was it interesting with its geometric neckline and open back but I adore the elegance of the pleats teamed with the sexiness of that thigh-high split, plus it really did fit her beautifully. This was also probably one of my favourite hairstyles that she sported as well, that messy high braided ponytail looks like it was taken off the SS14 runways.

 

Look two was very different from the first, very fashion-forward and totally stunning – wearing an iridescent ankle-length Chanel Couture dress embellished with sequins, tulle and organza embroideries from the spring/summer 2014 collection. Not many actresses could pull off this look, I actually thought that Keira Knightley would have optioned this beauty, but I think Blake carries it off well, but I do think that it would have worked better on someone not quite as busty. What I do love about this look though is the styling, it is basically a carbon-copy of the what walked down the runway, complete with a silk kimono draped around her arms.

 

I think look three, another Gucci Premiere gown will have a lot of people gushing, might be more about her date than the dress, there is no denying what a gorgeous couple Blake and Ryan Reynolds make. Supporting her man at his ‘Captives’ premiere, Blake really did shine in this strapless black and white silk crepe fifties inspired evening gown – I love everything about it – from the silhouette complete with a full skirt and a dramatic train to the styling of the Lorraine Schwartz diamonds on her necklaces, earrings, bracelet and engagement ring. For me this look is what Cannes is all about, big, dramatic and show-stopping.

Ryan didn’t look half bad either in his Gucci black satin peak lapel one button Signoria tuxedo – I love the white shirt, white bow-tie combination. Is there a better looking couple out there at the moment?

Which of Blake’s three looks was your favourite?

 

May 15 2014

Cannes 2014: Nicole Kidman In Giorgio Armani Privé

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Who: Nicole Kidman

Where: At the Opening Ceremony of the 67th Annual Cannes Film Festival in France and the premiere of Olivier Dahan’s ‘Grace of Monaco’

Wearing: A strapless blue embroidered Giorgio Armani Privé lace bustier gown featuring crystal and pearl detailing adapted from the spring/summer 2014 collection, teamed with Harry Winston diamond bracelet and earrings

Verdict: Wow, Nicole Kidman really knows how to work the Cannes red carpet, last year she really shined as a jury member wearing creations by Dior, L’Wren Scott, Chanel, and Valentino, and with her film opening the 2014 festival she really did look like a star in this gorgeous, exquisely embellished Armani Privé gown.

Cannes is all about the OTT, bigger the better generally works here, and this gown is divine – the detailing is so intricate that it must have taken hours to make, and more than that it looks heavy and Nicole wears it with ease and pose.

Finishing off her look with diamonds from Harry Winston is always a great choice – that bracelet is beautiful but for me it is all about those diamond cluster earrings. I am so glad that she didn’t wear a necklace that would have been over-kill and would have distracted from the gorgeous sweetheart neckline and embellishments.

What do you think of Nicole Kidman’s Cannes red carpet look?

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May 27 2013

Cannes Film Festival: Nicole Kidman Is Red Carpet Perfection

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Nicole Kidman in Giorgio Armani for the closing ceremony of the 66th Cannes Film Festival

It was always going to be hard for Cannes Film Festival judge Nicole Kidman to top Diane Kruger’s run at last year’s event, but I have to give it to her she really has worked the red carpet to perfection and worn some unexpected looks that I have loved.

We started off with a gorgeous girlie Dior number, then the unexpected blue leaf-printed L’Wren Scott gown, and the Aussie actress completed her red carpet duties with a breathtaking Valentino, an on-trend monochrome Chanel dress, and finishing up her magnificent run with a white custom-made Giorgio Armani gown. Throughout the festival she really has wowed me.

What I have loved from Nicole’s red carpet looks in Cannes has to be her impeccable styling, sometimes I find I love her dress but not her hair, make-up and accessories, but it seems to have totally come together in France. From her side ponytail wore to the opening ceremony to her braided messy up-do teamed with her black and white Chanel resort gown to her elegant up-do worn with her Valentino Oscar worthy gown – I have loved that she thought about her hair.

Deciding on my best Nicole look has been hard, the floral embroidered Dior was cute, I was blown away by her frothy Valentino spring couture gown, and I loved her bright strapless L’Wren Scott dress, but I think she saved the best till last with this custom-made white silk tapered bustier Giorgio Armani gown featuring a  and v-neckline and a gold Swarovski crystal bow. This dress is simply divine.

I am sad to say bye to Cannes for another year – but excited to see who will be the red carpet star of next year’s festival.

Which of Nicole’s Cannes looks is your favourite?

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Nicole Kidman in Giorgio Armani and Harry Winston jewellery

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Nicole Kidman at the “Inside Llewyn Davis” premiere with hubbie Keith Urban wearing L’Wren Scott

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Nicole Kidman with Ang Lee at the “Nebraska” premiere in Valentino Couture

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Nicole Kidman in Valentino Couture

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Nicole Kidman at the “Venus In Fur” premiere in Chanel

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Nicole Kidman in Chanel

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May 26 2013

Cannes Film Festival: Roberto Cavalli Transforms Olivia Palermo

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It seems that the French Riviera has had an effect on Olivia Palermo or maybe that should be Italian designer Roberto Cavalli has, as it seems that Cannes Film Festival has turned her into a new woman. Always one for a stylish entrance, Olivia Palermo is known for her chic looks, but while in Cannes it seems that she let out the diva inside her with the help of Roberto Cavalli’s signature sexy dresses.

The most surprising of her three Cavalli looks had to be the animal printed gown she wore to the amfAR Cinema Against AIDS Gala. Olivia always looks hot, but I don’t think I have ever seen her wear such a daring or flesh revealing dress with all the cut-outs and that thigh-high split totally rivals Angelina Jolie!!! It is such a departure from her usual red carpet looks and I absolutely loved it – so totally fitting for Cannes and she has the body to pull it off.

While I had to look twice to confirm it was Olivia in the animal printed gown, she seemed more comfortable in the gold sequin halter gown that she wore to the ‘The Immigrant’ premiere accompanied by her hunky boyfriend Johannes Huebl. Still completely Cavalli, this look has more of her signature style with the embellished blazer and her feathered clutch. I not technically sold on the need for the blazer, I think this dress shined all on its own, but it is so her and maybe after showing off a lot of flesh the night before she wanted to stamp her style on Cannes.

Out of the three looks I think I prefer the gold gown on her that dramatic train with the sequins is so Cannes, I just can’t get over the blazer, but I think for the shock and it being so out of her comfort zone that animal printed cut-out dress might be my favourite of her looks, however I do think her embellished long-sleeved mini worn to the designers dinner party is when the socialite is totally at ease – she is even smiling in the piccie!!!

What do you think of Olivia Palermo’s red carpet transformation? Which Roberto Cavalli look is your favourite?

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May 21 2013

Cannes Film Festival: Kylie Minogue Shines In Roberto Cavalli

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Who: Australian popstar Kylie Minogue

Where: At the ‘Les Salauds’ premiere held during the 66th Annual Cannes Film Festival

Wearing: An ivory/pale pink embroidered Roberto Cavalli gown with a plunging neckline and a chiffon layered train, teamed with drop earrings and a diamond ring

Verdict: There is something about Kylie, she never seems to age, always does glamour perfectly without being too bling, and she always adds sex appeal to anything she wears.

I simply love this gorgeous Roberto Cavalli gown, I actually think it is one the best I have seen from the designer this film festival, and there have been a lot  **check out all the images off the red carpet on my Facebook page**.

This embroidered gown, which I am not sure if it is an off-white or pale pink – I can’t quite tell from the images, isn’t just beautiful but also perfectly fitted to her petite frame. I love that she went for a train, I adore that she went for a plunging neckline, and I am so pleased that she went for a light shade – she really does look radiant in this gown.

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!!!

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