As Cannes reached its sixth day yesterday, the festival had one of its worst fashion days so far. However, among the many faux pas – horrible clashing patterns and fabrics, bizarre designs and just general no-no’s imho – there were a few glittering diamonds, actress Li Bing Bing being one of them.
Her glamorous Gucci gown oozes of old school elegance. The dark teal colour of the dress is perfectly matched by Li’s on-trend dark lip and eyes. The up-do reveals beautiful detailing on the shoulders of the dress, and dark nails and a tasseled clutch complete the look. Lovely.
It was yet another star-studded few days as the Cannes Film Festival continued. And as the celebrations have drawn on, things have hotted up on the fashion front, with some of my favourite looks of the festival so far.
Naomi Watts looked stunning and sophisticated in this gorgeous Marchesa gown, which was embroidered with delicate petals. Jessica Chastain, who bored me a little at the start of the event, seems to have come out of her shell a little now, and wowed the red carpet on two occasions over the weekend. First, in a flowing Gucci number with sparkling embellishment at the empire line, then once again in Armani Prive (below) on day five of the festival.
Her beauty look has also been a highlight of my style observations thus far. Jessica’s pouty lips, bright eyes and ginger locks lend themselves well to her Hollywood starlet appeal; the red lip and side-swept set curls of yesterday’s look capture this entirely. In contrast, her nude make-up paired with the ethereal flow of the Gucci gown is just as beautiful a look.
Diane Kruger had yet another good dress day in her custom designed Vivienne Westwood strapless confection. Embellished all over with sequins, what I really love about this dress is the shape of it, and the way the material is gathered and held at the skirt.
I can’t wait to see what gorgeous outfits await us over the next day of festivities!
As the third day kicks off in Cannes, here’s a look at who I voted best dressed at yesterday’s affair. It was the beautiful Marion Cotillard, who starred in Rust & Bone, which was screened at the festival yesterday. Her first look of the day was low-key feminine elegance – the pretty peach Dior dress was lovely matched with minimal make-up and a side swept ponytail. The panels on the top half of the dress, and the gold belt cinching at the waist provided some interesting details.
Overall, I just think this was a prettier, more natural look than some of the overly extravagant gowns we’ve seen over the last two days. The only thing I’m not sure about are the yellow shoes – nude ones may have been a better choice.
Freida Pinto also had another good dress day, in a yellow Atelier Versace dress. Disappointment of the day came from Jada Pinkett Smith, whose studded Versace dress just didn’t quite cut it.
Let’s see what day three of the festival will bring!
On top of my fashion obsession, I’m something of a film fanatic too, so Cannes is the perfect combination of the two and is definitely one of the highlights of the film festival circuit. Along with the exciting films debuting at this season’s event, there are beautiful dresses aplenty, as the glamorous celebrities step out.
The festivities kicked off yesterday with Wes Anderson’s entry, Moonrise Kingdom. Tilda Swinton, Diane Kruger and Jane Fonda were among the gorgeously dressed actresses, but it was Slumdog Millionaire’s Freida Pinto who really caught my eye in a Michael Angel gown. The jewelled bodice and meringue pink skirt looked as sweet as that sounds, and a daring split at the thigh added sex appeal.
Diane Kruger’s stunning mint green dress by Giambattista Valli was definitely a show stealer too. Disappointments of the night? Jessica Chastain and Lana Del Rey, whose dull dresses didn’t quite live up to the glamorous expectations of the evening.