The movies, festivities and jaw dropping fashion continue at the 66th Cannes Film Festival. Nicole Kidman once again WOWS in a strapless blue printed L’Wren Scott (from their public displays of affection, her husband Keith Urban agrees completely), and in a jaw dropping leather 3/4 length Calvin Klein Collection dress.
Naomi Harris and Sonam Kapoor delighted in Dolce & Gabbana, as did Jennifer Lawrence and Marion Cotilliard in Christian Dior – the ladies go to designer. Nieves Alvarez upped the glamor quotient in the breathtakingly beautiful Ralph & Russo couture gown!
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1st Group – Clockwise from top left: Nieves Alvarez In Ralph & Russo Couture, Emma Watson In Louis Vuitton, Nicole Kidman In Calvin Klein Collection, Sonam Kapoor In Dolce & Gabbana, Doutzen Kroes in Calvin Klein Collection, Naomi Watts In Dolce & Gabbana.
2nd Group – Clockwise from top left: Nicole Kidman In L’Wren Scott, Jessica Biel In Marchesa, Marian Cotilliard In Christian Dior, Zoe Saldana In Emanuel Ungaro, Zhang Yuqi In Alexander McQueen, Jennifer Lawrence In Christian Dior.
Last night’s red carpet looks were a tad on the safe side yet with the 85th Oscar telecast holding no surprises and somewhat of a snooze fest, the pre show extravaganza outside Hollywood’s Dolby Theatre was the most memorable part of the evening.
Though there were not many fashion risks to be found – the most unique look was Naomi Watt’s gorgeous one shouldered beaded Armani Prive gown; she was simply dazzling – there was plenty of old Hollywood glamour and glitz (Jessica Chastain and Reese Witherspoon) along with a myriad of today’s more modern silhouettes. My other two favorites, Charlize Theron and Jennifer Lawrence in white Christin Haute Couture, were not only absolutely stunning but looked so fresh and chic!
Statement necklaces were one of the evening’s jewelry trends, but if the ladies choose to forgo necklaces they usually partook in heavily carotted bracelets and earrings. My to-die for accessory look of the evening was Ms. Lawrence’s Chopard forever long diamond strand necklace worn down her back!
The evening’s hair styles were mostly side parted with long, loose waves or softly pulled back with loose tendrils. The stand out exception was Charlize Theron’s pixie style hair cut – who but her and Audrey Hepburn could look so beautiful with so little hair. My only beef with the night’s hairstyles was the loose and sexy look on so many seemed to come off as just plain messy. And, where were the hairstylists backstage?? Too many beautiful ladies with not so beautiful unkempt hair!
Did I capture your vision of the Oscar’s best dressed? Did I miss your favorites? Let me know what you thought of last night’s fashion.
Clockwise from top left: Charlize Theron in Christian Dior Haute Couture, Jessica Chastain in Armani Prive, Kerry Washington in Miu Miu, Naomi Watts in Armani Prive, Jennifer Garner in Gucci, Jennifer Lawrence in Christian Dior Haute Couture, Salma Hayek in Alexander McQueen, Anne Hathaway in Prada, Olivia Munn in Marchesa, Reese Witherspoon Louis Vuitton.
Jennifer Lawrence, at the Hollywood Foreign Press Association luncheon in Beverly Hills, takes a classic pencil skirt/pump combo and gives them a sexy update along with a dose of edge. You can always count on snake print to give a look some edge while a form-fitting deep v-neck top takes it to va-va voom sexy.
Jordana Brewster in London Temperly, looking smashingly feminine at the Miss Me album release party in Los Angeles, takes on a few of fall’s biggest trends in one dress – lace, the ladylike look and blush color.
Kelly Rowland goes down under at the David Jones 2012/2013 season launch and comes up looking fantastic! Take a tip from Kelly by taking a chic sheath to the uber chic level by combining navy and black.
Kerry Washington, also at the Hollywood Foreign Press Association luncheon in Beverly Hills, looks pretty in pink Christian Dior Skater dress with red stripes. The skater dress silhouette is still trending strong for fall/winter. Make sure to pair it with pointy toe pumps to keep the look fresh and modern.
Taking Canada by style storm, Rachel Zoe debuts her fall 2012 collection at a Vancouver Holt Renfrew store in a long sequin jacket, a shawl-collar blouse and flared black trousers. For all you ladies who think you’re not tall enough for a longer blazer, think again – Rachel stands 5′ 7″. Keep the bottom and blazer monochromatic or similar shades of the same color for an elongated look.
Sophie Bush, also celebrating the Miss Me release in L.A., opts for a more rocker-chic ensemble – sporting a leg-baring peach Erin by Erin Fetherston mini with an embellished (another fall trend) plunging neckline. If you’ve got the legs this is a great way to don a sexy look but to avoid looking overdone keep the accessories simple. The dress would also look great over a pair of cropped black slim trousers.
Allesandro Ambrosio looks summer ready in her Tolani print strapless dress. The mixture of prints is a great way to add a touch of pizzaz to a summer dress, but if you find this trend tricky to pull off you are in luck - this Tolani dress does it for you. The hi-lo hem updates a strapless silhouette with a modern and fresh feel.
Kelly Rutherford, seen here at a NYC screening for Farewell, My Queen, adds depth and a tiny bit of edge (while keeping it minimal) to a LWD by accessorizing with different shades of the same hue – tan and brown. Hermes handbag an Lanvin shoes.
Olivia Palermo, at Christian Dior’s Haute Couture show in Paris last week (in all Dior), proves that a leather top can be summer friendly. The key, keep the top sleeveless and pairing it with a pair of shorts helps to ensure your look reads summer not fall.
Jennifer Lawrence (in Dior), also at the Christian Dior Haute Couture show in Paris, does justice to the lady-like trend in the print du jour – florals. Choose a dress with a fuller skirt and a few inches above the knee to keep the look young and fresh. Keeping the floral print in one color will maintain that feminine feel.
Miranda Kerr takes basics and gives them a healthy dose of pizzaz. Her A.L.C cropped trousers get a face-lift with tuxedo stripes, giving her sleeveless Equipment shirt ensemble some serious sex appeal. Manolo Blahnik pointy toe pumps and Stella McCartney sunglasses take this sexy look and adds a shot chicness.
Michelle Williams at Comic-Con 2012, adds a pop of color to her black and white floral print Giulietta Resort dress with raspberry Giuseppe Zanotti platform heels. The trapeze silhouette needs a healthy flash of legs to keep it from becoming too matronly. Make sure the shoes are on the chunkier side to keep the dress fun and light.
Chances are, the other Oscar nominee’s for Outstanding Lead Actress, Michelle Williams, Jennifer Lawrence and Natalie Portman, have chosen the dress they will wear to their big day tomorrow. But we would like to share what we would like to see them in-you never know, it is a woman’s prerogative to change her mind.
Though Michelle wore Valentino(top) to the Globes(not her best choice) we think this Valentino is vibrant, sexy and suits her to a tee. For Jennifer, the novice of the bunch, Versace’s(middle) silver seguin dress -with the racer back cut that drapes in the back- is youthful and sophisticated at the same time.
Natalie Portman’s baby bump is getting bigger every day, so we thought this Oscar de la Renta with the empire waist will keep her comfortable and looking beautiful at the same time. Maybe the black feathers will bring her good luck-not that she needs it, she isn’t the front runner for nothing.
From top to bottom: Valentino Spring/Summer Couture 2011, Versace Fall/Winter 2011, Oscar de la Renta Fall/Winter 2011.