Cannes Carpet Crunch…

It takes an event like the Annual Cannes Film Festival to pump up the glam stakes on the Red Carpet and this year certainly didn’t disappoint!

This post definitely needs to start with an ode to the best dressed gal in Cannes. Behold Diane Kruger, who has had a spectacularly flawless run this Festival and has currently sent me into a spin as my new mah-jor girl crush.

She first stepped out in sequinned Vivienne Westwood, then backed that up with ethereal Giambattista Valli and finally sheer Jason Wu. It’s actually hard to pick a fav…the Westwood is so perfectly tailored to her, but the Wu is effortlessly cool – I love the masculine tailoring softened in lace and asymmetrical drape. A-maze!       D-Krug you rock my world!



Running a close second to Ms Kruger is the suprising Frieda Pinto – proving well and truly that when the right dress is put on the right girl – she can transform from mere actress to International superstar. My favourite look of hers has to be the Atelier Versace neon lace. There is soooo much going on in this dress: sequins, peplum, asymmetry, thigh split, lace; with all this detail, this dress would overpower most. But, by keeping the styling clean and simple she totally shines in this hot frock. Another memorable look was in Michael Angel – again bang on trend, fitting perfectly and beautifully styled. Frieda whoever you’ve hired as your Cannes stylist…keep working with them!



Next up is another frock that literally took my breath away. As a seasoned fashion aficionado it takes a lot to wow me, but I am officially wow-ed! I love this combo of the clean, crisp lines we’ve been seeing so much of lately (remember Gwyn in Tom Ford) but this time playfully mixed up with the dip-dye feathers! So fun and flirty but cool and elegant all at the same time. Bravo Cheryl Cole and Stephane Roland! Heaven!



I do love a long train on the Red Carpet especially when it’s done so magnificently as Marchesa have done here. Many leading ladies tried this trend at Cannes and they were often underwhelming but the divine Eva Longoria pulled it off spectacularly!



A shock inclusion on the Best Dressed list is Ms Tilda Swinton…I appreciate that she takes risks on the Red Carpet but so often gets it ‘oh so wrong’. Which is why I was pleasantly surprised to see her rocking this structural Haider Ackerman piece. The masculine lines of the drape and the blush tones are perfection on her!



Natasha Poly cuts a saucy minx in Gucci! Love a little emerald on the Red Carpet and when you have a bod like hers you may as well show as much of it as you can! Props NP, not many babes could pull this off!



And of course so proud to see the Aussie contingent representing in Cannes. Naomi Watts floating in feathery Marchesa and Melissa George styled in Calvin Klein…BUT my fav Aussie has to be my client Deborah Mailman wearing local designer Matthew Eager. Not gonna lie…was a proud day seeing her shining in Cannes!


Amber Renae x

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