Tomorrow Jessica Chastain, who made her very first major red carpet appearance at the Cannes Film Festival in 2010, will take to the Palais de Festivals to present 'Cleopatra' staring Elizabeth Taylor in the Cannes Classics selection. I am a huge fan of Jessica's style and I think that this midnight blue Andrew Gn Fall 2013 RTW bell shaped gown is perfect for the red headed actress. I expect that even though she is not presenting her own film during this festival that Jessica will still go big or go home when she takes to the red carpet. Complete this glamorous ensemble with a pair of black sandals and stunning Harry Winston diamonds and Jessica will wow me on the red carpet.
Monday, May 20, 2013
Last year Milla Jovovich attended the amFAR Cinema Against AIDS gala wearing a stunning gold Atelier Versace gown. Since the two had such a fantastic paring last year I am wishing to bring the two them back together for this years event on Thursday! This deep purple Versace Fall 2013 RTW gown has been a favorite of mine since it walked the runway adding glamour to the punk inspired collection. This gown needs someone with a diva attitude to pull it off an Milla is definitely one of those ladies who can. Some an amazing pair of Chopard diamond earrings and a bracelet, a silver Swarovski clutch, and a pair of black peep toe pumps would complete this amazing look.
I can not ever recall seeing Nicole Kidman attending an amFAR event but as a member of the jury at this years Cannes Film Festival I am sure that she will be in attendance during the event on Thursday. Since this black and silver Jean Paul Gaultier Spring 2013 Couture gown walked the runway in January I have had it reserved for Nicole and I think that she would just look like an old Hollywood goddess wearing this gown. Nicole has been wearing a lot of rockabilly style hair during this festival but a sleek side parted wavey hair would be the perfect style for this gown. Complete with a pair of simple diamond drop earrings, a silver clutch, and a pair of black sandals from Jimmy Choo and Nicole will be set for her first amFAR gala appearance.
Zoe Saldana has a grand friendship with Prabal Gurung and if she doesn't don a creation for her premiere of 'Blood Ties' today then I am hoping that she will don this red gown from the Prabal Gurung Fall 2013 RTW collection for the amFAR Cinema Against AIDS gala on Thursday. I believe that this gown was made for her and I am praying that she launches the designer into international fame by wearing him for the first time in the history of the Cannes Film Festival. A pair of black sandals, minimal jewelery, and a sleek bun would be the perfect end to this amazing ensemble.
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Sunday, May 19, 2013
Gwen Stefani has been a guest of amFAR and Elton John at their respective AIDS research galas and as a L'Oreal spokesmodel it would not surprise me to see her take to the red carpet on the 23rd at this years amFAR Cinema Against AIDS gala. I am hoping she does in fabulous style to redeem herself from the tragic moment at the 2013 Met Ball. To do so I have dug into the Armani Prive archive back to 2011 and this navy blue and red Armani Prive Spring 2011 Couture (not RTW! my mistake!) architectural gown. I have been dying to see a celebrity take to the red carpet wearing this gown but as of yet it has not been the case and Gwen has the attitude to pull it off. Complete the look with a sleek ponytail and a pair of red pumps, as presented on the runway, an Gwen will wow me on the amFAR gala red (or should I say white) carpet.
On her first red carpet this year at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival Jane Fonda wowed in an aqua Atelier Versace gown and I am hoping that her wow factor keeps on coming during her run, which I am most certainly sure it will. For the 2013 amFAR Cinema Against AIDS Gala next week I would love to see Jane wear Georges Hobeika Signature Fall 2013 RTW. Georges Hobeika isn't a brand that we often see on the red carpet and I am disappointed in this but the celebrity following is growing and Mrs Fonda is one of the celebs that turns to him for red carpet gowns. This midnight blue Georges Hobeika Signature Fall 2013 RTW gown is perfect for Jane as it has her required long sleeves and fitted silhouette. A pair of black peep toe Salvatore Ferragamo pumps, a black minaudiere, as well as diamond & sapphire earrings from Chopard and Jane will continue a glam run.
Janet Jackson is a regular at amFAR events which was founded by one of her late brother's, Michael Jackson, closest friends Elizabeth Taylor to help end the AIDS epidemic. We have seen Janet wear the likes of Hadier Ackerman, Marchesa, and Emilio Pucci to these events in the past few years and this year I am hoping the Janet will call upon her friend Donatella Versace to create her gown for this event. Now yes I did say gown and have a cocktail dress shown here. I would like Janet and Donatella to take this gown and have it made into a full length gown for the singer to wear for this years gala. I think that this dress as presented is something that Janet would own but is not quite event appropriate. This gown paired with Christian Louboutin 'Lady Max' black sandals, and a Christian Louboutin 'Marquis' spike embellished clutch and Janet will wow on the red carpet.
While I was misinformed that Kirsten Dunst was going to be in attendance during the opening of the 'Un Certain Regard' selection during the 2013 Cannes Film Festival on Thursday she has been spotted arriving at the Nice airport yesterday. As an amFAR Gala regular I would not be surprised to see the star at the event on Thursday. For this red carpet I would love to see Kirsten wear this electric blue Jason Wu Fall 2013 RTW gown. This gown requires someone who has an air of effortless sophistication and Kirsten is one of the few that I could believe would pull it off. No clutch, a pair of black sandals, a sleek up do, and minimal diamond jewelery will put her on the path to a best dressed look at this years amFAR Cinema Against AIDS Gala!
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Saturday, May 18, 2013
On the 23rd of May there will be a grand partnership of Hollywood, fashion, and awareness as amFAR, the AIDS research superpower, hosts their annual amFAR Cinema Against AIDS gala at the Hotel Du Caps in Antibes, France just outside of Cannes. Its a rare night where the red carpet has nothing to do with a premiere so everyone will mix and mingle there way while raising funds to help find a cure for AIDS. Everyone attends this event from members of the Jury to the stars of the films being presented and of course the Mistress of Ceremonies. Audrey Tautou is not one to take to the red carpet often but for this event I would love to see the French actress wear this amazing red, black, and white Armani Prive Spring 2013 Couture gown. This is a glamorous yet effortless option for Audrey to wear for this event. Complete the ensemble with a red clutch, black pumps, and simple Chopard jewels to ensure a best dressed worthy moment.
Yesterday French actress Berenice Bejo presented her newest film 'The Past' at the Cannes Film Festival and I am hoping that she will stick around to attend the amFAR Cinema Against AIDS gala next Thursday. Last year Berenice wore a stunning Giambattista Valli Couture gown and I am hoping that she is able to top that moment this year. If she were to don this gold Elie Saab Spring 2013 Couture gown for the event then I am hopeful that she would be able to top herself. Add a gold Salvatore Ferragamo minaudiere and gold Christian Louboutin pumps as well as some canary Chopard diamond earrings and Berenice will make an amazing red carpet appearance.
Recently Diane Kruger was named the face of Chanel Skincare so I am hoping that she will make her mark on the amFAR red carpet. As a new face of Chanel I know that Diane will be the first woman that gets her hands on the Chanel Resort 2014 collection. I think that this black and white gown with a sequined top from the Chanel Resort 2014 collection is perfect choice for Diane as it goes perfectly with her effortless style of red carpet dressing. Complete with a black Chanel clutch, Christian Louboutin 'Super Vic' black and silver crystal encrusted pumps, and stunning Chanel diamond jewelry and Diane will have a best dressed ensemble on her hands.
I had to change my wish for Fan Bingbing at the last minute because the Queen of Cannes wore a similar gown (which I had desperately wanted her to wear) to a premiere on the second day of the festival. So I dug into the Atelier Versace archives to find her the best possible gown for the 2013 amFAR Cinema Against AIDS gala. I love this royal blue silk Atelier Versace Spring 2008 Couture gown. I am surprised that I could not find someone wearing this dress and I am in love with this amazing blue gown. A chic up do and black crystal encrusted Christian Louboutin peep toe pumps as well as dazzling Chopard diamonds and Fan will keep on wowing me on the red carpet.
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Friday, May 17, 2013
Androgynous beauty Tilda Swinton will be in Cannes for the 3rd year in a row to promote a film on the 25th. This year Mrs Swinton will be premiering a vampire flick 'Only Lovers Left Alive.' I look forward to seeing what the actress will bring to the red carpet because she has such a unique sense of style. For this premiere I have decided to merge to looks for the actress from the Hadier Ackerman Spring 2013 RTW collection. Tilda and Hadier have a long standing relationship and for about two years now she has exclusively worn his designs on the red carpet so it will shock me if she wears another brand. I would take the black silk tuxedo jacket (pictured center) with a printed lapel and pair it with this black and white polka dotted gown paired with black pants for this premiere. While the Cannes Film Festival is all about glamour Tilda is much more of an edgy person and that is what I am hoping that she will bring to the red carpet.
Also staring in 'Only Lovers Left Alive' is another Cannes veteran Mia Wasikowska. Two years in a row Mia has worn deep red/burgundy gowns for this festival and I am not sure if she will stick to it but my guess is that she will. For this premiere I would love to see the 23 year old actress wear this Armani Prive Spring 2013 Couture embellished gown. This may be a stretch because Mia has never worn a strapless gown on the red carpet but I think that she would look absolutely stunning wearing this smoke and red chevron embellished gown. Just add a pair of black peep toe pumps and Mia is ready to take to the red carpet at the Palais de Festivals for her big premiere.
Nicole Kidman has said that she had fallen out of love with fashion until she took a role last year playing iconic actress turned princess Grace Kelly. Since this she has fallen in love with fashion again and has been taking a lot more risks like her McQueen at the Golden Globes or her Oscar de la Renta at an Omega watch gala. This is the gown that is the most out of the box for Mrs Kidman. I would love to see Nicole wear this with a modified to be completely closed necked or just slightly more modest that the runway version for her 45 years of age. A black embellished clutch, black Jimmy Choo sandals, as well as stunning cluster earrings would be the perfect completions to this edgy modern red carpet look for Nicole for the Cannes Film Festival.
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Thursday, May 16, 2013
On Friday, the 17th, Berenice Bejo will debut her latest film 'The Past' at this years Cannes Film Festival. In 2011 Berenice presented her film 'The Artist' that went on to take home the Best Picture Academy Award and garnered a nomination for Best Supporting Actress Oscar as well. Last year after jutting into red carpet fame during awards season Berenice took to the 2012 Cannes Film Festival as the Mistress of Ceremonies rocking ensembles by Louis Vuitton, Prada, Christian Dior, and Giambattista Valli. Berenice took to the red carpet at Cannes wearing two different Giambattista Valli Couture ensembles once at the Chopard Trophy party and again at the amFAR Cinema Against AIDS gala. I am hoping that the Argentinian actress will wear the brand yet again when she premieres 'The Past.' This amazing white Giambattista Valli Spring 2013 Couture ball gown with a gold embellished waist. This is a grand gown that deserves the Cannes Film Festival as the platform for it to be worn. Chopard jewelry, a glamorous up-do, and some amazing gold sandals and Berenice will continue to show why she was last years Best Dressed Newcomer.
Nicole Kidman has really been wowing me on the red carpet lately and I am hoping that it keeps up during the course of this festival. Former face of Chanel No. 5 I believe that Nicole will don a few Chanel looks during the course of the 11 day festival. For this premiere I would love to see her wear this black, white, and red Chanel Spring 2013 Couture floral print sequined gown. I am only not sure if she will wear this because it is incredibly similar to the Chanel couture gown Anna Wintour wore for the 2013 Met Ball. Add a red Jimmy Choo tube clutch, a pair of black Jimmy Choo pumps and Nicole will wow on the red carpet wearing a stunning couture ensemble.
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Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Marion Cotillard will present her second film of the 2013 Cannes Film Festival 'The Immigrant' on May 23rd adding a little glamour to the end of the festival. For this premiere much like the one for 'Blood Ties' I have dug into the Christian Dior archives to find a gown for Marion to wear. While I do love what Raf Simons has done for Dior the collections are limited as they are hot tickets so I do believe that Marion will wear a custom creation by creative director Mr Simons I am going to put out some wishful thinking. This teal and yellow Christian Dior Fall 2005 Couture gown designed by John Galliano is one of my favorite gowns from this house of all time and I am surprised I have never seen this gem turn up on the red carpet. Of course I would have the gown lined but in gold not nude or yellow. A 1920's finger wave inspired hairstyle, a teal clutch, and some gold sandals are what is needed to add the finishing touches to this amazing gown.
For jury member Nicole Kidman I also looked back the Fall 2005 Couture collection archives. I am expecting amazing things out of Nicole during the course of the festival and I think that this midnight blue Elie Saab Fall 2005 Couture gown is a perfect choice. Now I am sure that since the announcement that she was going to be a jury member designers have been throwing current runway and custom gowns at the stunning Australian beauty. Despite this I think that Nicole would look absolutely in this amazing beaded gown. Add to this amazing gown a blue clutch, and some amazing Jimmy Choo sandals as Nicole was announced yesterday as the new face of the brand, and some amazing sapphire and diamond jewelry by event sponsor Chopard and Nicole will hit another red carpet home run.
Another wish for Mistress of Ceremonies Audrey Tautou to wear while attending the premieres during the 2013 Cannes Film Festival. Face of Chanel No. 5 and a woman who has played the famed designer herself. Another archive pick for the red carpet this amazing gold and blue Chanel Fall 2009 Couture peplum gown would be the perfect option for Audrey to wear during the festival. I am hoping that she fairs better than she did at her photocall yesterday wearing a lackluster Red Valentino sundress. Finish this Chanel gown with a pair of black pumps and she will be absolutely wow me on the red carpet.
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