Intriguingly there are three actresses in our top 5 best frocks of Cannes and it turns out that we are a teensy bit obsessed with Diane Kruger, who owned the Hollywood floaty look as well as the short and sexy, thanks to one of my favourite dresses of AW12 by Versus *swoon*.
I love Diane’s Versus dress teamed with fierce mesh shoes
Flirty and floaty in Giambattista Valli
I’m not always a fan of Tilda Swinton’s red carpet looks (despite admiring her strong personal sense of style) but I really like this structured dress by Haider Ackerman
Eva Longoria rocks some Art Deco-style elegance in this simple Alberta Ferretti frock
Ritzy, glitzy and full-on frothy in red carpet favourite Marchesa
So we’re a little behind, but for those who can’t get enough of Hollywood glamour, here’s our Oscars edit and it includes some dresses that the critics panned. Oh well. P.S. We missed Kristen Stewart and Maggie Gyllenhaal
Which is your fav frock?
Sophisticated but still cute: Emma Stone in Giambattista Valli
Felicity Jones looks fierce in Johanna Johnson
Super Gwyneth in a cape! By Tom Ford - oh yes.
Kate Bosworth in what we think might be Marchesa?
A tricky dress by Louis Vuitton. Some hated it but we salute you Michelle Williams
The pose to strike next time. Pose aside, Angelina OWNS this Versace classic
But fringing can also be mussed up for a rock-and-roll sixties vibe and looks great with jeans, flat boots and preferably a leather jacket a la Balmain. We’re starting to see plenty of fringed t-shirts and kimono tops popping up all over the high street. Enjoy!
In love with this House of Holland dress with fringe strap - £194 from £485 in the ASOS sale = bargain!
This limited edition pink tie dye prink fringed kimono from River island is an easy way to dabble in fringing £40
Ultimate fringe bodycon dress by Dress Up Topshop - £75
Sooooo rock & roll - ASOS metallic knitted jacket with fringe details - £13.50 in the sale
One half of Snap Fashion loves Glee (the other half – me – finds it cheesier than Wotsits) but we both agree that Lea Michele’s had some hits and misses on the red carpet – understandable as she’s trying to define her style and separate her look from her character Rachel’s ‘youthful’ wardrobe.
So what do you think of this red carpet ensemble? We’re not sold on it (but would it look great on anyone? We’re not saying Lea’s not amazing looking!)
Her dress is in fact a top from ASOS, although admittedly a long-ish one. Her boots are seriously high end – Brian Atwood ‘Cohen’ ankle boots - but just don’t get enough attention!
In the navy
'High Neck Cut Out Top' from ASOS - tricky to pull off?
What can we say? We love Lea in super elegant dresses, like the one she wore to the Hogan party this week or her stunning red Marchesa number at the Emmy Awards.
We feel obliged to bring you an Emmy Awards dress round-up, although we prefer more day-to-day looks!
Vibrant red gowns were definitely the order of the day (our favourite was Lea Michele’s Marchesa number) but Gwenyth Paltrow’s daring Pucci outfit was the most interesting. Showing off your stomach – do or don’t?
Glee star Lea Michele looked marvellous in Marchesa
Vampire Diaries' Nina Dobrev vamped it up in Donna Karren
Kate Winslet chose Elie Saab
Gwenyth Paltrow picked Pucci - check out those abs!
Another hit for Elie Saab - we LOVE Emily Blunt's dress
Kelly Osbourne wore a J Mendel in a kind of punky plum
Christina Hendricks dazzled in Johanna Johnson - very old school Hollywood - Mad Men's Joan would be proud!
It’s all about the red carpet and metallic show-stopping dresses. Oscar hopefuls and A-listers keen to rock some seriously glamorous looks on the red carpet will no doubt be keeping Rodarte, Herve Leger, Marchesa and Oscar de la Renta’s opulent and super luxe collections in mind.
Marchesa (with a front row stuffed full of starlets) debuted some seriously sparkly dresses. Our favourite was a gold fringed number that looked a little flapper-esque. The shape of the gowns was more daring than a Disney princess look with ripples and embellishments plus clever sheer panelling. We predict we’ll see some of these incredible creations gracing a red carpet or
Rodarte channelled Van Gogh’s sunflowers to create a super sunny collection incorporating printed shiny fabrics and metallic accessories (love those shoes). There is usually a dark twist when it comes to Rodarte’s designs which almost always have a fairy tale element. The shapes of the gowns were toughened up princess shapes but the palette of gold, turquoise and deep blues were not in the least but sinister- think Van Gogh’s Starry Nights painting instead.
WAG favourite Herve Leger of the bandage dress fame produced an equally glam collection of body con metallics drawing strong influence from his previous collections. Indeed the bandage-like construction of dresses was still seen but with shots of metallics and interesting frills and knots, all in a nude and black palette. To be seen on XFactor soon?!
And you thought the bandage dress was unforgiving...
Oscar de la Renta opted for several floor-skimming dresses in metallic mustard taffeta. The black lace, incredible jewelled shoes and sheer luxurious volume of the dress is a definite red carpet win, although we love his slightly more understated blush feather flapper dress just as much.
For a seriously easy way to wear metallic’s from NYFW, check out Bobbi Brown’s ‘rose gold’ video from backstage of Rachel Roy’s collection, where she created a “rosy nude face!” According to Bobbi, “rose gold works for every skin tone,” yay!