Let’s be honest—what flies as average weekend wear for me (denim, denim, and more denim) definitely would not cut it on the red carpets of Cannes. And while I wouldn’t object to slipping into some serious finery instead, my Saturday and Sunday lineup currently doesn’t require anything more formal than a pair of espadrilles (props to Avery for last week’s Flats Friday post).
There’s no such thing as off-time, though, when you’re attending the most glamorous film festival around. Below, the beautiful styles that grabbed my attention, both from some familiar faces and women who I’d like to get to know better, style-wise.
My style crush on model Suki Waterhouse gets bigger every day (and saw a big surge after this year’s Met Gala). Her Dior Haute Couture is sleek and feminine, and the light hue is perfect for spring.
Freida Pinto has likely never had a bad red carpet moment in her life, but I especially love it when she wears bright, bold colors. And the gold trim on this Oscar de la Renta? So. Good.
Once the temperatures warm up, I’m a sucker for little white dresses. French actress (and former Miss France!) Alexandra Rosenfeld did the formal version perfectly with embellishments and bracelet-length sleeves.
There’s not a better example of simple glamour than Blake Lively in black-and-white Gucci Premiére. It’s stunning and definitely not trying too hard.
Contrasted against a slew of gowns, your pantsuit better be amazing if it wants to stand out. British bombshell cum actress Gemma Arterton nailed it with this wider leg, plunge-neck pick.
And while there are some reliable stars I know will always turn up in something divine, I love it when a new name surprises me. Such is the case with Indian model and actress Sonam Kapoor in Elie Saab Couture that looked so perfect, I was almost breathless.