May 15, 2013
Mistress of ceremonies at the 66th Festival du Cannes that is Ms. Audrey Tautou. (remember, last year we had Diane Kruger - her first dress was Versace and it was quite hideous). The fairy presence of film, Ms. Tautou, looks lovely in her simple summer dress (Valentino did a good job of disguising Valentino). Really, she can do no wrong. She is the type (petite, gamine, French) who can wear anything and she'll evoke a "sigh, I wish I looked like her" without conjuring up any jealousy whatsoever. We like that. (Don't despair, we are all awesome in our own way. No. Really. We are.)
I do wonder what the job description is of "mistress of ceremonies"; probably just showing up at the most important events looking pretty. Mission accomplished Ms. Tautou.
We shall be reporting in our own officially unofficial capacity on the festival which begins today and goes on through May 26th with the best photos, events and films. In our opinion, naturally.
for a taste of last year's festival, click here: Cannes 2012
photos of Ms. Tautou courtesy of Premiere.Fr
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April 28, 2013
A simple dress with fabulous shoes. Very sixties, very classic, very cool. Works for a stylish working place or a working place that needs more style. You choose. Be daring.
Hair pulled back (if you don't feel like washing it tonight); add color with matte cherry lips. A silk scarf as a tie for your shirt adds polish.
Use a ribbon (any color) to change up your white blouse (or any blouse). Keep the face nude and fresh.
White is the non-color of Spring and Summer. Add a white blazer to jeans and you are good to go to any office. (Okay, maybe not if you work in a lawyer's office. But you know what works for where you work.)
Some more ideas of what to wear, what colors, what shoes, what types of skirts (swinging skirts are lovely for the Spring)
Denim from head to toe is not do-able for some work places. But a denim shirt with a black leather skirt or a white skirt is. Or a denim jacket over a silk blouse and trousers. Combine with ballerinas, loafers, pumps, an up-do and you conservative enough for a bank.
Okay, this may be appropriate if you're a dog-walker. But dog walkers want to look cute as well.
The white suit. Wear any color t-shirt underneath. Bag? White if possible. All white is the trend. And white is a staple you'll have forever.
photos all courtesy of elle.fr
first image of actress Saoirse Ronan
Last image of model Lauren Hutton
It is absurd to divide people into good and bad. People are either charming or tedious (Oscar Wilde) Ms.Emily Mortimer belongs to the former. We love her. She is wearing Valentino fabulously well. The dress is a dream.
I have the simplest tastes. I am always satisfied with the best. (Oscar Wilde) Take that bitches. Ms. Jessica Paré is wearing the now infamous Antonio Beradi*.
Everything popular is wrong. Ms. Kate Mara in Prada proves Mr. Wilde's point. We love her, we love the dress because it looks like a super fashionable nun wore it in the monastery of La Dolce Vita de la Santa Maria in 1567. We are rather tired of stars without knickers. Bravo Ms. Mara. Say hello to Rooney, will you?
Ms. Katy Perry in Giambattista Valli looks like the spokesperson for Glamorganic Green Juice. But it's nice. Hair nice and she has a lovely decolltée to fill the strapless bodice. Well-played.
"I'd much rather be a woman than a man. Women can cry, they can wear cute clothes, and they're the first to be rescued off sinking ships." Ms. Michelle Dockery will definitely be one of the first to be rescued. She is wearing Elie Saab.
"I'm undaunted in my quest to amuse myself by constantly changing my hair." Have you seen Ms. Wright in "House of Cards"? You must. She is deliciously glacial. Ms. Robin Wright is wearing Rolando Santana.
What Patricia Arquette was thinking: "Since I don't smoke, I decided to grow a mustache. But you can't see it yet." The crazy lady makes an appearance at the White House correspondence dinner. (We'll never understand why who gets invited) She is on our ill-fitting dressed list. And on our worst hair list which basically adds up to "worst-dressed". Oh well.
Ms. Stone, if you are secretly auditioning for the evil Queen, we have to tell you - the movie has already been made. Personally, we think you looks rather fab. Okay. Except for the hair. What's up with that? That's what I look like before I take a shower.
*Antonio Beradi is the designer's of Gywneth's "everybody can see I'm flashing the red carpet" dress
For a look at last year's event, click here. Last year even Kim Kardashian looked lovely.
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April 18, 2013
|British Actor Tom Riley as Leo|
Da Vinci himself - or Leo - as his friends call him, is handsome, witty, headstrong, crazy talented (not only with the brush but with the sword and is able to talk himself out of pretty much any situation). Wow. How much of this "untold" story of the 25-year-old renaissance man is historically accurate, is anyone's guess. Florence was ruled by the Medicis and Lorenzo de Medici did mentor Da Vinci. The rest? Chi sa and we don't care.
Filmic styles borrowed from the Guy Ritchie/Sherlock Holmes instruction manual (you know, those speed ramps going from extreme slow motion to super speedy and back again), sweeping pans up and around a not great CGI Florence; but you know what? If you want to submerge yourself in one of the most fascinating eras history has to offer, the occasional technical flaws can be overlooked. The actors are talented and pretty; the action gripping. Magic and mystery, secret societies and oblique references to the soul, fate and memories - so far, we find it awesome.
|always a mysterious woman to follow through the narrow streets of Firenze|
April 8, 2013
|top and skirt Iceberg|
|Chiffon skirt by Philosophy di Alberta Ferretti|
|top and skirt by Marni|
Would you like to be surrounded by flowers all the time? Audrey Tautou will be playing Chloé in an upcoming film; release date in France April 24th. Her character develops a strange illness which can only be treated if she is surrounded by flowers. All the time. Whimsical director Michel Gondry (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind) is directing "Froth of the Daydream" based on a Boris Vian novel of the same name. Everyone who has read it says to read it in French as some words are hard to translate but there are a few English translations around. Kind of an awkward title in English. In French it sounds so much more elegant "L'ecume des jours".
Anyway, back to clothes and flowers. April showers and flowers are finally here (the weather is getting better by the day) and flower prints are rather nice in modest quantity. The Marni top and skirt is rather lovely even though it reminds us of a botany babe. Not a bad thing by any means. Below some flowered items we like. (Just hover over the item, then click and it shows the label. At least it is supposed to - the site is having glitches)
Say it with flowers editorial seen in Elle UK photographed by Enrique Badulescu, Fashion editor Madeleine Christie