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Showing posts with label cannes film festival. Show all posts

Cannes Film Festival 2016: A Fashion Extravaganza

Cannes Film Festival is one-of-its-kind.  It not only promotes and showcases movies from across the globe but is also a great gateway to the world of fashion.  Every year it set fashion trends that rule the entire year. Celebrities from the film fraternity turn out for movie premieres in the best designer dresses that frame the fashion trend for upcoming year. This year was the 69th annual Cannes Film Festival and yet again we witnessed some of the hottest fashion styles.  Let’s have a look at the best red carpet looks from this year.

Black Magic

 When in doubt, wear black! Yes, black is the safest bet for red carpet events. It’s not just a formal colour but also makes you look slimmer.  No wonder most of the celebrities choose to wear black at formal occasions. This year too many celebrities wore black gowns at the Cannes Film Festival 2016 but the gorgeous actress Julianne Moore and talented Kristen Stewart really caught our eye. While Juliane opted for a sheer black Givenchy gown along with Chopard jewellery, Kristen looked fabulous in a retro-inspired Chanel dress with a sheer button-up top. Both rocked their respective black numbers with grace and panache.

Red Hot

 Red never goes out of vogue. Also known as the colour of passion and sensuality, red looks ravishing on one and all. Keeping this in mind, stunning Bella Hadid and super model and actress Rosie Huntington Whiteley wore red gowns at Cannes 2016. Bella flaunted a daring thigh-high slit Alexandre Vauthier’s red satin halter neck gown and looked like a million bucks. Rosie also chose an Alexandre Vauthier gown and completed her look with jewellery from Chanel Joaillerie.  They did complete justice with the red and made it their own.

Sunshine Yellow

Yellow is synonymous with all things bright and beautiful. And this is what we witnessed when we saw the gorgeous Anna Kendrick in marigold Stella McCartney gown and Bulgari jewellery.  The silhouette was simple yet eye-catching, all thanks to the pop yellow colour. Apart from Anna Kendrick, Jessica Chastain also chose a yellow strapless gown for her red carpet appearance and looked dazzling.

Sheer Delight

Sometimes a neutral hue does all the wonder. Which is explains why designers came up with nude coloured gowns. Who rocked a sheer Atelier Versace sheer gown? None other than our very own ‘Gossip Girl’, Blake Lively! She looked like a true diva in her sheer gown with little glittery sequins and made onlookers go wow! Ex-Miss world and Bollywood starlet Aishwarya Rai Bachchan also chose a beautiful cape style sheer gown and owned the look. In addition, the very talented Kirsten Dunst sported a sheer nude gown with lace detailing. Not to forget, Bella Hadid’s Cavalli Couture gown that made her look angelic.

Pristine White

White is indeed a serene color and looks great on all skin complexions. We spotted actress, Eva Longoria, of Desperate Housewives fame, sporting a divine Pamella Roland white dress with a beaded top and fish-cut white fitted skirt. Her sartorial choice made her win the fancy of fashion police.  Another hit at Cannes fashion was Indian beauty Sonam Kapoor, who dazzled in her white Ralph & Russo’s dramatic gown with embroidered cape. She looked utterly sophisticated and classy in her white ensemble.  Calling her a delicate princess won’t be an exaggeration! Kirsten Dunst, actress-par-excellence also chose a fitted white gown with delicate straps and gave shutterbugs a visual delight!

Though the list of eye-candy fashion statements on the Cannes red carpet was endless, the above mentioned are our personal favourites. Take a look and I’m sure you will be mesmerised by the fashion at its best!

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Indian Fashion Style: Sarees V's Gowns

We are recently seeing a lot of photographs on  social media with the specific tag #100sareepact. It is two innovative women who have started this new buzz, as they want to encourage the fact that wearing saree in the workplace is a great and stylish option.

This new virtual platform created by these two women is a space where people can celebrate their memories of sarees. All participants in this pact are attempting to wear a 100 saris before the end of this year. Since the creation of this website, there has already been 4000 visits and 1400 women who have participated. The concept is really simple, the person has to post a picture and explain how they feel when wearing a saree into the workplace.

But obviously, the pair want to go further with this, and not just wear sarees in the office, but begin to bring the saree back on the red carpet, instead of seeing the same thing over and over again: gowns. We used to see a lot of sarees on the red carpet with the previous generation of Bollywood actors such as Hema and Rekha Malini, who always showed up for ceremonies in stunning Kanjeevarams or subtle chiffons.

Before, Bollywood celebrities wore what they liked and looked good, based on their tastes instead of following all trends, what people wore was not so important. Nowadays, it’s different as everyone tends to follow trends of the moment to look stylish.

At Cannes 2015, we saw the Bollywood actress Sonam Kapoor make an outstanding appearance with her voluminous gown. After this appearance, she then attended a press conference wearing a extremely unique fluffy outfit, although this choice of outfit was not such a success. The look was more suited for a teenager going to prom night!

Indian Fashion Style: Sarees versus Gowns | Sonam Kapoor at Cannes Film Festival 2015

The idea of bringing back more traditional clothes on the red carpet is for Bollywood celebrities to generate further attention from the international press. For this kind of big event such as Cannes 2015, every look is perfectly planned and thought out. Obviously, with all the paparazzi around celebrities, the stable black gown will be the safe choice, however, it will miss the brilliance and condition of making someone stand out. But, for the first time it will be difficult to convince Bollywood divas to be different and not follow the trends, because it will also mean taking the risk of stirring the fashion police, as all celebrities hate this kind of “bad” judgment.

When we look at Aishwarya Rai and Sonam Kapoor looking perfect in Elie Saabs and Oscar De la Rentas during Cannes 2015 Festival, we know that it was to stand out from the crowd. These two Bollywood divas ultimately looked extremely glamorous, and are obviously outstandingly beautiful,   but maybe the looks were slightly too much.

It’s always better for everyone to have fun with their fashion and not stress about what they will look like. For example, we saw the actress Nandita Das, in a simple black and red saree, she looked very natural and it had a greater impact. 

Indian Fashion Style: Sarees versus Gowns | Aishwarya Rai at Cannes Film Festival 2015

Indian Fashion Style: Sarees versus Gowns | Nandita Das at Cannes Film Festival 2015

It’s the right time for the designers to rethink about the approach to red carpet dressing. It will might be better to make people look comfortable, natural and fun loving with their outfits and not superficial.

The Top 10 Bollywood Evening Dresses of 2014

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan

Aishwarya Rai looked fabulous at the amfAR Gala of the 67th Annual Cannes Film Festival. She was wearing a champagne coloured, crystal shimmering long evening dress.

Sonam Kapoor

The actress was seen wearing a lilac coloured long evening dress by International designer Elie Saab at Cannes International Film Festival, 2014.

Kangana Ranaut

The recent 'Queens' actress was seen wearing a blush pink long evening dress by Herve Leger.

Esha Gupta

Esha Gupta was seen at Grazia Young Fashion Awards 2014 in a white, side slit long dress by Nikhil Thampi.

For more information and the rest of the 10 best evening dresses go to Strand of Silk.

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan's Gowns at Cannes International Film Festival

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan has been representing Bollywood at Cannes Film Festival for years! Her appearance is always highly anticipated as she wears particularly intriguing outfits, some are fantastic some are not so great!

In 2010 she wore this Elie Saab violet gown as well as this Armani Prive black backless dress:

In 2011 she wore another Elie Saab one-shoulder dress and this blue and white Armani Prive gown:

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Indian actresses Ameesha Patel and Puja Gupta at Cannes

Indian actresses Ameesha Patel and Puja Gupta walked the red carpet of the 66th Cannes Film Festival.
Ameesha Patel wore a Manish Malhotra lehenga choli and Puja Gupta opted for an Indian long gown dress designed by Gauri & Nainika.
They looked simply gorgeous !

Cannes Film Festival : Indian Long Gown Dress Always Shines On The Red Carpet!

During 15 days, Cannes International Film Festival is at the centre of the scene. It seems Asian long dresses appeal to photographers : Indian celebrities always play a crucial role among the best dressed on the red carpet ! 

From 2011 to 2013, Bollywood actress and former model Sonam Kapoor always looked gorgeous with perfect outfits ! 

From Bollywood to Cannes: The Best Styles on the Red Carpet (part 1)

Dear All,

66th Cannes Film Festival is on, and in the next days we will see how our favorite celebrities are facing the challenge of this year Red Carpet!

The first star that we want to show you is Vidya Badal.
She's been under the spot light in the last weeks, as she is part on a jury in the festival.
In the first interviews she declared she was going to wear a saree designed for the event.

Whatever she wears, she knows how to catch everyone's attention! Look at her style in this picture with  an embroidered lehenga and traditional indian jewellery!

But I guess you are curious about the style she shown on the core moments of yesterday's night, the first of this year's festival.
Then we won't let you wait longer! Here she is in this beautiful White and Black lehenga:

Enjoy the next news on the other Bollywood Stars and other Celebrities at Cannes Film Festival!
Stay tuned!

Cannes Film Festival 2013 : The Indian Actors Who Will Walk The Red Carpet This Year

On May 15, the prestigious Cannes International Film Festival will take place in France to preview new films from all over the World, to award the best movie of the 'Palme d'Or'.

This year, several famous Indian actors will attend this festival to represent their movies and their country.
The beautiful ambassadors of L'Oreal Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Sonam Kapoor and Freida Pinto will attend the event and walk on the red carpet.

As members of the jury, the actress Vidya Balan has been invited to the festival with Nandita Das. They said previously they will be seen on the red carpet in and traditional Indian dress like a sarees or and an anarkali.
The actor Amitabh Bachchanwill be seen on the red carpet for his role in Baz Luhrmann's movie 'The Great Gatsby.

Nandita Das to Walk on the Red Carpet of Cannes 2013

The 'Bombay Talkies' team will attend at Cannes Festival too : with
Karan Johar, Anurag Kashyap ('Gangs of Wasseypur'), Nawazuddin Siddiqui ( 'Dabba' and 'Monsoon Shootout'), Zoya Akhtar, Dibakar Banerjee.

The Superstar Rajinikanth will also make his visit to Cannes this year to unveil the trailer of his upcoming film 'Kochadaiyaan.

Sherlyn Chopra will unveil the second trailer of her bold drama 'Kamasutra 3D' along with director Rupesh Paul.
Sherlyn Chopra will walk on the red carpet of Cannes 2013

Ameesha Patel, Neil Nitin Mukesh and Susi Ganesh will also walk the red carpet for their upcoming film 'Shortcut Romeo' premiere at the film festival.

Ameesha Patel, Neil Nitin Mukesh and Susi Ganesh will walk on the red carpet of Cannes 2013

We can't wait for to see the amazing outfits the stars will wear, and we really hope to see some of them in lenghas with indian jewellery !
From Bollywood to Cannes!