The Day-to-Night Headband Chronicles of Marion Cotillard-------
Brigitte Bardot isn’t just the reigning example of Riviera chic, but she also exemplifies the power of the headband. Countless times she was captured wearing a wide, black version stretched over her ears, with her signature blond bump fluffed up in back. And it appears that another French actress is taking her red-carpet cues from the icon—albeit as a brunette. Marion Cotillard kept the ocean breezes at bay during daylight hours with a gauzy strip of nude nylon (reminiscent of the tone-on-tone bands worn at Marc Jacobs Fall 2014 show), swapping it out for a ring of hair (quite possibly an extension) for the evening premiere of L’Homme Qu’On Aimait Trop. To replicate her afternoon accessory, I suggest trying a little trick I picked up on the sidelines of the soccer field (a place I obviously scored more beauty tips than goals): Use athletic prewrap—a clingy foam that stretches easily around the head—in a natural hue to create a headband, tying it off underneath a side-swung ponytail. At $3 a roll, copying a look from Cannes never came so cheap.