5 posts tagged "Cannes Film Festival 2012"
Since Audrey Tautou burst onto the international film scene with her microbangs and short flip in 2001′s smash hit Amélie, she’s undergone a series of hair transformations. There was the grown-out lob, followed by the pixie cut, which she debuted in 2006 for The Da Vinci Code‘s press tour—and subsequently wore in all manner of quiffs and pompadours—and then it was back to a bob sans bangs. The actress’ thick black strands are now well past her shoulders, but Tautou is still game for a little experimentation. At the premiere of her new movie Thérèse Desqueyroux at Cannes on Sunday, she embraced red-carpet curls in a big way. It’s a rare move in these days of smooth blow-outs and sleek updos, but it sends a message of a certain kind of classic glamour that’s worth resurrecting, in our opinion. Don’t you agree?
We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again: Bangs are in the throes of their latest resurgence and everyone is getting in on the action—including Annabelle Dexter-Jones. André Saraiva’s better half debuted her freshly cut forehead fringe in Cannes this week, and it’s a good look for the Faith Connexion capsule collection designer; her signature headbands will work just as well as an accessory situated on top of her bangs as a tool to push them back or to the side. The question remains: Who will be next to make the cut? We’re fielding guesses in the comments section below.
Kirsten Dunst is nothing if not loyal when it comes to red-carpet dressing. The actress, who is a die-hard Rodarte fan, reps the brand any chance she gets—even when her sartorial choices are met with mixed reviews (see this year’s Met Costume Institute Gala). But for her first cameo at Cannes today in support of Walter Salles’ On the Road, Dunst changed things up a bit, selecting a gorgeous white lace dress from Dolce & Gabbana’s Fall show. How best to accessorize one of the Italian design duo’s embroidered confections? Make like Giovanna Battaglia and Tabitha Simmons already have at the Met and the New York City Ballet’s spring gala, respectively, and bring one of their elaborate, embellished headpieces along for the ride. Unlike her fashionable peers, Dunst’s hairstylist, Marcus Francis, chose to eschew Guido Palau’s “very Italian,” sleek middle parts, and instead paired her floral, beaded Dolce hair band with a wispy, soft coronet of braids. Thoughts on Kirsten’s runway-to-real-way coif?
Short of the fact that she looks like a devastating combination of Rihanna and Beyoncé and is Jay-Z’s latest protégée, we’re not going to pretend to know all that much about British recording artist Rita Ora. After spying her in Cannes at last night’s Chopard Mystere party, however, one thing is for sure: She’s got the R&B star nail thing down. Ora sported a five-finger salute to mix-n-match art, painting a watermelon motif on her thumb, ladybugs onto her index finger, the Jamaican flag onto her third finger, a yellow smiley face on her fourth finger, and a sparkly, French gel tip on her pinky before performing at the gala. If her beauty savvy is any indication, we’re expecting big things from this girl. Thoughts on her hand designs of choice?
While the Cannes Film Festival kicked off with a bounty of beautiful sunshine last week, the Cote d’Azur was engulfed by spotty showers over the weekend—which means red-carpet screenings have taken a turn for the soggy. But no matter; evening gowns and perfect coifs wait for no one, Mother Nature included. So, what’s a starlet to do with her hair when the forecast calls for paparazzi flashbulbs mixed with humidity and frequent downpours? Go for texture, as Jessica Chastain did on Saturday. The Lawless star and Cannes fixture opted for smooth, straight strands and a subtle side braid at the film’s daytime photo call, but when the clouds rolled in later in the day, so did her set of soft waves, finished off with two frizz-fighting front twists joined in the back with a bejeweled, star-shaped hair pin. It’s a good lesson for those of you struggling with similar, weather-related styling constraints today in New York. Thoughts on the redheaded beauty’s transitional look?