August 20 2014

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Exclusive: Our Q&A With Naomi Watts and Her Go-To Girl, Jeanann Williams


The IFP, CALVIN KLEIN COLLECTION & EUPHORIA CALVIN KLEIN Celebrate Women in Film at the 67th Cannes Film FestivalIn addition to an endless supply of red-carpet fashion (you can follow our daily updates here), we’ve seen our fair share of must-try beauty moves in Cannes—including Naomi Watts’ look at last night’s Calvin Klein Euphoria party. While the celeb is no stranger to the current trends, we can always count on her to keep things simple and chic. Last night’s head-to-toe look—a blush pink tea-length Calvin Klein Collection dress paired with a black blazer, dewy skin, and swept-back ponytail—was one of our favorites of the week. We caught up with Watts and her stylist of choice, Jeanann Williams, for an exclusive glimpse into their red-carpet routine.

Why did you choose this particular dress?
JW: The dress was something Francisco [Costa] dreamt up for Naomi. We worked closely with Calvin Klein on the design process, starting from a sketch. We loved the color on Naomi—so fresh. And the silhouette had that glam factor so perfect for Cannes but with a modern take, which we always know we can get from Calvin. At the last fitting, we decided to make it tea length.

How did you decide on the hair and makeup look?
JW: We wanted to keep it fresh-faced and modern. We had fun with the hair for this look.

Did you get in any spa treatments in preparation for tonight?
JW: Facials are always a good way to start, if time allows. You want that glow.

What was the must-have beauty product you packed for the Calvin Klein party?
NW: Burberry lipstick in English Rose.

What makes Cannes different from other red-carpet events?
NW: Cannes is all about the glamour. You can really go for it—trains, big jewels. You can bring that old Hollywood feel and take advantage of the amazing light in Cannes. It’s all in a feeling.

How will your daytime looks for Cannes differ from evening events?
NW: Day will include a hat to avoid the sun. And something lightweight—maybe a sundress and sandals.

JW: Yesterday she wore a lightweight white suit by none other than Calvin Klein. So chic, yet easy. Isabel Marant separates always make it into the mix as well.

How did you and Naomi relax post-red carpet?
JW: Naomi was craving French bread and cheese, so we ordered dinner the moment we hit the car. It was ready upon our arrival at Hotel du Cap.

When you’re not working and attending films, what is your favorite thing to do, see, buy, or eat in Cannes?
NW: Taking a swim in the sea, enjoying amazing French food—cheeses and baguettes—and a visit to Monoprix to shop for my kids. They have the best-quality kids clothing, and it’s well-priced.

Here, a few behind-the-scenes snaps from the dynamic duo:





Kate Beckinsale Pumps Up The Volume


The 63rd Annual Cannes Film Festival is officially under way, and the first beauty trend to emerge on the red carpet is volume. Jury member Kate Beckinsale took Spring’s bigger-is-better mantra with her to the South of France, calling on Frédéric Fekkai’s Adir Abergel to give her the height and structure necessary to balance the full chiffon skirt from her Marchesa gown at the Robin Hood premiere last night. “It’s a slight homage to the 1950′s pompadour,” said Abergel—so rest assured no Jersey Shore-worthy Bumpits came into play as he coiffed. Instead, the stylist relied on Fekkai’s Bouffant Lifting & Texturizing Spray Gel to give Beckinsale some boost at the root and its Full Blown Volume Styling Whip to coat the length of her hair through the ends. Abergel also used Velcro rollers during the drying process to add extra body and movement to the classic French twist, which was secured with bobby pins. Beckinsale’s highlights make the finger-combed style slightly Elvira-esque, but in a classy Côte d’Azur-appropriate kind of way—don’t you think?

Photo: Sven Hoogerhuis / AP Photo

Diane Kruger’s Nocturnal Transition


Diane Kruger has become something of a master at changing up her look from photo call to film premiere since the press junket for Inglourious Basterds began way back in May at Cannes. Her appearance yesterday in Germany proved no exception, as the actress took a taupe-y mauve smoky eye from day to night, pinning her soft beach waves into a sleek forties-era style and slapping on a deep berry lip for a complete day-to-night transformation. Which look do you prefer?

Photo: Anita Bugge / Wire Image

Makeup Bag Check: Charlotte Gainsbourg


Despite her glamorous lineage and a head-to-toe Balenciaga habit, Charlotte Gainsbourg often champions a no-frills makeup look on the red carpet. But she amped up her typically fresh face for the closing ceremony of the Cannes Film Festival, where she picked up a Best Actress nod for her work in Antichrist. Her peachy flush and neutral pout are courtesy of Dior’s Harmonie de Blush in Coral Riviera and Dior Addict Lip Color in Beige Négligée, respectively. We applaud her general “less is more” beauty mantra, but think even the slightest bit of color suits her. You?

Photo: Courtesy of Christian Dior

Eva Green’s Eighties Revival


When we spotted Eva Green on the red carpet at the amfAR Cinema Against AIDS 2009 benefit last night in Cannes, it was something of a record screecher. There was the delicate-featured, fair-skinned Bond girl attempting what to us looked like an homage to Marc Jacobs’ eighties club kids—with elongated smoky eyes and high hair to boot. We saw it as a perfect example of runway trends not translating in reality, although perhaps you appreciated her, um, “edginess” in the sea of predictable glitz and glamour?

Photo: From left, Greg Kessler; Mike Marsland/WireImage