Posts tagged ‘Global fashion’

May 24, 2012

Happening In Cannes: Aishwarya Rai-Bachchan in Abu-Sandeep at the 2012 AmFar Charity Dinner

Happening In Cannes: Aishwarya Rai-Bachchan in Abu-Sandeep at the 2012 AmFar Charity Dinner

As expected Aishwarya Rai-Bachchan showed up draped in a unique gold and cream coloured embroidered saree designed by the Abu-Sandeep team of India. This marked a departure from the on-trend western wear fans of the actress have become accustomed to seeing her wear in recent years at Cannes. The new mother of one looked ravishing and carried off the look well enough for a woman who recently gave birth. Hair and makeup were in a word, perfection. This is Rai-Bachchan’s second time attending the AmFar gala, a charity that raises funds for AIDS research, she also showed her support earlier in the millenium when she served as a Cannes juror.

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Photo Credit: Getty Images

May 24, 2012

Sonam Kapoor in a black and white Naeem Khan gown on Day 8 of Cannes 2012

Sonam Kapoor in a black and white Naeem Khan gown on Day 8 of Cannes 2012

Actress Sonam Kapoor (seen here with John Nollett at the L’Oreal and Chopard party last night) always manages to look great in anything she opts to wear but for some reason this Naeem Khan design appears to be wearing her to the prom. She is tall & very slim-fit therefore she can afford to and should always stick to figure defining silhouettes (think Charlize Theron & Nicole Kidman), solid colours and simple cuts. That bow on her shoulder appears to be eating her alive and there is enough fabric in the hoop of her skirt to clothe two other able-bodied fashionistas.

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Photo Credit: Getty Images

May 23, 2012

Cannes 2012 Fashion Statement Alert: Tais Araujo in Pedro Lourenço

Cannes 2012 Fashion Statement Alert: Tais Araujo in Pedro Lourenço

Those L’Oreal girls just don’t take fashion lightly do they? Already inducted into the best dressed on the red carpet walk of fame this year at Cannes from team are Eva Longoria, Freida Pinto, Najwa Karam, Jane Fonda & Fan Bingbing. Last evening on the red carpet it was Brazillian goddess, actresss Tais Araujo’s turn to wow the crowd as a L’Oreal showstopper and that she did looking ethereal in white and black accented Pedro Lourenço. Her hair was swept up into a neat bun, balancing off her outfit with a black clutch, red/crystal earrings & contrasting white strappy heels. She attended the premiere of the Brad Pitt vehicle ‘Killing Them Softly’ on behalf of the official sponsors (L’Oreal) of the festival for which she is the face of the company in her home country of Brazil.

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Photo Credit: Getty

May 23, 2012

Back in Black on Days 6 and 7: Girls in Noir Roberto Cavalli Gowns Rule the Red Carpet at Cannes 2012

Back in Black on Days 6 and 7: Girls in Noir Roberto Cavalli Gowns Rule the Red Carpet at Cannes 2012

From Bernice to Cassie and Kylie, all three women commanded attention on the red carpet this week in stunning form-flattering frocks designed by Italian designer Roberto Cavalli. I really loved Cassie’s head-to-toe look but my favourite gown of the three is/was Kylie’s Cavalli (those sequins + that neckline & that silhouette). A woman can never go wrong in black and when the dress is designed by a designer who understands & appreciates the female form, with the proper accessories it’s a recipe for the perfect fashion trifecta.

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Photo Credit: Getty & Roberto Cavalli on Facebook

May 23, 2012

Breaking Cannes: Rumour has it that Aishwarya Rai-Bachchan has arrived in London en route Cannes…

Breaking Cannes: Rumour has it that Aishwarya Rai-Bachchan has arrived in London en route Cannes...

The question remains, what will she wear on the red carpet? Rai-Bachchan who recently gave birth to a baby has been a staple at the Cannes film festival since 2002 thanks in part to her versatile film roles (at least six films from her repertoire have been screened in or out of competition at Cannes) and her duty as brand ambassador for L’Oreal (the official sponsor of the film festival). Now in 2012, on the eve of her 11th consecutive visit to the prestigious film festival amidst cruel commentary about her recent weight gain, the international fashion blogosphere eagerly awaits her arrival. Will she favour one of her new go-to designer houses Abu-Sandeep? Or will she honour L’Oreal by sticking to western wear? Ace designer Sabyasachi Mukherjee has already squashed rumours that she will be wearing any of his designs. We’ll just have to stay tuned and see.

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Photo Credit: Bold Sky

May 22, 2012

Arabic Singer Najwa Karam Heats Up Day 6 at Cannes 2012 in Zuhair Murad

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This is what Beyonce’s 2012 met gala gown should have been, fully lined to match her complexion if only to keep them guessing. Arabic singer Najwa Karam hit the red carpet at Cannes on day 6 (on behalf of L’Oreal for which she is its brand ambassador in her home country of Lebanon) and hit it out of the fashion ball park in a custom-made white and brown lacy Zuhair Murad design. The dress was tailored to fit her beautifully, draped flawlessly and hugged every curve perfectly guaranteeing her status as best dressed for the day.

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Photo Credit: Getty & IBT

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May 21, 2012

African Actress Jackie Appiah Walks the Red Carpet at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival in Kente by JiL Boutique

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Popular Ghanian actress Jackie Appiah represented her home country of Ghana at the 65th annual Cannes Film Festival on Wednesday, wearing a traditional Ghanian print dress known as “kente” designed by one of her favourite African fashion houses; JiL Boutique. She looked liked she picked this dress not only to be patriotic but also for comfort. She could have done with better accessories (the necklace in particular was too busy for an already loud outfit) but all in all she looked beautiful and decent. Ghana reportedly sent fifteen films to the prestigious film festival this year, all of which are being screened out of competition.

Photo Credit: Ghanaweb

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May 19, 2012

Kim Kardashian’s UK Tour Style Report Card – May 2012

Kim Kardashian's UK Tour Style Report Card - May 2012

This is a woman who is very aware of her curvy figure and for the most part, dresses to flatter it. For her brand promotional tour in the UK this week, Kim packed everything from Stella McCartney to D&G and not to mention her rumoured new boyfriend Kanye West, taking the sidewalks & red carpets of London by storm. Call her what you want but there is no denying that she is a fashionable starlet and a world-class beauty to boot. Her only faux-pas was when she dared to wear that black cut-out-net Stella McCartney mini dress that (not only has been worn to death by everyone from Nicole Kidman to Leann Rimes to Brooklyn Decker) it also looked ill-fitted on her.

Photo Credit: BG, Getty & Pacificcoastnews.com

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May 19, 2012

Cannes 2012 Style Profile: Eva Longoria

Cannes 2012 Style Profile: Eva Longoria

In her luggage: Elie Saab, Marchesa, YSL, Christian Louboutin, Jimmy Choo, Valentino, Versace, Emilio Pucci et. al.

In her purse: L’Oreal classic colour riche lipstick, L’Oreal voluminous million lashes mascara, L’Oreal true match perfecting roll-on makeup, L’Oreal studio secrets colour smokes eyeshadow.

Best Look: outfits that don’t drown out her petite frame, like the Emilio Pucci little black dresses from Day 2.

Fashionwidget Score Card: She did well this year. A-

Photo Credit: Getty, Daylife, BG, PCN & FFN

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May 19, 2012

Jada Pinkett-Smith in Atelier Versace at the Cannes Film Festival Premiere of Madagascar 3 on Day 3

Jada Pinkett-Smith in Atelier Versace at the Cannes Film Festival Premiere of Madagascar 3 on Day 3

This dress is not my cup of tea but Jada does look stunning. I think it’s safe assume at this point that thigh-high slits are back and this time they’re here for the long haul.

Photo Credit: Pacificcoastnews.com

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