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Monday, 28 May 2012

Cannes 2012: Sorting the Belle from the Bof...


The 65th annual Cannes Film Festival drew to a close yesterday also bringing to a close the non-stop parade of frothy couture gowns and priceless jewellery.  Twelve days packed with premieres, parties and photo calls means hundreds of dresses, stilettos and clutch bags adorning A-listers, fashionistas, models, socialites and anyone else who could blag their way in...

We've pored over the photos of every last detail so without further ado we bring you the 3BM picks of the Belle and the Bof....

The Belle

Erin Wasson in Antonio Beradi

We loved Rosie Huntington-Whitely in Antonio Beradi at the Elle Style Awards and if its possible, we love this sleeveless, red and white version even more.



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Jessica Chastain in Gucci


She was a little it and miss during awards season but she was back on top form
at Cannes, especially in this nude, seqinned Gucci, our favourite Jessica 
Chastain look since the Oscars.

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Eva Longoria in Marchesa


Just fairytale beautiful.


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Natasha Poly in Emilio Pucci

The stunning Russian model topped our best dressed list a number of times 
over the twelve days, our favourite look was this sleek, simple Pucci though.

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Jessica Chastain in Armani Prive


More red carpet perfection from Chastrain, this time Hollywood siren style.


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Nicole Kidman in Lanvin

Classic but with a twist.  Adore the colour, love the beautiful back.

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├ętoile d'or de la mode - Diane Kruger


Flawless all week - Diane Kruger gets our Cannes fashion gold star (please 
excuse our French if the above is wrong, we did German at school...actually 
as Kruger's German, maybe she'd prefer a mode goldenen stern anyway...)


Diane Kruger in Vivienne Westwood

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Diane Kruger in Giambattista Valli

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Diane Kruger in Balmain

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Diane Kruger in Jason Wu

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Diane Kruger in Versus

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Diane Kruger in Chanel

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Diane Kruger in Nina Ricci

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Diane Kruger in Christian Dior

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The Bof

Kim Kardashian in Balmain

While we love a bit of Balmain, the padded shoulders, the beading and the silhouette do nothing for Kim's curves leaving her looking stocky rather than slinky.  And those boots?  A bizarre choice even if she had amazonian pins.  This is also a piece that we've seen on countless other stars before including Zoe Saldana and Alessandra Ambrosio.  Copycatting seemed to be the reality star's dressing strategy for the week, the day before she trotted up the red carpet in this Balmain number, Kim donned a Pucci look identical to Gwyneth Paltrow's Emmys outfit.  While there's no denying Kim has a fantastic body, she has a very different frame to the Saldanas and Paltrows of this world. We'd suggest that borrowing looks from Sophia Verdana may garner better results and more favourable comparisons in future...



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Berenice Bejo in Prada

Berenice is one of those stars that we always hold out such high hopes for but so often she just seems to get it all a bit wrong.  Her Oscars look was lacking, her Golden Globes look was fine but safe and her SAGs look was uninspiring and forgettable (I just had to Google it to remind myself...).  Sadly her Cannes red carpet appearances continued in the same vein.  This Prada look took it to the next level though, definitely memorable for all the wrong reasons.  The colours, the cut, the fit - it all just jars.  We want to grab the top of the gown and yank it up a few inches, the hem's too long, the bodice sits too low and the panelling creates hips that she doesn't have.  Our final grumble?  Her hair.  We're all for relaxed glamour but this just looks messy and reminds us of the "party hair" we used to create when we were six by sleeping in our plaits...

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Kate Upton in Louis Vuitton


There's one thing that you have to say for Kate, she tries.  Quite how she's made an appearance at the biggest events this year, from the Met Gala to the Vanity Fair Oscars Party, is a little baffling.  But Kate Upton is definitely trying very hard to make Kate Upton happen.  Begged, borrowed or blagged invitation in hand, the swimmer's red carpet looks are often pretty questionable and this Louis Vuitton dress was no exception.  the velvet latticed puffball look complete with matching eighties, bouffy hair is just too Dynasty fancy dress.  Ten points for effort though Kate.   


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