Cannes 2016 – Fave looks so far

Oh the glamour! The Cannes film festival has to be the most glorious confection of fashion that you will see anywhere. As someone who is a total glutton for fashion that is full of elegance and beauty, Cannes always ticks all the boxes. Quite simply put, Cannes if the film festival where movie stars are MOVIE STARS, in the retro, vintage, old Hollywood sense of the word. Add in stunning models and singers, and more yachts than you can shake a stick at, and the 69th annual Cannes film Festival has glitz and sparkle in abundance.

This year Blake Lively is a strong contender for Queen of Cannes, wearing a series of looks that are both versatile and striking. She has strong competition from the ever beautiful Naomi Watts and Anna Kendrick, who never seem to get it wrong. Other Cannes ever presents include Eva Longoria and Cheryl Cole, who are there representing L’Oreal, and Kirsten Dunst, another lady with a strong fashion tradition at Cannes, and a previous best actress winner.

My favourite looks so far include the retro look worn by Anna Kendrick for the daytime Trolls photocall, the unusual gown covered in a spoon (yes that does say spoon – as in cutlery) print worn by the flawless Kirsten Dunst, and Blake Lively in a very floaty Vivienne Westwood gown. I also love the final gown in this parade, the sequined glamorous number worn by Julianne Moore, very grown up and elegant.

What is your favourite gown so far?

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Eva Longoria

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Cheryl Cole

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Blake Lively in Vivienne Westwood

CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 11: Kirsten Dunst attends the Jury Photocall during the 69th Annual Cannes Film Festival at the Palais des Festivals on May 11, 2016 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)

Kirsten Dunst

Mandatory Credit: Photo by David Fisher/REX/Shutterstock (5682110m) Anna Kendrick 'Trolls' photocall, 69th Cannes Film Festival, France - 11 May 2016

Anna Kendrick at the ‘Trolls’ photocall

Mandatory Credit: Photo by Matt Baron/BEI/Shutterstock (5682156l) Bella Hadid 'Cafe Society' premiere and opening ceremony, 69th Cannes Film Festival, France - 11 May 2016

Bella Hadid at ‘Cafe Society’ premiere and opening ceremony

CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 12: Kirsten Dunst arrives at the Chopard Trophy Ceremony at the annual 69th Cannes Film Festival at Hotel Martinez on May 12, 2016 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Gisela Schober/Getty Images for Chopard)

Kirsten Dunst arrives at the Chopard Trophy Ceremony

CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 12: Us actress Julia Roberts attends the "Money Monster" premiere during the 69th annual Cannes Film Festival at the Palais des Festivals on May 12, 2016 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

Julia Roberts attends the “Money Monster” premiere

Mandatory Credit: Photo by David Fisher/REX/Shutterstock (5682983al) Jessica Chastain 'Money Monster' premiere, 69th Cannes Film Festival, France - 12 May 2016

Jessica Chastain at the ‘Money Monster’ premiere

Mandatory Credit: Photo by David Fisher/REX/Shutterstock (5682983at) George Clooney and Amal Clooney 'Money Monster' premiere, 69th Cannes Film Festival, France - 12 May 2016

George Clooney and Amal Clooney at the ‘Money Monster’ premiere

Mandatory Credit: Photo by Matt Baron/BEI/Shutterstock (5682156ag) Anna Kendrick 'Cafe Society' premiere and opening ceremony, 69th Cannes Film Festival, France - 11 May 2016

Anna Kendrick at the ‘Cafe Society’ premiere

CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 11: Naomi Watts arrives at the Opening Gala Dinner during The 69th Annual Cannes Film Festival on May 11, 2016 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Dominique Charriau/WireImage)

Naomi Watts arrives at the Opening Gala Dinner

Mandatory Credit: Photo by David Fisher/REX/Shutterstock (5682155cm) Jessica Chastain 'Cafe Society' premiere and opening ceremony, 69th Cannes Film Festival, France - 11 May 2016

Jessica Chastain at the ‘Cafe Society’ premiere

CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 12: Julianne Moore attends the Chopard Trophy Ceremony during The 69th Annual Cannes Film Festival on May 12, 2016 in Cannes, (Photo by Venturelli/WireImage)

Julianne Moore attends the Chopard Trophy Ceremony

Cool shoe trends making a comeback

Many of the styles made popular in past fashion trends are making a chic comeback. For example, the funky boat-shoes and Sperry’s of the 1980’s are one of the hottest looks in footwear currently, appealing to men and women of all ages. The question arise as to where to find these retro shoes, as some may not be interested in combing through thrift stores or vintage shops to find these clever, versatile items.

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Duchess Kate loves boat shoes

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Blake Lively in Sperry’s

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Online retailers appeal to buyers looking for hard-to-find items, and that want to comparison shop to save the most money. For instance, it is possible and quite easy to find new Sperry’s in a wide range of styles, colors, and sizes from SneakerKing.com and there is nothing that can compare to the convenience of door-to-door delivery! The prices of online boat-shoes and top-siders vary, but shoppers that find online merchants and compare pricing as well as shipping fees, will likely be able to save some money on their purchase.

 

Women's Bretton Striped Angelfish Boat Shoe

Women’s Bretton Striped Angelfish Boat Shoe

When buying boat-shoes, such as those made by Sperry, look for styles that will offer the same timeless wear that the older versions do. The two-eye, basic boat-shoe has remained popular,and the simplicity and slip-on style is alluring to many wearers. There are some new fur-lined variations that may provide added warmth and protection for feet that are exposed to inclement conditions or cold temperatures.

Women's Floral Perf Leather Angelfish Boat Shoe

Women’s Floral Perf Leather Angelfish Boat Shoe

It is also great to find some classic favorites, such as the Sperry Chukka boot for men, on these online sites at affordable prices. These boots were popular for good reason; they are weather-resilient and water-resistant footwear, while still being the most comfortable shoes around. Men love the simple styling and details, but also appreciate the durability and function. It is good to see that some companies and manufacturers don’t attempt to change a classic favorite with trendy or dated characteristics. The old saying, “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” definitely applies to shoes, and in particular Sperry’s. They were loved for their quality craftsmanship and longevity, and these shoes continue to live up to the expectations of their consumer audience.

Men's Washable Bahama 2-Eye

Men’s Washable Bahama 2-Eye

Miss Selfridge evening jackets – a style must have.

If you can’t afford to buy lots of different outfits for going out this season, then it might be worth investing in a statement piece that can turn any outfit into a party outfit. My top investment piece this season has to be the evening jacket. Miss Selfridge currently has a fabulous collection of jackets that can be worn over your little black dress to add glitz and glamour, but can also be worn most stylishly over skinny jeans or simple black trousers and a cami to create lots of different looks for so many different evening occasions, from the cinema to a smart restaurant, and also to any glamorous party.

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