Sienna Miller – Queen of Cannes

The Cannes film festival finished on Sunday, and I have to say I really enjoyed the glamorous fashion that had been on display this year. There were some truly beautiful looks worn by the likes of Lupita Nyong’u, Julianne Moore, Fan BingBing and Kendall Jenner, but, in my opinion, grand jury member Sienna Miller was the Queen of Cannes style, with a series of stylish, memorable looks.

Sienna first came to prominence as a style icon in her Jude Law days, when a series of boho looks made her a fashion darling. If I’m honest, I was never that impressed then, Kate Moss had done it better and done it first, and although imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, finding your own style is a much better move. 2015 has been Sienna’s style year. She looked great at both the Oscars and the Met Ball, and she paraded a series of looks at Cannes that showed her style versatility and her impeccable taste. Teamed with her chic, tousled bob, she absolutely smashed it!

Sinnna’s style is an ecletic mixture of simple styles and clean lines for day wear, contrasted with glitter, sparkle and flamboyant frills and flounces for evening wear. One part Marilyn Monroe, one part Grace Kelly, with a whole lot of Debbie Harry attitude thrown in for good measure, Sienna is a modern day icon you simply can’t take your eyes from.

Do you have a favourite Sienna outfit from Cannes?

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One which split opinions

I featured this dress on my little black dress round-up from Cannes, and it wasn’t that popular, many saying it was not flattering. I think Sienna can get away with this due to her small bust – on anyone else it would look trashy, but on Sienna, it is chic and elegant.

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And one I didn’t like

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Topshop bring out the Riviera Style

With the Cannes Film Festival in full flow, I have decided to dedicate today’s fashion post to the style of the French Riviera, the effortless, glamorous looks that first came to prominence with Brigitte Bardot in the 1950s, and have then been embraced by every style icon since, from Jane Birkin and Audrey Hepburn to Diane Kruger and Michelle Williams.

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Breton stripes, straw hats, classic white cottons and gingham peddle pushers, Riviera style has been a classic look that has little changed since the days of Brigitte and Audrey Hepburn.But this season, Topshop has decided to put its own spin on Cannes style staples and have created a collection that gives a refresh to the looks of La Croisette.

So what spin has Topshop added to the mix? Well, there are Breton stripes on jumpsuits rather than confined to Beatnik chic tops a la Jean Seberg. Bardot tops are not just to be worn with jeans, but can be teamed with this season’s 1970s style denim skirts in midi length, or wide legged palazzo pants that bring Wallis Simpson to mind.

Accessories are metallic or classic white, including a rather gorgeous pair of clogs that have a definite Alexa Chung look to them. All in all, this is a great holiday wardrobe look, whether you are lucky enough to be heading to Cannes, or just enjoying a staycation.

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The Little black dress makes a triumphant return at Cannes

The Cannes festival continues and I continue to be blown away by the beauty of many of the looks on display. Forget the excessive amounts of flesh that we seem to be bombarded with lately, the likes of Emma Stone, Sienna Miller, Cate Blanchett, Naomi Watts and Lupita Nyong’u have decided to show us what a movie star really looks like, rather than opting for Cher’s Bob Mackie cast-offs. It is both a breathe of fresh air, and a visual treat. Glamour at its best in a beautiful setting.

One thing I have noticed is that classic, glamorous black gowns seem to be making a Cannes comeback. Yes, there have still been stunning looks that feature glitter and vibrant colour, but there have also been stunning black dresses that have both harked back to the golden age of Hollywood, and have been utterly modern in both style and sophistication (I’m thinking Miranda Kerr in David Koma). There have been wonderful and memorable Cannes looks that have featured black dresses, including looks worn by Cheryl Cole, Cara Delevingne and Blake Lively, but this year there seem to be a lot more of them, and I for one love this.

My personal favourite so far is the always elegant Naomi Watts in a strapless lace and tulle gown from Ralph Lauren. I think this is one of Naomi’s most beautiful red carpet looks ever.

I’m looking forward to seeing more fabulous red carpet looks from La Croissette as the festival progresses.

Do you have a favourite look so far?

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