Cannes continues – More Frock Stars and Frock Horrors.

Day 5 and 6 of the Cannes film festival have given us some more looks to sallivate over, and a few others that have left me shaking my head and asking ‘Why’. Good clothes have happened to good people, but bad clothes have also happened to good people. Here are some of my best and worst looks of the last few days.

Good – Elizabeth Olsen in The Row.

It is official, Elizabeth Olsen is the best advertisement ‘The Row’ will ever get. The little sister of Mary-Kate and Ashley wore her sister’s designs, a daytime look in white and a stunning black 1920s flapper look whilst promoting her film ‘Martha Marcy May Marlene’.

Bad – Julie Judd – who found a clever place to put her satin stole when the clock room was full! Trust me, there’s a great green gown under there!

Good – Fan Bing Bing. I think she looked glorious in this two-tone lilac Atelier Versace. This is an ultra romantic gown that she compliments with impeccable grooming.

Bad – Naomi Campbell in Pucci. Yes, she looks amazing, but surely this is a tunic, not a dress. Naomi seems to have forgotten half of her dress. And that lacing at the neck always reminds me of heavy rock videos.

Good – Zoe Saldana in Armani Prive. This red striped Armani dress looks great, but what really makes this outfit effortless and appealing is the lack of fussy hair and accessories. A simple gold cuff is all the adornment needed.

Bad – Mia Wasikowska in Valentino. OK, it;s quite simple. This girl either needs to get some colour in her wardrobe, or she needs to get a spray tan. In this blush Valentino dress,  she is in danger of fading into the carpet. And the Princess Anne hair doesn’t  help matters.

Good – Angelina Jolie in Atelier Versace. In this chocolate-brown Versace dress she is  just sheer movie star. This is Hollywood glamour at its best.

Bad – Dasha Zhukova in Valentino. This resembles a scarlet Valentino sheer dressing gown.

Good – Zhang Zilin in Elie Saab. This is one of the beautiful Elie Saab S/S dresses that I absolutely loved, so I am so glad to see them on the dazzling on the red carpet.Note to Dasha, this is how to wear red on a red carpet.

Bad – Li Bing Bing in Elie Saab. Another Elie Saab dress, but this looks too long, too big across the  bust, and, with that leg thrust out, it’s far too Elizabeth Hurley!

Good – ageless French Style courtesy of Isabelle Huppert and Aissa Maiga. Isabelle Huppert looked beautiful in this simple satin column dress. Her hair would be better in a neater updo, but she still seems to grow more beautiful with age. Young French Actress Aissa Maiga shone in a Grecian style blue strapless column dress.

And the most fabulous outfit of the last few days…Gwen Stefani in Stella McCartney. We’ve seen this jumpsuit before,  Iman wore a gold version at the Met Ball, but I think Gwen looked unbelievable in the black version. It’s not for the faint hearted, but Gwen looks like she’s just left Studio 54. Amazing!

Cannes fashion – Whose style radar was switched on?

The Cannes film festival is one of the most glittering, stylish events on the film or fashion calendar. Filled to the brim with A-List film stars, wannabe starlets and some of the Worlds most beautiful people, this is an event that brings out the best in star style. Here are some of my favourite looks from this year’s festival.

1. Sarah Jessica Parker in Dolce and Gabbana. This white lace collection has been one of the stars of the Spring/Summer season, and in the glorious surroundings of the French Riveria, it looks cool and fresh. Love the styling of this with acres of necklaces.

2. Diane Kruger. One person  whose wardrobe I would love to raid. She looks simply stunning when off duty, and when she is on the red carpet. Love the animal print shoes, and that stunning Calvin Klein dress worn to the Sleeping Beauty premiere with the drama of a slash of red across the lips.

3. Tilda Swinton. I have not always been a fan of Tilda’s dramatic and distinctive style, but lately I have become a fan. She looked amazing in two outfits this week. Her Haider Ackerman midnight blue dress looked stunning on her tall, lean frame, whilst she looked effortlessly chic in Roger Vivier heels at the We Need to Talk About Kevin photocall.

4.  Angelina Jolie gave a lesson in daytime dressing in nude shades and Salvatore Ferragamo at the Kung Fu Panda photocall. This looked chic, without trying too hard.
4. Ines De La Fressange.  The legendary 1980s Chanel model showed why she should all  purchase her book on French style by teaming her beautiful black gown with flat sandals.  This is a look that will be copied all over the summer as we team our maxis with thong sandals for hot summer evenings.
5. Uma Thurman and Salma Hayek. Trust Uma to bring vintage style film star glamour to Cannes. I love this dress with its feathered hemline. So beautiful, especially with the flash  of turquoise in the ears. Salma also adds her infinite style in strapless Gucci.
6.Fan Bing Bing. One of my favourite  dresses from this year. I love this beautiful bird print dress by Bo Kewen from the opening ceremony. Absolutely flawless.
7.  Cheryl Cole. Wow! Not always her greatest fan, but think she looks seriously sexy in this Stephane Rolland dress. This is a really great look for Cheryl that shows off her amazing figure to perfection. I also love her hair in this neat style, so much better than the Malibu Barbie mess she sported at US X Factor show.
8. Jane Fonda. I need to say this slowly – this women is 73. Living legend Jane shows that true style is ageless in this dress by Emilio Pucci. She could certainly teach some of the younger stars a thing or two about how to dress!
8.Rachel McAdams. I love this elegant tailored dress by French designer Maxime Simeons. This is another example of a perfect daytime look for Cannes. Great nude shoes too for maximum leg lengthening.
9. Karolina Kurkova in Armani Prive. Stunning midnight blue dress that had a retro 1950s Cannes film festival feel. A glorious nod to the past by Ms K.
10. Emily Browning and Alexa Chung. Both adherents of the less is more school of dressing. I loved Emily’s vintage looking Valentino dress, whilst Alexa just kept it simple and looked a dream.