Charlotte Casiraghi shines at Cannes

She is the face of Gucci, and the spitting image of her mother, Princess Caroline of Monaco, when she was a young woman. And now Charlotte Casiraghi can add the toast of the Cannes film festival to her accolades. Charlotte appeared on the red carpet at the screening of Madagascar 3 on Monday and showed that she is swiftly developing a sensuous style all of her own.

The beautiful brunette opted for a teal ruffled dress from Gucci. This was a far sexier style than our own Duchess of Cambridge would opt for. A plunging neckline that was softened by the ruffled pleated edges, with a bar back and then further ruffles on the front, giving the dress a Spanish Flamenco feel.

Charlotte Casiraghi at the Cannes Film Festival 2012

 Ruffles are always a good option for Summer, both for daytime wear and evening wear. They give a romantic feel to any dress,  add interest, and can be used to both accentuate, and add curves. This particular dress is given added drama due to the teal colour, you can almost imagine this dress in a fiery red shade, or as a blast of shocking pink.

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Collection by John Lewis sleeveless linen dress £69

This linen dress from John Lewis has a gorgeous, vibrant blue shade, with the ruffles kept to the neckline. I could see Kate Middleton looking fabulous in this…and it is one of her favourite colours…

 

Pussycat sleeveless ruffle dress £22

This dress by Pussycat is an absolute bargain at £22, and has a younger feel to it. This dress would look great with a pair of Jeffrey Campbell fierce heels or wedges.

 The pink dress from Lauren by Ralph Lauren is my absolute favourite ruffled dress. I love the raspberry shade, the pretty ruffled neckline, and the simple tie belt. You can get this dress from John Lewis for £130. I think this is a great buy as this dress is timeless and you will wear it again and again.

 

 

Charlotte Casiraghi… The Royal Face of Gucci

This week Gucci unveiled its new face, and this one has a title. Charlotte Casiraghi, aka a Princess of Monaco and Granddaughter of the legendary Princess Grace, is the latest beauty to promote the Italian brand. No stranger to Gucci, Charlotte has been the face of its equistrian line for some time, but has now been photographed by Peter Lindbergh for the mainline collection.

The photographs are beautiful, and Charlotte is truly a stunning choice, a stylish, elegant presence for such a prestige brand with a proud heritage. Frida Giannini, creative director for Gucci, says, “Charlotte brings the spirit of Gucci to life so elegantly. I am delighted to be able to celebrate Gucci’s icons of heritage with someone who is so connected to the history and essence of this house.”

The super stylish princess looks amazing in the photographs, which retain a horsey feel. Resembling a 1970s Natasha Kinski, or the daughter Jane Birkin never knew she had, I love that the outfits are so covered up,making Charlotte look like a very modern Princess.

The Stylish Princess

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Coral pink saddle bag style small shoulder handbag by Claudia Canova 

CELAIA Mid-Length Stretch Cotton Sailor Skirt

Easy pocket T £9.99 

L.K. Bennett Jagger Peep Toe Stiletto Occasion Suede Sandals, Red 

YOU AND ME Short sleeve shirtYOOX 

Midi Shirt Dress £45 

 

Selfridges Birmingham – Lust Haves and Must haves!

I was part of a very special bloggers evening at Selfridges, Birmingham on Thursday evening. Along with a host of lovely ladies who I am now christening the Brummie Bloggers Collective, including Sunni from WardrobeMag, Sian from teaantoast, Lou from The Style Kaleidoscope, Emily Jayne from EmilyJayne.com, Laura from The Doll on Fashion, Sarah from The Diva Diaries and Clare from Pinklittlebean (from Sheffield, but so lovely she is definitely a honorary Brummie Blogger).

After enjoying a quick slide show highlighting some of the Spring/Summer trends that I will go into in further detail over the festive period, along with sumptuous glasses of champers, we were treated to a special store walk where we were able to look, touch and photograph the most luxurious items Selfridges has on offer for the festive season. This was truly the lust haves and must haves..imagine compiling a money is no object Christmas pressie list. Well, here, in pictorial form, is mine. Feel free to buy me whatever you wish, I love EVERYTHING!

Iconic Lady Dior bags

Gucci 1970s inspired shoes

Victoria Beckham dress as worn by Kate Winslet

More Victoria Beckham..so simple, so elegant.

STELLA MCCARTNEY Sequinned dress £745.00 click to visit Selfridges

ALICE BY TEMPERLEY Mini Ella sequinned dress Was £455.00 Now £320.00 click to visit Selfridges

Vivienne Westwood. click to visit Selfridges

ONLY AT SELFRIDGES VIVIENNE WESTWOOD Dotted dress £3,155 click to visit Selfridges

ONLY AT SELFRIDGES MULBERRY Alexa croc satchel £885.00 click to visit Selfridges

 

Look out for further Selfridges post including details of my fabulous Laura Mercier makeover.

With thanks to Rachel Dyson of Selfridges Birmingham and Emma Roberts from Browse Bullring.