Cannes style – Looks that really should’ve been ‘canned’.

Cannes Film festival -Oh the sheer glamour of it all. But not all the looks are as flawless and perfect as those that have been worn by Diane Kruger and Tilda Swinton. Some, in fact should’ve been canned before the star/starlet let the house. Here are a few of those looks that had me shaking my head and wondering WHY?

1. Salma Hayak in leather Gucci. Lets spell it out slowly and carefully. Salma – you – are – not – playing – Frida – Kahlo – anymore. So ditch JLO’s flowers and get back to the looks we know and love.

2.Faye Dunaway. Jane Fonda showed us ageless style, whilst Faye showed us how you can get a Caspar the friendly ghost look with the aid of a large white bed sheet. Faye in the 70s was one of my styleicons…Faye in her 70s, well…

3. Mia Wasikowska. Can you see her?  Keep looking, ah! There she is. Proof that pale blondes shouldn’t wear pale nudes, even if  they are Valentino.

4. Lady GAGA. Sid Snot here…

5. Bryce Dallas Howard. I usually love her style and looks, but in this frumpy get up she looks like a sister-wife from ‘Big Love’.

6. Paz Vega. In  this Azzaro suit, Paz wins the prize for best dressed Christmas present. It has a sort of style, but I can’t help thinking of an oversized romper suit.

7. Stephanie Sigman. One question – did she borrow it from Cher? A black lacy, strappy  monstrosity.

8. Rachel McAdams. I know lots of people like this style, and the colour is amazing on her, but it just reminds me of Wonder Women I’m afraid.

9. Aishwarya Rai. Bet you never knew that Lanvin designed potato sacks did you? Still, when you’re this beautiful you could probably wear a potato sack and get away with it!

10. Lara Stone. She’s beautiful but this look isn’t. Lara looks just too busty for such a high neckline, and the fabric looks strangely cheap. I would also prefer strappy sandals. It looks a little bit drag Queen. Did David choose it?

Fashion-mommy Loves -a review of April style.

April was a truly stylish month that was totally dominated by weddings!  The glossy magazine covers looked distinctly bridal, with Vogue producing three covers featuring Natalia Vodianova, Freja Beha Erichsen and Lara Stone as three very beautiful brides, whilst Harpers Bazaar had a glorious Kate Moss as its regal cover girl. Honestly, anyone would think that there was a royal wedding going on! But seriously, April proved to be a beautiful and stylish month. Here are some of the best bits of it.

A royal wedding…and a few other brides.

Kate Middleton made a totally beautiful bride, and the fashion moment was made all the sweeter when it was revealed that Sarah Burton had designed the stunningly stylish royal dress. Taking its cues from the most stylish royal brides of the past, this was a dream of a dress with acres of lace, if not acres of train. Chief bridesmaid Pippa Middleton also looked fabulous, with her pert backside getting its own fan club and Facebook page.

But Kate Middleton was not the only beautiful bride this month. Reese Witherspoon looked so pretty in pink for her wedding to Jim Toth, whilst supermodel Natasha Poly was another radiant bride.  Keira Knightley proved that Pippa Middleton wasn’t the only beautiful bridesmaid in town when her brother got married to designer KerryNixon.I adored Kerry’s 1950s style gown which reminded me of  Marilyn Monroe in ‘Gentleman Prefer blondes’. There must be something in the air!

Magazine Covers

I have just loved so many covers this month. Kate Middleton featured in a stunning shot in Newsweek, whilst Adele looked amazing on the cover of Rolling Stone. And, as already mentioned, I just loved the royal wedding inspired glossies from Vogue and Harpers Bazaar.

As well as the fantastic covers, I loved the street parties and decorated shop windows. My favourite window was on Foyles bookshop on Charing Cross Road, but I loved that little charity shops also joined in with the fun.

Foyles - Charing Cross Road

Charity Shop Aberystwyth

Severn Hospice Shop, Wales

Street Party, Dolgellau

I also really liked the new M&S campaign that featured Twiggy, VV Brown and Dannii Minogue in attire fit for any wedding. I especially loved Dannii’s pink fascinator that will be perfect for a wedding I am attending in August.

What did I buy this month?

My purchases this month were fit for any Royal wedding. I got a fabulous Pearl Lowe for Peacocks dress which has a real 40s feel, so I add 40s style stacked heels to complete the look. I also got a fantastic floral prom style dress from Dorothy Perkins that will be perfect for Summer evenings.

Pearl Lowe for Peacocks

Violet dress Dorothy Perkins

My book choices this month were the wonderful ‘My Life in Frocks’ by Kelly Doust which is filled with gorgeous illustrations and mini essays about dress. I was also lucky enough to win a copy of Kate style from those lovely people at Marie Claire.

What a fabulous, confetti filled month!