Hi, it’s Rachel here and I am a new writer on Scarlett London! I’m really excited to get posting as there are lots of things I want to share. I should probably introduce myself first though, it would be rude not to! My name is Rachel (otherwise known in the blogging world as Horseferry Girl) and I am a 19-year-old blogger and media student trying to find my way around the big smoke, dressing classy whilst also managing my blogs and studies. Despite not studying studying fashion at university, you can quite often find me writing essays about fashion and posting fashion based images on Pinterest. Feel free to comment or follow me on Twitter @racheldixon. Best wishes and I hope you enjoy my first post! Rachel x
It’s that time of the year again! When fashion and film bloggers go crazy over gorgeous floor length gowns appearing on the red carpet in the picturesque Cote’ De Azur. White sandy beaches and five star hotels are invaded by Hollywood giants and glamorous models attending the most luxurious event in the film calendar. Of course, I’m talking about Cannes!
Regular appearances at Cannes include the Jolie-Pitt clan, Eva Longoria, Tilda Swinton and Diane Kruger. And this year was no exception as the stars have come out in full swing, wearing dresses that are even bigger, longer and better than ever! The people of Nice seem to think so too as members of the public have been spotted relaxing on the beach in their deckchairs, watching live feeds of the arrivals!
White sandy beaches and five star hotels are invaded by Hollywood’s giants!
Whilst the public were relaxing by a beautiful sunset, the rich and famous were showing off their enviable figures to the world’s press. Actress Frieda Pinto is quickly becoming a regular on the red carpet in the French city and has been seen showing off a range of beautiful gowns. From Italian classics to independent designers (such as Michael Angel), Pinto has obviously hired a great stylist this year! Her range of dress styles has really made her one to watch in the style stakes as her effortless makeup with silky smooth hair finishes off the glamorous look!
Then there was the premiere of What to Expect When You’re Expecting which has a short cameo by fellow Northerner Cheryl Cole. She blended in beautifully with the red carpet wearing a white fitted dress with a red feather train which sadly got a bit damp due to the rain which must have followed her from the UK!
Inevitably, there were some misses in the fashion stakes too, as not everyone hires the right stylist! This year’s worst dressed award goes to Keith Lemon who takes the title for well … not wearing many clothes at all! Flashing his lemons and sporting an uneven tan, he didn’t really fit in with the rest of the flawless red-carpet goers however he did make the beautiful Kelly Brook look even more stunning in her skin tight white dress!
Although the main attractions are the beautiful dresses, yummy cocktails and sweet treats, I couldn’t not write about the amazing films that the stars are dressing up to see. The films featured this year are a mixed bunch, with western thrillers to short comedies. Lawless, starring the gorgeous Tom Hardy is based on the true story of two brothers who try and live out the American Dream. It is currently in the running for the prestigious Palme D’Or award and with a cast featuring Shia Labeouf, Guy Pearce and Jessica Chastain – it’s looking hopeful!
With several more days to go of the film festival, one can say that the dresses, the films and the stars have all come out in force to make it a Cannes to remember! We’ll find out who the recipient of the Palme D’Or is when the festival ends on the 27th. Until then, hopefully we’ll be treated to many more gorgeous dresses!
To keep track of Cannes you can visit the official website http://www.festival-cannes.fr/en.html to watch the trailers, short films and even watch a live feed of the stars gracing the red carpet and the up and coming stars to keep our eyes on over the next year or so.
Please note: the images used in this article are not my own and they do not belong to me. I do not take credit for them, as they are used for reference purposes only.