Red carpet looks that dazzled Cannes

Actresses proved you can protest while being beautifully dressed (AFP Photo/LOIC VENANCE)

Actresses proved you can protest while being beautifully dressed

 

 

Cate Blanchett's spectacular blue Mary Katrantzou ball gown that took six months to make (AFP Photo/Valery HACHE)

Cate Blanchett’s spectacular blue Mary Katrantzou ball gown that took six months to make

Black and mixed-race French actresses lit up Cannes protesting the discrimination and stereotyping they have suffered (AFP Photo/Alberto PIZZOLI)

Black and mixed-race French actresses lit up Cannes protesting the discrimination and stereotyping they have suffered

Spike Lee dusted down his Love and Hate knuckleduster rings from "Do the Right Thing" for his "BlacKkKlansman" premiere (AFP Photo/Anne-Christine POUJOULAT            )

Spike Lee dusted down his Love and Hate knuckleduster rings from “Do the Right Thing” for his “BlacKkKlansman” premiere

Jury member Kristen Stewart threw off her stilettos and walked barefoot along the red carpet (AFP Photo/Valery HACHE)

Jury member Kristen Stewart threw off her stilettos and walked barefoot along the red carpet

Bollywood star Aishwarya Rai's peacock and butterfly-style gown had the longest train seen on the red carpet (AFP Photo/Anne-Christine POUJOULAT)

Bollywood star Aishwarya Rai’s peacock and butterfly-style gown had the longest train seen on the red carpet

Japanese actress Erika Karata had to be rescued twice by her co-stars when she got her heel stuck in her dress (AFP Photo/Valery HACHE)

Japanese actress Erika Karata had to be rescued twice by her co-stars when she got her heel stuck in her dress

 

 

Cannes (France) (AFP) – With two powerful protests by female stars calling for equal pay and treatment, the red carpet at the Cannes film festival — which ends Sunday — was about much more than fashion statements.

But that did not dim the glamour of the gala premieres. We look back on 12 days and nights of glitz, as well as the occasional wardrobe malfunction, on the French Riviera.

– Who’s wearing the trousers? –

The Cannes red carpet has seen a lot in 71 years. But few nights will live longer in the memory than the one when female stars led by jury president Cate Blanchett protested about the festival’s epic fail when it comes to women directors. All but 82 films of the near 1,700 shown at Cannes over the years have been by men.

This was also possibly the best-dressed demo in history, with Kristen Stewart rocking a white Chanel trouser suit and many others following #MeToo protests elsewhere by dressing in black. This was a Cannes where women wore the trousers — once frowned upon by the festival’s dress code — with Blanchett killing it with a black Givenchy jumpsuit for the premiere of “Capernaum”.

– Queen Cate –

No one does regal better than Blanchett who made her name playing British monarch Elizabeth I. Her intelligence and poise gave the festival a new sheen, from her speech at the protest to her insistence that the jury will chose the best film, not the one that best fits the political narrative.

Her wardrobe choices were equally impeccable at more than a dozen galas. Two black Armani numbers contrasted with an intricate avant-garde Iris van Herpen dress. And she brought the house down with a spectacular blue Mary Katrantzou ball gown that took six months to make. The dress also delivered the cutest photo of the festival when her daughter hid under her skirts as she left her hotel room.

– Black is back –

Black and mixed-race French actresses showed how to be angry and elegant in their protest on the red carpet about the shocking discrimination and stereotyping they have suffered. Dressed in Balmain they lit up Cannes on the wettest night of the festival and were clapped up the carpet by jury member Khadja Nin.

The Burundian singer has given Blanchett a run for her money with some seriously sassy wax print dresses and headwraps while Spike Lee dusted down his Love and Hate knuckleduster rings from “Do the Right Thing” for his “BlacKkKlansman” premiere.

– Kicking ass barefoot –

After “Heelgate” in 2015 when women were stopped on the red carpet for not wearing high heels, Cannes “sexist” dress code — since revised — took a bit of a kicking this year with jury member Kristen Stewart throwing off her stilettos and walking barefoot up the steps for “BlacKkKlansman”.

A few nights later she ground convention further into the dust with an androgynous black Chanel jacket and leather trousers and loafers. Italian director Alice Rohrwacher, whose quirky “Happy as Lazzaro” is in the running for the Palme d’Or top prize, took gender reversal to a new level by wearing a man’s shirt backwards for her press conference.

– Butterfly gothic –

Indian icon Aishwarya Rai and Iranian actress Marziyeh Rezaei wore two of the most photographed dresses — for very different reasons. The train of the Bollywood’s star’s peacock/butterfly Michael Cinco dress was the longest seen on the red carpet for many a year, while Rezaei’s was a spectacularly modest shimmering tulle number channelling the most gothic of fairytales.

– A slight snag… –

And you have to feel sorry for the super chic Japanese actress Erika Karata who had to be rescued not once but twice by her co-stars from “Asako 1 & 2” when she got her heel stuck in her dress on the famous Cannes red carpet.

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Kylie Jenner Matched Stormi’s Fendi Stroller, and It’s the Most Hollywood Thing We’ve Ever Seen, Okurr!

 

 

While most people take their babies for a walk in a regular stroller, Kylie Jenner decided to put her daughter in the most glamorous one we’ve ever seen. The 20-year-old mama took little Stormi for a walk in a — wait for it — Fendi baby stroller! But that wasn’t all.

In true Hollywood fashion, Kylie also took this as an opportunity to show off her amazing postbaby body. She matched Stormi’s baby carriage in a skintight Fendi dress. Her logo-covered outfit hugged each and every one of her famous curves, and she finished her look off with beige combat boots. Read on to get a closer look at her outfit, and buy similar versions of her dress ahead.

Meghan Markle: The wellness guru she could have been

 

There’s a common misconception that most little girls dream about one day becoming a princess, with a prince who can sweep in to save the dayMeghan Markle waving and lead her into a life of luxury.

For most of us, this is a mere fantasy, but occasionally for a precious few, the fairy tales of our childhoods can become reality.

American actress Meghan Markle is one of these lucky individuals. Yet, while she may now be the envy of many, Meghan hasn’t spent her life waiting for a prince to appear.

In addition to being an established actress, best known for her work on the popular TV drama Suits, Meghan set up and ran her own lifestyle blog called The Tig for almost three years.

The Tig was closed in April 2017, and all its articles were taken offline. Meghan’s social media accounts were wiped in January, two months after her engagement to Prince Harry was announced.

Had she not met Prince Harry, it is likely that Meghan could have gone on to develop her brand further into a much bigger business opportunity, the same way Hollywood A-lister Gwyneth Paltrow did with her hugely successful lifestyle platform Goop.

‘Inspired lifestyle’

On The Tig, Meghan shared beauty, diet and fashion tips, recipes, travel advice, and words of wisdom about love and life – all the essentials you might need to live an “inspired lifestyle”.

Meghan wrote many of the blog posts herself, and she reinforced the messages from The Tig on social media, with companion posts on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.

Before her accounts were deactivated in January, she had 3 million Instagram followers, 800,000 Facebook likes and 350,000 Twitter followers.

Meghan had also partnered with Canadian High Street fashion retailer Reitmans to release two fashion collections in 2015 and 2016.

Apart from discussing issues dear to her heart – such as feminism, humanitarian causes and the personal struggles she’d overcome in her life – Meghan would share quotes from inspirational books she had read.

“You are always enough,” was a key Meghan mantra – based on advice once given to her by a casting director during an audition.

Her blog made mention of Elizabeth Gilbert’s best-selling memoir Eat, Pray, Loveand neurosurgeon Paul Kalanithi’s posthumously published autobiography When Breath Becomes Air.

She also cited the works of Deepak Chopra, an alternative-medicine guru and leading public speaker in the New Age movement.

“She was trying to show people you could live your best life no matter what your circumstances were, and she was sharing tips and tricks she had learned from meeting people,” says Amanda Dishaw, editorial director of Vancouver-based lifestyle fashion publisher Effervescence Media.

“She brought in a range of experts to give advice on The Tig, from make-up artists and dieticians, to fitness instructors, yoga instructors and travel experts.”

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Whether you’re looking for comfy plane shoes, walkable flats that won’t give you blisters after a long day, or stylish sneakers that can go from day to night, we’ve taken the guessing out of wondering which shoes you should bring on your next adventure.

See below for 20 stylish travel shoes that still deliver comfort:

  • 1 Linea Paolo ‘Felicia’ Wedge Bootie
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  • 3 Bernie Mev. Frontier Woven Mary Jane Wedge
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  • 4 VIA SPIGA Marlow Slip-On Sneaker
    Nordstrom
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  • 5 Cole Haan Rodeo Tassel Driving Loafer
    Nordstrom
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  • 6 Dansko Missy
    Zappos
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  • 7 UGG Sammy Sneaker
    Nordstrom
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  • 8 Teva Original Universe Sandals
    Zappos
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  • 9 adidas Originals NMD R1 STLT Primeknit Sneaker
    Urban Outfitters
    Get it at Urban Outfitters, $170.
  • 10 Superga Classic Canvas Slip-on Sneakers
    Anthropologie
    Get them at Anthropologie, $68.
  • 11 TOMS Blue Slub Chambray Women’s Del Rey Sneakers
    Toms
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  • 12 GREATS The Alta
    Greats
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  • 13 Cole Haan Anica Slide Sandal
    Nordstrom
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  • 14 Birkenstock Yara Sandals
    Anthropologie
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  • 15 TOMS Black Slubby Cotton Avalon Slip-Ons
    Toms
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  • 16 Skechers Flex Appeal 2.0
    Skechers
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  • 17 Superga 2750 Gingham Sneaker
    Urban Outfitters
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  • 18 UGG Tye Sneaker
    Nordstrom
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  • 19 Seychelles Offstage Chelsea Boots
    Anthropologie
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  • 20 Soludos Amalfi Braided Sandals
    Anthropologie
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