Getting a personal invite to the Cannes Festival is like finding a Golden Ticket to the Wonka Factory in your favourite slab of choccie. Most only get to view the glitzy undertakings from the comfort of a couch. So while rambling down the red-carpet in Cannes is reserved for the selected few, the style and glamour of the event is available to a closet near you.
The evening dress code for this particular film festival is absolutely black tie fabulous. Stealing this style would mean busting out a long gown. Floor sweeping numbers need not be boring – opt for a fresh design to add some spice. Oversized ice and jewels are the order of accessories so splash out on pieces like the Grand Accolade or Sunset Boulevard rings or the Grand Premiere Bangle. If a short cocktail dress feels more your style, keep it on-trend with tones of pastels, sparkling colours and striking red – a firm and audacious choice of the stars.
Filch the fashion of the highly anticipated opening film of the festival, The Great Gatsby. The 1920’s mode is both desirable and classic and has been borrowed by plenty of celebs for previous red-carpet events. Add pearls and a striking glittering head piece to round the look off perfectly.
It does well to remember that when piecing an outfit together, vivid and even neon coloured hues such as fuchsia pink, tangerine orange and teal blue are all prevalent participants on the spring/summer 2013 runways. If you opt for a more classic style of dress, add a burst of colour with a bright accent from heels to handbags. Subtle jewellery like the Lace Trimmed Emerald Cut Earrings will add a Parisian chic style to the overall look.