Tuesday, 28 May 2013

Red Carpet Style: Cannes 2013

One of our favorite events of the year, the Cannes film festival has us waiting with bated breath for the multitude of red carpet appearances.

Cannes ’13 was no different, especially with jury member Nicole Kidman going for a vast array of super creative hairstyles for each ensemble.

Her little twisted ‘do that she secured with a black ribbon, for example. It’s not easy to incorporate ribbons into your hairstyle without looking like a schoolgirl, but Kidman made it look demure and classy. And can you believe the bird’s nest hairstyle she sported at the closing ceremony? Laced with braids, the actress dropped jaws with the statement updo.

Nicole Kidman made stylish statements with her romantic hairdos
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Structure and volume had Nicole Kidman looking runway-ready
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Volume and structure also seemed to be Kidman’s first choices, with her tall, tall quiff stealing the spotlight again. A runway-worthy look was her ponytail, sleeked back at the sides but with a structured middle section that was played up with volume. Even her red carpet glam curls were given a twist with volume at the top and hairclips securing the sides. Gorgeous doesn’t even begin to describe this jury member’s hairstyles!

Braids seemed to form a mini trend on the red carpet, with Berenice Bejo, Rosario Dawson and Milla Jojovich opting for braided updos. While Milla Jojovich gave her updo a romantic look with bangs, the other two kept theirs simple and to the point.

Braided dos seemed to be a popular choice
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We also spotted the high bun crop up in a couple of places. Marion Cotillard gave us a finished version of the top knot, while Chanel Iman kept it messy and charming for the Cleopatra premiere. We can’t decide which we like better – what do you think?

The top knot - one of our favourite styles!
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Marion Cotillard also gave us another of our favourite Cannes hairstyles this year – the statement oh-so-high beehive. The actress swept us away with the sophisticated do at the Blood Ties premiere.

Marion Cotillard flaunts her beehive at the Blood Ties premiere
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Emma Watson also wowed us with another trend we’ve gotten used to seeing back home …the side braid. Hers started all the way up behind her ear and made its way over her right shoulder, with a casual texture to it that complemented her floral outfit perfectly. A must-try DIY look, we think!

Try Emma Watson's funky side braid at home!
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These were just a few of our favorites from the hundreds of red carpet looks at Cannes this year. Stay tuned for our post on the bevy of Bollywood stars spotted at the Festival de Cannes ‘13!