Cannes 2019: L’Orealista’s Red Carpet Wish List Part 5

We are getting close to the close of my L’Orealista wishes for this years Cannes Film Festival. The L’Orealista duties include looking beautiful and promoting glamour on the red carpet at the festival. They are there to promote the beauty brand and I get excited every time I see them. Given all the major fashion moments that have appeared on runways and lookbooks I am super excited about what the potential for major red carpet moments are! Amber Heard made her L’Orealsita debut in Cannes last year where she went dark princess in Valentino RTW and fashion risk-taker in a Giambattista Valli Couture mini dress for her two turns on those famed red carpeted steps. I honestly wasn’t expecting either look. She was working with stylist Karla Welch last year, but she just started working with Jennifer Lopez and Hailee Steinfeld stylists Rob Zangardi and Mariel Haenn with the look she wore for her Tribeca Film Festival premiere. I definitely believe that Rob & Mariel could really deliver amazing looks for the Cannes Film Festival red carpet to make sure that Amber delivers major moments on this red carpet. I haven’t fallen in love with anything Amber has worn in the last several months so I am hoping that she delivers major moments in Cannes. Since Amber did take the short dress risk last year (a gown is typically considered a ‘requirement’ for the Cannes red carpet) I decided I wanted to pick a major look for her to deliver that doesn’t fit into the ‘required’ box. So I turned to this uber sleek, sexy, and glamorous Armani Prive Spring 2019 Couture strapless jumpsuit which features a major plunging neckline, skinny pants, and a flared cuff on the pant. It is super sexy but incredibly glamorous and I definitely think that it is something Amber could easily shut down on the Cannes Film Festival red carpet. It would be perfectly styled with a sleek vintage inspired updo, defined eyes, bold red lips, a pair of black lace Christian Louboutin ‘Mariee A Colmar’ peep toe slingback booties, and a selection of black and white diamond de Grisogono jewels including ‘Ventaglio’ drop earrings and the ‘Gocce’ cocktail ring. As I was planning my custom looks for this years Cannes Film Festival I initially had a custom Atelier Versace as my initial option, but when Evita asked me what I was thinking and I was looking at inspiration for this look I saw this magenta and blush Atelier Versace Spring 2019 Couture ruffled ballgown which features a strappy low back, plunging neckline, a mini skirt under the ball skirt, and a dramatic train and I knew it was perfect for Amber to bring to life on this red carpet. It is definitely a Cannes moment and I believe that Amber has the effortless sex appeal to make it a beautiful moment especially if styled with a romantic updo, defined eyes, matching magenta lips, blush pink Jimmy Choo ‘Sereno’ crystal buckle sandals, and pink rubellite and diamond de Grisogono disc earrings. The final look I’ve picked for Amber is that major old Hollywood glam moment via this dark emerald green velvet Galia Lahav Fall 2019 Couture draped wrap style gown which features puffy mid-length sleeves, a plunging v-neck, thigh high split, and a dramatic train. This look needs old Hollywood waves, smokey eyes, red lips, a pair of dark green glitter Saint Laurent ‘Amber’ sandals, and a major set of de Grisogono emerald and diamond jewels including a statement collar necklace, matching earrings, and a matching cocktail ring. It all would ensure that Amber has an amazing Cannes fashion run. Camila Cabello was announced as a L’Orealista last year, but due to her tour schedule with Taylor Swift last year is was unable to attend the Cannes Film Festival. So I am really excited to hope that she will jet to the south of France for her first turn at the festival. Camila isn’t exactly my favorite star when it comes to style. She tends to pick looks that remind me of what a 15 year old girl would wear for her quinceanera. About a year ago Camila swapped stylists and started working with Karla Welch and her style has gotten marginally better, but it definitely still has a lot of room for improvement. I decided to pick three looks that I definitely think that Camila would be drawn to, but that I think would elevate her style to the perfect Cannes worthy wardrobe. Up first is a gown you have seen several times on this blog if you are a regular reader. This black Armani Prive Fall 2018 Couture strapless ballgown which features a velvet bustier, hot pink netting ruffle on the waist, and a full ostrich feather covered ball skirt has been one of my favorite Armani Prive looks since it first came down the runway last July. I do have a feeling that it will be optioned for Monday’s Met Gala, but if not I definitely think it wold be a perfect look for Camila to wear for her Cannes debut. It is fun, dramatic, and flirty moment that I think Camila could deliver on the Cannes red carpet especially if paired with a sleek updo, smokey eyes, blush pink lips, black satin ribbon ankle strap Christian Louboutin ‘Sandale Du Desert’ sandals, and a pair of statement ruby, pink sapphire, and black diamond Wendy Yue floral scroll drop earrings. I kept the glamour going for Camila to deliver on the Cannes Film Festival red carpet picking this bold red silk Elie Saab Fall 2017 Couture ballgown which features thick straps, a thigh high split, and a sweeping train. This is another gown I am shocked hasn’t been worn yet, but I think is perfect for Camila to deliver on the Cannes red carpet. This gown is a major old Hollywood glamour moment and I think that is what Camila needs to really make me take note of her style. Old Hollywood waves, defined eyes, red lips, a pair of red and pink satin Jimmy Choo ‘Lalia’ knotted sandals, and Chopard Red Carpet Collection diamond and ruby chandelier earrings to really make this look perfect for Camila in Cannes. The final look I’ve picked for Camila is much more easy and breezy with this turquoise water print Zuhair Murad Spring 2019 Couture goddess style gown. This gown which features plunging neckline, thigh high split, cape sleeves, and a flowing skirt is very in vibe with the breezy glamour of Cannes and I feel like it is a great look for Camila to finish out her Cannes journey especially if paired with a romantic updo, defined eyes, soft pink lips, silver Christian Louboutin ‘Degrastrass PVC’ pointed toe pumps, and a pair of major white diamond and emerald Lorraine Schwartz drop earrings. When it comes to style I got back and forth on my feelings about Emily Ratajkowski. She is either really good or really band, and she has delivered both on the Cannes Film Festival red carpet in the past. If we see Emily head to Cannes for this years festival I am definitely hoping that she delivers nothing but amazing top notch moments. Sexy, glamorous, and effortless. Those are what come to mind when I think of Emily’s style when she delivers major moments on the red carpet. So starting off I picked a super sexy and glamorous red custom Atelier Versace strapless column gown which features a plunging sweetheart neckline, all over intricate beaded embroidery, and a long train. I definitely love this gown which was inspired by a vintage Atelier Versace bralet from the 1990’s. It evokes that classic Versace style, but in a very modern and glamorous way. A sleek high ponytail, winged eyes, red lips, red Aquazzura ‘Swing’ PVC trimmed patent leather slingback sandals, and a chic ruby and diamond Bulgari necklace would finish this look beautifully. Emily helped debut Peter Dundas eponymous line at the Cannes Film Festival back in 2017. Unfortunately that look wasn’t well received and ended up on my Worst Dressed of 2017 list. It was just wayyyyyyyyy too much. I decided to turn back to the label to create a custom look for Emily to wear this year using a black Dundas embroidered lace up top from the Fall 2018 collection as the starting point for the look. In this image you cant really see all the intricate embroidery and mirrored embellishment on the bodice in this photo but it gives this very bohemian gothic vibe. I decided to add glamour to the look pairing it with a crystal embellished mini tiered ruffle ball skirt with a dramatic train. I updated the bodice to have the a little thicker of strap than the thin spaghetti straps that the original bustier had to really make it chic. I think that pairing this gown with a romantic updo, defined eyes, red lips, a pair of black Aquazzura ‘Milos’ PVC detail strappy cage sandals, and a statement emerald, amethyst, turquoise, and pavé diamond Bulgari ‘Roaring 80’s’ collar necklace would make this look perfection. The final look I’ve chosen for Emily is an absolutely uber glam Jean Louis Sebaj Spring 2019 Couture strapless gown which features a pink lame column skirt and a black velvet train attached from the asymmetrical bodice. This isn’t a typical look that I would think of when it comes to EmRata’s style, but I absolutely believe that she has the effortless glamour to really make this such a chic moment on the red carpet. Pair it with black Aquazzura ‘Purist’ sandals, a romantic updo, smokey eyes, nude lips, and a statement Bulgari diamond collar necklace to ensure that all of Emily’s Cannes moments are incredibly major and glamorous. Jennifer Lopez has been connected with L’Oreal for a long time, but she has never really done a full Cannes. Despite that fact every year I have picked wishes for her to wear on the red carpet at the festival. I want to see Jennifer finally jet to the south of France for Cannes because I know that she would totally own the red carpet at the festival. I’ve picked three very different looks for Jennifer to wear if she does rock her first Cannes this year. First is the princess moment thanks to this nude Elie Saab Spring 2019 Couture strapless ballgown which features a fan ruffled neckline, intricate beaded embroidery, and a sweeping train. I know that Jennifer loves a princess moment here and there, and I definitely think that she would deliver this moment in a very chic and glamorous way. A sleek high bun, smokey eyes, nude glossy lips, a pair of tan satin Christian Louboutin ‘Nosy’ embellished t-strap pointed toe pumps, and vintage gold set Harry Winston diamond cluster earrings all would make this a major princess moment to bring to life in Cannes. The second look I’ve picked for Jennifer is much more of a fashion moment. As soon I saw this eggshell feathered caped top  and florescent orange high waisted wide leg pants from Valentino’s Spring 2019 Couture collection while watching the show on livestream I fell in love with it. This look is the perfect meshing of a vintage inspired vibe, but in a modern manner. It has the potential to be that super star style moment and if anyone can deliver that on a red carpet it is JLo. The look itself is such a statement that I would just add a sleek high ponytail, smokey eyes, antique rose pink lips, an orange Edie Parker ‘Jean’ marbled acrylic clutch, a pair of florescent orange Casadei ‘Blade Fluo’ pointed toe stiletto pumps, and Harry Winston jewels including a pair of large diamond ear clips and a diamond wreath bracelet to finish it off perfectly for a Cannes red carpet. The final look is the most typical JLo moment out of all these looks. This Caribbean blue Zuhair Murad Spring 2019 Couture strapless column gown which features an asymmetrical ruffle on the hip, a belted waist, and thigh high split is something that I can see Jennifer rocking on just about any red carpet she would walk. It fits the glamour of Cannes, but in more of a simplistic manner than the other two looks (a maximalist simplicity) and would be made head to toe perfection with old Hollywood waves, smokey eyes, bright pink lips, a silver crystal embellished Christian Louboutin ‘Palme’ clutch, and a pair of silver studded Christian Louboutin ‘Jamais Azzez’ PVC t-strap sandals, and Harry Winston diamond waterfall earrings. Finishing out today are three voluminous moments for Spanish actress Paz Vega to deliver on the Cannes Film Festival red carpet. There was a time a few years back when I would think of Paz in Cannes and get super excited. She even topped my Best Dressed of the Year list one year with an amazing feathered Stephane Rolland Couture gown. Unfortunately the last 2 years of style choices Paz has delivered have been less than exciting. A lot of hit has to do with her terrible hairstyle. I am hoping that changes, or the styling at least changes, if we see her jet off to the French Riviera for the 2019 Cannes Film Festival. Since I know what potential that Paz has to deliver major moments it was rather easy to choose looks for her to bring to life on the red carpet. I started with one of my favorite looks from the Elie Saab Fall 2018 Couture collection with this ombre purple off the shoulder tulle ball gown which features a sheer long sleeves, a sweetheart neckline under the sheer overlay, a velvet waistband, and 3D crystal embellished floral appliques for Paz. For this collection Mr. Saab drew inspiration from Barcelona and to me when I was thinking of what to pick from the label for Paz to wear in Cannes this gown just made sense. Pair it with a sleek updo, defined eyes, soft pink lip, rose pink glitter Gianvito Rossi ‘Portofino’ sandals, and Chopard amethyst waterfall earrings. The second look I’ve picked for Paz is one that just walked the runway during Barcelona Bridal Fashion Week. I was on Instagram and I saw this navy blue Pronovias Atelier ‘Voyager’ gown and I fell in love. I was really getting into the go big or go home mentality of Cannes when I saw this gown and knew immediately that I had to pull it for Paz. I cannot recall her ever wearing a Pronovias design on the red carpet, but what better gown would it be to give her that first moment with the brand? This ruffled ballgown is definitely a statement I would keep the styling rather simple with a sleek vintage inspired updo, defined eyes, red lips, a pair of navy satin Rene Caovilla pointed toe pumps, and Chopard diamond and sapphire drop earrings. I couldn’t pick looks for Paz to wear on the Cannes Film Festival red carpet and not pick a single look from Stephane Rolland. The designer is one of my favorites when it comes to avant garde designs, but for Paz I decided to go with more of a classic look picking this tan Stephane Rolland Spring 2019 Couture gown which features a silk draped bodice with a plunging neckline and a tulle ball skirt. I will say that I went back and forth on whether Paz could actually sell this gown to me, but ultimately I think that she has the effortless presence to make it work. It will just the the right styling. I think a bohemian updo, smokey eyes, nude glossy lips, a pair of champagne crystal embellished Jimmy Choo ‘Lane’ sandals, and Chopard Green Carpet Collection fair-mined gold wreath earrings that this would be an incredibly chic moment for Paz to deliver on the Cannes Film Festival red carpet.

The 2019 Cannes Film Festival opens Monday May 13, 2019 and runs through Saturday May 25, 2019.

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