Here we are my final set of wishes for the L’Orealista’s in Cannes, but this set of wishes is different than all the rest. This list is solely dedicated to the newest L’Orealista: Celine Dion. 5 years ago I would have kept Celine in one of my regular L’Orealsita wishes just picking three gowns for her to wear on the red carpet, but given the fact that she has delivered major avant garde fashion moments on the sidewalk, red carpet, and stage over the last several years I feel like it is only apt that I dedicate an entire wish list to her. I made this decision as soon as I heard the news that she was a L’Orealista. It was a no brainer since she does have fun with fashion from her street style to her red carpet style. She genuinely LOVES fashion and isn’t afraid to experiment, so I’ve gone shopping on all the runways for 12 amazing moments for Celine to wear during her time at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival. If her Met Gala lewk was any indication of the glamour train she is currently riding I cannot wait to see what she has in store for Cannes!The first looks I have on this wish lists are the “casual” moments I want to see from Celine in her street style during this years festival. I don’t do a whole lot of Cannes street style wishes, or street style wishes in general, but given her major sidewalk runway turns in Paris I know that Celine is going to definitely be serving looks from the moment she boards her private jet to head to the festival to the moment she arrives at the Nice airport to head home. Now I have set my expectations really high for Celine, maybe too high, but out of everyone I have set high expectations for Cannes moments for I believe that Celine is going to live up to my hype. So I’ve picked 4 major fashion moments for Celine to rock on the sidewalks of Cannes starting with a hot pink Balenciaga Spring 2019 graffiti print pussy bow peasant dress. We don’t see Balenciaga dress a whole lot of celebrities any more, but I feel like Celine could call up the brand and buy this dress right off the runway and that is exactly what I am hoping for. It is a major casual fashion moment, and would be elevated even more styling it with a silver Celine ‘Small 16’ laminated grained calfskin top handle bag with gold hardware, a sleek ponytail, hot pink draped velvet Balenciaga ‘Knife’ pointed toe stiletto pumps, and a pair of soft pink Tom Ford ‘Rosanna’ cat eye sunglasses. The second look I’ve picked for Celine’s ‘Street Style’ is definitely not your typical street style look, not that any of the look I’ve picked for her are, but it fits in with Celine’s style. She definitely lives by my life mantra of #WhenInDoubtBeExtra and I love that about Celine. The only reason I went into the Fausto Puglisi Fall 2019 RTW collection lookbook for Celine was to pick a fun short party dress, but then I saw this black, ivory, red, and blue baroque print and gold lame ensemble which features a color blocked long sleeve button down shirt, a mini skirt adorned with a large bow, and a trailing sash train and said “oooooo Celine would definitely rock that just to walk from her hotel to lunch.” So I ditched the party dress and picked this look for Celine to wear for her street style. Now while I have gone and really styled up with bags, shoes, and sunglasses the other looks I’ve picked for Celine to wear for Cannes street style I decided I was going to keep the lookbook thigh high boots adding just a sleek chignon, defined eyes, and crimson lips to really make this a stand out style moment for Celine. Following that is a major couture moment for Celine. She has delivered couture on the sidewalk in the past and in Cannes that is definitely not unusual. It was actually because of this slate blue Jean Paul Gaultier Spring 2019 Couture ensemble which features a draped silk blouse and a fringed midi skirt that I even decided to put a street style section in this list at all. I was searching for perfect gowns and cocktail looks for Celine to wear for premieres and parties and then I saw this look and the idea just clicked. One thing I love about Celine is that more often than not no matter how statement making the clothing item may be that she still does up the styling with her looks. I would add more statement pieces to this look including a black and blue floral print Louis Vuitton ‘Petite Boite Chapeau’ miniature hat box top handle bag and a pair of strappy black Chloe Gosselin ‘Clara’ suede sandals with a sleek low ponytail and a coral pink lip to make this a major statement moment for Celine’s sidewalk style. The final street style look I’ve chosen for Celine is another off the runway haute couture moment. I love me a great Schiaparelli Couture moment on the red carpet, but this yellow wallpaper floral print suit just screams daywear in Cannes. Anywhere else in the world this look would be reserved for a ladies who luncheon event or a semi formal cocktail affair, but in Cannes anything goes and wearing this couture look on a Starbucks run (yea right like Celine is going to be running to get her own Starbucks) wouldn’t make me bat an eyelash. Again this look is such a super statement all on its own but I would add a yellow Miu Miu ‘Madras’ top handle mini train case bag, metallic gold leather Miu Miu chunky crystal embellished sandals, a pair of Linda Farrow ‘Des Voeux’ yellow gold plated titanium mirrored cat eye sunglasses, a top knot, and punchy rose pink lips to round out a major set of daywear for Celine, whom I believe is going to be the Queen of Cannes this year. I am really hoping that Celine turns it out on the red carpet at the premieres. I have all the faith in the world that Celine is going to do just that. I had so many major options for her to bring to life at the Palais de Festivals. The first look I’ve picked for Celine is this Armani Prive Fall 2018 Couture evening ensemble which features a black and white feathered bodice with beaded fringe and a black velvet flared skirt with a sweeping train. It was one of the looks I knew I was definitely going to feature in this list. It is the epitome of old Hollywood glamour. She rocked 1920’s Follies glamour for the Met Gala and now I’m going to 40’s femme fatale for the first look I want to see from her in Cannes. I’ve been obsessed with this gown since it was first presented last July and I definitely think it fits the glamour of Cannes. With a pair of black and smokey grey Jimmy Choo ‘Lisha’ plexi star patchwork crystal embellished pointed toe pumps, a sleek low bun side parted updo, defined eyes, dark pink lips, and a pair of major Chopard ‘The Garden of Kalahari’ diamond drop earrings I know that this look is red carpet ready. Following that I had to pick a Celine look for Celine to wear in Cannes. After seeing Celine on the red carpet at the Golden Globes, Grammy’s, Oscars, and the Avengers premiere I was shocked that the brand didn’t dress a single person for the Met earlier this week. I am expecting that we will see plenty of the brand when it comes time for Cannes, which kicks off Monday! I have been fantasizing about Celine in Celine for a while now since Celine seems to fit Heidi’s vision for the brand. I went back to the brands Spring 2019 RTW show and found a major gold one shoulder cocktail dress that hasn’t been worn and decided that I wanted it red for Celine to deliver a major sexy glamour moment on the red carpet in Cannes. Celine doesn’t wear red very often so this would definitely be a nice change of pace for her. A loose romantic updo, defined eyes, dark red lips, a pair of red Jimmy Choo ‘Viola’ crystal embellished feather tassel sandals, and Chopard diamond and ruby drop earrings all would ensure Celine delivers this moment in the best manner possible. One of Celine’s favorite designers, traditionally, has been Elie Saab Haute Couture. She has worn his designs for her Las Vegas residency, the American Music Awards, the Oscars, and most recently for the announcement of her world tour! So it was a no brainer to me that I needed one look from the Lebanese couturier for Celine to wear for her debut in Cannes. I looked at a multitude of options and ultimately decided that this gold fully beaded halter gown which features sheer tulle construction, a sweetheart neckline, and a bit of a mermaid silhouette from the Elie Saab Spring 2019 Couture collection was perfect. Now it is a very sexy gown, at first glance this is more of a JLo, Beyonce, or Rita Ora moment, but I feel like Celine would deliver this gown in a way that none of those others would. I feel like she would make it more of a subdued sexy moment letting the gown do the talking and not over posing or giving the JLo ‘sexy stare.’ I definitely wouldn’t over style this gown for sure adding just a sleek high bun, smokey eyes, soft rose pink lips, metallic gold leather Christian Louboutin ‘Deck’ PVC paneled pointed toe t-strap pumps, and a pair of Chopard Red Carpet Collection white and yellow diamond drop earrings to make this a beautiful and glamorous moment, with just a hint of sex appeal for Celine. The final look I’ve picked for the French Canadian songstress to bring to life on the red carpet at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival is this iridescent teal Zuhair Murad Spring 2019 Couture strapless origami bow draped mermaid gown. I LOVE this gown. I have since the moment I saw it and since it hasn’t been snatched up as of late I definitely think that it is a great fit for someone to wear in Cannes, namely Celine Dion. It has the ability to read quite young, but given a lot of Celine’s fashion choices I don’t think she minds and I don’t think it matters. She has chosen that if someone loves what they are wearing that it always look authentic. There are plenty of stars who could take notes on confidence and humility from Celine. This bold metallic teal gown is the perfect color statement for Celine to bring to life in Cannes and I think it would be perfectly styled with a sleek high ponytail, smokey eyes, punchy pink lips, a pair of silver Aquazzura ‘Temptation’ crystal trimmed peep toe PVC sling back pumps, and a selection of Chopard Red Carpet Collection jewelry including diamond, tanzanite, paraiba tourmaline, and amethyst disc earrings and a statement tanzanite, rubellite, and amethyst paisley cuff bracelet.I mentioned that I had a hard time narrowing options for Celine to wear for the premieres because there were so many amazing options. Well when it came to picking party looks I had an even harder time. Not because I had too many options, though there definitely were a lot. It was because I felt like I couldn’t find amazing cocktail options for Celine. I probably went back and forth with some of my fashion friends for 2-3 hours the other night just trying to pick the four party looks I want to see from Celine in Cannes this year. Ultimately I put 6 looks in a collage and sent them to one friend and said “pick four and thats what I’m going to use!” Well she sent me her four and I changed one and here we are! Parties are not typically as impressive as the premieres, but with brands like Chopard, de Grisogono, Vanity Fair, and more throwing huge bashes during the Cannes Film Festival they are always fun to check in on. I can definitely expect that no matter what red carpet Celine steps onto this year that she will deliver something major each time she steps out. So I picked four looks that are *slightly* toned down from the premiere looks for her to bring to life. The first is the biggest risk of them all. I ADORE this silver Alberta Ferretti Fall 2019 RTW sequined ensemble which features a strapless peplum bustier with a plunging neckline and a pair of skin tight pants. It is definitely a risk, but to me Celine isn’t afraid to take one so that’s why I picked this major statement moment for her to bring to life this year. Pair it with a sleek high ponytail, smokey eyes, red lips, silver Christian Louboutin ‘Degrastrass’ pumps, and statement Chopard Green Carpet Collection 2019 diamonds including chandelier earrings and a matching cuff bracelet to ensure that Celine would shut down one of the Chopard party red carpets. From uber sexy and dazzling to more of a feminine take on sexy dressing I would love to see Celine wearing this dusty lavender Atelier Versace Spring 2019 Couture long sleeve fully ruffled mini dress which features a plunging neckline and subtle crystal embellishments. I won’t lie I totally picked this dress for Celine because it matches a pair of Chopard Red Carpet Collection 2019 amethyst waterfall earrings that I am in love with. Now I am typically against head to toe in one color, but in this case I would style it with a sleek low bun, smokey eyes, those amazing Chopard earrings, and a pair of violet purple satin Gianvito Rossi crystal buckled embellished sandals. It would make for a major monochromatic moment for Celine. Now if you are wondering which of these looks is the one I overrode my friends choice on in favor of you need not look any further than this black and blue Jean Louis Sebaj Spring 2019 Couture asymmetrical gown which features a single sleeve draped with a cape, plunging neckline, a fitted silhouette, and a thigh high side split. I picked this in favor of a Saint Laurent mini dress with a dramatic neckline. I figured that two cocktail moments and two gown moments for Cannes parties was perfect. Now this is definitely a gown I believe we will see in Cannes this year I just hope it’s not on the back of some trashy supermodel and someone who will own the sexy of the gown, but also elevate it into a major high glam fashion moment. That is exactly what I think would happen if Celine wore this gown, especially if paired with a sleek updo, smokey eyes, light pink glossy lips, a pair of black Jimmy Choo ‘Dochas’ crystal trimmed suede sandals, and a statement Chopard diamond and sapphire drop pendant necklace. The final look I’ve chosen for Celine is another I wavered back and forth on. I didn’t want to pick the same label twice for this wish list, but every time I saw this red Zuhair Murad Fall 2019 RTW fully embroidered gown which features a plunging neckline, column silhouette, and feathered cuffs I got excited about the idea of Celine bringing it to life. So I broke my self imposed rule and went with the gown. It definitely evokes this 1940’s femme fatale glamour that we don’t often see Celine bring to life, but I just know that she has the chops to really bring a fun gown like this to life. Style it with a pair of red satin Chloe Gosselin ‘Narcissus’ ankle strap sandals, a sleek updo, smokey eyes, nude lips, and a pair of Chopard ruby, yellow sapphire, and diamond wreath earrings and I know that it would make for a major Cannes moment for Celine.
The 2019 Cannes Film Festival opens Monday May 13, 2019 and runs through Saturday May 25, 2019.