Now that I have all my L’Orealista wishes out of the way for Cannes 2019 it is time to get into the stars who have official duties at this years festival. Typically I would put a wish list together for each of the different juries individually, but given the fact that over the different selection juries there are only three names that pique my interest (stylistically at least) I decided to combine them all into one. It just made sense, and saves time, so here we go!I won’t lie I had this feeling deep in my soul that Charlize Theron was going to be on this years Cannes Film Festival Feature Film Jury. I had actually had already started going through looks for Charlize, because that feeling in my gut was so strong. Well as soon as I had gotten through all the couture collections I got the official press release announcing this years jury, and alas there was no Charlize. But don’t think I was disappointed when instead I saw Elle Fanning was on this years list. She was sorely missed last year after a plethora of major moments the year before. So the fact that she is definitely going to be bringing major moments to the red carpet I knew I was ready to see Elle back in Cannes this year. I decided I wanted to kick off my wishes for her to bring to life during her time in Cannes this year in high style with this pistachio green Chanel Spring 2019 Couture cap sleeve a-line knee length dress which features structured shoulders, a v-neckline, intricate multicolored pasted beaded embellishments, and a split bubble hem a-line skirt. In Cannes picking a couture dress for a photocall is totally acceptable. While I would typically pick a dress like this for more of a cocktail event I think that it has the right vibe to ensure that Elle kicks off her Cannes jury duty in high style. A sleek ponytail (though not as I Dream of Jeannie as her Met Gala hair), defined eyes, rosy pink cheeks, glossy pink lips, gold and ivory metallic brocade Roger Vivier ‘Broche Vivier’ crystal buckled embellished pointed toe pumps, and a pair of vintage Tiffany & Co. pearl and diamond cluster earrings would all ensure that is exactly what happens. Lebanese actress and director Nadine Labaki rode her 2018 Cannes Film Festival Jury Prize for Capernaum all the way to a Best Foreign Language Film nomination at the Oscars this year. Well Nadine is going to be back in Cannes this year, but in a much different capacity. Instead of presenting a film in competition she is the president of this years Un Certain Regard jury. It is a nice jump from 2015 when she served on this same jury as just a member of the voting body. That year, and pretty much always, Nadine exclusively wore looks designed by Lebanese designers. I think that might be the case again this year. The great thing about that idea though is that there are quite a few very prominent names whom have dressed Nadine in the past and I am sure will be dressing her again this year. Last year Nadine exclusively wore Elie Saab designs for Cannes and I know we will see her wearing several of the Lebanese designers creations on the red carpet again. I know that Nadine has the potential to really wow me, but she often lets me down. I want to see her kick the festival off in high style and keep the perfection going until it closes. That would easily be achieved if she wore this emerald green long sleeve draped midi dress from the Elie Saab Fall 2019 RTW collection. The color is AMAZING and the draping of the dress definitely makes it just special enough to be a statement casual moment for Nadine to wear in Cannes this year. Where she tends to really loose me is with the styling, especially when it comes to the hair and makeup, so I would style this dress with a sleek updo, defined eyes, red lips, and a pair of gold metallic lizard print leather Jimmy Choo ‘Love’ pointed toe pumps ensure that this look is absolutely beautiful from head to pointed toe. Stacy Martin had a short film screened in Cannes last year and this year she is on the Cinéfondation and Short Films jury. I go back and forth on my feelings about Stacy’s style. She tends to go all in on one designer. For a while it was Prada and Miu Miu and for about the last year it has been Dior. Now regular readers will know that I am definitely not Maria Grazia Chiuri’s biggest fan, so the fact that Dior is Stacy’s go to label right now is a bit tough for me to level with. However I have swallowed my feelings (so far at least) and picked looks from Dior for Stacy to wear in Cannes. For her jury photocall I went with this Christian Dior Cruise 2020 long sleeve mini dress which features intricate lace, a pinafore bodice, and a car-wash pleated silk ribbon trimmed skirt. I actually don’t hate this dress and do think it would be something Stacy would be drawn to. Now I do think that it is a little dark for a daytime photocall for Stacy, but I believe that she would definitely be okay with that. Now typically Dior devotees wear the brand head to toe on the red carpet, but I just wasn’t feeling any of the shoe options from Dior.com for this look. So instead I decided that a pair of black Stuart Weitzman ‘Joni’ suede plateau sandals would be perfect for Stacy to pair with this look. Finishing the look with a loose chignon, defined eyes, and nude lips would all add the perfect finishing touches ensuring that Stacy kicks off the festival in high style.
The 2019 Cannes Film Festival opens Tuesday May 14, 2019 and runs through Saturday May 25, 2019.