2020 Cannes Film Festival What Could Have Been Wish List: “Shake Your Cares Away”

In a submission from Israel Tom Shoval’s second film Shake Your Cares Away, starring Berenice Bejo as a woman who decides to convert her luxury home into a refuge for the needy following the death of her multimillionaire husband, was also vying for a Cannes splash according to Screen Daily. Berenice Bejo is a fixture in Cannes and this is the second of three films that she was rumored to have in consideration for selection for this years festival. I do love her fun take on effortless French glamour on the red carpet, and I would have loved seeing her on the Cannes red carpets this year. To promote Shake Your Cares Away I picked two superb couture moments for Berenice to bring to life. For the photocall I went into the Alexis Mabille archives. In the past Berenice has worn Alexis Mabille with great aplomb so picking this ruby and lipstick red ensemble from his Fall 2014 Couture collection which features a lipstick red lace blouse with a split cape sleeve and ruby red high waisted wide leg pants trimmed in lipstick red silk ribbon on the waist, down the side, and on the cuff was an way choice for me. This has always been a look I’ve wanted to see on the red carpet and I think that Berenice has the effortless vibe to really make it work for a Cannes Film Festival photocall. The look oozes effortless meets high French elegance and I know that Berenice would bring it to life perfectly with a loose wavy bob, defined eyes, ruby red lips, a pair of bespoke deep red suede Paul Andrew crocodile leather cap pointed toe pumps, and Chopard ‘Happy Hearts’ red stone and white diamond dome stud earrings. For the premiere I went to Schiaparelli which is another of my favorite French couture houses. I LOVE this nude silk one shoulder column gown from the Schiaparelli Spring 2020 Couture collection which features a structured draped wave detail on the shoulder. I love it so much this is the third iteration of it I have wanted to see. The first was as presented for Cate Blanchett, the second was custom made in shocking pink for Adut Akech, and for Berenice I want to see this gown custom made in champagne gold lamé. I think this gown in that custom metallic gold would be that super regal moment I am always craving to see Berenice bring to life on the red carpet. With the gown being such a statement all on its own I would keep the styling sleek and complimentary with a sleek side parted low bun updo, thick defined eyes, ruby red lips, a gold beaded Corto Moltedo ‘Susan C Star Golden Eye’ clutch for some texture, a pair of iridescent champagne gold crystal embellished Rene Caovilla strappy sandals, and Chopard Green Carpet Collection ‘Palme Verte’ 18k fairmined gold wreath earrings. I think that the red carpet moments I feel most deprived of because of the Cannes Corona Cancellation are from Elle Fanning. The actress and L’Oreal Paris spokesmodel always delivers her best fashion moments on a film festival red carpet and Cannes holds many of her personal best moments. I went left of all the expected labels for both of the gowns I wanted to see Elle wear in Cannes this year. First it was the Azzi & Osta gown, and now it’s this major yellow gold and pink lamé Georges Hobeika Spring 2020 Couture off the shoulder ball gown which features a dramatic cape and a pleated skirt. I definitely think that this is the regal princess moment that Elle knows how to deliver with effortless ease on the red carpet and would undoubtedly been on my Best of Cannes list. A sleek retro updo, defined eyes, pink lips to match the flowers in the print, a pair of gold to silver ombre glitter Jimmy Choo ‘Romy’ pointed toe pumps, and dazzling Chopard “Temptations” collection earrings set with 2 pear shaped kunzites, white diamonds, amethysts, paraiba tourmalines, rubies, tsavorites, and pastel pink sapphires would have all made this look modern princess glam from head to toe. When I think about regal elegance in Cannes Chinese actress Gong Li definitely pops into my mind. She has delivered several super elegant moments on the festivals red carpets over the years as a spokesmodel for L’Oreal Paris. I wanted her to deliver another major regal elegant moment on the red carpet at the Palais de Festivals again this year with this black velvet Ralph & Russo Spring 2018 Couture column gown embellished with metallic gold and smoked topaz stones which features an asymmetric sleeve edged in metallic chain tassels and complimented by Swarovski spheres. I am shocked that someone like Angelina Jolie hasn’t snatched this gown up to promote any of her film projects since it came down the runway almost two and a half years ago, but it has left someone with a major moment just waiting to happen. Gong Li has the elegance to really make this nior glam moment come to life on the Cannes Film Festival red carpet styled with a sleek side parted retro updo, thick winged eyes, bold fire engine red matte lips, a pair of black mesh Tom Ford leather trimmed pointed toe slingback pumps with a gold heel, and a pair of vintage Chopard 18k yellow gold, white diamond, and citrine chandelier earrings.

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