Glitz and Glamour Cannes 2013

I have said it before and I will say it again, the Cannes Film Festival is the best red carpet and the one of the most important when it comes to setting trends.  This year's festival was no different with new trends and emerging fashion stars.  The jewelry, especially, had a moment because there was not one, but two, jewelry heists, and, it was the anniversary of Elizabeth Taylor's "Cleopatra," which of course is a vehicle for jewelry. 

Mi first pick for best jewelry look is Jessica Biel in a Bulgari necklace in their classic serpent design. For her husband's premiere Jessica chose a Marchesa Fall/Winter 2013-2014 silk bustier gown with feather embellishment, paired with the white gold diamond pavé Serpenti necklace by Bulgari, featuring two pear-cut diamonds and emerald snake eyes.

My next pick is of course Jessica Chastain in those oh so magnificent jewels. Chastain brought a little Elizabeth Taylor spirit to the red carpet in the form of the Bulgari deep blue sapphire pendant given to her in 1972 by Richard Burton, for her 40th birthday. Jessica paired it with the Bulgari Trombino ring, for the presentation of Cleopatra, digitally restored to mark the film's 50th anniversary.

Next is Ines de La Fressange in yet another serpent inspired piece; it is, after all, the year of the snake. The oriental-inspired white gold Boucheron Python bracelet was the perfect accessory to her Chanel Paris-Bombay dress. She also wore the label's Cinna Pampilles earrings to match her diamond-studded bracelet.

Another look I loved was Emma Watson's minimalistic and age appropriate simple pieces and black and white column dress. Known for her role in the Harry Potter series, Watson who took a good-girl-turned-bad role for the movie, ditched The Bling Ring’s skin-tight dresses and skyscraper heels to show her true Cannes colors in a Chanel haute couture gown from Spring/Summer 2013. To elevate the dress further, she reached for two of the Repossi house’s most coveted pieces, including the Berbère ring and a white gold and diamond multi-piercing earring.

Also in the earrings category is the wonderful star of Abdellatif Kechiche's Blue is the Warmest Color, Léa Seydoux. Lea chose a black Armani dress for the film's screening accessorized simply with a pair of magnificent 24 carat emerald Chopard earrings. Maybe they were a good luck charm because the film won the Palme D'Ore, the festival's highest honor.

Next up is emerging starlet Claire Julien who made her film debut alongside Emma Watson in Sophia Coppola's The Bling Ring. Claire walked the Cannes red carpet wearing a made to measure dress by Emilio Pucci. The dress' powder pink color went perfectly with the rose gold and diamond Allegra bracelet and Gypsy earrings, both by De Grisogono. Like Watson, she gets bonus points for keeping things modern and age appropriate. 

Proving that age is really just a number, Jane Fonda killed it on the red carpet. Here she is in Chopard. For the red carpet for Jimmy P. the face of L'Oréal Paris Jane Fondawowed the crowds in her diamond necklace with incredible 123 carat ruby, from Chopard's Red Carpet collection. I'm not sure what's more amazing, Fonda or that crazy gemstone. 

My last pick is red carpet legend Sharon Stone. For the screening of Behind the Candelabra, Stone wore a diamond and emerald necklace and earrings from the new De Grisogono collection, in honor of 20 years of the jewelry house. Her emerald and diamond pieces are just divine, and Stone, like Fonda,  is further proof that age means nothing if you have style and grace.

So there you have it folks. It was exhaustive but I managed to bring to you the best of the best at Cannes.  See you next year!

Love Always 
Dani K

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