It’s finally a wrap on Cannes! Though I might have a few more glam looks to share on IG, you never know… 😉 I have been so touched by all the love and support you guys have shown me over the past couple of weeks. Even though it’s such a dream to walk the carpets it can be quite an intense period as the events are so back to back but being able to share my experiences with you and getting your feedback means the world to me. <3
This year, I was fortunate enough to work with some of my fave brands (including my first Valentino carpet, eek!) to create some stunning red carpet moments and I wanted to provide you with more of an in depth overview of my looks so that you can see the inspo and work that went into making each moment unique and special.
CUSTOM | NICOLE & FELICIA
As you may know from last year in Cannes, I adore this brand as they always create such showstopping pieces. I knew that I wanted to kick this year off with a bang and was so excited when they offered to create a custom gown for me. We started the design process by discussing a dramatic silhouette with layers of vibrant fuschia tulle, then came the idea of elaborate sleeves and finally, cut out details to define the waist as I wanted the overall look to be fun and modern but it also needed to be well balanced to ensure that is was striking in the right way.
CUSTOM | TONY WARD
I really wanted to have an ‘aqua moment’ on the carpet this season as it’s one of my favourite colours, so when Tony Ward discussed the idea of creating a custom gown it was a no brainer. We felt that this colouring would make for the perfect base to add intricate crystal embellishments over the bodice that gently tricked down to the skirt so we started with a beautiful bejewelled bodysuit and a contemporary neckline. We then added metres of ruffled organza from the waist for volume and impact.
I came across Valdrin Sahiti and instantly fell in love with this gown. It’s a true Hollywood glamour dress, embellished with thousands of pearls and an elaborate 3D neckline which I wore off the shoulder to emphasise the stunning craftsmanship.
I was honoured to attend my first Valentino carpet this year and I thought this ethereal purple dress would be perfect as I loved the sheer chiffon and the movement that it created. Who doesn’t love a little cape flick on the carpet?! I’m also obsessed with the accessories, how amazing are these sparkly platform heels!
CUSTOM | GEORGES HOBEIKA
My dear friend Jad and I worked so closely to create this one of a kind look for the ‘Elvis’ premiere, we really wanted it to be both sophisticated and modern at the same time. It was quite different for me to go for a crystal fringed jumpsuit but I absolutely loved it, especially with the decadent feather shawl. We topped things off with some amazing matching gloves at the very last minute and I’m so glad we did!
Last but not least, we finished the Cannes whirlwind with the amfAR gala and this time, I really wanted to wear something that was different to my other looks. This mesh dress with fringed shards and crystals gave me all of the mermaid vibes. And how could I not add this ombre feather cape?!