Every May, a prestigious film festival is held in Cannes, France – a picturesque city in the French Riviera. The best filmmakers from around the world premiere their films at the Cannes International Film Festival and it is one of the most important and highly publicized events in the worldwide entertainment industry. The festival is by invite only and to receive an honor at the festival’s competition is highly coveted by filmmakers. Because of its significance and high profile status, many actors and actresses use the festival as a vehicle to promote their upcoming projects and also to increase their visibility. Fashion undoubtedly plays an important role at the Cannes Film Festival and here a few of the stand out red carpet looks from this year’s festivities.
The annual Met Gala, formal name being the Costume Institute Gala (and also known as the Met Ball), was held this past Monday, May 5th, 2014 at the prestigious Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. The Met Ball has always been a much anticipated event since its inaugural gala in 1971. It celebrates the opening of the Costume Institute’s fashion exhibit for the season and it is also considered to be one of the most exclusive and successful fundraising events of the year. This year was no exception as the Met Ball’s red carpet dazzled with the gowns and suits worn by the star studded guest list.
Red lipstick has always been a game changer. The drama of red colored lips can truly transform a makeup look from pretty to devastatingly gorgeous. Think back to your favorite iconic siren of the silver screen or flip through a current fashion magazine. Chances are, dazzling red lips adorn the most daring beauties. Red lips, much like red clothing or red shoes, or even red cars or red stoplights – signify a need to draw attention, a non-verbal “Hey, look at me.” So where does one go to get their signature red lipstick? None other than Make-Up Art Cosmetics, or M.A.C. as it’s commonly known.
Today is Denim Day. Sounds simple enough, right? A day of appreciation for denim should be easy for any fashion lover, as denim is universally loved and is one of the most worn fabrics in the world. But denim’s importance today is symbolic.
Actress Lupita Nyong’o has become a force to be reckoned with since her heart wrenching performance as Patsey in the film “12 Years a Slave”. The role earned her a 2014 Academy Award and much deserved recognition and praise in Hollywood. But alongside her Yale University honed acting expertise, Lupita has become well known for her elegant fashion choices as well. While making the rounds during the very busy award circuit following the release of “12 Years a Slave”, Hollywood media and the fashion world both took notice of Lupita’s impeccable style and her ability to make any outfit look absolutely wonderful. If Lupita attends an event, chances are she will be considered the best-dressed actress on the red carpet.