The 66th Annual Cannes Film Festival starts today! This is the time of year when celebrities the world over jet to the French Riviera to promote their new films. What does that mean for us fashion and beauty watchers? Lots and lots of glorious moments. Let’s remind ourselves how glam it can get by looking at the best looks from last year’s festival, including Nicole Kidman (in Ralph Lauren), Kristen Stewart (in Reem Acra), Reese Witherspoon (in Versace), and Diane Kruger (in Dior). Click to see 79 moments.
Punk’s not dead—and the red carpet at last night’s 2013 Met Gala is proof! Celebrities stayed in line with this year’s Punk: Chaos to Couture theme with their rocker-chic sartorial choices, and we couldn’t help but notice the edgy hair and makeup looks they chose to match, as seen with Kristen Stewart‘s burgundy eye, Sienna Miller‘s spiked headband, Nicole Richie‘s snowy bouffant. Click through to see the 10 beauty moments that had us saying “wow.”
Kristen Stewart chose a fun, printed ensemble by Osman for the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards this weekend, and her manicurist Ashlie Johnson played off of the deep tones of the look to inspire Stewart’s metallic eggplant nails. “Her outfit was this gorgeous purple-blue that looks different depending on the light and angle, just like the nail color,” said Johnson, who chose Chanel’s Le Vernis in Taboo ($27 at chanel.com), a gorgeous new violet shade that has a shimmer of red. And Johnson also offered a tip to prevent any manicure mishaps—like last-minute smudges. “Apply a thin layer of cuticle oil on top of the color,” advised Johnson, who has also painted the famous fingers of Naomi Watts and Rooney Mara. “If you bump one of your nails on the way out, it won’t dent the polish.” Great tip!
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Kristen Stewart’s red carpet hair and makeup always appears completely effortless, but it seems the star gives quite a bit of input for her own look. “Kristen will never beg me to do a red lip,” says her makeup artist Jillian Dempsey, who usually paints rosy lips and smoky eyes on the actress. “Her skin is porcelain—a dream. She doesn’t like to conceal her freckles, so we do a very sheer application of makeup.” And even at the end of the night, it’s Stewart’s amazing skin that keeps her looking fresh. “She’d be the perfect face for a campaign for second-day makeup,” says Dempsey. “When hers wears off, she still looks insanely gorgeous.” To see Kristen’s complete beauty transformation, flip to page 182 of InStyle’s February issue. On the go? Download the issue on your iPad, Nook, or Droid tablet!
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Plus, see Kristen Stewart’s fun fashion choices!
After making his exit from Balenciaga in November, former creative director Nicolas Ghesquière joined Twitter! For his first tweet from @TWNGhesquiere, the French designer posted a photo of a Star Wars storm trooper helmet with the caption, “Thank you to all of you for such a fantastic welcome!” (He already has 4,100 followers). Ghesquière’s 15-year career at Balenciaga is also represented—his Twitter profile photo is a shot of him with the brand’s Florabotanica face, Kristen Stewart. So, say hello!
Plus, see stars who love Balenciaga!
Nearly 10 years ago, Stephenie Meyer famously turned one singular dream into her first-ever writing venture, and now, she’s truly living the dream! Her one-off story became one of the world’s most recognizable and lucrative book and film series ever: The Twilight Saga. Kristen Stewart brought Bella Swan from the pages of a book to reality, and Robert Pattinson breathed vampire life into Edward Cullen. Today, she turns 39, and in celebration, click through photos of the films that changed the pop culture landscape. Then, scroll down for even more coverage. Happy birthday to Stephenie!
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• See Bella Swan’s Vampire Transformation
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• See Breaking Dawn Part 2 Style Evolutions
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• Robert’s Changing Red Carpet Style
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• Behind-the-Scenes: On-Set Style Secrets!
On The Road hits theaters nationwide today! The movie, which is a film adaptation of Jack Kerouac’s classic autobiographical coming-of-age novel, stars Kristen Stewart, Kirsten Dunst, Amy Adams, and Garrett Hedlund as a gang of wandering souls who hit the road on a journey to find themselves. Sam Riley plays the Kerouac character, Sal Paradise. “We’re all such a tight-knit family because everybody was so passionate about the book,” Hedlund told InStyle.com at the Toronto International Film Festival. The ladies of the film had another way to bond—through the Danny Glicker-designed wardrobe on set, even those parts that remain unseen. “He is so caring and specific about details,” Stewart said. “Even with an article of clothing like an undergarment, he’s like ‘Do you feel pretty?’ Do you like it?’ He fuses you into it and allows you to feel a little responsible, involved.” Dunst enchoed that sentiment: “We had high-waisted underwear and bras with a pointed shape—you can tell because of the way your breasts look in the shirts is a more pointed silhouette.” Click here to see where the film is playing near you.
Plus, see Stewart and more promoting the film!
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While all eyes were on Kristen Stewart’s sheer Erdem look at the New York City premiere of On the Road, we also took notice of her sheer petal lipstick. “I wanted to create a sexy cat eye that was a bit ’60s, and modernize it with a soft pink lip,” said her makeup artist Beau Nelson, who used a combo of the Chanel Lip Definer in Pink Sugar and Rouge Coco Sheer Lipshine in Parfait for the star’s lips, which drew upon the neon pink hints in her dress without being overpowering. Nelson traced Stewart’s lips with the pencil, then carefully blended the color and layered the airy pink balm on top. “I patted the product in with my finger to make sure it looked lived-in,” he added. Pick up the lip pencil for $30 and the balm for $33 at chanel.com.
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