Bonjour, Solange Knowles, Octavia Spencer, Emma Watson, and Nicole Kidman! With the Cannes Film Festival underway in the French Riviera, we’re staying on top of all the fabulous fashion right here. See what these stars wore and plenty more of the biggest Cannes fashion moments in the gallery.
Flashes of flesh are popping up all over the red carpet in the form of cut-out dresses. Stars love this look for its mix of sophistication and sexiness, and we saw plenty of skin-showing styles at the 2013 Met Gala last night. Gwen Stefani showed off her abs in Maison Martin Margiela, Solange Knowles added a pop of stomach in Kenzo, Olivia Wilde bared her belly in Calvin Klein, and Emma Watson favored asymmetry in Prabal Gurung. And that’s not all. Click to see more stars in cut-out dresses—because what’s fiercer than showing a little skin?
Our Look of the Day top picks this week were all about color! The outfits that topped our list are: Lauren Conrad in an orange dress, Olivia Palermo in a fringed BIRD by Juicy Couture vest, Solange Knowles in a floral Dolce & Gabbana design, Emma Stone in a bright Valentino ensemble and houndstooth Ferragamo pumps, and Emmy Rossum in a red Temperley London dress. Which one is your favorite? Tell us by voting in the poll below! More
Solange Knowles held her own fashion show for her newest music video for “Losing You,” wearing clothes by Suno, Diane von Furstenberg, Opening Ceremony, ASOS, and more. And she didn’t do it alone! The younger Knowles, who styles herself in everyday life, called upon the fashion expertise of sister Beyoncé’s stylist Ty Hunter (inset) to achieve the colorful, downtown-cool look of the video. “Ty is really good at what he does,” Knowles told InStyle.com at the launch of Absolut Tune in New York last night. “But obviously he’s extremely busy [working with my sister]. So I use him for the big dog things—I typically save those Ty cards for videos, though recently I’ve started to work with him a lot more.” For the “Losing You” video, shot in Cape Town, South Africa, the pair styled the looks on-the-go. “We didn’t have changing rooms on set, because a lot of the video was just a drive-by-in-a-van sort of thing,” she told us. “We literally would take our suitcases out around the van and pick out what my friends were going to wear.” See their styling in action by watching the video below.
Plus, see more of Solange’s best looks!
Solange Knowles famously styles herself—one of the few celebrities to do so—which is why we were excited to see what she would wear to host last night’s Absolut Tune launch party at The Top of the Standard in New York. Her pick: A cut-out satin and chiffon bustier dress by Esteban Cortazar, the former designer of Emanuel Ungaro, who launched his own line in 2010. She snagged the dress impulsively, buying it on net-a-porter.com for $1,280 and utilizing the website’s new premiere same-day delivery service. “Literally, I saw it this morning, and it came in a few hours later,” she told InStyle.com. She built the outfit around its stand-out accessory—a soon-to-be-released mirrored red bag by the up-and-coming New York brand Rauwolf. “I really wanted to wear this clutch,” she said. “I just died when I saw it!” Giuseppe Zanotti sandals completed her look.
Plus, see Solange and her sis.
Beyoncé’s little sis Solange Knowles knows how to balance her love of fashion—she recently sat front row in Milan and New York—and music. This week she turns her attention to the latter, releasing the first follow-up track and video to her debut album, 2008′s Sol-Angel and the Hadley St. Dreams, “Losing You.” The video is a visual jackpot for lovers of fashion, co-styled by Solange herself and Beyoncé’s stylist Ty Hunter. Filmed in Cape Town, South Africa, it features high-fashion looks supplied by the likes of Kenzo, Diane von Furstenberg, J.Crew, Suno, and Opening Ceremony. “When I wear something girlish, like pastels, I tend to do it in tailored silhouettes, like menswear-style pants,” she told InStyle of how she picks her looks recently. Check it out for yourself above and tell us what you think in the comments below!
Plus, learn more about the singer below!
Buongiorno, fashion lovers! This weekend, we went from London to Milan to see next spring’s best styles—and the stars came, too. From Solange Knowles with Roberto Cavalli at Just Cavalli to Serena Williams with Roberto Armani at Giorgio Armani, click through to see all the designer muses we spotted in Europe.
Brighten up your fall look with a poppy red pout. As bold as it is pretty, a crimson lip adds instant glamour to any ensemble. Get inspired by the exaggerated lips from the Prada Spring 2013 runway or take a cue from our InStyle Makeover cover girl, Julianne Hough, who recently stepped out with a prominent pucker. Everyone can pull off the look—the key is finding the right color for your complexion. If you have fair skin, look for hues with blue undertones, while warmer skin tones should stick with shades that have a yellow-orange base. Just remember when wearing a bold red lip to dab a light layer of concealer onto your pout before applying product. This mutes your natural lip color and allows the true shade to come through. Gabrielle Union, Cobie Smulders, and Solange Knowles all recently made beauty statements with red lipstick. Plus, click through the gallery below for more celebrities working the on-trend poppy pucker.