Blake Lively Wears the Holy Grail of Braids at Cannes (Plus, See Her Gucci Gown from Every Angle)

05/14/2014 at 03:20 PM ET

Blake Lively Gucci gown Cannes Film FestivalWireImage; Rex USA: WireImage

It’s true: We relish a Blake Lively red carpet cameo. And lucky for us (and all you other Blake style enthusiasts out there), we just got our second “Wow” moment of the month. After making jaws drop in a sequin champagne-hued Gucci Première gown at the Met Gala, the star is at it again in another head-turning design by the label.

Lively kicked off the Cannes Film Festival at the Grace of Monaco premiere in a oxblood chiffon dress featuring a thigh-high slit and open back detailing. (See it in motion at left!) And while it’s no surprise the face of Gucci fragrances is often dressed in their designs, we’re still always mesmerized by how perfectly they fit her. She accessorized with ruby-and-diamond Lorraine Schwartz statement earrings and gold Casadei sandals.

“Lorraine Schwartz made the most amazing earrings ever,” Lively told PEOPLE. “She actually made them for the Met, but we ended up thinking they would look better with this dress so we saved them for Cannes.”

RELATED: See even more can’t-miss Cannes looks!

Probably more captivating than the dress? Her long messy braid. From the front it looks like a basic slicked back pony, but from the back the mega-plait can be studied in all its glory. It’s a really fun formal braid look (though for a daytime style, we love Lively’s fishtail.)

Naturally, the face of L’Oréal Paris had an on-point beauty look as well — an allover bronze glow, heavily-lined smoky eye and nude lips. Really the only thing missing is her hot husband Ryan Reynolds on her arm. What do you think of Lively’s look? Does it top her Met Gala moment? Is she the Queen of Cannes so far? Share your thoughts below.

–Brittany Talarico

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Mary Schneider on

She always looks fantastic! I’d love to tour her closet!!!

guest on

She’s a beautiful girl and I think this hairstyle is cute….but not for this event.

Ari on

I don’t like that braid style. She wore it like that a lot on Gossip Girl.

sandra on

She is so gorgeous in anything

guest on

Stunning! The braid is awesome!

Connie on

I would usually think this was too informal for this occasion, but she makes it look charming and it seems to just fit her so well that it looks “in place” even here at Cannes. It’s stylishly quirky and makes her seem purposely tousled in a sexy sort of way.

DaisyMoon on

Love the dress, love the shoes…braid is a hot mess…

Cynz on

Holy Grail of braids? Seriously? From the front she looks classy, from the back she looks just plain messy and tragic!

angie on

She looks stunning, as always, but I’m not sure why the braid is classified as the ‘holy grail’ of braids. It’s just a braid…

Just Sayin' on

The braid just looks like she fell asleep on it. I can do a better braid than that!

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