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Cannes 2014 Style Awards: The Beauty and Fashion Looks That Stood Out Above the Rest

May/23/2014 at 09:00 AM ET

While the official mission statement for the Cannes Film Festival describes it as an occasion to raise awareness of films that contribute to the development of cinema, we believe that it should be rewritten to, “An event where Hollywood’s finest take fashion risks in plunging gowns, bold lips and noteworthy hairstyles.” (But that’s just our opinion.)

Over the past week we have seen some looks that have left us absolutely envious (Seriously, have you seen Blake Lively lately?) and others that we would be way too timid to try. Take a look below to see which of your favorite celebs earned nods in our beauty and fashion awards for rocking some seriously striking trends.

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Boldest Lip: The first award in our beauty category goes to supermodel Coco Rocha (left). While everyone else stuck with a basic red, nude or pink, she opted for a gothic-inspired deep purple to contrast her white Gabriela Cadena column gown. (Take that, Naomi Campbell!)

Biggest Braid: When Blake Lively stepped on the scene on day one of the festival, we didn’t think her enormous plait could be rivaled (see it from all sides here) — but Eva Longoria (center) proved us wrong. The actress showed up to the Foxcatcher premiere with a voluminous fishtail that mirrored her revealing cutout.

Most Enviable Waves ( … and dresses, and husband … ): But Lively did emerge victorious in another hair category. Though tons of Cannes attendees brought the glamour, we ultimately decided that her thick, luxurious waves from the Mr. Turner premiere were the perfect topper for her Chanel Couture iridescent dress.

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Highest Slit: After a while, we started to lose track of the number of thigh-high slits we saw on the red carpet this week. Though every celeb seemed to want to show off their stems, we noticed one supermodel that ultimately deserved the prize. Adriana Lima’s Alexandre Vauthier Couture bustier dress (left) took the trend to new heights with an opening that rivals Angelina Jolie’s 2012 Oscars dress.

Maximum Number of Embellishments: We were mesmerized not only by the many colors on Marion Cotillard’s Maison Martin Margiela Couture mini (center), but also by the sheer number of beads, gems and other bric-a-brac it took to make this piece (we’re not going to start counting, but we can guess the total is well into the thousands).

Biggest “YAAAAS” Moment: The second one editor saw Rosie Huntington-Whiteley’s look (right), she sent it to the rest of the team with the subject line, “Dead.” All eyes were on the model as she walked down the red carpet in her strapless Gucci Première gown with perfect free-flowing tresses and flawless makeup.

Did you see any other noteworthy looks on the Cannes red carpet that deserve a style award? Let us know in the comments section and tell us who was your favorite!

–John Soper

Nicole Richie: I Had Matching Tour Costumes With My Dad In the '80s

Feb/27/2014 at 03:21 PM ET

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Some fashionistas are born, others are made, and some picked up their best style tips from a Lionel Richie tour in the ’80s. Nicole Richie falls into the latter category. Though we’ve long loved the star’s effortless boho/urban/trendy/edgy style mix, we’ve never known the true origins of her interest in fashion — until now.

“My dad had a costume designer named Edna, and she would make me matching tour outfits out of his excess fabric. We’re talking jewels and sequins, very flashy,” she says in this month’s Philadelphia Style magazine. “She’d let me come to work with her in downtown L.A., and she showed me how she makes all these costumes. When I started competitively figure skating when I was 9, she and I designed all of my costumes together, and I just knew that it was something I wanted to do.”

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Red Carpet Trend Report: The Scoop on Big (and Baby) Bows, Underwear as Outerwear and the Pumps to Put Away

Feb/21/2014 at 06:00 PM ET

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In our weekly roundup of the looks that are gaining fashion ground (and the ones losing their style street cred), we saw some major bow detailing, a top that can’t even be called cropped (it’s too tiny) and footwear that has passed it’s expiration date (for now).
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Brit Awards 2014 Style: Sexy Sequins Rule the Evening (and Beyoncé Sparkles Most of All, Of Course)

Feb/19/2014 at 06:12 PM ET

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We think the invite for the Brit Awards probably listed a dress code along the lines of “Must Sparkle” or “Sequins Required,” because allover bling was a major trend on the red carpet and on stage at the award show. (Even Lorde complied!) So we rounded up some of the most shiny style moments of the night. Read More

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From Date Night to Brunch, Exactly What to Wear This Weekend

Sep/27/2013 at 03:20 PM ET

Don’t spend one more second in front of your closet than you have to this weekend. Instead, let us do the heavy lifting to ensure you send September out in style. And since in many climates, our opportunities for bare-legged weekends are rapidly coming to a close, we picked three looks that let you take full advantage of this ephemeral moment in time.
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Topless Streakers and a Killer Step Team, Plus More Unexpected Happenings at Paris Fashion Week!

Sep/26/2013 at 05:14 PM ET

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If you haven’t noticed, September is a marathon month of style. First NYFW, followed by London and Milan. Then all the red carpet glam at the Emmys. And now Paris Fashion Week is here to round out your fix. So we compiled some of our must-see moments from the French capital, including topless streakers (!) who bum-rushed the catwalk at Nina Ricci’s show and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley’s epic strut for Balmain.

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From Date Night to Brunch, Exactly What to Wear This Weekend

Sep/20/2013 at 07:23 PM ET

The stars may be getting all done up for the Emmys on Sunday starting, oh, now, but we’ve still got the whole weekend to play around with our looks, right? Here’s what to wear to make it a memorable one. Read More

 

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