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Confession: 12 days of red carpet recaps is too much for even the most style obsessed (this girl). Please accept my sincere apology for grouping days 8-12 together in the epic red carpet journey that is Cannes 2013.

Day 8 Official Selection: Alessandra Ambrosio in Elie Saab

With so many neutral palettes flooding the French Riviera this year, Alessandra’s canary yellow gown was a refreshing contrast.


Day 9 Official Selection: Rosie Huntington-Whitely in Dior

Effortless, sexy and timeless: this high-low Dior dress suits RHW perfectly. Plus, she looks ultra-comfortable and supremely confident in her choice…always important.

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Day 10 Official Selection: Olivia Palermo in a Roberto Cavalli dress and Zara jacket

Olivia definitely brings the shine factor in her shimmering gold halter gown. While the dress is gorgeous, what I really like about her look is how she mixed high and low fashion and took the risk to wear it on the red carpet. Points for Miss Palermo.

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Day 11 Official Selection: Bianca Balti in Dolce & Gabbana

I can’t even imagine how much this dress weighs – possibly more than the stunning Italian model – but it is worth its weight in glamour. The deep red color and black underpinnings are made to be shown off on the red carpet. This is what all of Cannes should be.


Photo credit: Dolce & Gabbana

Day 12 Official Selection: Nicole Kidman in Giorgio Armani

At the film fest’s closing ceremony, jury member Nicole Kidman did not disappoint. The structured plunging neckline and touch of beading look divine on her statuesque silhouette. This is one of my favorite looks of the entire festival, and I’m so glad she saved it for the final day.


Which look was your favorite? Let me know in the comments or tweet me @herwritemind.