Blake Lively: Stealing the Show at Cannes

Blake Lively has been one of my ultimate style icons since
2007, when I first saw her in Gossip Girl. I’ve followed her career and style
for years and now that she’s married to the man also known as Deadpool, Ryan Reynolds
is a god, and has reportedly another baby on the way to join her little girl,
James, who coincidently is the same age as my little one. I truly coveted Blake’s
maternity style last time around and this time is no different….the only difference
is instead of putting on the baby weight I am currently working on losing it.

Blake’s look this year at Cannes has been a mixture of throwback
Gossip Girl bohemian inspired and look I’m a beautiful Disney princess. So
today I’m going to talk very frankly about each outfit and why I love these
looks…and hopefully won’t sound too crazy.

Blake doesn’t have a stylist and picks her outfits herself
which shows she has a keen eye for fashion, I would love the opportunity to
style her she is a dream and most colours suite her making her the perfect client/model
for most fashion brands, she has the ability to be able to take risks, wear clashing
patterns, wear bold colours and get away with it.

Blake wore an Atelier Versace gown to the premier of ‘The
BFG’ at the Cannes International Film Festival.
The dress is a one-shouldered embellished gown that includes a
thigh-high slit and train. She paired the look with Lorraine Schwartz jewellery
and Christian Louboutin silver strappy sandals. Her hair is in a simple high
ponytail, personally I would have done a simple messy braid but Blake works an
effortless ponytail so well that it somehow works. The dress reminds me of Elsa
from frozen from the silhouette of the dress to the long beautiful light train
to the silver embellishments on the dress.

She also wore Atelier Versace to the premier of ‘Cafe
Society’. The dress is a cut-out crystal mesh gown that includes a train
entirely beaded with Swarovski crystals and paired with Lorraine Schwartz
jewellery and her trademark loose effortless curls. It is beautifully
futuristic and enhances her curves and would have been perfect for the MET Gala
a few weeks ago, even though her dress from the event was stunning and was on
my best dressed list.

While at ‘The Shallows’ photocall Blake wore an exquisite
Gimbattista Valli couture mini dress with shoulder cape detailing and is teamed
with black & white striped Christian Louboutin pumps.  The dress has two sections broken up with a
thin black strap & bow, the top half is adorned with gold, yellow &
green beaded/jewelled flowers while the bottom half is all white yet textured
that complements the top half of the dress while also being wide enough to
cover her bump adequately. The cape is cropped and made using light textured
material which is in contrast to the heavy black jewelled clasp, which is the
only thing I personally don’t like about this outfit.

Blake wore a Vivienne Westwood couture gown to the premier
of ‘Slack Bay’ and lived out everyone’s Cinderella dream.  The couture gown was made up of an embellished
bodice covered in beautiful pastel coloured flowers and a tiered ball gown
skirt which moves in an elegant way.  She
matched it with Lorraine Schwartz jewellery and Christian Louboutin pumps, her
hair is in a beautiful up do that looks windswept yet still elegant. She also
wore a fire engine red jumpsuit by Juan Carlos Obando to the ‘Cafe Society’
photocall. It looked super glamorous and was long yet elegant and was matched
with a skinny neck scarf and a high ponytail.

For the Vanity Fair dinner party at Tetou restaurant who
were thrown back in time to the first season of Gossip Girl where Blake wore a Serena
van der Woodsen inspired red and white striped mini dress. It was paired with a
Chanel red coat from their Spring 2015 couture collection. The red shiny
leather is in stark contrast with the blue, pink, white and red fabric flowers
around the bottom and cuffs of the coat. The blue circular bag, with silver
chain, and sparkly multicoloured stilettos really bring the outfit to life and
make a simple mini dress the centre of attention.

While at a luncheon Blake stepped out in a mustard yellow
Valentino number made from luxurious velvet. The silhouette has a very 70s
bohemian feel to it and wouldn’t look out of place at a music festival, if
teemed with gladiator sandals or dr martins, embracing a tight waist, or the
illusion of one, enhanced by soft ribbons and a gypsy style cropped overlay.
She has styled the look with simple blue teardrop earrings and silver Jimmy
Choo heels while her hair is in her trademark effortless style.

At the after party for her new film ‘Cafe Society’ Blake
showed up in a Salvatore Gerrangamo coat dress. It included a plunging neckline
and feathers around the cuffs and along the hem also filing in where the slit
of the natural line of the coat would be. She has paired it yet again with
Lorraine Schwartz jewellery. The last dress we’ll discuss from Cannes
International Film Festival is the Versace body hugging navy and teal cocktail
dress. The cut-outs around the waist, shoulders and neck really show off her curvy
figure and shows just how intricate the dress is, the cut-outs show off the
teal material as well as her skin making it feel like more of a piece of art
than just a dress.