Saturday, 14 May 2011
Black and white picture show
This is a first for That's Not My Age, I don't normally do the red-carpet round-up kind of post but Blogger's near-death experience has obviously had an impact. Blog-loose and fancy-free, I was idly flicking through the Cannes Film Festival images yesterday when up popped Cheryl Cole in a sleek white Stephane Rolland evening gown - two days after her big-haired American debut wearing what looked like someone else's clothes. Huge improvement. Anyhow, I got to thinking about style and such matters and realised that some of the more wearable Cannes looks were simple monochrome outfits. Actually, I think Tilda Swinton's blouse could be described as nude, but hey let's not quibble over a few shades on the colour spectrum. I can't wait to see We Need to Talk About Kevin, read the book on holiday a few years ago and couldn't put it down. Bet Tilda's ace as Kevin's mum.
A simple understated attitude feels kind of appropriate on the Riviera. All very elegant, very French, very Coco Chanel. Speaking of which, here are a couple of photos from the Chanel Cruise Collection show:
Stella Tennant does casual glamour. Watch the Chanel show here.
Oh and three cheers for Ines de la Fressange in Roger Vivier flats.
Photos: Getty, EPA and Reuters