Cannes Film Festival 2017 – Bollywood Babes Sizzle

Cannes Film Festival 2017 is the hottest event on the social calendar, south of France. Cannes Film Festival is as much about red carpet fashion as it is about cinema. Distinct from the Met Museum Gala’s avant garde aura, the red carpet at Cannes combines elegance with glamour.

The 5 hottest trends to emerge from the Cannes Film Festival 2017 are as follows:

Cannes Film Festival 2017 Slashed Hems:

Bare legs became a red carpet sensation at Cannes 2017. Supermodel Bella Hadid in an Alexander Vaulthier gown and social media sensation Emily Ratajkowski in an oyster pink slit dress bared their impeccably toned legs with aplomb . Uma Thurman was statuesque in a pale pink sculpted dress with a high slit. Bollywood star Deepika Padukone made her first major appearance at Cannes dressed in an emerald green off shoulder dress offering a sneak peek of her never ending limbs. But it was 70 year old Susan Sarandon who proved that age is no bar to a flash of exposed leg.

Bollywood rules:

Bollywood diva Aishwarya Rai was the toast of papparazzi in a Cinderellaesque powder blue hand beaded gown created by Phillipino designer Michael Cinco. She followed it up with a ruffled Ralph and Russo gown. For her maiden appearance at Cannes, as the newly recruited brand ambassador of L’oreal cosmetics, Deepika Padukone wore an emerald green Brandon Maxwell sheath with thigh high slits. The clean, no fuss look was highlighted with peacock eyes and diamond ear cuffs. Looking for Bollywood inspired fashion? Your search ends at Deidaa. Shop at Deidaa for designer silk scarves, maxi dresses, digital printed kaftan dresses, handmade beaded clutch bags and more.

Champagne flows:

Champagne flowed physically and metaphorically as the stars made a big switch from the flamboyant to the subtle. Emily Ratajkowski, Uma Thurman and Bella Hadid showed off cleavage baring corsetry and figure hugging silhouettes in champagne and nude colours. Elle Fanning wore a Vivienne Westwood off shoulder gown scribbled with signature Westwood motifs.

Colour my world with cobalt blue and vivid red:

Winnie Harlow’s cobalt blue Zuhair Murad dress provided the perfect foil to the neutrals and shell pinks as did Julian Moore’s burgundy lace halter gown. In her alternate Cannes avatar, Bella Hadid wore a quilted red dress with a necklace from Bulgari’s iconic serpenti range. Harley Baldwin’s cobalt blue peplum dress with a deep cleavage added to the colour quotient.

Embroidery and beading hold their own:

If you are talking glamour, you can’t go beyond beading and embroidery. Princess of Venice and French actress Clotilde Courau did full justice to her royal lineage, dressed in a pale pink Elie Saab gown with a beaded bodice. Eva Herzigova added glamour to the red carpet, dressed in an opulent metallic Roberto Cavalli couture gown. Jessica Chastain wore an Alexander McQueen dress with an embroidered torso. Chris Lee in a cheong sam inspired dress spangle with embroidered tigers and Jessica Chastain in a beaded mini dress with floor length fringed tassels kept the handmade banner flying.

Craving a dash of red carpet glamour? Deidaa’s cobalt blue silk dress accessorised with one of Deidaa’s exquisitely handcrafted clutch bags  can unleash the diva in you!

Contact Deidaa for more styling advice. Post comments and suggestions on deidaablog or at http://www.facebook.com/deidaafashiononline,  #regram @deidaafashiononline, tag #deidaafashionline. Each post, comment or regram is rewarded with a #coupon code for 10% discount across all products at deidaashop. For more Cannes Film Festival photos, follow Deidaa at http://www.facebook.com/deidaafashiononline or on instagram @deidaafashiononline.

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Are you running out of gift ideas this Mother’s Day?

The countdown has begun. It is barely a week before Mother’s Day. Are you running out of gift ideas this Mother’s Day? To make matters worse, you are time poor and on a budget. Do not leave Mother’s Day planning till the end. Last minute gift shopping can be a recipe for disaster. You may end up picking up the wrong colour or a size too small, or something that does not suit your mother’s style.

Most mums do not look for expensive gifts or elaborate rituals. They look for thought and action that reflect how well you know them and care for them. How well do you know your mum? Is she a traveler or a crafter? Does she have green fingers? Is she a domestic goddess? Does she belong to the pearls and twin set club or is she the ’70s wild child?

There are several options. If your mum has roving feet, put current travel catalogues in one of  Deidaa’s colourful canvas tote bags and place it next to her favourite armchair. A bone china tea service and some sachets of her favourite cuppa may add to the ambience. I will let you into a little secret – a little bird told me I am getting a box of Harrods Earl Grey tea this Mother’s Day!

A haute mum will appreciate a ‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s theme with a concoction of Chantilly lace wool scarves, pearl strands, blue china and soy candle.

A mum who loves a bit of retail therapy will love an improptu shopping spree wrapped up with coffee and macaroons at her favourite cafe’.

Every mum will appreciate a handmade coupon book of household chores which she can encash for some ‘me time’

At the end of the day, most mums would like to spend quality time with those they have brought into this world and/or nurtured.

Don’t have your mum with you any more? Do not despair. Shower your love on a mother figure who has inspired you or made a difference to your life or even the friendly elderly neighbour who makes it point to stop and say hello every morning. My mother – Deidaa of Deidaafashiononline – succumbed to an incurable illness prematurely. She was generous to a fault and I try to live up to her giving spirit by spreading a little bit of cheer every Mother’s Day.

Got some tips of your own this Mother’s Day? Post comments and suggestions on deidaablog or at http://www.facebook.com/deidaafashiononline,  #regram @deidaafashiononline, tag #deidaafashionline. Each post, comment or regram is rewarded with a #coupon code for 10% discount across all products at deidaashop. For more Mother’s Day photos,  follow Deidaa at http://www.facebook.com/deidaafashiononline or on instagram @deidaafashiononline.

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