Cannes film festival is not just a celebration of art, cinema, movie making, actors and celebrities; it’s also a festival that celebrates its fans, people who visit Cannes from all over the world to watch it, influencers and media, the students of movie making, makeup professionals, stylists and real people like us…it truly is a festival in every perspective.

Day 1 in Cannes look in collaboration by KOOVS Fashion

Beaches of Cannes

Streets of the old town in Cannes

The town, as I arrived to attend the festival and also to see this beautiful part of the French Riviera, was buzzing with action, no reserve energy but all fluid and active…a progressive town with its inhabitants full of verve and enthusiasm as they greet everyone from all the parts of the world with equanimity and love.

A beautiful resort town by the Mediterranean with amazing climate known for its association with the rich and famous…and most importantly home to the Palais des festival and its red carpet walk of fame.

This town has upmarket boutiques & boulevards, a walk along the promenade & exploration of the streets will leave you starstruck as every woman is a fashionista here specially in this time of the year.

The town offers luxury hotels with some great food to gorge on, picturesque locales with its pristine beaches that show the true colours of water…dancing to the rhythm of life and some mindblowing parties that happen during the festivals hosted by the luxury brands that outshine brilliance as you become a spectator of this opulence and grandeur. The Cannes town at this moment is charged and overflowing with energy and flashy with celebrities in their craziest best fashion and style statements. Cannes in itself is a statement and the cynosure of the world map
at the moment.

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Day 2 with Prasoon Joshi, AR Rahman, and Kashmira Shah

Red Carpet Debut

Red carpet and how I feel

These stars who arrive at Cannes film festival are not just stars but they are artists from world cinema who have to be fulfilling the expectations of their fans and critics alike, in cinemas as artists, and as stars leaving a trail of stardust behind, as they walk the red carpet of Cannes film festival. This surely is a lot of pressure and great emotional feeling & affair too at the same time, since every foot they put forward while climbing up the steps of red carpet is a reminder of their journey that has made them reach to these heights and that’s the look and smile that can’t escape the face of these beauties donned in their plumage as they fathom the true brilliance of each step…this is the magical Cannes red carpet that brings the best out of the best…

The amazing journey of film stars and the art of film making is showcased each day during the festivals while the movies from world cinema premiere and these stars walk and grace the red carpet adding dollops of oomph and a dash of chutzpah, an incredible mix of passionate fashion and art of cinema… a sight and a feeling that lingers on forever impressed on your heart if you become an audience to it.

Hence I say there’s so much more than just fashion in Cannes film festival, there’s philosophy and hard work (if we change our lens that are just focussing on flaws and good looks), there’s love of locals and fans alike (who don’t mind policing and being pushed around or being pushy, as a  matter of fact). There’s a lot of creativity around the town in the form of people, things, food, artifacts…there’s more to Cannes than the film festival, there’s an opportunity for every fan to see there favorite stars, there’s commerce for the town, there is a learning for each student, a thought for a philosopher, a grand spectacle for a visualizer and a dreamer, a chance for directors from diverse countries to come together to collaborate and experiment in the field of movie making thereby uniting the world in one canvas; there are yacht and beach parties for the tourists and some incredibly entertaining night life and finally the beautiful people who make all of this worthwhile.

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We loved the look of Eva Longoria in her gold champagne dazzling gown, Kangana Ranaut who is porcelain beauty and the only celebrity who was wearing a beautiful gold saree, Deepika padukone-the queen of Bollywood.

Cannes is an alluring and enticing beauty that has put together all its colorful feathers and is in its a full bloom of youth and cheer. Yes, it is the Game of thrones…eccentricity, blinding dazzle, dressed to kill and outshine the rest, the celebrities in their opulence making a statement of being the khalisi of the stardom. The game of thrones begins where stars are the knights in their shining glamorous armour mounted on the pride of their achievements, entering the red carpet with elan, parading while they ooze their power over fans and paparazzi as we are left enamoured and disarmed. And that’s the way aha aham ..we like it…(yes this is the song that played when Eva Longoria made her debut on the red carpet in her dazzling champagne gold gown and stole the show on day 3)

Day 3

Beach Day in collaboration by Vero Moda India

Anuja Pandey & Aashish Dubey
Fashion n lifestyle blogger n influencer