I cannot believe this was my ninth year going to Cannes Film Festival! It’s kind of crazy to look back and see how far fashion and technology has come–I used to rock bright yellow hand bags and take blurry pictures with my Blackberry LOL. For this year’s Cannes Film Festival, I created a mood board that was chock fill of 90s references–think supermodels and lots of shorter hairstyles because my girls Bella Hadid, Kendall Jenner and Lily Collins all have shorter hair now. Cannes is a great way to debut new hair looks and styles because the South of France is all about the Fashion and everyone likes to glam up a lot more. Below, take a look at behind-the-scenes photos, snaps, and videos from my recent trip to the Cannes Film Festival!
From minimal with a middle part, to structured buns, I did so many fun looks for Kendall this year. I worked closely with @marnixmarni and @1maryphillips to create some gorgous looks for Kendall. Her wardrobe was so amazing and Mary and I have a blast collabing on hair and makeup looks for her. One of my career highlights thus far was Kendall in that Giambattista Valli dress with Chopard jewels on the Cannes red carpet. The look came together so effortlessly–and I loved watching Kendall work that wind!
One of my favorite things about Bella is she is always into trying new looks. I was super inspired by ’90s supermodels for a lot of her looks with fringe. And as if Cannes wasn’t enough, being in Rome with Bella and Bulgari was a dream come true. Watching her walk down the Spanish Steps still gives me chills thinking about it. Her stylist @elizabethsulcer and makeup @ninapark and I were so feeling the Roman Holiday theme and the look just went to an Audrey Hepburn meets 90s supermodel vibe.
Lily is the ultimate chameleon and it’s always fun to see what @robzangardi and @marielwashere put her in! The woman knows how to be versatile and @makeupvincent and I had so much fun the whole week coming up with different characters for her through hair and makeup. We did bangs, curls, a unique twist on a classic pony–we created so many cool and unexpected looks.
And that’s a wrap!
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