Ah the Cannes Film Festival. This festival launched last Wednesday, 16 May, and runs till 27 May 2012 and gives the movie world a preview as to what the next critically acclaimed films are that could be possibilities for next year's Oscars. There are a lot of indie flicks too, that get exposure there but perhaps may not take off in the mainstream. It is generally considered at the top of the film festival circuit, in the same way the Oscars is at the top of the award ceremony circuit. So we get some great fashion. There are a lot of photocalls which, as far as I can tell (I am not a film festival expert so you can correct me if I am wrong on any of this!) consists of photoshoots of cast members for certain films, shot outside - usually on the beautiful waterfront - and in the daytime, so the outfits tend to be more daytime. Then there are the big red carpets for movie premieres, and the opening and closing ceremonies for the festival itself, which is where we get the gowns.
So Glamour's big, fat September 2011 issue included readers' votes on the best beauty products on the market. I always prefer these features because it shows you what real people use and I trust that more than what a paid beauty editor uses when she gets sent endless freebies (call me crazy). If I have used the products that readers recommended, I have given my thoughts on them. I invite all feedback on products you have used that made the list - or, even better, favourite products of yours that didn't make the list!