So the full line up of the Cannes Film Festival has been announced today, and amidst all of the excitement, we thought we’d take a quick look at the Festival’s opening film – The Great Gatsby.
Rather excitingly there have been oodles of music talents signing up to become part of the party, including Jay-Z, Lana Del Ray and Will I.AM. and to get you all in the mood of what they’re offering to the film, why not check out this cool music sampler…
In addition to this you have a stellar line up of actors including Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire, Joel Edgerton, Isla Fisher and Carey Mulligan. But what’s it all about?
“The Great Gatsby” follows Fitzgerald-like, would-be writer Nick Carraway as he leaves the Midwest and comes to New York City in the spring of 1922, an era of loosening morals, glittering jazz, bootleg kings, and sky-rocketing stocks. Chasing his own American Dream, Nick lands next door to a mysterious, party-giving millionaire, Jay Gatsby, and across the bay from his cousin, Daisy, and her philandering, blue-blooded husband, Tom Buchanan. It is thus that Nick is drawn into the captivating world of the super rich, their illusions, loves and deceits. As Nick bears witness, within and without of the world he inhabits, he pens a tale of impossible love, incorruptible dreams and high-octane tragedy, and holds a mirror to our own modern times and struggles.
From the uniquely imaginative mind of writer/producer/director Baz Luhrmann comes the new big screen adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel The Great Gatsby. The filmmaker will create his own distinctive visual interpretation of the classic story, bringing the period to life in a way that has never been seen before…
Well, whenever there’s a period piece shown on such a scale as this, its bound to have an effect on fashion darling – so whats in store for us fashionistas?
Well it looks like sleek and sexy is the way to go, perfect for those summer parties. Lots of pastel colours, floaty hemlines and daring cleavage dresses! We LOVE! Don’t forget to team all this up with some elegant jewellery, top it off with a gorgeous head dress and some killer heels! Perfect!
The Make Up!
Your Gatsby look wouldn’t be complete without a make up , so its all about shimmering eyes and dark luscious lips, and we found a fab tutorial to help you achieve that amazing Daisy Buchanan inspired look:
If you’re the queen of hosting, then why not try something a little different. We loved the idea of an elegant speakeasy dinner party:
But if you fancied something a little more fun and on a larger scale, you could try something like this:
It wasn’t called the Roaring Twenties for no reason you know!
Let us know how your summer parties and fashion get on, we’d love to share what you’re up to as well!