Fashion and Film

Jane Fonda Sparkles on the Cannes Red Carpet

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Pictured: The always chic and beautiful Jane Fonda at Cannes (photo courtesy of Chopard)

Check out 74 year old actress Jane Fonda on the red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival.  The former French resident and Mrs. Vadim looked amazing! Don’t we all want to look like this at age 74?  Or maybe even younger? This is a good look at any age.  Jane was wearing sparkling jewels by Chopard and Stella McCartney’s Octavia dress, known as the optical illusion dress. The dress is very slimming due to the cut-out pattern on the front.  As for the jewelry, her earrings are a stunning pair of 18k white gold earrings set with 2 magnificent emeralds (66.75carats) and 88 white diamonds by Chopard.  What I wouldn’t give to borrow those gorgeous emeralds. I don’t think those earrings have any peer.

Pictured: The Oh My Love Panel dress on ASOS for $26.00.

As for the dress, the Octavia dress has been worn by many celebrities, perhaps most famously by Kate Winslet last year.  It retails for about $4,000 US at Stella McCartney.  However, you can get the look for much less, because there are many similar dresses on the market.  There’s a similar type dress on the ASOS web site, designed by London Label Oh My Love called the Chaka Mesh Panel Body-Conscious Dress,  and it’s now on sale for $26.00.  I’ve also seen a similar type dress with panels at H&M. For a bit more, check out Nue by Michelle’s Colorblock dress for $109 US. Of course, no one can really make an exact copy of Stella’s fabulous dress, nor should they, but if you want to get a flattering imitation for less than 4k, then take a look at ASOS and Michelle’s. Also check out the super flattering Narcisco Rodriguez for Kohl’s Colorblock dress. 


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