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The look of the 2012 Cannes International Film Festival

Every year, new films from around the world premiere on the festival circuit. And while you’ve probably heard of some of the larger festivals – Toronto, Sundance, and Berlin, to name a few – the most prestigious and well-known is the Cannes International Film Festival.

Typically, the Cannes Film Festival lasts just under a week, and its days are filled with film screenings, benefits, galas, and the Grand Jury awards. And all those red carpet events translate into a seemingly endless parade of red carpet fashion.

Actors and supermodels rocked the red carpet in outfits that we admired from our side of the Atlantic. Statement-making stunners and edgy, contemporary looks made the strongest impact on the fashion junkies at BTR.

Here’s a look at our faves.

Kylie Minogue and Milla Jovovich used glimmering, metallic fabrics to help them stand out, and Kate Upton and Diane Kruger sported exaggerated silhouettes to make themselves memorable.

The detailing on the dresses worn by catwalkers Liu Wen and Erin Wasson made us look twice, and Sky Ferreira and Kim Kardashian showed us that today, even leather has its place on the red carpet.

We can’t wait to see what next year’s festival has in store!

The looks of the 2012 MTV Movie Awards

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At BTR, we like to think of the MTV Movie Awards as Oscar’s rebellious, fun little sister.

Every year, stars use the event as a forum for risk-taking. Sometimes they’re successful (like Emma Watson’s digital print frock by Brood this year), and sometimes less so (Paris Hilton’s blue bra top and shredded-hem skirt in 2003 and Lil Kim’s painted denim and flower-shaped pasties in 2001 immediately spring to mind).

To be honest, we’re not sure which we love seeing more.

From Leighton Meester in a (too?) casual shorts ensemble, to Christina Ricci in a Christian Siriano dress embellished with watch parts, to Jennifer Aniston fiercely renaming the LBD (Little Black Dress) the BLD (Black Leather Dress), the looks really ran the gamut this year.

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There were flops and there was fabulousness – and we enjoyed it all.

Chanel’s Versailles Resort Spectacular

Every year, Karl Lagerfeld dreams up a collection for the Resort/Cruise season inspired by an exotic locale, and stages a grand spectacle of a show in that place. Past destinations include Saint Tropez, Venice Italy, and Miami.

This year’s tour-de-force occurred in one of the world’s most opulent spots – the palace of Marie Antoinette, otherwise known as Versailles in Paris.

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The show took place at the fountains in the garden, and the models sported pale-hued hair and Chanel’s iconic interlocking C logo on their faces. The collection (referred to by Chanel’s go-to DJ Michel Gaubert as “ghetto royale”) was a perfect fusion of historic and modern, with lace cuffs and brocade details appearing alongside slouchy trousers and platform sneakers.

As always, Chanel’s signatures – pearls, chain-handled bags, and pieces crafted in boucle tweed – were seen throughout. Pastel shades and white were most prevalent, but there was a smattering of classic black.

If Marie Antoinette was alive today, we’re sure Lagerfeld’s creations would be right up her alley.

The look of the 2012 Billboard Awards

On May 20th, the A-list descended on the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas to celebrate the past year’s biggest chart-toppers at the 2012 Billboard Music Awards. And while performances by Justin Bieber and Katy Perry rocked the house, the real stars on the white carpet were the clothes.

At any music industry awards show, the dress code is more relaxed than say, the Oscars. This leaves celebs free to take risks. From neutrals (like Jordin Sparks in a perfectly-fitting DVF number) to vibrant hues (Usher’s look-at-me blue suit), from short (hello Miley Cyrus’s legs in a Jean Paul Gaultier jacket) to long (Carrie Underwood, resplendent in an ethereal Oscar de la Renta confection), we saw it all at this year’s Billboards – and we’re glad that we did.

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Can’t wait to see next year’s looks!

Shop pieces from the jewelry designer of Dancing With The Stars

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Just in time for tonight’s Dancing With The Stars season 14 finale, we’ve got an event cut out for the jewelry lovers out there (to be fair, we’re pretty sure there’s one in all of us).

Anne Koplik Designs is the official jewelry brand of DWTS. It’s also had a starring role on 90210, The View, and America’s Got Talent. And it doesn’t stop there. The dazzling collection has hit the stage at the Emmys, the Tonys, and the American Music Awards. Magazine editors are enamored as well – it’s been seen in the pages of In Style, Lucky, and Good Housekeeping.

Designed and produced in New York, the line spans a variety of aesthetics. Whether you opt for classic pieces, whimsical, almost ethereal stunners, or you like some vintage inspiration, Anne Koplik’s got a little something special for you.

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