10 best red carpet (shoe) looks from Cannes 2015

Whether you’re in it for the awards themselves or for the red carpet glamour, it’s hard to stay away from the Cannes buzz these days. We were especially interested in the red carpet footwear, even though it’s usually obscured by floor-length gowns. These were some of our favorite looks from the festival:

Joan Smalls Cannes 2015

While dresses are more customary on the red carpet, Joan Small’s two piece caught our eye. The Alaia design allowed us a peek at the nude shoes from the same brand, which featured floral details and back zippers.

Noémie Lenoir Cannes 2015

Noémie Lenoir showed off her baby bump in a beautiful, loose yellow dress by Chloe, which she paired with blue sandals by Jimmy Choo. The primary colors are great together, and Noémie looked glowing.

Lea Seydoux Cannes 2015

Lea Seydoux arrived at the photocall for “Lobster” in a little black dress with vertical stripes from Prada. Instead of pairing it with black heels, the French actress surprised us with a gorgeous pink pair (also by Prada), with silver straps and a retro heel.

Julianne Moore Cannes 2015

Julianne Moore rocked an asymmetrical burgundy gown from Givenchy, featuring velvet and crocodile, which she paired with matching platform sandals from the same label, and lipstick in that very same shade.

Zoe Kravitz Cannes 2015

Zoe Kravitz’s look was one of the highlights of the opening ceremony of the festival. She wore a white Valentino couture gown with an open back and just slight sheernees in the skirt.

Eva Herziegova Cannes 2015

Eva Herziegova is a silver queen in this sequined number from Dior, which she paired with silver heels from the same fashion house, a white purse and Chopard jewelry. We love the demure high neck and long sleeves contrasting with all the sparkle.

Diane Kruger Cannes 2015

To show her latest film, “Disorder”, Diane Kruger paired a blue mini dress from Dolce&Gabbana with nude sandals by Jimmy Choo. Completely wearable, and so, so chic.

Cate Blanchett Cannes 2015

Cate Blanchett had a lot of great outfits prepared for Cannes, but we especially liked this rock’n’roll one she picked to promote her new movie, “Carol”. The little black dress, jacket and stilettos are all Alexander McQueen.

Naomi Watts Cannes 2015

Chris Sparling can’t take his eyes off of Naomi Watts in her stunning Armani Prive gown. The ruffled, gray number was paired with the simplest black strappy sandals, and long sparkly earrings.

Chanel Iman Cannes 2015

Chanel Iman wore one of the most beautiful dresses we’ve ever seen, a Zuhair Murad couture design with a plunging neckline and lots of tulle. It’s so beautiful, we don’t even care that it covers the shoes completely.

Lupita Nyong'o Cannes 2015

We’ve seen Lupita Nyong’o in many great dresses, but this time she’s outdone herself. The Gucci gown was a show-stopper, and the actress managed to point to all its best angles on the red carpet. She accessorized with green satin platforms from the same Italian fashion house.

Anyone you think we missed from Cannes?

10 best red carpet (shoe) looks from Cannes 2015

Take a break with Andrea Iyamah swimwear

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Just a glance at this lookbook, and we’re ready to start booking our next vacation. Preferably right away. Although you can’t see an actual beach in these pictures, they strongly suggest it, making it hard for us to keep our willpower until summer. Andrea Iyama is a Nigerian-born designer who knows what women want in terms of swimwear: that special swimsuit that no one else at the beach is going to have. The collection includes flattering high waist bottoms, unique one-piece swimsuits, and options for every body shape out there. We love the colorful prints she’s using, so much that we’d actually consider wearing the top below as a regular top.

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Take a break with Andrea Iyamah swimwear

Throwback Thursday: Mo-Saique launch in Ghana, 2012

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The Mo-Saique launch event in Ghana three years ago was a very special one for us. We were in very good company: Joansu Jewellery and Christie Brown clothing. A real dream team! Every once in a while we like to browse through the pictures from the event, so we thought we’d share some of them with you. You can also watch a video from the launch here.

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Throwback Thursday: Mo-Saique launch in Ghana, 2012

Beautiful Aphelele Mbiyo in Gaschette Magazine

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This editorial from Gasquette Magazine caught our eye for many reasons. It could be the beautiful South-African Aphelele Mbiyo posing fiercely, or maybe photographer’s Lauren Fletcher unbeatable skill. Or it could be the impressive head dress styling (by Zakirah Rabaney). There’s a great combination of high street fashion, modern and traditional garments, different cultures and different colors. That could be a recipe for disaster, but in this editorial, it really works.

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Beautiful Aphelele Mbiyo in Gaschette Magazine

3 ways to wear the Heidi shoe

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The Heidi shoe from our Spring 2015 collection is a real beauty. The high, block heel is made of wood, which was hand-carved and painted in Ghana by Wood’n’Things. Same for the front decorative piece. Featuring a peep toe design, the Biscuit version comes in matte leather, and it’s perfect from day to night. Don’t believe us? Here’s proof:

Never-ending styleIt’s like these shoes and this skirt were meant to be together! Pair a printed pencil skirt with a plain, fitted sleeveless top to let it shine. Accessorize with golden jewelry, such as an ear cuff and a ring set, and go for a minimalist clutch in neutral colors. The tan shoes will create the illusion of longer legs, while the interesting details will catch every eye.
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Go a bit more casual by pairing the Heidi shoes with jeans. Roll them up just a bit for an effortless look, and combine them with an interesting, but simple, white blouse. The wooden heels go famously with even more wood accessories, the bag is roomy and practical, while the hat can put an end to any bad hair day.

Picnics of summer

A yellow dress is the epitome of summer! Pair it with the Heidi heels and an upgraded basket bag for an elegant daytime look. Perhaps a garden party? Don’t forget every lady’s essentials –  sunglasses and a silk scarf – and feel free to play with some quirky jewelry.

3 ways to wear the Heidi shoe

Prints galore at Duro Olowu AW15

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Nigerian-born designer Duro Olowu continues to amaze and inspire us with stunning prints season after season. Many runway collection predicted the 70s as a major trend for the upcoming season, but for Olowu this is a signature style. Along with the wide leg pants, tall boots, and flowy maxi dresses, the autumn 2015 collection is marked by gorgeous prints in bright colors. Apparently, the designer was inspired by the work of Dutch painter Kees Van Dongen for this line. The two dresses below, with kimono sleeves and soft fabric, are very high on our wishlist.

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Prints galore at Duro Olowu AW15