The Venice Film Festival is one of my favourite red carpet events. It's often a chance for lesser known red carpet stars to make their satorical mark and show that, they too, can rock a red carpet like Hollywood Royalty. As at the Cannes Film Festival, there's usually an outsider or too who usually are slightly nonplus but seem to up their game and really style it up for a series of red carpet appearances.
It shocks me nearly as much as you'll be shocked to read this, but for me at the Venice Film Festival, my favourite looks have come from not one, but two former Disney stars. Teenage super-brands, Selena Gomez (Mrs Bieber) and Vanessa Hudgens. Both have looked absolutely gorgeous on the red carpet and at press events promoting their film, 'Spring Breakers'.
At the Venice Film Festival premiere, Selena wore a striking powered pink Versace Atelier gown and Vanessa wore an art deco inspired Temperley London gown, which she accessorised with a stunning gold clutch. And not to leave their 'best' on the red carpet, both showed serious style potential at day press events. Vanessa Hudgens' black and white Blumarine floral dress was both classic and fresh, and although a typical older style, really looked elegant on her, while Selena Gomez's baroque Dolce & Gabbana dress was vampish and while classic, was slightly more grown-up-sexy than we usually see from her. I think it's exciting to see these two blossom into their style, and have already loved some of their Toronto Film Festival looks.
And even more exciting is the fact that I'll be in Venice myself in 3 short days!