Cannes 2011: Flat Out Gorgeous

Twelve days, hundreds of red carpets, thousands of photo ops – it’s bound to be tough on a girl’s toes.

No wonder many starlets fancied flats on more than a few occasions during the Cannes Film Festival.

Elizabeth Olsen in Guiseppe Zanotti Flats at the Cannes 2011 Film Festival on exshoesme.com.
Giuseppe Zanotti, as seen on the tender tootsies of Elizabeth Olsen.
Elizabeth Olsen wearing The Row at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival on exshoesme.com.
The other Olsen sister was wearing sib label, The Row with her fab flats.
Elizabeth Olsen at 2011 Cannes Film Festival wearing The Row on exshoesme.com.
Is it me, or does she have a Maggie Gyllenhaal thing going on?

And there is that hair adornment on the red carpet, again.

Elizabeth Olsen at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival on exshoesme.com.
Love this soft updo. Must try it next time I am on the Riviera and/or red carpet.

Speaking of Rivieras, this woman knows a thing or two about French style.

Ines de la Fressange wearing Carven and Roger Vivier Flats at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival on exshoesme.com.
Don't you wish we could pull this off?

Inès opted for Roger Vivier flats – she is a consultant for the brand, after all. She was also part of the Draper’s Convention at the Fest.

Uma Thurman is no stranger to flats, and she was caught in them throughout Cannes.

Uma in Jimmy Choo Flats at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival on exshoesme.com.
Uma in her Jimmy Choos.
Uma Thurman wearing Chanel Haute Couture at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival on exshoesme.com.
Novel concept for moi: flats and Haute Couture - Chanel, in this case.

It dizzies me to think of the number of ensembles Ms. Thurman had to pack for this trip. As a jury member, she was on ze tapis rouge every evening, at photo calls during the day, out and about in separate outfits and of course, at the pre, post and party parties.

Uma Thurman Partying at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival on exshoesme.com.
If this isn't Dolce and Gabbana, it ought to be. Uma channels their Italian widow look on the French Riviera.

Incidentally, those are the same GZs as Elizabeth’s, above.

When Uma did opt for heels – at the Cannes closing ceremony – she stood high above the rest in more ways than one. She knocked a few thousand others down an inch or three, by donning one of the biggest trends this season – electric blue.

Uma Thurman at the Closing Cerermony at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival on exshoesme.com.
Hard to miss the spark of electric blue against a red carpet!
Uma Thurman with fellow jury members at the Closing Cerermony at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival on exshoesme.com.
Jury, what say you? Uma, stands out amongst the crowd (her fellow jury members).
Uma Thurman and Jude Law at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival on exshoesme.com.
Gracefully carried. Oh, and hey Jude, nice shoes.

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Images: 1-3: PacificCoastNews.com; 4. Elizabeth: Photo by Pascal Le Segretain – Getty Images Europe; 5. Ines: Photo by Ian Gavan – Getty Images Europe; 6,8. Uma: Photo by FlynetPictures.com; 7, 9, 10. Uma: Photo by Bauer Griffin; 11. Uma: Photo by Francois Durand – Getty Images Europe.

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