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Bella Hadid, Alessandra Ambrosio and Kirsten Dunst’s Cannes Beauty with Charlotte Tilbury

Cannes Beauty: Bella Hadid, Kirsten Dunst and Alessandra Ambrosio

There is no more glamorous an event than the Cannes Film Festival on the French Riviera. The international awards show that celebrates global cinema attracts the world’s loveliest and most accomplished celebrities. So naturally Charlotte Tilbury’s team would be on hand to help a handful of models and starlets look camera ready.

Here are her tips for getting the looks seen on these famous faces.

HERE’S HOW TO RE-CREATE BELLA’S, KIRSTEN’S AND ALESSANDRA’S LOOKS

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The Weekend Guide: April 29-May 1

VIVA from Magnolia PicturesHéctor Medina in VIVA, a Magnolia Pictures release. Photo courtesy of Magnolia Pictures.

SEE: VIVA
Exploring the complicated codes of machismo and gay culture in a destitute but transitioning sector of Havana, VIVA is both a touching and harsh film. Jesus, a gay hairdresser, pursues his drag star dreams while hustling on the side. His father, Angel, returns from a stint in prison and forcefully sets himself up in Jesus’s home and life. As they struggle to reconcile, Mama, an aging queen, offers tough warmth and protection to both men.

Eva Hesse
German-American sculptor Eva Hesse died of a brain tumor at just 34. But her short life contained more hardship and success than most. Escaping the Holocaust, Hesse came to the U.S., where she studied at Yale. This documentary explores her artwork and journals to show an accomplished young artist celebrated by her Conceptual artist peers and committed to her craft as she confronted adversity and ultimately death.

READ: Golden Delicious by Christopher Boucher
Appleseed, Massachusetts, is the town that metafiction built. When the economy begins to rot, due to a blight of bookworms that burrow into the residents’ very meaning, the young narrator finds his own life and that of those he loves upended. Boucher’s strange story is referentially so. Prepare to meet Reader and question the very act of literature as you consume this book.

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The Weekend Guide: April 15-17

Kevin MorbyHEAR: Singing Saw by Kevin Morby
If comparisons to the lyrical geniuses Lee Hazelwood, Leonard Cohen and Bob Dylan haven’t been enough to lure you to Kevin Morby’s albums, well, then we don’t have words for you. Morby’s third release, his best to date, features lush folk-rock mixed with flourishes from a saxophone (“Destroyer”), a trumpet (“Dorothy”) and a gospel choir (“I Have Been to the Mountain”).

DO: Obscura Day
Digital encyclopedia of global oddities Atlas Obscura invites you to embark on an adventure this Saturday. Sign up for any number of group outings to bizarre places like the Morbid Anatomy Museum in Brooklyn; the House of Balls in Minneapolis; Kiev’s death mask museum; a secret garden party in a New York City cemetery; the Harry Partch Instrumentarium in Seattle; Tieranatomisches Theater in Berlin; or a concert in Oslo’s Emanuel Vigeland Museum and Mausoleum.

Record Store Day
Even if you’re not into collecting vinyl, Record Store Day (also Saturday) brings abundant treats for the music enthusiast. Local retailers often host performers, exclusive releases and product rollouts; plus, fans gather en masse to share rare finds. Rolling Stone has a comprehensive guide to the major record releases and reissues coinciding with this year’s event. But just drop into your local music store to see what’s playing.

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The Weekend Guide: April 1-3

Tacocat, Lost Time

LISTEN: Lost Time by Tacocat
Witty digital-age banter set to punk chords could be the soundtrack to our zeitgeist. And Tacocat drives these pop culture surf-rock anthems along with charging guitars, kicky rhythms and lyrical chirps that bite. Sendups of misogyny, smartphone relations and cyberbullying are joyful and fun, even when the serious implications of those conditions enter the songs.

SEE: Miles Ahead
Don Cheadle stars as legendary trumpeter Miles Davis in this provocative biopic based on the jazz great’s life. Although the subject is one of the most successful and glamorous musicians of modern time, Cheadle (who stars in, writes and directs the film) shows Davis when he was plagued by heroin and other demons, taking creative license to shape a narrative.

SEE: Everybody Wants Some!!
Director Richard Linklater bills this film as the natural sequel to 1993’s Dazed and Confused. While the cast of characters is different, their fixations and fascinations stay the course of the coming-of-age story given a luster of fun.

DOCS THAT ROCK AND MORE

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The Weekend Guide: March 11-13

Emmy the Great
HEAR: Second Love by Emmy the Great
Pop singer and songwriter Emma Lee Moss’s third album covers difficult emotional terrain, but this soul-stirring singer seems to skate on it with her honeyed voice. Occasionally the atmospheric album becomes aloof, yet songs like “Algorithm” and “Hyperlink” reduce love’s struggles to orchestrated abstractions that an indie-inclined audience would recognize as brilliant modern day similes.

READ: An Unrestored Woman: And Other Stories by Shobha Rao
Stories exploring the 1947 schism of India and Pakistan could seem as daunting as that contentious border. In Shobha Rao’s hands, however, we are immersed in the sympathetic lives of citizens arbitrarily controlled by the geo-political divisions of territory. Love is aborted, children lost, families separated, individuals left to their alien resources in paired stories set both in the diaspora and the domestic.

SEE: City of Gold
The prize-winning food critic Jonathan Gold is an admired and imitated connoisseur of urban eats. It’s not an exaggeration to attribute to him our national predilections for food trucks, obscure ethnic foods and adventurous eating. This documentary follows the insatiable scribe around LA, a city that warmly embraces him and his enthusiasm for its citizens and their culinary ambitions.

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The Weekend Guide: January 29-31

Rihanna, courtesy of Roc NationHEAR: ANTI by Rihanna
With streamed music, release dates are ambiguous and violable. Wednesday night the most anticipated album of the last, say, three years leaked. ANTI is a conflicted mix of the artist’s vulnerable and tough sides and styles—take songs like “Close to You” and “Needed Me” respectively—furthering the pop singer’s enigmatic grip on our collective imagination. It’s available now exclusively on TIDAL and will release widely next Friday.

READ: Fine, Fine, Fine, Fine, Fine by Diane Williams
Stories as short as five lines read like enormously powerful incantations when Diane Williams pens them. With the right words and clever plotlines, the acclaimed writer places themes worthy of novels in a few paragraphs or pages. Each story unfurls like a meditation on the poetry and absurdity of life.

25 Women: Essays on Their Art by Dave Hickey
Art critic and public provocateur Dave Hickey has bristled some reviewers with his compilation of exhibition notes and criticism about contemporary women artists. Although his perspective is flagrantly un-PC and occasionally even condescending to the artists he claims to esteem, the “bad boy of the art world” writes sharply about his fascinating subjects.

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What to Wear to the Golden Globes (in Your Dreams or on Your Couch) and Who Would Give the Best Acceptance Speech

Awards season is upon us. Although we are huge movie buffs, we’re even bigger fans of designer evening gowns. As we wait to see what the stars will be wearing to the Golden Globes and Oscars, we’ve set about obsessing over the possibilities with the aid of two Nordstrom Designer Evening Collection buyers, Jennifer Walker and Sahar Sokhandan. They were happy to engage in a fun game of “what if” and “who should wear.”

Kendall Jenner in Elie Saab Spring 2016Kendall Jenner in Elie Saab for Spring 2016, image by InDigital. 

The Golden Globes (Sunday, Jan. 10 at 8pm ET/5pm PT on NBC) is up first. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s awards show usually serves to indicate who the real Oscar contenders are and also affords celebrities an opportunity to party hard in fancy duds. Here’s what the two buyers are hoping to see happen this year, sartorially speaking, for Amy Schumer, Cate Blanchett, Jennifer Lawrence and more.

MORE PRETTY DRESSES: READ ON

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The Weekend Guide: January 1-3

Anomalisa by Charlie Kaufman

SEE: Anomalisa
Writer and director Charlie Kaufman’s (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Adaptation, Being John Malkovich) stop-motion movie is mundane in its magnificence. Kaufman’s story follows claymation characters as they navigate the banality of an existence like any other. But the lilt of Kaufman’s questioning is touchingly met in his manufactured puppet men and women.

COLOR: “The Radical History of 1960s Adult Coloring Books” by Laura Marsh
Writer Laura Marsh traces the not-new trend of adult coloring books to their subversive ’60s counterparts. Read her piece in the New Republic, then join the revolution with an adult coloring book of your own.

HEAR: “Shakin” by Timbaland featuring Aaliyah
Part of Timbaland’s mixtape King Stays King, “Shakin” features the honeyed vocals of the ’90s pop icon Aaliyah. The R&B chanteuse tragically died in a plane crash 14 years ago, but the world was drawn back into her soulful snare this week with the hook on this catchy track.

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The Weekend Guide: December 25-27

Pendleton Star Wars blanket

SHOP: Pendleton Star Wars blankets
You saw the movies, all of them. Now binge watch the first six from the comfort of your couch wrapped in an awesome limited-edition wool throw. Choose from A New HopeReturn of the Jedi and The Force Awakens designs. Or collect all three to form your own trilogy.

New Year’s Eve dresses
Do you know what you’ll be wearing to ring in 2016? Oui ou non? Either way, check out the fun party frocks in our Dress Spotlight. For inspiration, you can browse our The Realest shoot, which features some of the looks on our friend, the blogger Ribicca Mamuye.

STREAM: The Beatles
Yesterday was a historic day in music: The Beatles entire catalog was finally released for streaming. Houses around the planet will be humming along to John, Paul, George and Ringo this holiday season. Play them on the music service of your choice.

MANY MOVIES AND MORE: READ ON

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The Weekend Guide: December 11-13

Lizzo, Big GRRRL Small WorldHear: Big GRRRL Small World by Lizzo
The world probably does seem small when you’re as enthusiastically welcomed as this brassy rapper from Houston. Lizzo’s lyrics sizzle with spunky confidence that betray a soulful young musician charting her career and life. This album was released on her own label (BGSW) and features Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon, Sam Spiegel of N.A.S.A., Lazerbeak and the production work of BJ Burton.

Read: The Blizzard by Vladmir Sorokin
It won’t be an easy read–so it really doesn’t belong on a leisurely Weekend Guide–but Russia’s premiere novelist penned a zombie novel (available in English this month) to be taken very seriously. Sorokin plays with 19th-century Russian literary themes to explore a modern nation frozen in terms of progress and empathy. It’s an absurdist novel, indebted to the works of Gogol and Kafka.

CUDDLE UP WITH CUPCAKES AND A MOVIE: READ MORE

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