Exciting news….this is the first in a series of new of Red Carpet Moment articles written exclusively for Carpetright by Television Presenter & Style Consultant, Nick Ede. Nick has received prestigious accolades such as ‘London Personality of the Year’ and ‘Scottish Communicator of the Year’ and is also well known for his volunteer work for the Stroke Association and his initiative in creating an annual fundraising event ‘A Night With Nick’ and the worldwide fashion charity brand ‘Style For Stroke’.​ 

Make sure you look out for Nick’s column at the end of each month for a round up of the month’s top Red Carpet moments! 

Red Carpet highlights for May

This May has been the season for the glam squad to come out and red carpet moments have been occurring all over the world. The main events have been the Billboard Music Awards with Britney and Iggy stealing the show, and the Cannes Film Festival. I’ve been lucky enough to be in France with the beautiful international actress Eva Longoria and superstar singer Nicole Scherzinger. It’s been non stop but lots of fun and ultra glamorous. Also with me were strictly stars Kristina Rhianoff and Robin Windsor – they were both dancing at a private event in Cannes and Kristina stunned in a fabulous Pia Michi dress which was made quite an impact on the crowd.

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Best dressed

Everyone in Cannes tries to steal the show and I think this year my best dressed was Cheryl Fernandez Versini. She looked perfect in her in vintage colour couture gown and stunned the crowds. Also I have to mention Eva as she is a dear friend and a style icon and she looked beautiful on the Croisette. She has been on more red carpets in a week than I think I go on in a year! The fabulous Laetitia Casta also made an impact on the red carpet in Cannes and I am going to be working with her in June on a very special project! She is one of the most beautiful women I have event me! her secret! sleep! she sleeps a lot!

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Who needs sleep?

In Cannes no one sleeps! Its all about event hopping and the stars keep a second or third dress in their cars so that they can quick change and pop to other events in a different outfit to get more press and look fresh and red carpet ready. Eva was in town for her 10th year as a face for the brand L’Oreal and also to host her annual Global Gift Gala which was a fabulous event.

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The top styles for May have been elegant metals and angelic whites. Make up has been simple and hair has been sleek. My top tips for being red carpet ready are to be expressive and make sure you accessories well. its all about the total look so hair and make up must be exquisite and delicate too and if you are feeling a bit self conscious then a large bag can work wonders in the style stakes.

See you next month for my June red carpet round-up!

Nick x

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