Nicole Kidman in Armani Privé at the ‘Grace of Monaco’ Cannes premiere

Posted on May 15, 2014

It’s been a while since we wrote a “Be Me or Do Me Bingo” post over on our book site. We simply must get back to that soon, darlings, because there’ve been about a dozen “Be Me or Do Me” celebrity moments in the last few weeks alone. Something about the weather getting warmer makes them all a little crazier than normal. We’re pretty sure James Franco is following our tips for celebrity male selfies to the letter.

Anyway, we bring this up now because there’s a whole bit in the chapter on flops about how stars dress to promote a project that isn’t getting great press. Authors? Take it away:

“Let’s say Gen’s latest rom-com about an uptight cupcake bakery owner who falls for a roguish country singer opens to lukewarm reviews. For the pole-dancing tour, she initially chooses chic, stylish dresses from the most recent collections: high-end versions of dresses most of her ticket buyers would like to wear but nothing too showy or obnoxious. When the initial reviews come out and everyone decides to be offended by the film’s obvious disdain for their intelligence, Gen might start turning to major couture pieces, especially for things like European premieres. Gone are the cute little cocktail dresses of her American press tour, to be replaced by massive ball gowns festooned with feathers and pearls: the full Marie Antoinette ploy.”

Since the reviews on this film are epically bad, we give you Princess Marie Grace Antoinette of Monaco:

 

Nicole-Kidman-Armani-Prive-Cannes-Opening-Ceremony-Grace-Monaco-Premiere-Tom-Lorenzo-Site-TLO (1)Nicole Kidman attends the opening ceremony and the ‘Grace of Monaco’ premiere during the 67th Annual Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France in an Armani Privé blue strapless gown accessorized with Harry Winston jewelry.

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Nicole-Kidman-Armani-Prive-Cannes-Opening-Ceremony-Grace-Monaco-Premiere-Tom-Lorenzo-Site-TLO (3)Armani Privé Spring 2014 Collection

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Not that we fault her for her fashion choices here. The dress is stunning. But it’s also way showier than the normal minimalist-lite chic she tends to trade in. Miss Nicole’s feeling the pressure and ramping up her style game in response. Attagirl. Let us know if you need any more tips from our book, dear.

 

 

 

[Photo Credit: INFphoto.com, IMAXTRee]

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