Cannes is buzzing with talk of Madonna and everybody is desperate to catch a glimpse the material girl. So, last night, we bagged a golden ticket to the screening of her documentary about Malawi, I Am Because We Are. Sharon Stone was there, looking very tanned in a sparkly black number. But Madge out-sparkled her friend when she arrived in a gorgeous floor-length black and silver Chanel gown, proving that shoulders are definitely the new erogenous zone.
The boss of the Cannes Film Festival, Thierry Fremaux, gushed about Ms Stone’s long-standing involvement with the Festival (‘Sharon, you are at home here’) before introducing the harrowing film about the plight of Malawian orphans, a subject close to Madonna’s heart since she adopted Malawian baby David Banda in October 2006.
‘It’s an incredible honour to be able to show this film at Cannes,’ Madonna told ELLE, ‘I would like the world to see it.’
After the film, it was off to a party hosted by private members’ club Soho House at the Chateau de la Napoule in Mandelieu-la-Napoule. But not before we bumped into Naomi Campbell, causing a stir in Dolce and Gabbana. The paparazzi went crazy for the model who looks even more amazing in the flesh.
We drowned our sorrows about not looking like Naomi with several glasses of La Palme de Cannes (Grey Goose vodka, saffron infusion, strawberries and passion fruit – if you’re interested) and Goose d’Azur (Grey Goose vodka, blue Curacao, orange bitters and lemon foam) as UK band The Feeling entertained guests with a very intimate gig, which ended with a rousing version of the Beastie Boys’ Fight For Your Right (to Party!). Meanwhile, Sophie Ellis Bextor, who was there with husband, The Feeling bassist Richard Jones, was delighted when ELLE complimented her on her Luella Bartley mini dress. ‘If I knew her, I’d pass on the compliment,’ she laughed.
source : elle