1. the cannes film festival started yesterday and carey mulligan has been a breakout style star. she’s become quite the muse to alexander wang at balenciaga (see her met gala look) and also looked fab in a dior couture gown. / 2. j. crew is doing it’s third partnership with the vogue/cfda fashion fund finalists, which include the elder statesman, tabitha simmons and jennifer meyer. the collections don’t launch until may 22, but if you sign up here, you’ll get an invite to shop a day early. / 3. found this cool idea on erin’s site the other day…and since i always seem to have tears and clippings everywhere, i might try this at home and work. / 4. i know the uniqlo x michael bastian collaboration is for the men, but the color combos and patterns are so fun, i’m tempted to pick one up for myself. see the full range here. / 5. the june and july fashion magazines are usually on the thin side, with some pubs like harper’s bazaar, lucky, and w doing a combined issue for the summer months. vogue paris’ june/july issue has my model-of-the-moment andreea diaconu on the cover looking gorgeous covered in sand. no word on the contents, but i’m sure they’re nsfw.