Cheryl Cole Takes Cannes 2011 By Storm

Cheryl Cole’s back on everyone’s radar after bagging the coveted judging position on the X Factor USA, and she was certainly making the most of her new stellar status at Cannes Film Festival 2011.

Cheryl turned heads on the red carpet at the Habernus Papam premiere, fitting right in with the Hollywood set in a plunging white dress by Stephane Rolland (gorgeous, but are those two big gold pears on her middle?) before changing into a nude glittering fishtail number and heading to a L’Oreal party.

As well as the sophisticated wardrobe, Ms Cole also showed off a more dramatic beauty look, swapping her signature voluminous do for a slicked back side parting and dramatic plum lips.

She’s obviously been listening to Simon Cowell, who wasn’t wowed by her backcombed locks just a few days earlier, “I wasn’t really taken by her hair. It was the equivalent of putting on five gallons of hair spray then standing in the middle of a hurricane”, said the X Factor boss. Yikes. Cheryl even obeys The Cowell’s beauty orders. Perhaps he was behind those high waisted purple trousers too…. GG