Wardrobe @ The 71st Cannes Film Festival

Cannes 2018We might all think it is about the movies, but the yearly Cannes seems to really be about who shows up on the red carpet and who they are wearing. This year’s 71st Cannes Film Festival is drawing as much sartorial concern as ever, and the celebrities are not disappointing in their wardrobe choices.

Less we think the ‘Naked Dress’ faze has long past, the ladies who showed, so far, on the French Riveria for movie premiers and parties are certainly still showing lots of themselves. Kendell Jenner, no shirking violet when it comes to exposure, has so far shown off two gowns rating high. She wore a white silk, multi-tiered Schiaparelli Haute Couture gown, with a completely sheer top, and nothing other than Kendell underneath. She also stepped out at the Secret Chopard Party wearing a sheer Alexandre Vauthier mini. Once again she was bare-breasted under the gauzy and glittery fabric that was mostly see-thru.

Also making the see-thru high-lights: Irina Shayk in a red Versace cut at the sides from her torso down her sides, exposing both legs and appearing more like attached panels then one full outfit; Chantel Jeffries in a strappy metallic gown with open front, all the way down her front and then in a sheer white lace dress, again exposing lots of leg and cleavage; Tallia Storm in a Jean-Paul Benielli sheer black gown with a long train, and then in a sheer-er, netted black dress revealing even more of her body.

Some stars are indeed stayed covered up. Diane Kruger made the red carpet wearing a long and elegant purple gown with one of the longest trains yet seen. And Cate Blanchett managed to step out in a black long sleeve top ensemble with a rainbow skirt.

And to think we still have to the end of this week to catch even more moda mysteries!


LOVE Magazine Advent Calendar Makes Models Sweat

ashley_graham_by_phil_poynter_loveadvent2017-mp4-00_00_21_01-still003Sporting a #StayStrong hashtag, LOVE magazine has taken quite a different tack on their annual sexy calendar offering. This year we get famous models sweating while exercising in the Phil Poynter-directed video for the annual LOVE Magazine Advent calendar.

Super models making the cut this year include Gigi and Bella Hadid, Emily Ratajkowski, Doutzen Kroes, Teyana Taylor, Kendall Jenner, and Ashley Graham. Graham, who just revealed her new “Swimsuits For All” collection, is the first lady revealed in LOVE’s semi-daily release of sexy video for this year. After a supposed workout at NYC’s The Dogpound gym, Ashley takes to the street, wearing just sneakers, a crop top and little shorts. Ashley as much gives a quick clap to her generous derriere, as well as pulls a sledge down the street.

Sexy stuff, in stylish black and white, indeed!

Stylist and Love Editor-in-Chief Katie Grand met Graham at The Dogpound and came up with the idea of a fit and sweaty video for this year’s calendar. As she says:”…it’s everything we love about women enjoying being women, on their own terms.”

Following the feminist-empowerment-via-working-out theme, Emily Ratajkowski eats spaghetti in a carb-loading vignette. Kendall Jenner manages a tribute to “Rocky,” complete with raw egg drinking and shadow boxing. And Irina Shayk manages a work-out ‘throwing’ clay.

This video offering from LOVE is entering its 7th year as a much-watched holiday tradition; last year LOVE’s Advent Calendar enjoyed 84 million viewers. With haute couture sponsors such like Agent Provocateur, Coach, and Marc Jacobs Beauty and models like those mentioned above, and an empowering message to women, how can LOVE miss, really?

Less we forget though, this year or any other before, LOVE’s Advent Calendar is first and foremost pure commercialism bolstered by sexy images of beautiful women.

But who would want it any other way?