FROM RUNWAY TO RED CARPET
WEAR MANNISH BROGUES WITH A TUXEDO LOOK
As one of the most photographed women on the planet, Izabel is a pro at working unexpected red carpet looks. Here she expertly models a masculine—but still alluring—tuxedo with mannish brogues and a hint of midriff. Captured on set with Jimmy Choo at the iconic Cap Estel Hotel, located just up the coast from Cannes’ famous Croisette, the A-list favourite provided the perfect backdrop for Izabel’s particular brand of sultry glamour. Shoes are, Izabel explains, central to the red-carpet recipe. “It’s the shoes that really set the tone for an outfit, whether it’s heels or lace up flats.” To finish the look, Izabel favours a mini clutch, in which she carries her evening essentials: “lipstick, concealer and my phone. I really try and keep it edited—what else does a girl really need?”
"I’ve always loved wearing Jimmy Choos on the red carpet, because they make you feel sexy and inject that feeling of confidence"
TRY SNEAKERS FOR EVENING
As for exactly what it is that makes France’s premier film event so special, Izabel explains, “it’s the combination of being a pure celebration of film making, the heritage and beauty of the Cote d’Azur and of course the parties.” However, it’s not all play, as the secret to red carpet success is, Izabel reveals, all in the prep. “My Cannes routine always involves some kind of exercise, especially if I’ve come in from a different time zone—nothing beats jet lag better than a good work out. I’ll usually wake up super early and head off to the gym or do sprints to raise my heart rate—you have to squeeze it in first thing or else the day just takes over. When it comes to fashion choices, Izabel is a fan of throw-on chic. “I always opt for something new, simple and sexy. For me, it’s really important to keep things easy and not too fussy—you want to be as relaxed as possible so you can enjoy yourself.” Taking that attitude one step further, the 33-year old beauty was shot in a silk ankle-sweeping gown paired with embellished OAKLAND sneakers.
"The red carpet is always the best part of the night—well unless there’s a dance floor with good music"
PAIR MOVIE STAR SUNGLASSES WITH A SWIMSUIT
“Nothing beats the Cannes red carpet,” laughs Izabel Goulart, kicking her enviably lithe limbs up in the air. “No matter what your schedule, you know you’re going to leave having experienced magical moments which just don’t happen anywhere else.” Throughout her 20-year career, the Brazilian bombshell, labelled the fittest model in the world, has been famed for her high-octane style—and she’s certainly on rare form this Festival season. Her expertly toned physique and leonine tresses make for a magnetic combination, but she also advises that accessories can make every look striking. “No matter what you’re wearing, sunglasses add that hint of mystery.”
CHANNEL YOUR INNER MOVIE STAR
Having chalked up a couple of cameos—in 2017’s Baywatch film reboot and an episode of Entourage—has she ever considered any ideal film roles if she were to transition to the silverscreen? “That’s easy,” Izabel grins, “Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman! I’ve always loved both her more risqué looks and the polished, more ladylike style. She looks so incredibly sexy, whether she’s in the bathtub with her natural curls or dressed for the opera in diamonds.”
KNOW YOUR ANGLES
With over four million Instagram followers and counting, Izabel is no stranger to a selfie. But when we quizzed her on her top tips, she explained that there’s no exact science. “When it comes to getting the best shots, whether it’s for an editorial or for Instagram, you need three ingredients: good lighting, good angles and of course, a good photographer! With selfies, you don’t want to try too hard. I always think the best images capture a candid moment.”
“On the day of the red carpet I start with a skin glow facial. Then it’s time for hair and makeup. My go-to look really focuses on skin: you want to keep it natural, but radiant. I then keep everything else fairly low-key, but I’ll always have a slick of black eyeliner to define the eyes. You have to remember that it takes a team of professionals to nail a perfect red-carpet look—hair, makeup, styling, it’s a whole process.”
As the heat of the day has passed and shoot is drawing to a close, sashaying out of a gleaming red open top convertible, Izabel checks on plans for the evening ahead. “The red carpet is always the best part of the night—well unless there’s a dancefloor with good music. Brazilian funk will have me dancing to dawn, no matter how high my heels.” We couldn’t have said it better.