What happens when a group of MVBabes get whisked away with Model Village to attend Cannes Film Festival 2018? Luxury treatments, helicopter rides, yacht events, shoots in the sun with photographer Ian Lim and exclusive passes to red carpet soirées…
Continue reading to find out everything that happened during the getaway and what the MVBabes took from the experience.
First class travel treatment
The MVBabes have been whisked away in style with Model Village upon arriving in Nice to begin their trip to Cannes from London.
The MVBabes boarded their own private helicopter, waiting for them in an exclusive section of the French airport and were given a guided tour over the French Riviera as they travelled towards Cannes to visit their exclusive villa and home for the next few days.
A LUXURY VILLA HIDDEN AWAY IN THE HILLS OF THE FRENCH RIVERIA
The MVBabes arrived at an exclusive villa lost within the exotic countryside of The French Riveria.
The villa provided an ideal spot for the models to retreat in a heaven of comfort, providing them with a luxury home away from home, that also included an indoor cinema and an outside pool overlooking Cannes’ bay view, the perfect setting to encourage their content creation.
The MVBabes were also personally catered for throughout the trip with a Michelin star chef present throughout their time at the villa.
The models received the best catering and luxury treatment through this unique VIP experience and used this opportunity to relax, enjoy and rest during their intense Cannes 2018 schedule.
Shooting with Ian Limin Le Cannet
The MVBabes visited the local French town Le Cannet to shoot with the iconic photographer Ian Lim, who is better known by his Instagram handle @milianeyes to promote luxury fashion brands for Spring/ Summer 2018 and publish them on social media.
Ian shared his professional advice and photography top tips with the models throughout the shoot so they knew exactly how to best promote both their identity and the products.
The ideal setting of Le Cannet provided the perfect colourful backdrop against the sun to help the models and Ian capture their images and were also professionally edited by Ian so the models could share their bespoke content on their social media channels.
The MVBabes also explored the iconic Promenade de la Croisette which stretches along the shore of the Mediterranean Sea and is about 2 km long, providing an array of iconic backdrops for their content creation.
The Croisette is primarily known for the Palais des Festivals et des Congrès, where the Cannes Film Festival (Le Festival International du Film de Cannes) is held and so was a unique experience for the models to discover as they learnt about the French culture and importance of the film festival itself.
PRIVATE YACHT EVENTS AT PORT PIERRE CANTO
Throughout the trip, the MVBabes were invited to various exclusive parties held on a variety of luxury yachts in Port Pierre Canto, including one VIP event which was hosted by various Victoria Secretmodels including Gizele Oliveiraand Katharina Siekmann.
This private party had a strict no camera rule, requiring the models to switch off from social media and become captivated in their surroundings as they danced the night away and stargazed under the night sky of the French Riviera and met fashion’s elite.
The night also featured the popular DJ Duo; Blond: ish. Blond: ish who are formed by musicians Anstascia D’Elene Corniereand Vivie-ann Bakosand joined forces in Montreal in 2018 who are known for playing iconic house music remixes and tunes.
A NIGHT WITH INTERNATIONAL DJ SOLOMUN.
During Cannes 2018 the models also attended an exclusive evening event held at a pop-up nightclub; Medusain central Cannes. Medusaopened on May 8th during Summer 2018 and is the newest hotspot location in the French Riviera, so the models were invited to listen to award-winning DJ Solomun, who has played across Europe and is a popular musical attraction during Cannes. The models listened in admiration to his musical curations, whilst enjoying the world’s best champagne and sipping on the finest cocktails.
Medusa quickly became a temple of entertainment and offered the MVBabes an unforgettable summer night facing the magical scenes of Cannes. During Cannes 2018 Medusa also opened it’s doors to other iconic attendees such as @jasonderulo@nicolescherzyand @winnieharlow, establishing its name as one of Cannes’ top hotspot locations.
A FESTIVE OCCASION FOR DE GRISOGONOTO TOAST ITS 25 YEARS OF CREATIVE AUDACITY
The MVBabes were also surprised with a special invitation to attend the De Grisogono 25th anniversary party which was hosted at Hotel du Cap-Eden Roc and is an annual exclusive VIP event which takes place during Cannes Film Festival.
This invite-only event included the world’s largest names in both the fashion and film industry such as Alessandra Ambrosio, Nicole Scherzinger, Winnie Harlow, Maria Borges, Cindy Bruna, Michelle Rodriguez, Natasha Poly and Toni Garrn.
Throughout the evening, live performances kept guests swaying to the beat of DJ Marta Barros, a cabaret-style act by Nick & Kitty and the Cuban Brothers, followed by DJ Charlesybehind the decks and dancing by Mette Towley who was also featured in British Vogue’s videoduring the 2018 Met Gala.
The MVBabes where dazzled by the ultimate elegance of the event, whilst enjoying the circus theme including attractions such as a real merry-go-around which boosted the vibrant tone of the event and provided the electric vibrancy across the evening’s event.
The haute jeweller hosted a truly captivating evening, with a star-studded guest list and immaculate taste of design seen whichever way you looked.
Golden tickets were also only awarded to guests for the dinner, adding to the exclusivity of the evening until the curtains were raised to allow further silver guest members.
This exclusive event was an amazing opportunity for the MVBabes to meet and discover cinema and fashion’s iconic faces and gain access to a VIP venue and witness this iconic event during Cannes Film Festival.
AN EVENING WITH AMFAR
amfAR is the Foundation for AIDS Research, (American Foundation for Aids Research) and is an international nonprofit organization dedicated to the support of AIDS research, HIV prevention, treatment education, and the advocacy of AIDS-related public policy.
Each year the organisation hosts a benefit event during Cannes Film Festival to help raise money and awareness for the cause and is one of the world’s most successful benefit events and the most coveted ticket in town during the Cannes International Film Festival.
To date, this spectacular, star-studded event has raised more than $211 million for amfAR’s life-saving research programs and has helped keep the fight against AIDS in the global media spotlight.
The black-tie event was presented by Bold Filmsand Chopard who raised money for amfAR organisation throughout the event with the help of supermodels sponsoring their jewellery such as Kendall Jenner and Karlie Kloss who is pictured below.
A stunning fashion show curated by longtime amfAR supporter Carine Roitfeld was also performed by various models during the show including by Naomi Campbell.
The show features dresses specially made for the charity event by the world’s best designers and raised over $1.7 million. Other auction highlights included a Pierce Brosnanoriginal painting, which sold for $1.4 million; a restored 1964 S3 Bentley Convertible, introduced by Heidi Klum and Benicio Del Toro, which sold for over $800,000; and a Joe Bradley painting, which brought in nearly $1 million.
The MVBabes were invited to the exclusive amfAR afterparty at Hotel du Eden Roc in Cannes.
This luxury and exclusive experience is one of the most sought-after tickets at the Cannes Film Festival each year and was an amazing privilege for the girls to be invited.
The MVBabes danced the night away as they wandered around the iconic setting of Hotel du Eden roc, following in the footsteps of the fashion world’s elite and a list attendance of supermodels.
Check out a few highlight moments from the MVBabes during the event below.
GO-CART-RACING AT FUN KART
On their final day, the MVBabes visited Fun Kartfor a day of Go-Cart-Racing hidden away in the hills of the French Riviera between Grasse and Saint-Laurent-du Var in Cannes.
With the need for speed MVBabes Marly Velasquex, Ann Adamson, Philippa Bywater, Maria Matakova, Karla Kuhlm,Vivianne Tess received first class training and advice on how to drive the cars and learn more about the art of racing itself as the models witnessed the amazing backdrop of the iconic scenes of the French mountains in the backdrop.
The activity marked an amazing end to the trip, as the models left Cannes the next day with a lifetime full of memories and a new appreciation and for the French Riviera and admiration for the Cannes Film Festival.
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