Natalie Nicole

5/27/13 @ 9:37pm PST
Tags:  Joan, Smalls, Cannes, AmfAR Gala, France

Joan Smalls Dress At The Cannes Film Festival

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Puerto Rican top model Joan Smalls looks unreal in this Givenchy number. With the clever sheer bottom of this dress, her long smooth legs are defined making her look like she stole Barbie’s moisturizing lotion and making her look like a little girl’s dream fashion Barbie doll herself.

Her beachy blonde highlighted tips are an ode to the sunny seaside locale of the Cannes Film Festival which turn her outfit into a playful and feminine getup. Normally, celebrities stray away from busy prints on the red carpet, but I applaud her choice here. Her dress is a lot to pleasantly take in – you don’t know if you want to focus your attention on the detail of the top half or bottom half of her dress.

Her high fashion IQ is on display with her outfit. Smalls uses the fashion insider rule of proportion – note her dress is long sleeved but falls to the thigh, showing just the right amount skin. When you wear a covering top, show some leg. When you cover up your legs, bare your arms.

And is that a DIY upcoming trend I spot? To cinch her coveted waistline she uses a turn buckle-esque belt. How creative and chic - you gotta love the metallic and black combination. She correctly chose to not wear any other accessories to distract from the Givenchy dress.

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Like a true top model, she made sure to not deprive her feet by sporting a classic but glamorous ankle-strapped black stiletto heel. Her makeup is also to perfection, making her look like a regal goddess. Her eyebrows are neatly groomed to frame her face and she opted for a smokey, sultry eye and nude lip.

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