Selita Ebanks's Cannes Photo Diary
UP IN THE AIR
Nothing like a close call! Model and actress Selita Ebanks celebrates making it to the airport just in the nick of time (they even held the plane for her!) with a glass of bubbly on her Virgin America flight en route to Cannes, France.
Ebanks gets down to some glamorous business – STAT: jewels! "First stop in Cannes is the Chopard Suite to pick out diamonds for their party tonight," she writes from the suite's sweet view.
A girl's best friend? A party pal and some serious sparkle. "A little red carpet action at the Chopard party with my girl Coco Rocha. The theme of the night was black, white and diamonds," Ebanks writes of Monday's Chopard Backstage Cinema event.
Cannes is all about films and fetes! At the afterparty for The Expendables 3, Ebanks meets up with one of the movie's stars, Antonio Banderas, and "a few of my new favorite people!" she writes of the group shot.
IN THE THICKE OF THINGS
"It isn't a party until Robin Thicke performs," Ebanks writes of the singer, with whom she connected at a club in Cannes. His show brought down the house: "Robin Thicke had the whole party on their feet!"
A LITTLE RAZZLE DAZZLE
Heels? Check. Bag? Check? Dress? Oui! Ebanks's look is ready to roll for the Tuesday premiere of the film Deux Jours, Une Nuit. "Gabriela Cadena gown, Swarovski clutch and Louboutin shoes, aka perfection!" she writes.
ROUND AND ROUND
It wouldn't be Cannes without a stop at the city's famous carousel, where Ebanks heads for a post-premiere photo op in her gorgeous gown. "It has over 30,000 rose gold hand-sewn bugle beads, it's literally a work of art!," Ebanks writes of her Gabriela Cadena creation.
Another day, another premiere ... another spectacular sea vista. "Just taking in the beautiful view before the red carpet!" Ebanks writes.
GIRL ON FIRE
En route to Roberto Cavalli's yacht party, Ebanks channels her inner Katniss in front of a logo for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1. "How sexy is my Gabriela Cadena dress? It's on fire," she writes.
A highlight of the festival? Thursday's amfAR Cinema Against AIDS Gala at Hotel Du Cap-Eden-Roc in Cap d'Antibes, France. Before the party, Ebanks shows off her tickets and a beautiful sketch of her custom Gabriela Cadena gown. "So excited, can't wait!" she writes in anticipation of the evening.
ON THE TOWN
From Cannes to Paris – Hilton, that is! "Quick photo op with old friends at amfAR," Ebanks writes of the run-in with her equally glam pal, and actor Amaury Nolasco.
"A little train action with my friend and host for the eve, Gabriela Cadena, both wearing her amazing designs!" Ebanks shares as the two head inside the gala.
Ebanks ends her Cannes extravaganza on a high note as she takes in the celeb-studded scene inside the event. "The amfAR dinner is such an amazing production, so honored to be here!" the model enthuses.