|Gisele at the Rio Olympics Opening Ceremony, August 5, 2016. Getty Photo.|
I think everyone who reads my blog knows I look for glamour wherever I can find it and I’m definitely finding doses of it at the Rio Olympics! Gisele Bündchen looked so beautiful doing her catwalk stride to “The Girl from Ipanema” at the Opening Ceremony last week, wearing a gold sequined dress by Brazilian designer Alexandre Herchcovitz. Who better to make that walk (it must have felt like forever to her) than the ultimate Brazilian beauty! The song is one of my all-time favorites so it was a thrill to hear it performed live.
|That smile! Getty Photo.|
|Laurie Hernandez flies above the balance beam, August 7, 2016. Photo by Tom Pennington.|
I’ve also been loving the women’s gymnastics team makeup look. Those girls go in for gold eyeshadow, a dramatic cat-eye liner, and stud earrings, sometimes in multiple pairs. My favorite makeup is on Laurie Hernandez, whose eyes seem bigger than the rest of her body. I love that she opts for simple pearl studs!
|Big eyes, big pearls! Photo by Ezra Shaw.|
It’s hard for swimmers to glam out but I love it that every one of them seem to have bright nails, of all shades, and I’ve noticed both the ring manicure, as well as nail art, on the gals in the pool. Kathleen Baker, who came in second in the 100m backstroke despite having Crohn’s Disease, looked adorable with her stars and stripes manicure, her pearl studs, and that beautiful smile as she held up her Olympic silver medal.
|Nail art and a silver medal: Kathleen Baker with her hardware for the 100m Backstroke . AP Photo.|
Let me know if you are watching the Olympics and what your favorite moment has been so far. I can’t wait to see what the track babes are wearing next week. I’m predicting long nails, possibly bejeweled, layered necklaces, colored streaks in their hair, and of course, lots of fierce eye makeup. GO USA!