After Montana wakes Awareness Cancer Yellow Ribbon Survivor shirt. up and drinks traditional Moroccan tea made with fresh mint. he drives from his Los Angeles house to the beach in Malibu, looking at music video concepts (there’s one coming up that will feature Cardi B and Post Malone) as he takes in beautiful coastal Californian views. He then catches some waves—he says surfing is like his therapy—until the frigid Pacific Ocean becomes too cold to tolerate and he heads home, where he then gives us an exclusive look at his impressive jewelry collection.
He chooses one particularly untraditional necklace that breaks all the rules—combining yellow, rose Awareness Cancer Yellow Ribbon Survivor shirt. and white gold—to wear with his black Moroccan-silk shirt. Watch the video to see more of French Montana’s day to day, or a general master class on how to live your best life.When I think of the Met Gala, the first thing I picture is an endless stream of extravagant, intricately crafted gowns, with trains that require an army of stylists to maneuver—take Rihanna’s showstopping 2015 Guo Pei cape with a 16-foot train or Cardi B’s custom Thom Browne number that took 35 people more than 2,000 hours to create.So when I was asked to work my first Met Gala as a Vogue staffer just a year later, while I was excited to get the chance to attend the biggest night on the fashion world’s calendar, I knew it would be a challenge finding the right dress. I certainly wouldn’t be a candidate for a custom creation, but one can still dream. With the futuristic theme of that year’s Gala—in keeping with the 2016 Costume Institute exhibition, “Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology”—Vogue staffers were asked to wear silver or white. By the time it was my turn for a fitting, however, I knew I would be striking out.It started when I didn’t feel comfortable in the options I tried on: Some were too basic, or simply felt like I was going to prom again. With my shorter, 5-foot-3 frame, I resigned myself to spending the whole night carrying the hem of my dress, or trying to stop myself from tripping over it. Since when was playing dress up stress-inducing? Maybe wearing a gown wasn’t very “me” after all. I was so fixated with the idea of wearing something classic, floor-length, or formal, I hadn’t stopped to consider alternative options: minidresses, tailoring or even (shock, horror!) a plain old pair of pants.It’s a challenge that many women grapple with when preparing their outfits for weddings or other special occasions, but once I got past the dress-only mind-set, a shimmering look from Juan Carlos Obando’s Fall 2015 collection tucked behind some ball gowns on the rack caught my eye. Its aluminum-effect Lurex was spot on for the theme, and separates felt new and exciting compared to the options I had previously tried on. The elastic hem on the legs let the metallic fabric gather around my ankles rather than dragging below, and the belted tie added an elegant contrast to the otherwise sporty silhouette. It was decided: I was wearing pants to my first Met Gala.