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Bradley Walsh in Sunday night ratings war… against Bradley Walsh!

It’s Bradley v, erm, Bradley!

Bradley Walsh at the Baftas, wearing a tux and bowtie

Bradley Walsh is in his very own ratings battle against himself this Sunday, leaving Bradley fans with a big decision to make – which one do they watch first!

The 58-year-old star’s Sunday night telly takeover starts at 6.55pm on BBC1 when he plays companion Graham in Doctor Who, and just five minutes later over on ITV, Bradley hosts a celebrity special of The Chase featuring Coronation Street favourite!

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Bradley Walsh is a key part of the Doctor Who team

It’s not the first time a star has ever been on at the same time on BBC1 and ITV, but it’s certainly unusual to see someone dominant a night’s telly like this. Just in case you need a bit more Bradley there’s also a repeat of The Chase on Challenge on Sunday at 9pm!

So, what’s Bradley up to in The Chase and Doctor Who?

Well, The Chase Celebrity Special sees us reminded of his days on the Corrie cobbles (he played Danny Baldwin back in the mid-2000s).

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Bradley Walsh hosts a celebrity special of The Chase featuring some very famous Corrie faces – can they win lots of money for charity?

He introduces the Chasers to Coronation Street stars Simon Gregson (who plays Steve McDonald), Lucy Fallon (Bethany Platt), Victoria Ekanoye (Angie Appleton) and Andrew Whyment (Kirk Sutherland), who are attempting to win thousands for their chosen charities.

Meanwhile, over on BBC1 Bradey’s Graham finds himself marooned on a deserted planet, appropriately named Desolation, with Jodie Whittaker’s Doctor, plus Ryan and Yasmin. Graham and co must work out why the planet is oddly deserted and, most importantly, why they can’t travel at night?

Doctor Who episode two

Episode two of Doctor Who will see the team on a strange deserted planet – why is nothing there?

So, get ready for Bradley night!

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Betting Preview of the 2018 Ryder Cup – Latest Odds and Top Picks

You couldn’t make this stuff up if you tried.

I mean, seriously.

Tiger Woods wins the TOUR Championship in epic fashion as Justin Rose edges him out for the FedEx Cup title, with that crazy scene of people mobbing Tiger walking up the 18th fairway.

And now we’re on the brink of the 42nd Ryder Cup matches getting underway in Paris, with all these intriguing storylines surrounding the event.

Can it get much better in the world of golf right now?

Because as a fan of the game, nothing is better or more captivating than the Ryder Cup.

Let me be clear, folks – Tiger is back, and he isn’t going anywhere. He’ll be leaned on to lead the charge for the American squad that is absolutely loaded from top to bottom, but it isn’t going to be a walk in the park.

In fact, Tiger and his teammates face two separate challenges this weekend.

The first is Le Golf National’s Albatros Course, as the host track promises to be a demanding setup but fair to those who are striking it favorably. The second is the 12 Europeans who will be trying to pry the Ryder Cup away from the United States’ possession.

Captain Thomas Bjorn’s squad is pretty star-studded in their own right, as Europe has a quartet of players ranked inside the top 8 in the Official World Golf Rankings.

The bottom line is that Friday through Sunday at Le Golf National could end up providing some of the most electrifying and exhilarating golf we have ever seen.

Hopefully, you have been following along, getting completely prepped for the 2018 Ryder Cup with all my blogs that I have been posting during the runup. But now it’s finally time for the best part.

It’s time to attack the betting sheet!

Bovada.lv didn’t disappoint us when it came to providing a wealth of betting opportunities for the action this weekend, and I’ve spent lots of time scoping the situation out. I’ve compared prices and seen what’s available, and it’s clear that Bovada is up to the task, as they are leaving no stones unturned.

To find out which bets are catching my eye, just keep reading below!

The odds referenced in this post were taken from Bovada.lv at 6:00 pm EST on 9/25. They may have changed since the time of writing.

First Player Out for USA in Singles

It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to be able to do a little homework and figure out what happened at the last couple Ryder Cups during Sunday’s singles sessions.

When you go back to the 2014 Cup when Patrick Reed was a baby-faced rookie on the squad, you’ll see that Captain Tom Watson sent Reed out second, immediately following Spieth to open up the session.

Being that the young duo had gone 2-0-1 in their previous 3 matches, it made sense. After Spieth was upended by Graeme McDowell, Reed earned a point by holding off Henrik Stenson 1 up.

Now look up the 2016 Ryder Cup, and you’ll see that Davis Love III wasted absolutely no time in sending out “Captain America,” as Reed went off first that Sunday against Rory McIlroy. And I’m sure you remember how that match went, as it was arguably the most explosive singles match in the history of the Ryder Cup.

As you can see from the odds below, Reed is the favorite with the bookmakers to be first US player out this time around.

Patrick Reed+400
Jordan Spieth+500
Tiger Woods+600
Dustin Johnson+650
Brooks Koepka+650
Rickie Fowler+700
Justin Thomas+800
Bubba Watson+1200
Webb Simpson+1600
Phil Mickelson+2000
Bryson DeChambeau+2000
Tony Finau+2500

I can’t argue with the odds here. Unless Reed looks sluggish and isn’t producing points, something tells me he is going to ask Captain Furyk to be sent out first once again.

Actually, it may be more of a “polite request or demand” than just a simple ask, as I fully anticipate Reed wanting the opportunity of striking first.

This time, it will be to try and silence the European crowd.

Despite being the favorite on the board, I still like this bet as one that offers value and upside given the price.

PICKPatrick Reed+400

Henrik Stenson vs. Alex Noren – Who Will Score More Points?

When you really take everything into consideration, including the odds available, I feel like this wager is the pure definition of “spotting value.”

On the outside, one sees Henrik Stenson’s name and knows the major champion has had plenty of success in past Ryder Cups. He is known as one of the premier ball strikers on the planet and generally excels the bigger the moment gets. On the flip side, Alex Noren is a much “lesser-known name” to the average golf fan, as the 36-year-old Swede has recorded just two top-10s in major championships.

Ironically enough, as the only two Swedish players on European roster, there’s actually a decent chance that we see these two men paired with one another during the team format of play on Friday and Saturday.

Sure, there is a chance that Captain Bjorn sends Henrik out with Justin Rose, as the two men have played wonderfully together in past Ryder Cups. But given how “on form” Justin is at the moment, I’m not sure if Bjorn will pair him with a potentially “questionable” Henrik Stenson.

The fact of the matter is that it’s no secret that Stenson has been hampered by a lingering elbow injury all season long, one that forced him to withdraw from the opening event of the FedEx Cup Playoffs.

After placing 69th at the Dell Technologies Championship followed by a less-than-stellar 29th at the BMW, Stenson missed out on last week’s TOUR Championship.

Perhaps an extra week of rest could be a good thing, but this injury has bugged him for several months, so I don’t expect it goes away entirely by Friday morning. All signs are pointing to Henrik playing a maximum of 3 matches, and there’s a good possibility that the first two of them are in fourball or foursomes while paired with Noren.

Now flip the coin, and you’ll see that while Stenson is nursing an injury, Noren is the one who comes in with the most dashing results at the host venue. After finishing 8th and 10th at the 2016 and 2017 French Opens at Le Golf National, Noren bested the field at the Albatros Course on July 1st, shooting 65-67 over the weekend to narrowly hold off a trio of runner-up finishers.

Depending on how things play out, Noren should at the very least play as many (if not more) matches as Stenson. And as I alluded to previously, the two men may even play the majority of their golf together!

With all that being said, I find it hard seeing Stenson outscoring Noren and even would be okay betting Alex here at even money.

The fact that Henrik is at -170 and Noren is hanging out at +130, now, that just makes me like this bet that much more!

PICKAlex Noren+130

Who Will Win the 2018 Ryder Cup?

It’s not so much that I have some huge hunch as to who will win the Ryder Cup.

But I do know how to look up past results, and I have gotten pretty decentat unlocking value, especially when it seems this obvious.

Let me preface this by stating that I am a full-fledged American who will be rooting hard for the Red, White, and Blue. I’m so happy that Tiger Woods is back and playing great golf again, and I’d love to see him bring the Cup back to America.

But the “betting side” of me looks at these odds and can’t help but think that there is some serious value attached to Team Europe. Take a look for yourself.

USA-135
Europe+145
Tie+1100

Remember, ladies and gentlemen, that these matches are being played on European soil, where the United States has not won a Ryder Cup since 1993 when it was contested at the Belfry.

I’m not doubting the leadership of Jim Furyk and his vice-captains. I’m certainly not questioning the talent on the American roster.

But I am not going to sit here and pretend that the European lineup is anything to balk at whatsoever.

Thomas Bjorn’s squad is full of accurate drivers, which should really bode well on a course that demands that you play out of the short grass if you plan on attacking the pins.

Guys like Rory and Rose are going to be tough to beat, and I sense that Sergio Garcia is going to surprise some people and have a really solid week. That should propel rookies like Jon Rahm and Tommy Fleetwood into putting on dazzling performances as well, which will end up making Team Europe an absolute handful.

I’m not guaranteeing a victory by any means, but I’m not going to ignore the attractive +145 price.

PICKEurope+145

The Review

The bets I have discussed in this post are just a few of what Bovada.lv is offering for this weekend’s Ryder Cup action. You can go as far betting on which player will hit the first shot or which player will sink the winning putt. Better yet, you can even wager on how many matches make it to the 18th hole or which team ends Day 1 on top of the scoreboard.

The options aren’t endless, but there are a plethora of ways to get yourself invested into the 2018 Ryder Cup. Check out Bovada.lv yourself to make sure you don’t miss out on any of the prop bets that are attached to the festivities in Paris.

There’s nothing quite like the Ryder Cup, and your chance to make some money while watching it all pan out is right now.

The PGA Tour will pick right back up next week with the kickoff to the 2018/2019 FedEx Cup schedule as the players head to Napa to tee it up in the Safeway Open.

There’s no rest for the weary, so I’ll be back at it giving you PGA Tour betting advice next Wednesday!

Just check my Twitter page to stay up to date and informed with all my betting tips.

Until then, enjoy the Ryder Cup!

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Required Reading

Steven Chilton Architects have designed this theatre in Wuxi, China. Slated to open in December 2019, it will hold 2,000 theatre-goers and provide a permanent home for Belgian theatre director Franco Dragone’s show, the House of Dancing Water. The angled columns surrounding the circular building are designed to allude to the Sea of Bamboo, which is a national park near the city. More images on Dezeen (via Dezeen)

Is Nigeria experiencing a golden age? Siddhartha Mitter believes so:

An important force behind Nigeria’s cultural dynamism is its collector class, including deep-pocketed banks and corporations. Even more ­decisive, however, is the vast popular market for locally ­produced entertainment. It includes the sprawling Nollywood, but also the Hausa-language film industry, which is influential in the country’s north and gets exported to the Arab world. Nigeria’s music scene, too, allows artists to grow careers independent of foreign labels and tastemakers. “I’m able to make music locally,” says the musician Brymo, who began in mainstream pop and then moved to a more recherché singer-songwriter style. “Between downloads, streams, and gigs, people pay to see my group.”

This essay by David M. Perry feels raw:

I was diagnosed with depression and anxiety on the day that Anthony Bourdain committed suicide.

Wesley Morris reflects on the “culture wars” and social justice:

The culture wars back then always seemed to be about keeping culture from kids. Now the moral panic appears to flow in the opposite direction. The moralizers are young people, not their parents. And the fight is no longer over what we once called family values. It’s for representation — seats at the cultural table on the basis of race, gender and sexuality — in museums, on television, in movies. And what’s most valued is existence. And the fight is to keep that existence unobstructed.

A Spotify playlist tailored to your DNA? Umm…:

Genetic-ancestry tests are having a moment. Look no further than Spotify: On Thursday, the music-streaming service—as in, the service used to fill tedious workdays and DJ parties—launched a collaboration with AncestryDNA. The partnership creates custom playlists for users based on DNA results they input: Oumou Sangaré for Mali, for example, and Ed Sheeran for England.

The New York Times blow so many holes in Donald Trump’s origin story that have to wonder if any of it is true:

By age 3, Mr. Trump was earning $200,000 a year in today’s dollars from his father’s empire. He was a millionaire by age 8. By the time he was 17, his father had given him part ownership of a 52-unit apartment building. Soon after Mr. Trump graduated from college, he was receiving the equivalent of $1 million a year from his father. The money increased with the years, to more than $5 million annually in his 40s and 50s.

Fred Trump’s real estate empire was not just scores of apartment buildings. It was also a mountain of cash, tens of millions of dollars in profits building up inside his businesses, banking records show. In one six-year span, from 1988 through 1993, Fred Trump reported $109.7 million in total income, now equivalent to $210.7 million. It was not unusual for tens of millions in Treasury bills and certificates of deposit to flow through his personal bank accounts each month.

What happened to the World’s Fair? Darren Anderson suggests that our taste for optimism has something to do with it:

It could be said that the biennales, design capitals, conferences, and conventions seen today in a multitude of fields are descendants and usurpers of the World’s Fair. The communications, computing, and media technologies which Expos first showcased to the world, from the Babbage Analytical Engine to the projector, would gradually overshadow them.

Wikipedia has long had a female problem and here’s the latest proof:

Wikipedia rejected an entry on a Nobel Prize winner because she wasn’t famous enough

The Onion nails it:

Art Experts Confirm Guggenheim Museum A Forgery

A Russian law student has an unusual way to combat ‘manpreading’ on the St. Petersburg metro. She splashes water and bleach in the crotches of unsuspecting men sitting on the subway:

This Moms for Kavanaugh ad is frightening:

Required Reading is published every Sunday morning ET, and is comprised of a short list of art-related links to long-form articles, videos, blog posts, or photo essays worth a second look.

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Gear Made Clear: Ski Outerwear

Of course, you want your outerwear to look good when you wear it. How else are you going to maximize your likes on the ol’ Instagram? However, in addition to sleek colors, patterns and prints, there’s a ton of incredible technological aspects packed into your kit. These construction techniques and materials are what keep you protected while you’re out shredding in the elements. Outerwear is complex. But, never fear, we’ve consulted Dakine’s Lead Designer, Peter Line, as well as esteemed pro skier and product tinkerer Eric Pollard, to help you study up before making your next big purchase. This is Gear Made Clear: Ski Outerwear.

What is the most important thing to keep in mind when purchasing new outerwear?


What kind of performance are you looking for from your outerwear?  Is it waterproofing and breathability? Do you need a minimalist shell? What about insulation? Keep in mind that cost is largely based on the materials, whether it be Gore-Tex or something else. What kind of fit or silhouette are you drawn to?  Is it a slim/tailored fit or baggier? Do you want a utilitarian look or an extra-clean aesthetic? How many pockets do you need, and where are your favorite pockets located? Do you prefer three jacket pockets? Two hand warmer pockets? A hidden center flap pocket? In what climate or environments do you particularly ride? Is it cold, high alpine, high elevation, wet? What kind of rider are you? Someone who is going to be riding the resort a few days a year, or someone who is going to ask their outerwear to perform day in and day out, all winter?

How a Membrane Works


The membrane is the waterproof technology that is bonded to the outer protective shell fabric. The membrane is a micro-porous material; the pores are so minuscule that exterior water can’t penetrate it, yet the pores allow for water vapor to pass through, thus making it breathable.

Durable Water Repellent

The face fabric, which attaches to the membrane, protects the membrane from dirt and deterioration. However, it’s not waterproof in the least, which presents a problem for the vulnerable membrane. The solution? Durable Water Repellent (DWR).


While the membrane is what keeps water out of the interior, the face fabric can get wet and soak very easily. In order to prevent this, the fabric is treated with a Durable Water Repellent. This is the stuff that makes moisture bead up on the fabric.

Seam Taping & Welding

Holes are created around the seams and zippers in your outerwear when it’s sewn together. Water, obviously, can penetrate these holes, which is no bueno. To prevent moisture infiltration, these areas are taped over or welded together. In some cases, only the areas most prone to soaking are taped or sealed; this is called “strategic” or “critical” taping.


The tape is a film that is heat sealed over the seam creating a waterproof barrier. This usually is applied to the inside of the seam. For a welded seam, the actual seam connection is heat-sealed without them being sewn. Welded seams usually look cleaner, but in most cases are not as durable as sewn seams.

Gear Spotlight:

Dakine Stoker 3L Bib

Function collides with fashion in the form of the Stoker 3L Bib from Dakine. Outfitted with more pockets than you could ever imagine needing, this bib will carry all of your extra goodies–yes, that includes pocket bacon. Boasting an über-waterproof and breathable Gore-Tex shell, these slim-fitting trousers transition seamlessly from the resort to the backcountry. Water-resistant zippers and fully taped seams keep the snow at bay while the mesh-lined inner leg vents save you from overheating in your epic pursuit of stoke. Added bonus: the Quick Fly hidden zipper relieving yourself in the woods won’t be a hassle. Buy now — $420

Two-Layer vs. Three-Layer Construction

When you hear “Two-layer” and “Three-layer” thrown around, they refer to the outerwear’s membrane and protective layers. The membrane (more information, to the left) is the waterproof/breathable layer that’s bonded to one or two other layers to keep it safe. The “face fabric,” mentioned below, is the outermost layer, and will don your garment’s colors and prints.


In a three-layer construction, the outer face fabric is bonded to the waterproof/windproof/breathable membrane (which in the case of the Stoker Bib is a Gore-Tex membrane). Then, to protect this delicate membrane from the dirt, oil and moisture your body produces, it’s bonded to a backer. With the Stoker, we use a tricot backing, and a brushed fleece for its partner, the Eliot Jacket, to add a touch of warmth.

For two-layer construction, the membrane is only fused to the outer face material; there’s nothing protecting the delicate membrane inside. That’s why, typically, a two-layer jacket needs a lining—in many cases, a simple taffeta fabric is used. 

Insulation

Insulation increases the warmth of your outerwear. Your garment is either pumped full of down—the cozy inner layer of feathers from birds—or a synthetic material designed to boost warmth. Heavier insulation is often placed in areas more susceptible to heat loss, like the torso and hood.

Fill power measures the warmth of down. The rating is derived from a test where an ounce of down is shoved into a graduated cylinder, with the volume it occupies, in cubic inches, being its fill power. A higher number, like 800, generally indicates a warmer garment, while numbers below 500 indicate light insulation. Down’s ability to compress and its high warmth-to-weight ratio are extremely attractive.

Synthetics are measured by the weight of a one-meter-by-one-meter sampling of synthetic insulation. A higher weight means more warmth. Synthetic insulation, generally, isn’t as warm or compressible as down, but often better at water repellency.

Waterproof & Breathability Ratings

Water column tests determine a garment’s waterproof rating. Water is poured into a one-inch diameter tube positioned on top of a piece of fabric until the liquid penetrates the membrane. The amount, in millimeters, that the fabric can handle before soaking is its rating, 10,000 mm or 10K, for example. Higher numbers indicate better waterproofing.

Breathability ratings come from a test measuring how much water vapor can permeate a square meter of fabric over the course of 24 hours. That rating is a measurement of grams per meter squared per day (10,000 g/m2/d or 10K). Again, the higher number, the more breathability.



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Ferrari confirms Purosangue SUV, LaFerrari replacement, hybrid powertrains, V6 engine family

Ferrari unveiled its latest five-year plan on its Capital Markets Day this week, together with the new Monza SP1 and SP2 speedsters. Maranello has big plans this time around, with a slew of high-profile announcements confirming many things that have long been rumoured and suggested.

By far the biggest news is that Ferrari has finally, definitively confirmed that it is building an SUV. Only it insists it’s not an SUV, but a whole new breed of Ferrari, called Purosangue. This translates to “thoroughbred”, suggesting that, despite how blasphemous a Ferrari SUV would be, it is truly deserving of the Prancing Horse shield – we’ll just have to wait and see.

The Purosangue will ride on a new front-engined, rear-wheel drive platform, which will have a rear transaxle and the option of all-wheel drive – likely a similar system to the GTC4Lusso‘s, with a separate front gearbox. This is one of two modular platforms the company will use moving forward, the other being a mid-engined platform that will be used by the successor to the 488 GTB/Spider.

The latter platform will also underpin a new, more powerful supercar that will sit atop Ferrari’s mainstream range. Both mid-engined models – as well as the current front-engined 812 Superfast – will form the sports car side of Ferrari’s four-pronged product line, which will also include gran turismos (Portofino, GTC4Lusso), Special Series models (488 Pista) and the new, limited edition Icona models (Monza SP1, SP2).

The gran turismo lineup will also feature a new model with more classical styling referencing Ferrari’s vast and illustrious back catalogue, while at the sharp end of the range, a replacement for the LaFerrari has also been confirmed – although that’s only coming in the company’s next mid-term plan. All in all, as many as 15 new vehicles will be introduced by 2022, with the Purosangue slated to arrive closer to the end of this period.

Also outlined is Ferrari’s powertrain strategy, which will continue to utilise a naturally-aspirated V12 – the “pinnacle of Ferrari,” said the company – and a turbocharged V8, both of which will be continuously improved and upgraded with new technologies. There will also be an all-new V6 family that will be “based on a particular innovative architecture.”

These engines will, for the most part, be augmented with hybrid electric technology, derived from the world of Formula 1. This technology will be used to increase specific output without adding turbo lag, and Ferrari said that up to 60% of its lineup will be electrified by 2022 – including all of its sports cars and a new range of plug-in hybrid gran turismos. To keep weight down, multi-material construction will be used for its cars.

Last but not least, Ferrari will introduce its first active safety systems in the near future, and while it will not commit to building autonomous vehicles for now, it will incorporate new sensors, artificial intelligence and electronic architecture to provide customers some form of Ferrari-specific autonomy.

According to the company, all these measures will allow it to enhance the capabilities of its cars in all directions, being faster, more comfortable, more versatile and more fun to drive.

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North West Makes Her Fashion Runway Debut At The L.O.L. Surprise Fashion Show — Look!

Get it, North West!!!

On Saturday afternoon, Kim Kardashian and daughter North attended the L.O.L. Surprise Fashion Show where North made her fashion runway debut — and she is seriously TOO cute, y’all!!

Related: Kris Jenner Is Reportedly Livid At Kanye West Over Unhinged Rants

Ch-ch-check out some of the pics below, especially this incredible one of North strutting her stuff on the runway (below)!!!

North West Fashion Show Runway Debut

That is too damn cute!!! Werk, gurl!!!

Oh, and here’s Kim, too (below):

Kim Kardashian 5

Kim Kardashian 6

Looks like fun!!

Seriously though, LOVING North strutting her stuff on the runway at L.O.L. Surprise — could watch that every day!!

[Images via Michael Simon Photography.]

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Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance Announces Graduate Awards At Five Horse Shows

The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance will present awards honoring the highest-placing TAA graduates and the TAA-accredited organizations affiliated with those horses at five Thoroughbred horse shows this fall.

The horse shows include: the New Vocations All-Thoroughbred Charity Show and T.I.P. Championships Sept. 7-9 at the Kentucky Horse Park; the Fair Hill Thoroughbred Show Sept. 22-23 at Fair Hill Natural Resources Center; the Thoroughbred Makeover Oct. 4-7 at the Kentucky Horse Park; the Totally Thoroughbred Horse Show Oct. 7 at Pimlico Race Course, and the Thoroughbred Holiday Classic Horse Show Dec. 8-9 at Los Angeles Equestrian Center.

The awards will include prizes for riders aboard the highest-placing TAA graduates along with cash prizes for the TAA-accredited organizations that rehomed or are in the process of retraining the affiliated highest-placing TAA grad. Prizes vary by show.

“TAA-accredited organizations have been well represented by their graduates at these five horse shows. The TAA wants to showcase those graduates and to reward the accredited organizations that are successfully transitioning horses off the racetrack and into new careers,” TAA operations consultant Stacie Clark Rogers said. “To continue to support TAA-accredited organizations’ efforts, it is our plan to explore additional awards and horse shows in the future.”

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Venice Film Festival 2018: the trends from the red carpet!

Venice Film Festival 2018 is almost over (the awards ceremony will be on Saturday, September 8th) and it’s time to recall all the beautiful dresses we saw on the red carpet in these days. Festivals are not only about movies, but spotlights are all for the amazing gowns worn by actresses and top models. Venice red carpet revealed a lot about the trends we’re going to experience next season: here’s The Blonde Salad top 5!

 

Feathers, feathers, feathers! 

On the red carpet, celebrities love to surprise. And when a fashion victim like Lady Gaga is one of the most awaited celebrities at the Lido, we are sure to experience an epic fashion moment. Mission accomplished: she wore the most acclaimed dress of the latest Paris Haute Couture Week, Valentino pink pastel feathered gown.  Cate Blanchett, as well, opted for this dramatic detail for her stunning Armani Privé dress.

Cate Blanchett in Armani Privé
Lady Gaga in Valentino Haute Couture

The “red” carpet

It’s not so easy to wear red on the red carpet. But in Venice, “le rouge” had a leading role on the most daring looks. Bianca Balti stunned wearing a red ruffled skirt matched to an oversized shirt (the whole outfit was designed by Italian fast fashion chain Ovs). Dakota Johnson, in red as well, was amazing in her Dior Haute Couture gown.

Bianca Balti in Ovs
Dakota Johnson in Dior Haute Couture

Golden Goddesses

The metal trend is going to shine even in the upcoming months, and Venice red carpet is the proof. Photographers’ flashes were captured by Natalie Portman sequined evening dress, designed by Gucci: it was a golden dream! Irina Shayk was a golden goddess in her vintage Versace metal mesh dress.

Irina Shayk in Versace
Natalie Portman in Gucci

Fuchsia neon

Venice 75 red carpet was an explosion of bold and audacious colours, and fuchsia was one of the trendiest shade at the event. Naomi Watts surprised everybody with her amazing Armani Privé pink dress, while Lottie Moss opted for the same bubblegum shade on her tulle Ermanno Scervino gown.

Naomi Watts in Armani Privé
Lottie Moss in Ermanno Scervino

Nude look

Venice wasn’t only about bold shades and daring trends. Celebrities couldn’t resist to the romantic charm of nude tones, like Sara Sampaio, dressed in Armani Privé, and Emma Stone, that balanced the delicate embroideries on her Louis Vuitton gown with an ample neckline.

Sara Sampaio in Armani Privé
Emma Stone in Louis Vuitton

Venice Film Festival 2018 red carpet shined for many fabulous celebrity outfits. Discover them all in our gallery below!

Izabel Goulart in Alberta Ferretti
Tilda Swinton in Schiaparelli Haute Couture
Gabriella Wilde in Ulyana Sergeenko Couture
Cate Blanchett in Armani Privé
Mia Goth in Givenchy Haute Couture
Bruna Marquezine in Ralph & Russo Couture
Alek Wek in Calvin Klein by Appointment
Barbara Palvin in Armani Privé
Naomi Watts in Dolce & Gabbana
Chloé Sevigny in Chanel

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