Supermodel Irina Shayk in Calamity Jane body for Love Magazine’s Advent Calendar

by marlies|dekkers

Love Magazine’s annual Advent Calendar entered its seventh year of releasing beautifully shot, provocative, and empowering videos featuring Hollywood A-listers. This year, the Advent calendar opened with the concept of “stay strong” was none other than Ashley Graham, who has made her own mark in fashion in 2017. Following Ashley was Emily Ratajkowski, who loaded up on carbs, and then Kendall Jenner, who engaged in some serious boxing moves. On day 11, Gigi Hadid showed off her tomboy side with high kicks and volleyball spikes.

Irina Shayk, saddled up for day 20, channeling her inner cowgirl in the Calamity Jane bodysuit, where she showed off her riding skills as well as lassoing bad guys in a Western-themed shoot. Dutch designer Marlies Dekkers, again, proves to be a celebrity favorite and key-player in the world of high-end fashion.

This year’s Advent Calendar includes models such as Doutzen Kroes, Alessandra Ambrosio, Kate Upton, Ashley Graham, Kendal Jenner, Winnie Harlow, Bella Hadid, Gigi Hadid and Hailey Baldwin.

Ride ‘m up, cowgirl! Steal her star style and shop the Calamity Jane collection now!

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This Valentine’s, don’t wait around for that love-note or those fancy chocolates to feel loved and desired. Express yourself to fall in love with yourself, now!