Love Magazine, a UK-based publication, has been featuring some of our favorites in their 2017 Love Advent Calendar. The campaign is a play on the traditional advent calendar that counts the number of days until Christmas, except Love Magazine’s Advent Calendar counts the days in December leading up to the new year. And it features ladies like Ciara, Teyana Taylor, and Joan Smalls who convey what it means to be strong, beautiful women.
Ciara was the featured woman for Day 26 and the songstress, in only a lightly-tattered white tee and black knee-high boots, teased the camera on a rotating block as only she can. It’s been a long time since the “Body Party” artist has given us this much sizzling energy.
At the end of the feature the 32-year-old said, “2017 has proven to be the year of the woman and what better way to celebrate female empowerment than a month of unapologetically and sexy women. Empowerment is about freedom of expression and it’s always amazing to see women being comfortable in their own skin.”
Day 22 belonged to Teyana Taylor. The “Fade” starlet opened her feature by declaring, “I’m Teyana Taylor, and today is bag work.” Taylor indeed put in work as she showed off her muscular ability in nothing but red silk lingerie over a rock beat. In response to shooting the Advent Calendar, Junie’s mom said, “It was like a collision of contrasting elements and all that it represented. Strong women, fashion and sports. Yeah, in that order.”
And today, Day 27, goes to 29-year-old Puerto Rican Victoria’s Secret model Joan Smalls. In a belted black leotard and fishnet stockings, she declares, “I’m Joan Smalls, and I’m here to move.” She shows us all her moves in a “Flashdance”-reminiscent routine over a house beat. At the end of the video, she said the holidays are “a great way to celebrate with the people who celebrate me year round!”