Angels & Garage Rockers: The Stars Shine at Oakley’s Sundance Film Festival ‘Learn to Ride’ 2013
Alessandra Ambrossio: Victoria’s Secret Angel.
Need we say more?
Oakley’s prominent presence at the ultra-famous Sundance Film Festival – a staple these past few years at the A-List superstar-lined super party – was as rockin’ as ever in its 2013 edition.
Sure, Entourage’s (HBO’s ultra popular series) Adrian Grenier may have commanded a lion’s share of the Hollywood media machine’s attention – as always. But the stunning images captured of Alessandra shredding on her snowboard – with flashes of natural athletic talent – turned heads of gals and guys alike.
Geared up from head to toe with stylin’ and superior Oakley women’s snow outerwear, eyewear and accessories, the Brazilian-born supermodel needed little assistance charging down the hill – much to the disappointment of O’s own Olympic snowboard medalist, Danny Kass.
Danny, along with long-time reality TV partner, The Dingo, joined the likes of pro surfer Erica Hosseini in manning the slopes as instructors for Tinsel Town’s hottest would-be rippers.
But, of course, not all stars in Oakley’s fabulously big entertainment family needed a crash course in finding their way in the powder.
O’s own world-famous rapper/DJ/producer/reality TV star (turned Dance Music artist) Lil Jon, a known shredder, added his signature flare and voice to the festivities. All while fellow O entertainer/actor/musician and X Games’s iconic commentator, Sal Masekela, injected his signature commentary and smooth moves on the slopes.
Multi-talented singer/songwriter and actress, Kate Voegele (of CW Network’s “One Tree Hill” fame), was on hand as a veteran member of the Oakley family, of course.
The strong music industry presence gracing the scene was topped off by O family member and Grammy-nominee, Skylar Grey, whose insanely impressive talent for song writing has been mesmerizing the music world.
Returning to Sundance for the second straight year (without the performance obligations from last year), Skylar hung out and celebrated some recent and upcoming track releases. Sufficed to say, all in attendance appreciated her fondness for the O – while remembering her recent contributions: which include hauntingly brilliant songs written (including “Love the Way You Lie” [performed by Rihanna]) and performed by her (such as “Room For Happiness” with Kaskade, “I Need a Doctor” with Dr. Dre and Eminem, “Invisible” made famous by Kaskade and “I’m Coming Home.”)
Indeed, prominent names from all corners of the industry were on hand to display their love for Oakley.
Throw in some random, well-known names in show biz, like the beloved Fred Savage, Tim Daly, Xavier Samuel, music group One Republic, Jesse Williams, Mekhi Phifer, Shiloh Fernandez, model Ludi Delfino, Steven McQueen (grandson of the legendary Steve McQueen) and more, and it was one well-rounded gathering of talent.
Oh but there were more surprises.
As a first-timer with the brand, Academy Award winner, Octavia Spencer, and her co-star Ahna O’Reilly from blockbuster film, “The Help,” graced the group with her humble presence.
Opting not to try her luck on a board, the phenomenal actress instead joined some of the Oakley family in celebrating Lil Jon’s birthday with…wait for it…shots.
All in all, 2013’s Learn to Ride at Sundance was one buzz-filled gathering – showcasing Oakley’s latest lifestyle and snow eyewear, apparel, overall fashion and family environment with some of the most famous names in the biz.
But don’t take our word for it, peep the official recap vid on Grind TV/Yahoo! Sports above.