Recent press suggests Saint Barthélemy has largely rebounded following the devastation of Hurricane Irma in 2017. That this French collectivity more commonly known as St. Barts has come back from the brink following the most powerful Atlantic hurricane in recorded history and this age of climate change is a testament to its coveted status amongst the hyper privileged set who frequent it. Not every island in the Caribbean has enjoyed this sort of recovery, but then again few islands are anything like St. Barts. The April 2019 issue of ELLE Italia visits the tropical jewel for a sultry story starring who else but Alanna Arrington. Photographed by Gilles Bensimon, the story delivers everything a reader could possibly want from an island shoot. Alanna absolutely revels in the role, seducing the camera page after page. St. Barts is open for business and nothing drives home that message quite like 20 pages of Alanna Arrington in ELLE Italia.

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Credits include: Publication, ELLE Italia April 2019; Title, “Tropicalia”; Photography, Gilles Bensimon; Styling, Micaela Sessa; Hair, Gianluca Mandelli at Art Dept using Kérastase; Makeup, Leslie Lopez at Tracey Mattingly.