hat makes the Victoria Secret Fashion show sparkle? Is it the bright lights? Big stars? Sexy supermodels adorned with approximately one million Swarovski crystals? Or perhaps it’s the three hundred pounds of glitter in thirteen different colors sprinkled over the runway Supermodels Adriana Lima, Alessandra Ambrosio, Miranda Kerr, Lily Aldridge, among many other Victoria’s Secret Angels paraded down the one hundred foot runway as award winning artists, such as Maroon 5 and Kanye West, perform live alongside thirty dancers.
Other than the celebs and live musical performances, it’s the diversity that makes the show so much fun. One minute it’s sexy and sophisticated and the next it’s playful and funky. Turning super models into angels and featuring the annual and much anticipated fantasy bra keeps everyone coming back year after year.
Dressed in ballet inspired tutus with feather trims and ballet inspired shoes, probably influenced by the success of Black Swan, models were on point, looking exquisite. The show turned up the fun with comic book inspired lingerie fashions featuring thigh high boots, cartoon wings, jumpsuits and bright colors.
Taking a cue from traditional Spanish couture with red flowers and fan- like shapes Matadors beware your traditional look just got sexified with flowing cape skirts.
We can’t stop talking about this kaleidoscope creation, if only it was for sale and well... practical. Dripping in opal gems and gold, she looked stunning.
Pixie style angels with wings that look as if they created from blown glass and pastel colors showcased pretty bras and panties adorned with pearls, bows and lace. One angel’s headpiece was fit for Greek mythology’s Poseidon. Her body covered in crystals with a feather skirt starting just above her knees in light green and soft shades of blue, she could have just emerged from the ocean. However, not every angel is soft and delicate. Dressed in purple and black with dark raven wings this next look shows how fierce an angel can be.
Victoria’s secret even was able to modernize Victorian fashions with lace wings, high collars, and oversized broaches. Umbrellas and spat style boots helped convey the theme.
As one of the hottest shows of the year, celebrities always fill the front row. Beyonce, Russell Simmons, Orlando Bloom, Michael Bay, Donna Karan, and Debbie Harry were among the stars walking the pink carpet.
If anyone knows how to throw a party it’s Victoria’s Secret PINK, with eight custom PINK dog mirror balls and the sounds of the fabulous Nikki Manaj. Nikki, dressed in an orange bustier, with a bright cartoony skirt,and stripped gloves, fit in perfectly. The PINK brand is aimed towards Victoria Secret’s younger customers, which is reflected in the bright colors, florescent light wings, and sequins. Added accessories such as striped socks, pompoms, and oversized bags complete the look. We love this disco ball dress with pink ankle boots.
While some of us were priveleged to watch the taping of the live show, you too have the opportunity to watch it broadcasted from the comfort of your home. But first, make sure to cut off all distractions and have your drink and your popcorn at arms reach.