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Backstage At The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show


We have to wait until Dec. 1 to see the full insanity of the annual Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, but this teaser is totally making us want to tune in. Seriously, who can say no to a bevy of insanely hot girls (one of whom brought her puppy!), the unprecedentedly minimalistic wings, and fancy underwear? Cheesy though it is, the VS show is a pretty fun tradition at this point, and we love seeing a little of the prep work that goes into it. From tables of hair extensions to mounds of body glitter, it’s hilarious how much it takes to make these models look “natural!” Our favorite part though? Makeup artist Tom Pecheux talking about his ultimate show goal: “I want the girls to be like ‘wow, those bitches look fabulous!’” Well, congratulations, Tom — those bitches DO look fabulous. Keep reading »

Quick Pic: Backstage Is Where The Magic Happens

This morning, I got up before sunrise and hoofed it from Brooklyn to the New York Public Library, where the women who walked in The Heart Truth’s Red Dress Collection were getting primped and pampered before the show. Olympic gymnast Nastia Liukin, in a velour Juicy tracksuit, typed away on her phone while getting her hair curled. Susan Lucci looked like a pro getting her smoky eyes put on (damn does she look good for 61). Hairstylists combed and curled extensions still waiting to be attached to heads. Manicurists with tool belts ran around giving manis and pedis — a favorite color was the almost-nude Negligee. A woman shouted “Can I get an E.T.A. on Katie Couric?” into her headset. It was like opening night of my high school play, but with famous people. Keep reading »

Quick Pic: War Paint

No, her makeup did not look like this when she walked the runway. (And look! Even models use those earbuds you get for free with your iPod!) [Backstage before Monique Lhuillier, 9/9/2008] Keep reading »

Quick Pic: Multitasking Is Essential

This is not pampering, this is work, people! [Backstage before Luca Luca, 9/8/2008] Keep reading »

Quick Pic: Gettin’ Ready

Doesn’t the woman on the left look like she’s enjoying pulling the model’s hair? Beauty is pain. [Backstage before the Miss Sixty Show, 9/7/2008] Keep reading »

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