In case there was any doubt in your mind, Victoria’s Secret
Angel Adriana Lima is back from maternity leave. Sure, she walked in the Louis Vuitton show a few weeks ago, but that didn’t involve stripping on camera, so we remained skeptical. Color us creepy, but all we’ve got to say about this is MILF
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Honestly, we expected jeans from Victoria’s Secret to be rhinestoned and distressed to the point of being so not permissible outside of areas like oh, say, the Jersey Shore. So we kind of wrote them off. As it turns out, they’re a decent fit, nice price and come in some pretty legit styles. Our bad. The ones at left are only $59.50, super simple and cute and come in three different lengths, meaning you maybe don’t have to feel like a midget as your tailor hems them three inches. Check out the site for more styles, avoid uber-distressing and save $15 if you spend $100 right now. Not a bad deal if you ask us. Keep reading »
“I kind of see myself less as the girl riding a broomstick and holding a wand and more as a girl emerging from an explosion, with a gun.”
Victoria’s Secret Angel Rosie Huntington-Whitely on her response to rumors about her being featured in an American version of “Harry Potter.” We’re not surprised that she’d choose Bond over Potter, but we are skeptical of her reasoning. You sure it doesn’t have more to do with the wardrobe than the action, Rosie? Still, she may create a whole new acronym to replace MTA called MTAS: Model-Turned-Action-Star. Oh wait, Milla Jovovich and Rebecca Romijn did that already. [Vogue UK] Keep reading »
The white linen curtain flaps as a warm spring breeze makes its way into the bedroom, caressing your face. You wake to hear the birds chirping and see the leaves on the trees blowing gently in the soft wind. The feeling of happiness engulfs you while laying there staring out at nature. You’re up to start the day but you wouldn’t mind lounging in your sleepwear. OK, this probably isn’t your reality, but at least you can pretend in this cotton eyelet-trim chemise. It has adjustable straps for a perfect fit and has a mid-thigh length to make you look and feel adorably girly.
At face value, Victoria’s Secret’s new “Love My Body” campaign sounds like it might be pretty cool and empowering. Like Dove’s “Real Women” campaign before it, surely this Victoria’s Secret venture must be targeted at women of all shapes and sizes, featuring them in the ads, right? Uh, not so. The retailer is celebrating their “Body by Victoria” line by releasing a mini-collection with three new silhouettes, but, sadly, the ads for “Love My Body” feature the same old Victoria’s Secret bombshells. There are some new faces, but the body types — you know, the ones they want you to “love” — are the usual stick-thin and busty array. Models like Alessandra Ambrosio and Marisa Miller discuss what they love about their bodies in various video clips (lemme guess — the lack of body fat?).
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Behold Victoria’s Secret‘s latest invention—the “topless bikini” as modeled by Lindsay Ellingson. How very European of them. The suit actually has a removable bandeau option, but the idea is to go without. Which would mean that essentially this is just a pair of panties with some fancy strings. On the Victoria’s Secret website, you can check out a video promo for the suit, the tagline for which is: “Half the bikini, twice as sexy.” Which, depending on who you are, might read as “Half the material, twice as shameful/cold/naked/slutty/expensive.”
So we have to ask … Victoria’s Secret’s swimsuit designers must be men, right? What do you think of the topless bikini? [Elle.com] Keep reading »
Michael Bay, the director behind SUPER EXPLOSIVE action films “Transformers,” “Pearl Harbor,” and “Armageddon,” directed this brand-new Victoria’s Secret commercial. There’s lots of wind and rolling around and gap-mouthed-ness and then, of course, a fiery blast. One question — where’s Ben Affleck? [via ONTD
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It goes without saying that being a model for Victoria’s Secret requires strict beauty and fitness regimens. But not even that rigorous upkeep is enough to make her runway-ready—New York magazine reports that makeup artists then need to beautify her butt. Apparently, each girl gets 20 (20!) layers of makeup on her derrière and is attended to by as many as five artists. [NY Mag]
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File this one under “We Can’t Believe It Took Them This Long”: Besides all those expensive bedazzled bras and Heidi Klum flaunting her post-baby body, there’s one more reason to watch the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, airing on CBS tonight. Chinese model Liu Wen, 21, will be the first girl of Asian descent to float down the angels’ catwalk.
“I was surprised when my agent told me. I asked my agent if she was joking. I didn’t think an Asian girl would get this job.”
Of course, the show’s casting agents didn’t exactly pluck her from obscurity. She was a Fashion Week favorite, and even proved she had mad runway skills by walking in Alexander McQueen’s spring 2010 show, known for the insane toe-less platform shoes. So, you know, undies and wings should be a cinch. [ONTD] Keep reading »