The most glamorous fashion show of the year aired last night on CBS. The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show is one of my favorite events of the year. There’s something about watching barely-clothed glamazon women strutting their stuff on the glittered runway that I find truly fascinating. I’m not alone.
Typically I have people over, but due to a prior commitment, I couldn’t host a gathering. The yearly telecast consistently does well in the ratings with the 2011 edition reaching heavenly heights. No wonder the reported budget for this year’s show ballooned to $12 million. Definitely a hefty hike from the first show back in 1995 which cost $120,000 to produce. Was the money worth it?
Last year Alessandra Ambrosio earned the prestigious honor, this time it’s Candice Swanepoel who gets to put her ample tatas in the covet bejeweled bra. It’s the South African beauty’s first time wearing the Fantasy Bra which this year has been dubbed the Royal Fantasy Bra. No doubt in reference to the numerous precious gems gracing the undergarment.
Created by Mouawad, this year’s bra and matching belt features over 4,200 precious gems, including rubies, diamonds and yellow sapphires set in 18 carat gold with a 52-carat ruby at the center. All in all, it’s worth roughly $10 million. Definitely a price hike given last year’s $2.5 million price tag. I have to say, I much prefer this year’s aristocratic design than last year’s floral one.
Check out the previous designs below and be sure to tune in to CBS on December 10 for the annual Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. It’s one of my favorite annual television events of the year.
We all have obsessions that are hard to explain. Patrick’s currently are all those Harlem Shake videos popping up everywhere. For me, my Achilles’ heel is anything Victoria’s Secret related. There’s something about watching those gorgeous Angels work their magic on the runway, beach or whatever location, that I find really fascinating. What can I say, I like pretty things.
As part of their Swim 2013 campaign, the lingerie brand filmed four stunning swim videos featuring tracks from the hottest artists in the world. The first one featured the ladies strutting their hotness to Bruno Mars’ “Locked Out of Heaven.” VS recently released the second and third in the series with Candice Swanepoel and crew lip syncing to Maroon 5′s “Woman” and Justin Bieber’s “All Around The World.”
The fourth clip will debut on March 1. In the meantime, check out Behati Prinsloo showing off her bikini body to her boyfriend Adam Levine’s song serving as the soundtrack. Other angels featured include Erin Heatherton, Lindsay Ellingson, Barbara Palvin, Lais Ribeiro, Sara Sampaio, and Karlie Kloss.
Since I share numerous posts featuring men in swimwear, I thought I’d take this opportunity to give some gender equality. Plus, I’m a little obsessed with Victoria’s Secret and their annual runway show ;)
Who knew Victoria’s Secret had a swimsuit issue? I certainly didn’t. Apparently, the company’s annual catalog has been kicking around for sixteen years. Like the Sports Illustrated issue, one lucky woman gets the honor of gracing the cover. For 2013, not surprisingly, it’s Candice Swanepoel. After that segment which aired during the most recent Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, it’s obvious the brand is in lurve with the South African beauty. After all, they did “discover” her.
“It was such an honor to be picked for the cover. It is such an iconic catalog. Before I was a model, I used to see Gisele Bundchen, Tyra Banks and all of those iconic women on it. It is amazing that a little South African girl can get on the cover.” – Candice Swanepoel
While an honor, I’m sure Candice is hoping she gets to be the one who wears the million dollar fantasy bra for this year’s show. I know I would. Getting to wear that glittery ostentatious thing is EVERYTHING for an Angel.
Swanepoel appears in the catalog with Erin Heatherton, Doutzen Kroes, Miranda Kerr and Vogue’s top 2012 model Karlie Kloss to name a few. Photographer Russell James snapped the girls on location in Miami and Turks and Caicos. Check out a promo vid titled “Bikinis & Bruno Mars” featuring the ladies working it out to Mars’ huge hit “Locked Out of Heaven.“.
“It’s not fair to have a model singing,” says model Doutzen Kroes. True, but it’s friggin’ hilarious. Especially when said models don’t know the lyrics to this classic tune. Kroes apparently likes to deck the halls with jolly and honey. Pretty much everything except holly. When she finally gets it right, her expression is adorable.
The Dutch model isn’t the only Victoria’s Secret Angel to have a mishap during taping. From falling fake snow, candles probably not lighting up to other bloopers (not including some really tone deaf moments), this video is too cute for words. I have to say I’m a little biased since the annual Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show is one of my favorite things in the world.
While, I definitely love seeing shirtless men, there’s just something about these Amazonian women strutting down a glittered runway with their lingerie that just appeals to. Call me crazy. Check out the clip below with features Alessandra Ambrosio, Miranda Kerr, Erin Heatherton, Lily Aldridge and Candice Swanepoel.
Some consider Thanksgiving the start to the Holiday Season, while others wait for December 1st. For me, it’s when CBS airs their annual Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. No lie. It’s one of my favorite things in the entire world. Mark my words, one day I will attend it front row, hanging out with the supermodels respective boyfriends ;) While not as potent as last year’s telecast, the lingerie fashion show still managed to be the highest rated program of the night in the coveted demo. Congrats ladies.
For me, this wasn’t one of the best outings by Victoria’s Secret. I thought there was TOO much focus on the music acts. Rihanna, Justin Bieber and Bruno Mars all performed two sons apiece. IMHO, the show shines the best when it’s all about the ladies sashaying down the runway to a wicked mash-up. It’s their one time a year to shine. We can watch RiRi and the Biebs on the X Factor, Grammys, AMAs, VMAs and the list go on.
That said, there were a few highlights. The “Circus” theme was brilliant (thanks to the awesome mashup) as was the “Silver Screen Angels“. The giant-sized pinball props for the “Pink Is Us” was also worth noting. Even though a few ensembles from the “Calendar Girls” segment made my Top 15 list, it was the worst theme. When the outfits went wrong, they went horribly wrong. Check out my Top 15 favorites from last night’s show.
Although most of us are probably more interested in the most desirable men of 2012, we can all appreciate the beauty of Hollywood’s most stunning women. Popular men’s site, AskMen.com has just released their extensive list of their Top 99 picks for the “Most Desirable Women of 2012,” as voted by their readers. Of course I’m not going to rehash their entire list, but I thought I’d share the Top 10 list with you. “The ladies of 2012 aren’t just the next pretty faces: They’re smart, strong women who offer the complete package,” says AskMen.com.
Last year, Gossip Girl’s Blake Lively topped the list as most desirable. This year, she’s not in the top 10 anymore and the number 3 on the list from last year has become numero uno. Some famous names include Glee’s Lea Michele at number 19, Gaga at 18, as well as Katy Perry at 16, falling from number 8 last year. It may seem that many guys like them young, with 21-year-old Emma Watson at number 17 and 19-year-old Selena Gomez at number 14, but the woman who came out on top is 39 years old. Find out who the guys are drooling over most by checking out the Top 10 list below.
For some, Thanksgiving signals the beginning of the Holiday season, while others begin their fa la la’ing on December 1st. Not me. Nothing revs up my engine for the festive season like the annual Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. This is how I like to ring in the holidays. Yuppers, I’m that kind of gay. You would be too, if you watched the yearly specials.
Everything you’ve come to expect from the annual extravaganza was on hand. From campy themes, sexy women, high-wattage musical performances and Swarovski crystals by the crate, all were in order to stage an unforgettable show. This year’s production held at the Lexington Avenue Armory in New York City cost a reported $12 million to stage. YOWZA, that’s a lot of panties and bras. What’s the markup on Victoria’s Secret’s lingerie? Papa needs to look into if they sell franchises.
Victoria’s Secret Angels Adriana Lima, Alessandra Ambrosio, Miranda Kerr, Doutzen Kroes, Erin Heatherton, Lily Aldridge, Lindsay Ellingson, Candice Swanepoel and Chanel Iman along with a bevy of other beauties showed off their toned bodies in six creatively themed segments. Maroon 5, Nicki Minaj, Jay-Z and Kanye West provided stand out performances for the girls to strut to. That being said, I much prefer it when the girls sashay down to custom mashups instead of the live music. It should be all about the models and outfits, instead of the musical acts. They have enough televised opportunities to show of their vocal abilities.