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.
Nothing will ever come close to the Supermodel Era during the 90s, but I feel a renaissance with models becoming household names is upon us. Personally, I say bring it on. I was a huge fan of Linda, Christy, Naomi and Cindy back in the day.
Vogue recently released their annual list of the fashion industry’s Top 10 female models and I thought I’d share it with you. I’m sure I’m not the only modelizer out there who might enjoy this. With regards to how Vogue determined which girl made the list is beyond me. I’m sure it had to do with who landed on the most editorials and covers of the publication’s various international editions. Check out the list below. I’m sure you might recognize a couple of the names.
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.
As we move closer and closer to the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London, the promotion and visibility of the athletes competing has certainly been kicked up a notch.
In anticipation for the games, supermodel Karlie Kloss teams up with America’s top male athletes as they set their sights on the gold. The Vogue Magazine shoot, done by Annie Leibovitz, is called “Country Strong” and features Kloss in a sexy shot alongside each of the athletes doing something related to their sport.
The athletes featured include: Jonathan Horton (24, Gymnastics), Ryan Lochte (27, Swimming), Ashton Eaton (24, Track & Field), Bob & Mike Bryan (Twins, 34, Tennis), and Dwayane Wade (30, Basketball). Check out their stunning sexy photos below.
I wonder how Elle Macpherson feels about that. The Aussie model was known as “The Body” for many years due to her numerous appearances on Sports Illustrated’s annual Swimsuit Issue. Looks like there’s an heir apparent and her name is Karlie Kloss. The 19-year-old model is certainly capping out an amazing year in spectacular fashion. Last week Victoria’s Secret introduced Kloss to the masses on their annual fashion show and now this.
Kloss is one of the top models working in fashion today. She’s currently ranked No. 3 on models.com thanks to multiple ad campaigns and being an industry favorite. Karlie certainly has influential fans in her corner. One being Vogue Italia editor-in-chief Franca Sozzani. The fashion giant placed the leggy beauty on the December 2011 cover of the Italian publication and named her “The Body“. For the momentous occasion, the 5’11″ beauty posed for her first ever nude photo editorial.
I’ve been a fan of Karlie’s for some time now and couldn’t be more happier for her success. While a big name in fashion circles, she has relatively remained nameless to the general public despite gracing numerous ads. Now that over 10 million people now know her name due to the 2011 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, she’s on her way to become one of this generation’s top supermodels and a household name- a Christy Turlington / Linda Evangelista for a modern day.
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.