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Is Taylor Swift clairvoyant or something? During last year’s Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show performance, the 24-year-old singer joined Fall Out Boy wearing a Union Jack-inspired outfit. Did she already know that the annual event would be holding the 2014 extravaganza in London? Based on the fact she’s once again booked for the show, conspiracy theorists would tend to think so.

At this point, Swift might as well become an honorary VS Angel given her back-to-back performances and close friendships with supermodels Karlie Kloss and Lily Aldridge. Find out who else is on tap to hit the stage at the 2014 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show below.

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Victoria’s Secret 2014 Fantasy Bras Unveiled

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No typo in the title folks. Those stunt queens over at Victoria’s Secret are doubling down with the 2014 Fantasy Bra. For the first time, there will be two Angels strutting down the glittered runway with million dollar plus brassieres.

Brazilian supermodels Adriana Lima and Alessandra Ambrosio get the honor of showing off the centerpieces at this year’s annual Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. Both ladies have received the honor previously with Lima chosen in 2008 and 2010, while Ambrosio snagged the spot in 2012.

“This year it’s really exciting because it’s the first time that we’re going to have two Fantasy Bras on the fashion show,” Adriana recently said on GMA. “I’m honored to be here with Alessandra, doing the show, walking the runway together. I cannot wait.”

This year’s creations are valued at $2 million apiece and designed by Mouawad. Check out the previous designs below and be sure to tune in to CBS on December 9 for the 2014 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show which are being held in London for the first time. It’s one of my favorite annual television events of the year.

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Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show Leaving New York

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The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show is one telecast I look forward to every year. This year, I’m even more excited for the annual extravaganza. For the first time, it leaves the United States and heads to Jolly ole England. Miami, Los Angeles and New York have all previously hosted the lingerie parade.

Victoria’s Secret Angels Adriana Lima and Candice Swanepoel joined Chief Marketing Officer Ed Razek at the company’s London flagship store to make the announcement. Though no specific date was revealed, the location of the fashion show was. Adriana, Candice along with their leggy friends will strut their stuff at Earls Court.

Do you think moving the show across the pond is a good idea? Why or why not?

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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?

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The annual Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show is one of my favorite events of the year. No lie. I look forward to it like a child does Christmas Day. This year, I finally got an in to check out the event but prior obligations prevented me from flying out to New York City. Oh well, maybe next year.

CBS doesn’t air the fashion show until December 10, but the extravaganza was held last night at the Lexington Avenue Armory. Fashion TV was on hand to film a sneak preview of the Angels strutting the runway with their elaborate oversized wings. In addition, they give a sneak peek at performances by Fall Out Boy, A Great Big World and Taylor Swift. The latter even sashayed along with the models. Stick to your day job TayTay. Watch the video below.

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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.

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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.

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Victoria’s Secret 2012 Fantasy Bra Unveiled

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When CBS airs its annual Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show on December 4, Alessandra Ambrosio will be sparkling brighter than all the rest of her VS Angel compatriots. The Brazilian supermodel is this year’s chosen one to wear the company’s Fantasy Bra. Believe it or not, it’s the first time the 31-year-old stunner earns this honor. I can’t believe that tacky Marisa Miller even wore the Fantasy Bra before her. Talk about supermodel injustice ;)

Designed by London Jewelers, this year’s Victoria’s Secret Fantasy Bra is worth approximately $2.5 million and part of the Floral Fantasy Gift Set. The push-up bra is bedazzled with amethysts, sapphires, tsavorite, rubies, and white, pink and yellow diamonds, set in 18-karat rose and yellow gold. The set also includes two removable diamond flower pins and a 12.5-carat diamond, 20-carat diamond centerpiece and a sparkly belt.

Personally, I’m not a fan of this year’s design. It looks like an ugly bedazzled vegetable garden on Ambrosio’s cleavage. Check out how this year’s showpiece stacks up to previous Fantasy Bras below.

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