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29 Nov

How An Unknown Model Made Her Debut At The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show

The annual Victoria’s Secret runway show is dominated by the world's top models: Adriana Lima, Liu Wen, and Karlie Kloss. But every so often the brand surprises you by taking a chance on a totally unknown face. This year in Shanghai, VS gave the Chinese model One Wang a stunning debut. The show topped off what has been a game-changing year for Wang. As one of the contestants on Road to the Runway, a Top Model-style search for the next Victoria’s Secret star, Wang competed against a house full of beauties to snag her spot. Encouraged by her mother agency Esee to give the reality show challenge a shot, she overcame her initial reservations after the first round. “I was hesitant at first,...
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29 Nov

Balmain’s Olivier Rousteing Shows How You Can Turn Any T-Shirt Into Punk Lingerie

Earlier this year, Victoria’s Secret and Olivier Rousteing joined forces to create the VS x Balmain collection, making graffiti-covered T-shirts and ’70s rock–inspired finery accessible to the masses. While Rousteing’s in-your-face aesthetic translated into the lingerie giant’s edgiest collection to date, the designer reveals in a new video that you don’t even need to buy the collection to get its signature look. Behind the scenes at the brand’s Shanghai show, Rousteing delivered a crash course in how to elevate a basic tee into something exceptional. Utilizing items that you’re sure to have lying around the house—safety pins, beads, and a sharp pair of scissors—he transformed Josephine Skriver, Ming Xi, and Romee Strijd into the newest members of the Balmain army. While Rousteing is a regular in the...
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21 Nov

A Victoria’s Secret Model Fell On The Runway—​But She Recovered In The Best Way


Even Angels fall sometimes. During the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show today in Shanghai, model Ming Xi took a tumble on the runway.

Poor Xi Meng Yao took a fall onstage 😭😭 Baby girl got back up and gave a gorgeous pose though (topic currently trending too), hoping they don’t cut her out ♥️#奚梦瑶 #ximengyao #mingxi
— c-drama tweets (@dramapotatoe) 2017년 11월 20일

I'm so sad for Ming Xi, she must be so sad and embarrassed bc this has never happened before :(

— Can I fucking die (@kingsmanclub) 2017년 11월 20일

But she recovered perfectly, and kept her smile on the whole way through—even as she was on the ground fixing her floral wings.

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21 Nov

Ashley Graham Calls Out Victoria’s Secret For Lack Of Size Diversity


The industry still has a long way to go

The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show hasn’t even aired yet, and it’s already being met with tons of controversy. Besides the fact that China denied visas for Katy Perry and Gigi Hadid, basically barring them from appearing at the show, the brand is now being met with criticism from Ashley Graham for their lack of size diversity. The model, author, designer, and body activist took to Instagram yesterday to post a photo of herself in lingerie and angel wings from an Addition Elle show she’d previously walked in. Graham captioned the photo: “Got my wings! .. my #AdditionElle wings! #thickthighssavelives,” which many took to be a subtle jab at Victoria Secret’s consistent lack of plus size representation on the runway. And while the...
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20 Nov

The Victoria’s Secret Models Have Already Landed In Shanghai


Bella Hadid, Alessandra Ambrosio, Karlie Kloss and more share how they got there.

Although the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show doesn't air for another week and a half, the Angels and models are already flying overseas and getting settled in Shanghai before they take the runway to film on Monday.
For last year's show in Paris, the models all flew together in a private jet complete with matching shirts and in-flight champagne. This year, the runway stars flew separately—some in pairs or small groups—but they still documented every step of their journey, from the moment they packed their luggage until after landing in China.

Models snapped their packing processes:
Alanna Arrington had plenty of shoes to choose from.

Packing for Shanghai!!!!💃🏽😁 lana(@alannaarrington)님의 공유 게시물님, 2017 11월 15 오후...
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14 Nov

Elsa Hosk’s Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show Look Includes 275,000 Swarovski Crystals


Victoria's Secret x Balmain may be the collaboration on everybody's lips this season, but don't let that distract you from VS's long-running (and equally stunning) partnership with Swarovski. This marks the lingerie brand's 15th anniversary working with the renowned jeweler, and they're celebrating in a big way: One million Swarovski crystals will grace the catwalk through various looks in Shanghai, WWD reports.
Elsa Hosk, a VS Angel since 2015, will be wearing the leading look on the runway, which features 275,000 multicolored crystals, 200 yards of ribbon, hand-beaded jewelry, and 14-pound wings. "It is one of the heaviest wings we have ever made," Monica Mitro, executive vice president, brand communications and events at Victoria’s Secret, told WWD.

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14 Nov

This Plus-Size Model Is Recreating Victoria’s Secret Ads


When Victoria's Secret announced their 2017 fashion show lineup, it didn't escape fans' notice that not one of the 52 models was plus-size. But now, one plus-size model has decided to show Victoria's Secret exactly what they're missing by recreating some of their famous adverts on her Instagram account.

Man, back fat rolls are sexy, ion care! @jessyjphoto
Tabria Majors(@tabriamajors)님의 공유 게시물님, 2017 9월 21 오전 11:54 PDT

Tabria Majors is a plus-size model based in Brooklyn. Speaking to the Huffington Post Canada, Tabria revealed that by recreating the adverts she hopes to "open the discussion of inclusivity in the mainstream media." Sharing her recreated images, Tabria wrote: "Maybe I’ll be a Victoria’s Secret Angel this year for Halloween, since it ain’t happening in real life lol....
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14 Nov

Victoria’s Secret And Balmain Give A First Look At Their Collaboration

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Olivier Rousteing teases how the collection was made.

One of the most anticipated features of this year's Victoria's Secret Fashion Show is the VS x Balmain collaboration. Though the lingerie brand and the French fashion house have previously teased what to expect on the runway in Shanghai this year, a new video gives an even closer look at the upcoming collab. The clip shows Balmain's creative director, Olivier Rousteing, in his Parisian design studio, testing out a look from the collection on model Cindy Bruna back in June. (She first walked for VS in 2013.) Although her full ensemble isn't revealed head-to-toe, the footage gives away the signature Balmain design elements included in her look: black leather, studs, statement-making shoulders and a sexy silhouette. Just...
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3 Nov

The Victoria’s Secret Angels Just Dropped Four Lip Kits


The Victoria's Secret Angels are coming for Kylie Jenner's crown. That's because Angels Elsa Hosk, Sara Sampaio, Jasmine Tookes, and Martha Hunt just droppedtheir ery own holiday lip kits. Each limited edition kit has a lip liner, matching matte lipstick, and glittery gloss—plus a giant picture of the corresponding Angel on the box.

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The colors of each kit already exist in the Victoria's Secret Velvet Matte Cream Lip Stain collection, but the liners are totally new. There's also a clear glitter gloss included since these are for the holiday season, after all. Layering a gloss over a matte lipstick is actually a pro trick: it gives a slick, wet finish with serious staying power. The VS...
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2 Nov

Everything To Know About Lais Ribeiro And The 2017 VS Fantasy Bra


With less than three weeks to go until the Angels take Shanghai, Victoria’s Secret revealed their highly-coveted fantasy bra today. The “Champagne Nights Fantasy” bra featuring handset diamonds, yellow sapphires, blue topaz in 18 karat gold, designed by Mouawad, costs $2 million dollars and will be worn by Lais Ribeiro.

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Victoria's Secret

The 6-foot-1 Brazilian-born stunner who has been working with Victoria’s Secret since 2010, officially became an Angel in 2015, and has appeared in every fashion show except 2012 when she sprained her ankle during rehearsals and was unable to walk the show.

Ribeiro began modeling in 2009, just a year after giving birth to her son Alexandre. Her friends urged her to pursue modeling...
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