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November 30, 2011

Victoria's Secret

Last night many of us were huddled around our TV to tune into the most anticipated show of the year; Victoria's Secret annual fashion show.  By the end of it we are left wanting desperately to be one of the angels...or at least to have their bodies!  With this years budget of $12M , 31 sets of wings, 38 models and 60 outfits the show truly does get bigger and better each year.  Every show I look forward to seeing the models back stage in their hot pink silk VS robes, the silver glittered runway and of course the multimillion dollar Fantasy Bra and which angel it will be worn by.  Of course it wouldn't be a Victoria's Secret fashion show without the infamous slow motion end of runway blow of kisses by the angels.  Let's get into my favourites from each of the shows collections

BALLET
I really enjoyed this years intro.  It reminded me of a mix between black swan and Kanye Wests Runaway film.  As the stage was filled with ballerinas dressed in red, the models began to walk the stage in Victoria's Secrets own rendition of ballerina outfits.  I loved how each look incorporated either ribbon laced up the legs or the different variations of tutus, the use  of feathers and bows to conveying a soft angel in light pinks to a darker angel in red
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Photo Credit: Will Shilling/Alive
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SUPER ANGELS
I loved the super hero collection.  It was like watching smoking hot futuristic comic book characters.  Victoria's Secret fashion shows capture innocence, flirtation, creativity and are always fun so watching these angels dressed as super hero's was totally entertaining.  I mean who doesn't wish they could have super powers?
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Photo Credit: Will Shilling/Alive
Photo Credit: Will Shilling/Alive

PASSION
What I enjoyed most about this collection was definitely the bright colours and of course the jewel work done on all the accessories.  What's interesting about the fan wings that model Alessandro Ambrosio wore was that they took 7 years to design and create!  This stunning masterpiece was antique copper plated in 23-carat gold, embellished with over 105,000 Swarovski crystals and is the heaviest set of wings Victoria's Secret has ever made at 22lbs
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Photo Credit: Will Shilling/Alive
Photo Credit: Will Shilling/Alive

ANGELS AQUATIC
You know you are in for a treat when a set starts off with the Fantasy Bra.  This year model Miranda Kerr walked the runway wearing the precious blue $2.5M bra covered in white and yellow diamonds and pearls.  Not only was the Fantasy Bra stunning but so was her tail as she portrayed an ice peacock.  The designers did an incredible job turning the angels into creatures of the sea
Photo Credit: Will Shilling/Alive
Photo Credit: Will Shilling/Alive
Photo Credit: Will Shilling/Alive

I PUT A SPELL ON YOU
I loved the use of dainty parasoles in this collection.  We saw a lot of cute frills and lace that I thought gave the looks a classic touch.  Hottie Adriana Lima dressed in massive black feathery wings and a deep purple corset and actually said this was her favourite outfit ever
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Photo Credit: NYDailyNews.com

CLUB PINK
I can't say I get excited watching the Pink portion of the show but I do agree it is always colourful and fun.  Because of this I do think that having Nicki Minaj as the performer was a perfect collaboration.  My favourite thing about this collection were the playful lit up wings that were in different shapes
Photo Credit: Will Shilling/Alive
Photo Credit: Will Shilling/Alive
Photo Credit: Will Shilling/Alive

MEMORABLE MOMENT
This wraps up the 6 collections but one more thing that I need to mention was last nights most memorable moment.  When Maroon 5 singer, Adam Levine kissed his girlfriend, model Anne Vyalitsina, at the end of the runway I melted.  It wasn't just the kiss though, it was how he looked at her and couldn't keep his eyes off her.  You could see just how proud he was of her yet totally hypnotized by her beauty.  Too adorable!
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I already look forward to next years fashion show
Here is a recap of what we saw last night..

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