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All You Need To Know: Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show 2014

We have less than a week to go before the biggest runway event of the year – the Victoria’s Secret fashion show. This landmark event has been running since 1995 and has transcended a mere catwalk show. With performances from the biggest pop acts in the world, and the industry’s biggest supermodel names, there is no doubt why the Victoria’s Secret special is the only fashion show to be broadcast internationally on mainstream tv networks. The show will be aired on Tuesday, December 9 on CBS, and here is everything you need to know in the lead up to the big night.

RELATED: Which Supermodel Earned The Most Last Year?

1. The Angels

To be granted your Victoria’s Secret “wings” is the modelling equivalent of winning an Oscar. These ladies are at the top of the beauty game, only to be exceeded by retired Angels, such as Tyra Banks, Gisele Bundchen, Miranda Kerr. The line-up this year includes: Adriana Lima, Alessandra Ambrosio, Behati Prinsloo, Candice Swanepoel, Doutzen Kroes, Karlie Kloss, Lily Aldridge and Lindsay Ellingson.

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2. Their Instagram Accounts

Follow your favorite model on Instagram for the biggest scoop. Start with the Victoria’s Secret account (@victoriassecret), and try resident photographer Jerome Duran (@jeromeduran) for bonus snaps. To get in on the action, use the official hashtag #VSFashionShow.

Adriana Lima – @adrianalima

Alessandra Ambrosio – @alessandraambrosio

Behati Prinsloo – @behatiprinsloo

Candice Swanepoel – @angelcandices

Doutzen Kroes – @doutzen

Karlie Kloss – @karliekloss

Lily Aldridge – @lilyaldridge

Lindsay Ellingson – @lindsellingson

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3. The Fantasy Bra

Among the big news this year is that there will be TWO Victoria’s Secret Fantasy Bras. For the first time, Brazilian duo Adriana Lima and Alessandra Ambrosia will be filling out the bras, which are valued at $2 million each! The most expensive lingerie sets in the world are encrusted with thousands of amethysts, topaz, diamonds, sapphires, garnets and 18k gold… essentially enough bling to enrich a small country.

Victoria's Secret Fantasy Bra

4. The other models

According to the casting agents, the recipe for VS models is personality, proportions (well, duh), glowing skin and a killer smile. There are rumored to be 44 models hitting the catwalk in this year’s show. Keep an eye on the fresh faces of 2014 because this year’s newcomers might be the next Gisele. Victoria’s Secret posts a casting video each year, take a look at this year’s competition.

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5. The Music

This year Taylor Swift (who also performed at last year’s show), Ed Sheeran, Ariana Grande and Hozier will be taking the stage (runway?) to provide the strut-worthy soundtrack.

2013 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show - Taylor Swift

6. Cara Delevingne And Kendall Jenner Will NOT Be Walking

I repeat, Cara Delevingne and Kendall Jenner will not be walking. For those who passionately follow VS news, this might be a big deal since these have been two of VS’ most famous faces in the past. This year, Delevingne and Jenner passed up the gig in favor of their old pal Karl Lagerfeld at Chanel. It’s tough being a model, right?

Cara Delevingne and Kendall Jenner

Images via Instagram, News.com.au, Fashion Gone Rogue, Daily Mirror UK, Huffington Post, Sydney Morning Herald

December 2, 2014

Which Supermodel Earned The Most Last Year?

Forbes has released their annual list of the highest earning supermodels, can you guess who has topped the list?

1. Gisele Bundchen – $47 million
Earning more than five times the figure of other supermodels on the list, it is not surprise that Gisele has topped the list for eight years in a row! Over the past year Gisele has fronted campaigns for H&M, Chanel, Carolina Herrera, Pantene, and Oral-B, and also has her own footwear and lingerie lines.

2. Doutzen Kroes – $8 million

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The Victoria’s Secret Angel is also the face of L’Oreal cosmetics, and has a line of cashmere sweaters. On top of earning $8 million last year, she also gave birth to her second child.

3. Adriana Lima – $8 million

Adriana Lima

Adriana is the longest-running Victoria’s Secret Angel, and no stranger to the rich list. Other endorsements include Desigual, Maybelline and Veet hair removal cream.

4. Kate Moss – $7 million

Kate Moss

The veteran supermodel and pioneer of the waif-thin body type, 40-year-old Moss continues to front Rimmel London cosmetics and collaborate with Topshop. While her yearly earnings may total $7 million, we all know Kate’s total worth is more likely quadruple this figure.

5. Kate Upton – $7 million

Kate Upton

At just 22, curvy Kate has featured on a record number of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit covers, and more recently signed to Bobbi Brown cosmetics. You may have also caught her alongside Cameron Diaz in her film debut, The Other Woman. This is Upton’s first year (first of many, we predict) on the list.

6. Miranda Kerr – $7 million

Miranda Kerr

Since terminating her Victoria’s Secret contract and splitting from her husband Orlando Bloom, Kerr continues to bring in the bucks as the face of several brands including, H&M, Reebok, and Mango. Kerr also has her own beauty line, Kora Organics.

7. Liu Wen – $7 million

Liu Wen

Wen was the first Chinese woman to walk the Victoria’s Secret runway, but also makes a lucrative sum from Estee Lauder, H&M, Calvin Klein, Coach and La Perla.

8. Alessandra Ambrosio – $5 million

Alessandra Ambrosio

Victoria’s Secret and H&M continue to make millionaire’s out of their models, with Ambrosio next on the list. At the age of 33, she also has two children and her own clothing line.

9. Hilary Rhoda – $5 million

Hilary Rhoda

Rhoda’s fortune is mostly due to a lucrative eight-year deal with Estee Lauder, but this American has also been involved with Toteme, Sarar, Helmut Lang, and… Victoria’s Secret.

10. Natalia Vodianova – $4 million

Natalia Vodianova

You may recognise this Russian beauty as the face of Calvin Klein Euphoria perfume, a role she has held since 2006. She has four children and will also appear in the infamous Pirelli Calendar in 2015, alongside fellow rich list member, Adriana Lima.

Via Forbes.com

August 21, 2014

This Week’s Best Red Carpet Dresses – 14th Nov

From Blake Lively’s stunning, 50’s-style Oscar de la Renta gown to Drew Barrymore’s radiant pregnancy style, here’s this week’s best red carpet dresses. Plus find out which two Aussie actresses made our list…

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Jessica Biel congratulated hubbie Justin Timeberlake on taking home GQ’s Man of the Year, wearing a Giambattista Valli ensemble with green satin peep-toe heels.

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Everyone might be talking about Jennifer Lawrence and her new pixie cut, but at this week’s Berlin premiere of The Hunger Games sequel, Catching Fire, all eyes were on Elizabeth Banks, who stunned in a silver beaded strapless Elie Saab dress that looked like it belonged on the Oscars red carpet.

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Vanessa Hudgens could show her fellow 20-somethings a thing or two about celebrity style, wearing an elegant white Thakoon polka dot dress to the CDFA/Vogue Fashion Funds Award in NYC on Monday.

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Aussie Melissa George might be due to give birth any day now, but she managed to make it to the party hosted by Vogue editor Anna Wintour, wearing a satin A-line gown, elegant clutch and bright red lips.

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Also at the Vogue Funds Award was Dutch model Doutzen Kroes in a peek-a-boo Cushnie et Ochs white knee-length dress, paired beautifully with bronze heels and minimal accessories. Love the simple bun and slick of red lipstick to pull the look together.

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We also love Rose Byrne’s red Jonathan Saunders dress, paired with berry Top Shop suede pumps at Glamour’s Women of the Year Awards in NYC on Monday.

 

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It’s hard for Blake Lively not to look stunning in anything she wears, but we’re particularly smitten with the off-the-shoulder floral Oscar de la Renta gown she wore to at an event for The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research in NYC on November 9th.

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An expecting Drew Barrymore look radiant and lovely in a shimmery Tory Burch gown at the Baby2Baby gala in California.

Which star has the best celebrity style this week?

 

November 14, 2013