It’s officially spring! With hotter days on the horizon, we’re excited for days by the pool, splashing in the ocean, and walking on the beach—and so is Victoria’s Secret Angel Alessandra Ambrosio. Being by the water is a must for the model (she is Brazilian, after all!), which is why she’s the perfect person to tell us how to pick the perfect swimwear. “Finding the right swimsuit starts with finding the right shape for your body,” she told InStyle.com at Victoria’s Secret’s swim collection celebration in Los Angeles last week. Click through the gallery to get her five tips for getting bikini-ready.
Victoria’s Secret angel Alessandra Ambrosio knows how to model clothes, and now she’s designing them, too! Today, she announced that she’s launching Alé by Alessandra, and teaming up with Cherokee (the brand you see in Target stores) to make it happen. The line—which will have a bohemian influence, like her own off-duty style—will debut in spring 2014, starting in Latin America, and will venture to the States soon after. And don’t expect her to turn in her wings just yet! The Brazilian beauty, who most recently showed off the this year’s 2.5 million dollar Fantasy Bra, is still a full-time model; designing is just an addition to her resume.
Plus, see Alessandra and the other Angels at this year’s Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show.
Alexander Wang is known for featuring hip up-and-comers in his ad campaigns—let’s not forget his obsession with Harlem rapper Azealia Banks—but he went in a new direction for his latest clip, which promotes his spring T by Alexander Wang collection. The designer cast MADtv comedienne Bon Qui Qui (played by Anjelah Johnson) as the newest sales associate in his New York flagship store, and also wrangled Victoria’s Secret Angel Alessandra Ambrosio, Natasha Lyonne, and Barneys New York creative ambassador Simon Doonan to make appearances. Hilarity ensues when the inexperienced Bon Qui Qui tries to fit Ambrosio’s size 9 feet into shoes two sizes too small, and later accuses Doonan of trying to lift one of Wang’s iconic studded purses. Watch the clip above! You deserve a giggle.
Plus, see stars who love wearing Wang!
Primetime gets a little sexier tonight! CBS will air the 2012 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show at 10/9c, which will showcase 37 models in 65 lingerie looks, sashaying down the runway to live music performed by Bruno Mars, Justin Bieber, and Rihanna. “It’s a dream come true!” Victoria’s Secret Angel Alessandra Ambrosio told InStyle.com of her experience, which was made only so much better by the fact she modeled the $2.5 million Floral Fantasy Bra. “This is most desirable, most beautiful, most known show in the world. Every year it gets bigger and better!” And she’s right, it was big! The pieces were broken up into six groups—Circus, Dangerous Liaisons, Calendar Girls, Pink Is Us, Silver Screen Angels, Angels in Bloom. You’ll get a chance to see every single one of them tonight on CBS, but prepare yourself now by clicking through the gallery to see all the highlights!
Months of preparation, weeks of fittings, days of rehearsals, and hours of beauty primping all led up to forty minutes hard-to-resist fun for last night’s taping of the 2012 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show in New York. “It’s a dream come true!” Victoria’s Secret Angel Alessandra Ambrosio told InStyle.com of her experience, which was made only so much better by the fact she modeled the $2.5 million Floral Fantasy Bra. “This is most desirable, most beautiful, most known show in the world. Every year it gets bigger and better!” And she’s right, it was big—37 models showed off 65 lingerie looks, sashaying down the runway to live music performed by Bruno Mars, Justin Bieber, and Rihanna. The pieces were broken up into six groups—kicking off with Circus (Adriana Lima—ever the ringmaster—opened the show), Dangerous Liaisons (set to Rihanna’s “Diamonds” song), Calendar Girls (with Bruno Mars in the background), Pink Is Us (when Justin Bieber serenaded the PINK crew with “Beauty and the Beat”), Silver Screen Angels (Bruno, again), and Angels in Bloom (closing it out with Rihanna’s “Fresh Off The Runway”). Click through to see the highlights, and tune in to watch the complete show December 4th at 10/9c on CBS.
So, this is what $2.5 million looks like! Alessandra Ambrosio modeled this year’s Fantasy Bra—a piece covered in 5,200 gems and hand-crafted by London Jewelers—during the taping of the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show in New York last night, and told InStyle.com the experience was “a dream come true.” “I felt so good on the runway,” she told us at the show’s after-party, held at Lavo. “The Fantasy Bra is so iconic. I’m going to be seeing those pictures forever. I just loved it!” The piece was one of the final looks to sashay down the runway, part of the Angels in Bloom section—hence the Floral Fantasy Bra theme—which also featured a performance by Rihanna. “Rihanna was standing right there, and it was like being in a fairytale,” Ambrosio added. And the fairytale will continue for one lucky lady. Immediately after the show, the Udells, the family that owns London Jewelers, took the piece back to its Long Island store and put it up for sale. Who gets it? “A very, very special girl,” said London Jewelers Vice President Randi Udell. We can’t even imagine—only dream.
Check out all the Fantasy Bras from over the years!
Alessandra Ambrosio, who will wear the highly coveted Fantasy Bra at this year’s Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, posed with her 4-year-old daughter, Anja, for London Fog’s Winter 2012 ad campaign, and they look adorable! Following in the footsteps of Nicole Scherzinger, Christina Hendricks, and Gisele Bündchen as the face of the brand, Ambrosio and Anja model London Fog’s latest outerwear offerings in a series of sweet shots. “Having my daughter steal the spotlight is pretty funny and I just love it!” Ambrosio said of sharing the lens with her daughter. “She had a great time on set and is going to be wearing all of the London Fog kids jackets.” A budding supermodel, perhaps? Shop the winter looks when they hit department stores and londonfog.com in December.
Plus, see more celebrity campaigns!
The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show takes place tomorrow night in New York City, and it looks like the lingerie giant is granting Angel wings right up to the last moment! Over the past couple of days, it’s been revealed that model Hilary Rhoda (middle) will join VS’s bevy of beauties, according to her Twitter, as well as Brits Jourdan Dunn (top) and Cara Delevingne (bottom), both of whom are making their Victoria’s Secret runway debuts. Of course, we already knew that Alessandra Ambrosio would be amongst the Angels set to strut her stuff on the brand’s signature glitter runway—she will wear the ultra-glamorous $2.5 million Fantasy Bra this year. And all the bombshells will share the stage with Justin Bieber, Rihanna, and Bruno Mars,who will provide the evening’s (likely very sexy) musical entertainment. InStyle.com has exclusive backstage access at tomorrow night’s Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, so be sure to check back for all our coverage! And tune in to CBS on December 4 at 10/9c to see all the action for yourself!
Plus, see all the Fantasy Bras over the years!