It was a sea of shimmering sequins, Swarovski crystals and glittering snowflakes Wednesday night at the Lexington Avenue Armory in New York City, where the 18th annual Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show took place. From feathered corsets to custom painted wings, there was no shortage of glitz and glam at this year’s show. Featuring performances by Taylor Swift, Neon Jungle and Fall Out Boy, the evening kicked off with a “British Invasion,” theme followed by five additional themes (“Birds of Paradise,” “Parisian Nights,” “Shipwrecked,” “Snow Angels” and “PINK Network”) and featured Angels Candice Swanepoel (who rocked the $10 million Royal Fantasy Bra and Belt adorned with over 4,200 precious gems); recently engaged Behati Prinsloo (fiance Adam Levine cheered her on from the front row!); Alessandra Ambrosio and Karlie Kloss, who rocked a Swarovski crystal-embellished bodysuit. Click through to see the highlights from the show, and tune in on December 10 to see the full one-hour special, airing on CBS.
Talk about a heavenly spring debut! Victoria’s Secret Angel Alessandra Ambrosio surprised the crowd at Kaufmanfranco‘s presentation by not only opening but closing the show, too. Designers Ken Kaufman and Isaac Franco made their first spring runway show a cut above the rest with lush light pieces (think cutout dresses and flowy yet structured separates in white, tan and gold)–perfect for a lingerie model. (On second thought, what’s not perfect for a lingerie model?) Inspired by a globetrotter, the collection “was really about a lot of crisp shapes for us this season,” Franco told InStyle.com before the show. “We were very inspired by musculature and how it forms on a woman’s body,” Kaufman added. And what a perfect body to which to conform!
— Alyssa Bailey
Victoria’s Secret Angel Alessandra Ambrosio looks chic even on her days off, like when we spotted her taking a sunny stroll in this striped button-up. And you can nab her look! The blouse is Ella Moss’s Lila shirt in royal blue, with horizontal sailor stripes, side slit details, and a classic shirttail hem in the back. Pick one up for $148 at ellamoss.com.
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The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Annual Festival kicked off this weekend, and the stars all headed to Indio, California to take in the music, the sights, and the parties. Diane Kruger and Joshua Jackson helped H&M host a giant kick-off bash, aptly called H&M Loves Music; Katy Perry (in Dolce & Gabbana) was surrounded by McDonald’s at the launch of its new Premium McWrap at the Bootsy Bellows House; and The Carrie Diaries star AnnaSophia Robb (in Lacoste) and Victoria’s Secret Angel Alessandra Ambrosio celebrated the fourth annual Lacoste L!ve pool party, complete with giant lego crocodile. Click the photo above to see the rest of the stars who have been stylishly soaking up the festival atmosphere!
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.
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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!