Supermodel Alessandra Ambrosio is no stranger to walking the runway in a little bit of everything, from couture gowns to the famed $2.5 million dollar bra. But now, the star is taking on a different role in the fashion world: designer. Beginning in March, Ambrosio will launch ále by Alessandra Ambrosio, her first clothing collection for Planet Blue. The pieces will feature soft feminine fabrics, earthy prints, flirty tees, and flowing maxi dresses. We sat down with the Victoria’s Secret Angel and designer to get the scoop on her new gig.
Exclusive! How Does Victoria’s Secret Angel Doutzen Kroes Stay in Shape? She Shares Her Workouts EssentialsJan 17, 2014 @ 11:51 am
When she’s not parading down the catwalk in a sexy lingerie number or cooking dinner at home with her family, Victoria’s Secret Angel Doutzen Krous can be found working up a sweat in the gym to keep that stellar physique in negligée-ready shape. How does she stay so motivated, day after day? With the right essentials, of course.
She’s taking us through her workout in this behind-the-scenes video (below) from the brand new Spring 2014 Victoria’s Secret Sport Collection, a fun and flirty line of performance-enhancing sports bras, bright tanks and other workout must-haves that just hit stores yesterday. Then, we asked the bombshell what her secrets are for always feeling good, in and out of the gym. Here’s how Krous keeps her workout motivation going strong:
What’s the secret to maintaining motivation to hit the gym?
“It’s my job to stay motivated and fit,” she tells InStyle.com. “Workout clothes are very important to me. If it makes you feel comfortable and sexy in the gym, its very motivating.” ”The new Victoria’s Secret Sport workout line for Spring is great for motivating women to get to the gym. The line is super sexy with fun colors and prints!”
What’s the first thing you do when you are feeling tired and overworked?
“I like a good massage or acupuncture. It’s important to stay healthy and be well.”
How do you stay healthy while traveling?
“I try to stay hydrated with non-pasteurized coconut water, and eat healthy snacks. I order healthy room service and try to squeeze in a workout!”
How do you reward yourself for a good workout?
“Cooking a nice, healthy dinner at home with my family. I love to cook!”
What’s your workout routine for 2014?
“I really like to mix it up–spin, boxing, jumping rope, weight-lifting, dance workouts; I just love to sweat and I love how incredible I feel after a workout.”
What’s the workout that you think has changed your body the most?
“I do a workout called Ballet Beautiful–it’s based on dancer training and is a tough and fun workout. I love to workout with my trainer, who always mixes up the sessions with jump rope and boxing.”
What color will we most likely catch you wearing during a workout?
“Black and coral. It’s fun and bright.”
The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show is airing tonight at 10 PM EST on CBS! Will you be watching? While the sexy smoky eye and chic nude lip created for the show is a perfect complement to the Angels’ avant-garde runway ensembles, we thought it would be equally-sexy in real life — not to mention a great holiday party makeup choice. That’s why we asked Victoria’s Secret makeup artist Colleen Creighton, equipped with the exact same products she used on the models, to demonstrate the look on our Senior Fashion News Editor Kim Peiffer, with easy-to-follow instructions for perfecting the effect.
Kim’s dewy complexion was created with the VS Makeup Tinted Moisturizer ($15; victoriassecret.com), and a sweep of the Mineral Blush Duo in Starlet ($15; victoriassecret.com) added a slight contour and a lit-from-within flush. After using a combination of the Eye Quad in Eye Contact, Liner in Dark Chocolate, and Volume Lift Mascara ($20, $12, and $15; victoriassecret.com) onto Kim’s lids, the Color Drama Lipstick in Melt ($14; victoriassecret.com) provided the finishing touch.
Get the full breakdown with step-by-step instructions in the video above, and be sure to catch the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show tonight at 10 PM EST on CBS!
It’s that time of the year again — the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show is took place at the Lexington Armory in New York City Wednesday night! Before the models hit the runway, InStyle.com went backstage to find out what goes into making a VS Angel. We spoke to makeup artist Dick Page and hairstylist Orlando Pita, who gave us all the details on this year’s looks — along with tips on how you can recreate it on yourself. “I kept the makeup really light and transparent this year, because it would be weird if the makeup was super crazy-glamorous, and then they have underwear on,” Page told InStyle.com. “Besides, they’re all very pretty young women, so they don’t need much more makeup. That’s the simplest thing you can do.” Take an exclusive trip backstage in our gallery to see how everything came together, then catch the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show on CBS, airing December 10 at 10 p.m. EST.
Exclusive: Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show Goes 3D With Lindsay Ellingson’s Snow Angel Costume and WingsNov 13, 2013 @ 5:38 pm
For the first time in Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show history, a design crafted entirely with 3D printing technology made its way down the glittering runway! As part of the Snow Angel section of last night’s annual show in New York City, model Lindsay Ellingson walked down the catwalk in her Nicholas Kirkwood pumps wearing a lasered nylon geometric filigree encrusted with millions of micro-Swarovski crystals. Commissioned by Victoria’s Secret and Swarovski, the two partners tapped into architect Bradley Rothenberg and designer Duann Scott of the world-leading 3D printing company, Shapeways, to create the design-breaking creation that was five months in the making. “Upon seeing the designs we were sure that Shapeways could 3D print exactly what they were looking for – all we needed was a 3D model,” Scott said to InStyle.com. What happened next was a digital scan of Ellingson’s form was taken so Rothenberg and Scott could create a costume built to fit her exactly. “For this project specifically, we really wanted to push what we could do with 3D printing — in making something that could, at some times, act like a textile, while at other times become more of a structural form,” Rothenberg added. Mission accomplished! Tune in on December 10th on CBS to see Ellingson, Lily Aldridge, Karlie Kloss, Doutzen Kroes, Adriana Lima, Behati Prinsloo, and Candice Swanepoel walk down the runway!
Ever Wonder How Victoria’s Secret Angels Get Ready For the Fashion Show? Model Doutzen Kroes Takes InStyle Backstage To Find Out…Nov 13, 2013 @ 6:02 am
Want to go backstage at this year’s Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show? We teamed up with VS Angel Doutzen Kroes to find out. She’ll be taking us (and you!) behind the scenes of the glamorous show via Instagram as she preps for the big event. During today’s taping of the annual fashion show at New York City’s Lexington Avenue Armory, the bombshell model will be sharing exclusive access to everything that happens backstage, from head-to-toe beauty primping and wardrobe changes, to candid model moments. Don’t want to miss out? Make sure you follow us @InStyleMagazine and check the hashtag #InStyleVS to keep Kroes’ updates flowing onto your news feed, and tune in on December 10th on CBS to watch the full show.
Candice Swanepoel has earned the honor of wearing the Victoria’s Secret Fantasy Bra down the catwalk! The gorgeous South African model will follow in the footsteps of other illustrious Victoria’s Secret models, but her walk down the runway might be one of the most memorable in recent years—the Royal Fantasy Bra and matching Belt is worth a jaw-dropping $10 million dollars, making it one of the most expensive bras in the fashion show’s history, topped only by Gisele Bundchen’s $12.5 million in 2005. The pricey and beautiful piece of lingerie, which was created by world-renowned jeweler Mouawad, is adorned with over 4,200 precious gems, including rubies, diamonds, and yellow sapphires all handset in 18-karat gold. But the real gem? A 52-karat, pear shaped center ruby. We can’t wait to see Candice Swanepoel strut her stuff in the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, which airs on December 10 on CBS.
Plus, check out all the Fantasy Bras from over the years!
Want to Look Like a Victoria’s Secret Angel This Fall? Get the Step-By-Step Beauty Breakdown, Only on InStyle!Sep 4, 2013 @ 3:34 pm
When it comes to sexy makeup, the Victoria’s Secret Angels have the market cornered, and the look created by the brand’s makeup artist Polly Osmond in the video above is one we’ll be wearing all season long! Dark eyes and oxblood lips were all over the fall runways, so Osmond balanced the two elements on Lily Aldridge to impart a smoldering effect with a vibrant hint of color. “You can transition this look by using a lighter color for the day, then build it up for night time,” she said. “Don’t use so much blusher, keep that simple.” Equipped with a set of VS Pro makeup brushes, Osmond began by blending the Color Flash Eye Shadow in Dark Side ($12; victoriassecret.com), and followed with an ample coating of mascara and a sweep of the brand’s Graphic Liner Pen ($14; victoriassecret.com). The Dramatic Matte Lipstick in Sparks Fly ($14; victoriassecret.com) was then applied with a brush to soften the color, providing the finishing touch. “I always start in the middle and work outwards,” Osmond added. Get the complete step-by-step breakdown by watching the tutorial above!
Plus, love a good makeup tutorial? (Who doesn’t, really?) Check out the beauty gurus who made it into the finals of our Social Media Awards!