And just like that, the annual Victoria’s Secret fashion Show has come and gone!! The angels descended on Shanghai for the lingerie extravaganza to showcase sexy lingerie with over the top wings! Here’s what went down this year:
The themes for this year’s runway were Balmain’s Punk Angels, Nomadic Adventure, Porcelain Angels, A Winter’s Tale, Millennial Nation and Goddesses.
Angels Lais Ribeiro dazzled in the $2 Million Champagne Fantasy Bra, featuring gold leaf and sapphire detailing complete with a matching bejewelled belt.
Harry Styles, Miguel, Yundi, Leslie Odom Jr. and Jane Zhang all performed on the runway.
Angel Candice Swanepoel made her runway return after having a baby last year!
Model Ming Xi took a tumble on the runway! She was helped up by fellow model Gizele Oliveira!
Bella Hadid flew solo without sister Gigi Hadid, after she was refused a Chinese visa!
Veteran angel Alessandra Ambrosio took her final runway walk as an angel! She announced she is retiring from modelling!
We all know the spectacle that is the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, the annual runway extravaganza that is like no other fashion show in the world! But did you know the annual lingerie show is not the only show-stopper Victoria’s Secret films each year? They also film their annual holiday commercial! The holiday commercial showcases the ‘Holiday Lingerie Collection’ and the Angels of course!
Each year the Victoria’s Secret Holiday commercial is filmed in incredible locations all over the world among the likes of Venice, Prague, Chicago, Rome, Paris and London! This year, the Angels descended on Aspen, in Colorado’s Rocky Mountains, to shoot their Western-themed campaign at a whopping $80 million ranch over the weekend, including: Candice Swanepoel, Alessandra Ambrosio, Adriana Lima, Jasmine Tookes, Lily Aldridge, Lais Ribeiro, Taylor Hill, Josephine Skriver, Martha Hunt, Sara Sampaio and Stella Maxwell. The commercial is to be filmed by legendary Hollywood director Michael Bay.
It takes a village to put together a production quite like this, around 200 people to be exact! The commercial would not be possible without the efforts of directors, photographers, stylists, hair and makeup artists, creative directors and many more! In this years filming location, there were cabins set against mountain ranges. There were log fires. There were horses. There were husky pups. There were cowboy hats. And boots. And belts. There were assless chaps (lots of them).
VS head honcho Ed Razek made reference to the sheer scale of the special shoot in a photo he posted to Instagram, captioning it: “13 Angels, 2 photographers, a crew of 100+, one big time director, and an $80 million ranch – no one does Holiday like Victoria’s Secret does Holiday!”
With the holiday commercial done and dusted, the next big project for Victoria’s Secret to unveil is it’s annual fashion show! The creative team has been at work all year bringing the outfits and themes together! Castings and fittings are taking place this coming month ahead of the extravaganza that is rumoured to take place in Shanghai, China towards the end of the year!
Kate (27) hails from Russia. Kate started out modelling in 2010 taking part in Miss Russia. Two years later she took part in Miss Russia 2012, where she was a top 10 finalist. In the same year she appeared in the fourth cycle of Top Model po-russki, Russia’s adaptation of Next Top Model along with her sister Valentina. It resulted in Kate being first runner up and her sister Valentina second runner up. Kate was signed with modelling agency ZMGROUP. After her appearance in Top Model po-russki, modelling agency The Lions New York displayed interest in signing her. This eventually led to Grigorieva’s debut at New York Fashion Week in 2014.
Kate took the fashion wold by STORM as she was chosen by top modelling site models.com as one of the top newcomers of the Fall/Winter 2014 season, and has since walked for Givenchy, Gucci, Dolce & Gabbana , Celine, Elie Saab, Roberto Cavalli, Alexander McQueen, Balmain, Giambattista Villi, Moschino, and others. She opened for the 2015 Spring/Summer collections of Dsquared and Stella McCartney. She has appeared in catalogs for Victoria’s Secret, and has also been featured in editorials of numerous magazines including several national editions of VOGUE.
On 2nd December 2014, Grigorieva made her debut at the annual Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show in London. She appeared in two segments, ‘Exotic Traveller’ and ‘Angel Ball’ alongside performers Ed Sheeran and Taylor Swift.
In April 2015, she was announced as one of ten new Victoria’s Secret Angels alongsideLais Ribeiro, Jac Jagaciak, Martha Hunt, Romee Strijd, Sara Sampaio, Elsa Hosk, Sara Sampaio, Stella Maxwell and Taylor Hill.In July 2015, she appeared in the Victoria’s Secret TV commercial Body by Victoria.
1 year later she parted with the brand disregarding her ‘Angel’ status, however she continues to attend the VSFS casting each year and walk for the annual runway show. Kate is still a favourite among many designers and photographers in the fashion industry, walking for major brands and designers during each and every fashion week. Kate has a degree in marketing and is continually studying english to help her communicate better with clients. 8 months prior to her first major casting she didn’t speak a word of english! Follow her via her Instagram below!
Jeremy Scott has WOWED the fashion world again with another SPECTACULAR collection! Last night’s Moschino show in Hollywood was inspired by L.A. and Las Vegas, two cities for dreamers, two cities FULL of inspiration. His collection was presented as an idea of a road trip from L.A. to Las Vegas.
For his Moschino resort 2018 and men’s spring 2018 collections, Jeremy Scott went on a Wild West road trip to celebrate symbols of Americana. Scott showcased these ‘Americana’ references throughout the collection with the use of bold colours and very eclectic clothing items. Biker Jackets, Sheer dresses, double denim, leotards, fringe, flame prints topped off with cowboy hats all while staying true to Jeremy Scott’s signature style. There was plenty of patchwork denim, mixed with sweet lace and florals. There were spangled satin bodysuits as well as bright bustier tops paired with embellished boyfriend jeans
Every piece is an impactful piece which brings out the inner child in all of us! In full Jeremy Scott style, this show was a spectacular that meets halfway between art and humour.
Front row attendees included Sarah Hyland, Vanessa Hudgens, Kate Beckinsale, Fergie and Joe Jonas!
Here are some of my favourite looks from the collection!