Victoria’s Secret Holiday Commercial 2017

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). 

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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!”

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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 Grigorieva

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.

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Kate | Paris Fashion Week Street Style

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. 

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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.

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Kate’s Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show debut | 2014
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VSFS 2014, London | VSFS 2015, New York City | VSFS 2016, Paris

In April 2015, she was announced as one of ten new Victoria’s Secret Angels alongside Lais 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. 

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Stella Maxwell, Sara Sampaio, Jasmine Tookes, Taylor Hill, Kate Grigorieva, Elsa Hosk, Jac Jagaciak, Martha Hunt, Romee Strijd & Lais Ribeiro 

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! 

 

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Devon Windsor

Devon Windsor is probably one of the most fun models to follow on social media! Her Snapchat and Instagram stories are INCREDIBLE as she shows her uncensored and fast-paced lifestyle to followers! Devon (24) hails from St. Louis, Missouri. Devon was discovered by a local photographer in St. Louis while she was attending a bar-mitzvah. She launched her career in the 2014 spring season shows, after appearing in the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show previously in 2013. Devon appeared in over 20 international collections including Christian Dior and Prada. Devon is represented by IMG Worldwide and is 5’11”.

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Her first big show was for Prada in September 2013. During her fittings, her hair was dyed bleach blonde. She liked it and decided to keep it that way, which has become her signature look. The same year, she debuted in the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show and advertised for American fashion house Moschino. Throughout her career she has walked for a bevy of top designers including Alexander McQueen, Anna Sui, Bottega Veneta, Balmain, Calvin Klein, Carolina Herrera, Chanel, Dior, H&M, Herve Leger, Max Mara, Michael Kors, Jeremy Scott, Oscar De La Renta, Tommy Hilfiger and Tom Ford, JUST TO NAME A FEW.

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Devon has appeared in numerous Victoria’s Secret Fashion Shows. She debuted in 2013 and has become a regular in the show each year since then! In 2015, Devon secured a ‘Fit Model’ position with the brand making her the reference model for the designers and artisans as they create the looks for the show. As a fit model, Devon has all the outfits constructed on her body, and they are later made custom couture to whichever model they assign the look too! So basically she gets to try on every look for each show! Dream job am I right?

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When Devon isn’t modelling, she is an amateur chef! If you follow her snapchat you’ll quickly learn that this girl can EAT! She is always indulging in different cuisines at top notch restaurants all around the world! Devon loves to cook and bake in her spare time! She even competed on MasterChef against fellow super model Gigi Hadid! #SuperModelBattle

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Follow Devon Windsor on her Social Media:

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She’s Back!

Victoria’s Secret announced the return of VS Angel Candice Swanepoel today in a video featuring the model looking STUNNING just seven months after giving birth to her first child. Back in October, Candice gave birth to a baby boy named Anacã,

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Pictured above is Candice backstage at the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show back in 2015. She was noticeably absent during the 2016 Show in Paris due to the arrival of her son! Candice has walked a total of 9 shows since her debut in 2007! The 28-year-old Victoria’s Secret model from South Africa appears in a black and white clip shared on the company’s Instagram account wearing white lace lingerie.

Earlier this month, the model turned heads when she attended the annual Met Gala in New York City in a full length sleeveless black gown looking amazing. It’s safe to say the Queen is back! As for her fellow angel that recently became a mother, Behati Prinsloo, she has yet to return to work but I’m sure it won’t be too much longer before we see her back!

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