Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show 2011: Still The Sexiest Runway Show Around

What makes the Victoria Secret Fashion show sparkle?  Is it the bright lights? Big stars? Sexy supermodels adorned with approximately one million Swarovski crystals?  Or perhaps it’s the three hundred pounds of glitter in thirteen different colors sprinkled over the runway Supermodels Adriana Lima, Alessandra Ambrosio, Miranda Kerr, Lily Aldridge, among many other Victoria’s Secret Angels paraded down the one hundred foot runway as award winning artists, such as Maroon 5 and Kanye West, perform live alongside thirty dancers.

Other than the celebs and live musical performances, it’s the diversity that makes the show so much fun.  One minute it’s sexy and sophisticated and the next it’s playful and funky.  Turning super models into angels and featuring the annual and much anticipated fantasy bra keeps everyone coming back year after year.

Dressed in ballet inspired tutus with feather trims and ballet inspired shoes, probably influenced by the success of Black Swan, models were on point, looking exquisite.  The show turned up the fun with comic book inspired lingerie fashions featuring thigh high boots, cartoon wings, jumpsuits and bright colors.

Taking a cue from traditional Spanish couture with red flowers and fan- like shapes Matadors beware your traditional look just got sexified with flowing cape skirts.

We can’t stop talking about this kaleidoscope creation, if only it was for sale and well… practical.  Dripping in opal gems and gold, she looked stunning.

Pixie style angels with wings that look as if they created from blown glass and pastel colors showcased pretty bras and panties adorned with pearls, bows and lace.  One angel’s headpiece was fit for Greek mythology’s Poseidon.  Her body covered in crystals with a feather skirt starting just above her knees in light green and soft shades of blue, she could have just emerged from the ocean.  However, not every angel is soft and delicate.  Dressed in purple and black with dark raven wings this next look shows how fierce an angel can be.

Victoria’s secret even was able to modernize Victorian fashions with lace wings, high collars, and oversized broaches.  Umbrellas and spat style boots helped convey the theme.

As one of the hottest shows of the year, celebrities always fill the front row.  Beyonce, Russell Simmons, Orlando Bloom, Michael Bay, Donna Karan, and Debbie Harry were among the stars walking the pink carpet.

If anyone knows how to throw a party it’s Victoria’s Secret PINK, with eight custom PINK dog mirror balls and the sounds of the fabulous Nikki Manaj.   Nikki, dressed in an orange bustier, with a bright cartoony skirt,and stripped gloves, fit in perfectly.  The PINK brand is aimed towards Victoria Secret’s younger customers, which is reflected in the bright colors, florescent light wings, and sequins.  Added accessories such as striped socks, pompoms, and oversized bags complete the look.  We love this disco ball dress with pink ankle boots.

While some of us were priveleged to watch the taping of the live show, you too have the opportunity to watch it broadcasted from the comfort of your home. But first, make sure to cut off all distractions and have your drink and your popcorn at arms reach. Catch the entire show airing tonight, November 29th at 10/9c on CBS Television Network or check your local listing.

via Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show 2011: Still The Sexiest Runway Show Around | Reviews.

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Eyebrow Superstar: Camilla Belle

Camilla Belle has long been known for having a serious set of arches—and at a recent Miu Miu event, she proved that when you’ve got great brows, you don’t need much else…at least as far as makeup is concerned. She looked gorge with glowing, tawny skin, subtly-rimmed eyes and a natural pink lip. As for the brows, they looked slightly lighter than they usually do, which is a great trick for summer.

In warmer months, switch to a brow pencil that’s a shade less intense. You’ll still get that filled-in effect, but your arches will look sun-kissed—almost like naturally-occurring highlights. “And remember to always blend with a spoolie brush,” says makeup artist Sonia Kashuk. This makes the pencil strokes look like actual hairs.

via Camilla Belle’s Eyebrows – Picture of Camilla Brow’s Eyebrows – Cosmopolitan.

The Secrets to Beauty Icon Jerry

With luscious blonde hair, clear blue eyes and legs forever, Texan model Jerry Hall, 54, is a true beauty icon.

Jerry Hall moved to Paris as a teenager and appeared on over 40 magazine covers by age 21. A worldwide Vogue favourite, she shot with Norman Parkinson for British Vogue and Patrick Demarchelier for Paris Vogue, a feat that would make any model green with envy. She may be best known however as one of Helmut Newton’s favourites and as Mrs Mick Jagger. Her friendship with Andy Warhol, apartment sharing with Grace Jones and romances with rock stars Bryan Ferry and The Rolling Stones frontman are the stuff of legends.

A campaign expert (Hall was the face of Yves Saint Laurent’s Opium, Revlon and Versace, to name a few), she made a comeback in 2009 and was shot by Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel. Great genes, dazzling hair, minimal makeup and lots of sunscreen (she’s currently the face of Invisible Zinc with her daughter, Vogue Australia covergirl Georgia May), are the secrets of this beauty icon’s success.

We talk to Rosie Hardy of Sydney’s Colour Lounge for top tips for gorgeous Jerry locks.

via Jerry Hall hair how-to.

Fashion’s King, Alexander McQueen

Grasp the sartorial genius of the late fashion designer Alexander McQueen with an exclusive private tour  ($350) of the Metropolitan Museum of Art exhibit Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty on June 27. Andrew Bolton, curator of the Met’s Costume Institute as well as the exhibit, reveals how McQueen drew on his deep knowledge of the history of fashion to create clothes that were at once au courant and timeless. Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty continues through July 31.

via Fashion’s King, Alexander McQueen | Robb Report.

25 Years of Oprah

Oprah Winfrey has hit many milestones in her career, from being the first African-American celebrity to cover Vogue, to campaigning for President Obama, to starting her own magazine, to launching her very own network. And whether it’s a big moment or a big outfit, Oprah always makes a statement. With her last show airing this Wednesday, May 25, here’s a look back at some of her bigger statements over the past 25 years.

via 25 Years of Oprah — The Cut.

Rihanna DRESSED for Cosmopolitan July 2011 Cover

Rihanna loves demonstrating her body whenever she goes and whatever she does. The more revealing the clothing the better. So, I’m quite surprised to see her all dressed for the new Cosmopolitan cover (July 2011 issue). The Bajan beauty wears a modest patterned top and neon pink pants. A number of bangles and a pair of earrings finish the summery look.

Inside the July 2011 edition of Cosmopolitan Magazine Rihanna is featured in a long striped gown posing seductively on a bed.

Although we don’t have any highlights from the interview with Rihanna yet I’m more than sure she will talk sex again. It’s her most favorite topic. Waiting for juicy details!

via Rihanna DRESSED for Cosmopolitan July 2011 Cover | MillionLooks.com.

Olivia Palermo Makes Wearing a Tie Sexy

Mens suiting has been done before — hello, Annie Hall, and Julia Roberts in that Golden Globes outfit — but Olivia Palermo gets the proportions all right in her casually sexy suit. She pairs skinny cropped pants and a boyfriend blazer over a white blouse and loose tie, but adds feminine touches like the jeweled tie clip and clear clutch, and sexy leopard pumps. The overall effect is casual, fun, surprisingly sexy. The notion of menswear for evening just became a lot more attractive.

via Olivia Palermo in Black Suit for Movie Premiere.