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.

The Denim Jacket: A Blast From The Past Or Present Perfect?

It’s time to dust off your jean jacket. Favored by the likes of Ruby Aldridge, Liu Wen, and Hanne Gaby Odiele, the denim staple is making a bid to replace the leather bomber as model-off-duty topper of choice. This summer, bona fide celebs (Cameron Diaz) and burgeoning trendsetters (Pippa Middleton) alike have been spotted layering snug, faded ones over feminine looks for an edgy update. Speaking of edgy, we loved the acid-wash, pharaoh-embellished number that Sleigh Bells’ Alexis Krauss wore to the Sasquatch festival this May. Same goes for Jonny Johansson’s heavily deconstructed indigo style from Acne’s Resort collection.

via The Denim Jacket: A Blast From The Past Or Present Perfect?: style file: daily fashion, party, and model news.

Best Dresses at 2011 MET Ball (Red Carpet Fashion)

This year MET Ball gathered plenty of celebrities on its red carpet. Everyone from models to TV presenters were there. Ladies looked their best having invested thousands of dollars into their looks. Some wore crazy outfits to be able to turn heads. Others preferred to attract attention with their beauty. So, the list of 2011 MET Ball best dressers includes:

Ashley Greene. Twilight star looked totally amazing in a strapless gown by Donna Karan.

Rihanna. The singer opted for a revealing black lace Stella McCartney dress to attend the event. She teamed her attire with Wilfredo Rosado jewels and black sandals.

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley arrived at 2011 MET Ball with her boyfriend Jason Statham. VS beauty went for a sexy custom rose silk gown by Burberry, and a nude python clutch, and shoes by the same brand.

Salma Hayek opted for Alexander McQueen dress to don to 2011 MET Ball and looked wonderful in it.

Penelope Cruz sticks to her usual dressing during red carpet events and arrived to 2011 MET Ball in a luxurious Oscar de la Renta gown.

Jennifer Hudson showed off her sexy figure in a silk tissue organza and French tulle dress by Vera Wang.

via Best Dresses at 2011 MET Ball (Red Carpet Fashion) – MillionLooks.com.

Jewelry Designer Ippolita: a tFS Exclusive Interview

Halle Berry, Reese Witherspoon, Carrie Underwood, Kate Hudson, and Minnie Driver are just some of the celebrities who wear Ippolita on the red carpet and in their daily lives. Designed by Ippolita who grew up in Italy with an artist father, the designer went on to earn her Baccalaureate in sculpture at the Istituto D’Arte in Florence, which has greatly influenced her aesthetic. Ippolita’s 18 karat gold collection, based around a sculpted bangle, hoop earring, and ring, was launched at Bergdorf Goodman in 1999 and is still one of the brand’s bestsellers today.

Lucky for me, my favorite pieces from the designer’s collection are her resin ones, part of a lower priced collection she launched recently. However, whether a piece is made from 18 karat gold or resin, everything in the collection is made by hand, accounting for the line’s not always easy-on-the-wallet prices.

We spoke to the designer about memorable career landmarks, her favorite creations, advice for aspiring designers, and more.

via Jewelry Designer Ippolita: a tFS Exclusive Interview | The Fashion Spot.

That ’70s Style

Heidi Klum was dy-no-mite in her Marc Jacobs scarf dress and piled-on bangles at the Golden Globe Awards in January.

Wowzers! Olivia Palermo made her flared trousers look ultra-glam on the streets of New York in March.

German stunner Diane Kruger rocked funky platforms for a photo call during the 61st Berlin International Film Festival in February.

Trendsetter Kate Moss inspired many a copy-cat with her ’70s rocker look – floppy hat and furry vest!

Supermodel Claudia Schiffer’s layered threads glammed up the London school run in October.

via That ’70s Style – OK! Magazine Australia.

Annie Leibovitz Casts Celebrities in Classic Fairytale Photos

Annie Leibovitz has been shooting Disney Dream pictures for the past few years, and has just released new images of classic fairytale images, with celebrities posing as characters. Stars such as Penelope Cruz, Alec Baldwin, and Olivia Wilde, pose for the pictures; famous faces in past photograph collections include Julianne Moore, Jennifer Lopez, and Whoopi Goldberg. The images are classic Annie, with lots of props, costumes, and makeup. They are shot with a dream-like quality that perfectly encapsulates old Disney movies.  Find the new images below, as well as those from previous years.

via Annie Leibovitz Casts Celebrities in Classic Fairytale Photos | The Fashion Spot.

Vanity Fair Oscars Party Red Carpet 2011

For most of us, Oscar night ends with the ceremony and we head to bed dreaming of the red carpet gowns, but for Hollywood, the night continues (or begins) with a series of after parties. The Vanity Fair Oscar party at the Sunset Tower Hotel is the kind of party where legendary stories are made and it has its own red carpet as hot as the awards. For those not invited to the ceremony, this is their opportunity to shine, and there were some definite hits last night.

via Vanity Fair Oscars Party Red Carpet 2011 | The Fashion Spot.