Showing posts with label Victoria's Secret Angels. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Victoria's Secret Angels. Show all posts

Saturday, December 2, 2017

Victoria's Secret Angels Take Shanghai 2017

It seems like the holiday season doesn’t officially start until the Angels take to the runway in the annual Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show.  Each year the show gets larger and more spectacular, featuring the hottest music artists perfuming while the supermodels strut down the runway in costumes that somehow seem to out-do those of the previous shows. 

This year the Angels traveled to Shanghai, to the enormous excitement of their eastern fans.  In a Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show first the brand collaborated with legendary design house Balmain who created punk princess studded jackets with rhinestone and metal embellishments, pieces that were so stunning on their own you almost forgot they were being worn over lingerie on a supermodel.  Talk about a game changer.

Stars Harry Styles, Leslie Odom Jr., Miguel, and Chinese pianist Li Yundi rocked the runway while the models stomped to the beat in true rock-chick fashion.  Every year the VS designers up their game and this year was no exception, with the wings, thigh-high laced boots, exotic jewelry, carnivale costumes and headpieces that can only be described as decadent. 

Walking in her last show after a seventeen-year long career with VS, Alessandra Ambrosio took her final turn as an Angel to huge applause and love from her fans, as she moves on to new projects and adventures.  It’s hard to imagine the show without Alessandra, and she will be greatly missed.  The new crop of VS models some appearing in the show for the first time were star-struck walking alongside their idols like Adriana Lima, Jasmine Tookes, Sara Sampaio, Elsa Hosk, and Josephine Skriver. The fantasy bra honor went to Brazilian beauty Lais Ribero, to gasps of admiration from the audience. 

In one of the most heart-warming moments of the show Ming Xi proudly walking in front of her family and hometown stumbled on the runway, and like a true supermodel she gracefully rose, taking the hand of the sweetest of models Gizele Oliveira, and continued her walk smiling and winning the hearts and support of every person in the audience. 

The show has so many elements from supermodels, to international music artists, to extraordinary styling, that you see the whole package and not just the beautiful lingerie.  This year’s collection didn’t disappoint.  I know what’s on my Christmas list – do you?

                                                             XOXO  Shelley

#Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show 2017 #Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show Shanghai #Victoria’s Secret Angels #fantasy bra #Victoria’s Secret lingerie #supermodels #Shelley Goodstein

Monday, February 27, 2017

Model Crush Monday - Supermodel Lily Aldridge

It is a true sign of the times when the fashion industry finally comes to realize that models who are past the teen years are every bit in their prime as their younger counterparts.  Case In point:  Lily Aldridge, who goes from strength to strength and looks even more stunning now than she ever has in her 17 year career.

Even sustaining such a long career is exceptional in an industry that churns up and spits out models at such a rapid rate that we barely get to know a model before she is replaced by a newer face.  31 year old Lily has hit a new stride fronting several major international campaigns for Spring 2017 – open any major fashion magazine and Lily appears on page after page, dominating in a way other models can only hope. 

Lily comes from a family completely immersed in the art and photography industries and came to modeling naturally.   Her mother, Laura Lyons was a famous Playboy Playmate of the Month, her half brother is fashion photographer Miles Aldridge, her half sister Saffron and sister Ruby both model, and her father is an artist.  Needless to say, a strong sense of self, beauty, and art are a wonderful education for a new model and by age sixteen Lily was appearing in campaigns for Abercrombie and Fitch.  By age 17 she appeared on the cover of Vogue Spain. 

Appearing in Victoria’s Secret for eight years, nearly all of them as an Angel, has cemented Lily as a swimwear and lingerie model, leading to her cover of Sport’s Illustrated Swimsuit Edition in 2014.  But the trademark of a supermodel is to be able to straddle both the fashion and commercial sides of the business, balancing a career between high end luxury brands, fashion magazines, and high street brands such as GAP, H&M, and Tommy Hilfiger, all of which Lily has worked for throughout the past seventeen years. 

Womanly elegance with a knockout figure and exotic beauty makes Lily a unique in a crowded industry.  Some models get better – and better- with age.  Lily Aldridge proves it.  

                                                           XOXO Shelley

#Model Crush Monday #Lily Aldridge #Supermodels #Victoria’s Secret Angels #Sport’s Illustrated Swimsuit Edition models  #Shelley Goodstein

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Model Crush Monday - Angel Josephine Skriver

Danish beauty Josephine Skriver burst into the modeling world at a towering six feet tall with curves that haven't been seen since the super models of the late eighties and early nineties.  

Born to gay parents and conceived through IVF, Josephine is a vocal advocate for the LGBT community and dreams of the day when her upbringing by two gay parents won't be a discussion point, but a completely common and normal type of family life.  

Josephine has shot with top photographers Mario Testino, Greg Kadel, Tim Walker, Patrick Demarchelier, and Steven Meisel, and has appeared in campaigns for Michael Kors, Tom Ford, Mac Cosmetics, Dior, Balmain, and Yves Saint Laurent Beauty.  

After three years working for Victoria's Secret and walking in the annual runway extravaganza, Josephine became an Angel in 2016.

We will see much more of this Danish beauty as she becomes one of the key models for Victoria's Secret and continues to be dominate magazine covers, runways, and campaigns.  

                                                           XOXO Shelley

#Josephine Skriver #supermodels #Model Crush Monday #danish models #Victoria's Secret Angels #Shelley Goodstein

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Model Crush Monday – French Supermodel Constance Jablonski

La Belle France claims Constance Jablonski, born to a Polish father and French mother in Lille in 1991, as one of their most beautiful supermodels of all time.  A competitive tennis player for nine years, Constance began modeling at age sixteen and was walking international designer runways by age eighteen. 

Becoming an Estee Lauder spokesmodel propelled Constance to international fame and recognition, which led to dozens of international magazine covers and fashion campaigns, for brands such as Sonia Rykiel, Nine West, H&M, and Calvin Klein. 

With a sexy girl-next-door flair that twinkles with a French insouciance, Constance became a Victoria’s Secret angel in 2010, walking in this year’s 2016 show from Paris.  Who better to highlight French beauty than Constance?  Vive la belle France! 

                                                           XOXO  Shelley

#Model Crush Monday #Constance Jablonski  #French supermodels #Victoria’s Secret Angels #French beauty #facethis/  #Shelley Goodstein

Monday, November 28, 2016

Model Crush Monday: Boho Goddess Alessandra Ambrosio

Brazilian bombshell Alessandra Ambrosio is in a league of her own, having begun her career twenty years ago at age 14 when she selected as a finalist in the Elite Model Look competition in Brazil, and continuing to this day where is a Victoria’s Secret Angel about to walk in the VS Fashion Show 2016 in Paris.

After appearing on the cover of Elle Brazil at age fifteen she was picked up by Guess? to star in their Millennium campaign.  She began her Victoria’s Secret career as the first spokesmodel for VS Pink, and has appeared in countless campaigns and catalogues for the brand, cementing her place amongst their most legendary supermodels.  

The mother of two began her own fashion and lifestyle brand in 2014, Alè by Alessandra, with boho goddess style and plenty of sex appeal. With countless covers, runway shows, editorials, and campaigns, she is never far from the public eye.  In fact her Instagram account is full of images of her children, beach life, campaigns, and loads of behind-the-scenes shots, all for her 7.3 million followers.

While not necessarily looking to become an actress, Alessandra has had plenty of on screen time on TV, appearing in episodes of Entourage, Project Runway, and America’s Next Top Model, How I Met Your Mother, and New Girl, and in film in the James Bond film Casino Royale.

Alessandra is the National Ambassador of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, a cause close to her heart. We cant wait to see her walk in the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show 2016 from Paris, as she proves that there is no age limit to beauty and sex appeal.  No doubt there will be lots of insider photos on her Instagram.  Go Alè!!

                                                           XOXO Shelley

                                                                                                #supermodels #Model Crush Monday #Victoria’s Secret Angels #Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show 2016 #Alessandra Ambrosio  #Brazilian models  #Shelley 

Monday, November 21, 2016

Model Crush Monday: Victoria’s Secret Angel Elsa Hosk

Swedish beauty Elsa Hosk is about the walk the runway for the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, 2016, for the sixth time, her second show as an Angel, making her one of a select few under contract to Victoria’s Secret.  Known for her enviable curves and icy beauty, she is quickly becoming one of the iconic faces of the brand.

She began modeling at age 13 when her dad submitted photos of her to a local agency.  Her career took an upward turn when she was photographed by Ellen Von Unwerth for Guess!, a brand whose epic campaigns have made household names out of their previous models. 

An athlete at heart, Elsa played professional basketball in Sweden for two years before her career took her to NYC.  To keep in peak physical condition is a year-round commitment for her, training regularly at boxing, basketball, and her favorite body-transforming workout, barre.  Clearly it’s working! 

Loves:  being naked.  Hates: traveling alone on planes.

Wide-set blue eyes and a smattering of freckles, Elsa is a quintessential Scandinavian beauty, with a face that harkens back to movie stars of another era and a body that reminds us the amazon models of the eighties.  Her classic beauty has made her a natural for brands from Dior to Dolce et Gabana, Ungaro to Lilly Pulizter. 

Follow Elsa’s Instagram for all the behind the scenes moments of the Victoria’s Secret Fashion 2016 from Pairs:  @hoskelsa 

                                                           XOXO  Shelley

#Model Crush Monday  #Elsa Hosk  #Victoria’s Secret Angels  #Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show 2016  #Swedish models  #Shelley Goodstein