The annual Victoria's Secret Fashion Show was held for the first time in Paris, France on November 30, 2016. The super fit models gleefully strutted down the runway at the Grand Palais surrounded by luxury, histroy and an aura of romance and intrigue. Jasmine Tookes was honored with wearing the million dollar bra and oh how she sparkled and shined! Lady Gaga, Bruno Mars and The Weekend were the musical guests. An extravanga for sure!

Victoria's Secret Fashion Show Model Lineup

... THE MODEL LINEUP ... THE MODEL LINEUP ... THE MODEL LINEUP ... THE MODEL LINEUP ...


14 May 2017

2017 VS PINK Swim: Imaan Hammam (2)


Model Imaan Hammam wearing Victoria's Secret PINK swimwear from the 2017 Swim Collection.

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2017 VS PINK Swim: Imaan Hammam (1)


Model Imaan Hammam wearing Victoria's Secret PINK swimwear from the 2017 Swim Collection.

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11 May 2017

2015 VS Swim Special: Joan Smalls - Behind the Scenes (2)

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Joan Smalls has worked for quite a few years now for Victoria's Secret. She is not an angel but perhaps should at least have been considered. She really did not get good prints published from this 2015 Victoria's Secret Swim photoshoot and was only briefly seen in the accompanying televised special. I kept trying to savor quick glimpses of her and just was left wanting to see more of her especially since this swim special was beeing televised in Puerto Rico, the land where she was born and raised.








2015 VS Swim Special Behind-the-Scenes:


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2015 VS Swim Special: Joan Smalls - Behind the Scenes (1)

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Victoria's Secret made the decision to not air a televised swim special for 2017. They have also decided to stop the VS Swim line and just offer swimwear for the VS PINK division. I am hoping in the future they reverse this decision.

When Victoria's Secret first launched the swim televised special in 2015 and then repeated a special in 2016, it seemed to be orchestrated well. They have been selling swimwear for many years prior to having a televised swim special and perhaps wanted better sales results from this expensive exposure.

Let's take a walk down memory lane to see Joan Smalls filming footage for the 2015 VS Swim Special in her hometown Puerto Rico where Maroon 5 performed live on the beachy sands.





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:: me?  I'm dodging raindrops ::




The Victoria's Secret Swim Special 2015, Maroon 5 performing 'Sugar':




RELATED :: Joan Smalls for Smart & Sexy Swimwear

:: you're still in my head forever stuck ::


The Victoria's Secret Swim Special 2015, Maroon 5 performing 'Animals':



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27 March 2017

Bright Night Fantasy Bra: Jasmine Tookes (2016)


I was actually shocked when it was announced that Jasmine Tookes would be wearing the 2016 Victoria's Secret Fantasy Bra for the annual lingerie fashion show. To be held at the Grand Palais in Paris, France was exciting news enough. But to showcase a Black model this time around with the highest honor of wearing the million dollar bra just got me feeling really proud as a Black female fan of Victoria's Secret for many years.

The last time a Black model wore the million dollar bra was back in 2007 when Selita Ebanks strutted down the runway in the "Holiday Fantasy Bra." In 2004 and in 1997 Tyra Banks rocked the Victoria's Secret Fantasy Bra. Three Black models in the 20-year history of Victoria's Secret with 4 showings total. I guess 4 out of 20 ain't so bad!

Here's the list:

Victoria's Secret Fantasy Bra Model List

2016 ~ Jasmine Tookes
♥ Bright Night Fantasy Bra $3 million

2015 ~ Lily Aldridge
♥ Fireworks Fantasy Bra $2 million

2014 ~ Adriana Lima & Alessandra Ambrosio
♥ Dream Angels Fantasy Bras $2 million each

2013 ~ Candice Swanepoel
♥ Royal Fantasy Bra $10 million

2012 ~ Alessandra Ambrosio
♥ Floral Fantasy Bra $2.5 million

2011 ~ Miranda Kerr
♥ Fantasy Treasure Bra $2.5 million

2010 ~ Adriana Lima
♥ Bombshell Fantasy Bra $2 million

2009 ~ Marisa Miller
♥ Harlequin Fantasy Bra $3 million

2008 ~ Adriana Lima
♥ Black Diamond Fantasy Miracle Bra $5 million

2007 ~ Selita Ebanks
♥ Holiday Fantasy Bra $4.5 million

2006 ~ Karolina Kurkova
♥ Hearts on Fire Diamond Fantasy Bra $6.5 million

2005 ~ Gisele Bundchen
♥ Sexy Splendor Fantasy Bra $12.5 million

2004 ~ Tyra Banks
♥ Heavenly “70” Fantasy Bra $10 million

2003 ~ Heidi Klum
♥ Very Sexy Fantasy Bra $11 million

2002 ~ Karolina Kurkova
♥ Star of Victoria Fantasy Bra $10 million

2001 ~ Heidi Klum
♥ Heavenly Star Bra $12.5 million

2000 ~ Gisele Bundchen
♥ Red Hot Fantasy Bra $15 million

1999 ~ Heidi Klum
♥ Millennium Bra – $10 million

1998 ~ Daniela Pestova
♥ Dream Angel Fantasy Bra $5 million

1997 ~ Tyra Banks
♥ Diamond Dream Bra $3 million

1996 ~ Claudia Schiffer
♥ Million Dollar Miracle Bra $1 million