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29 June 2013

VSFS 2012: Erin Heatherton (Backstage & After Party)

VSFS 2012: Erin Heatherton (Backstage & After Party)

Backstage we catch a glimpse of Erin curling her eyelashes with an eyelash curler. Just adorable ... I suppose nothing is better than doing certain beauty routines yourself. The eyes are very delicate and I can't imagine the professional makeup artists on staff objecting to her wanting to do this chore herself.

The Victoria's Secret Annual Fashion Show has been held at the Lexington Armory in New York City from 2009 - 2012 and in 2002, 2003 and 2005. Every time the fabulous lingerie event is held in New York City, the after party is held at Lavo, an upscale Italian restaurant and night club.

Victoria's Secret Angel Erin Heatherton stepped out for the event wearing a dress of the prettiest tangerine coral color ... very flattering on her complexion. And the shoes that she paired with the dress added a very fashion forward flair to her outfit. Very sexy shoe choice.

The nightclub is located on the lower level of Lavo restaurant in New York. The restaurant and nightclub is located at 39 East 58th Street near Madison. The next time that I am in New York, I must visit this hot spot.

What is even more interesting about Erin Heatherton's 2012 VSFS After Party look at Lavo is her "just arriving" look. She is photographed smiling under an umbrella on the sidewalk just outside of the club restaurant. Seeing Erin dressed fully in a nice black leather jacket trimmed in fur layered over the tangerine coral dress is such a delight. This layered look makes her stylish heels really look spectacular.

Rainy, cold day in New York (obviously) but I am sure that inside Lavo, things warmed up rather quickly!

05 June 2013

Victoria's Secret Dream Angels® Commercial: Alessandra Ambrosio

Ok ... sometimes you just don't make the cut ... no matter how fabulous you are!

While filming in Prague for the Victoria's Secret Dream Angels commercial (the one promoting the 2011 VS Holiday collection) Brazilian model Alessandra Ambrosio was captured in some beautiful behind-the-scene photos. From some online sources it seems that the pink lingerie against the bright red background did not match the outdoor footage of the other models featured in the commercial who wore whites, blues and purples. For the sake of overall commercial aesthetics, Ale's footage was cut out.

Hmmmm ... I wonder how that decision affected her paycheck. Seems to not be a set back at all for this lovely goddess since for the 2012 Victoria's Secret fashion show, she received the highest honor of wearing the annual million dollar bra worth 2.5 million dollars! You win some, you lose some.

.:come here, baby ... u know you drive me up the wall:.

The Angels Take Toronto!

When Victoria's Secret makes a decision to expand internationally, they do it in grand style! The cute Victoria's Secret helicopter that VS Angels Alessandra Ambrosio and Lily Aldridge arrived in for the Toronto Eaton Centre grand opening made for quite an entrance. The black VS leather jackets with the large ornate wings on the back added a nice touch and actually matched the glossy black and pink color scheme of the helicopter.

The Toronto store's grand opening was held on October 28, 2010 and since then Victoria's Secret has opened up a total of 16 Victoria's Secret boutiques throughout Toronto, Ontario in Canada with an additional 7 locations in Alberta. I guess the ladies in Canada welcomed Victoria's Secret with open arms. What a successful expansion in such a short period of time. In 2013, Victoria's Secret has a total of 28 stores in Canada. For a list of all the Victoria's Secret and Victoria's Secret Pink stores see: Store Locator.