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31 August 2019

2018 VSFS: Winnie Harlow (Floral Fantasy Segment)

Image Source :: Instagram

I can only imagine how Winnie Harlow must have felt when she became a Victoria's Secret model. She auditioned for the 2018 annual runway show and she was selected. She has stated that when she was first notified she was more than ecstatic ... in fact, she was quite emotional. To be a model with a rare skin condition is simply unheard of. Her vitiligo appears on her skin in such a beautiful way and then the confidence that she exudes is amazing. She is beautiful despite her abnormality and perhaps because of it.

She seemed to be having the time of her life at the annual Victoria's Secret Fashion Show. She is seen backstage chumming it up with Kris Jenner, the celebrity mother and successful business manager of the mega Kardashian/Jenner enterprise. The beautiful vitiligo-kissed Winnie Harlow sparkles backstage as well as on the runway.

For the Floral Fantasy Segment, Victoria's Secret collaborated with award-winning fashion designer Mary Katrantzou. She is known for combining with floral prints harmoniously with other prints. She seems to also consistently design with ultra-feminine flair. Winnie Harlow wears a beautiful floral ensemble with matching floral gloves and floral shoes. The floral lingerie underneath showcases a flirty bra with strappy bikini-like strings connecting this unitard together. This delicate detailing was almost hidden by the adorable peplum wrap skirt that she later removed for the finale.

She gleefully strutted down the runway while Shawn Mendes strummed his guitar and sang his popular ballad "Lost in Japan." Great upbeat and light-hearted runway vibes.

Interestingly enough, Canadian model Winnie Harlow is currently dating American rapper Wiz Khalifa who used to be married to Amber Rose. ROSE? Hmmm ... Floral Fantasy Segment ... isn't it ironic?! Would a rose by any other name smell as sweet? Perhaps even sweeter! I am not fond of rapper/model hookups but I actually take delight in seeing Winnie with Wiz because facially they look very similar to one another. He escorted her to the Victoria's Secret after party where I am sure they had a blast!

2018 VSFS: Winnie Harlow (Floral Fantasy Segment)

"Any step towards a truly equal and diverse modeling industry is great, but for a huge brand like Victoria's Secret to include me as a model with vitiligo is a huge step to normalizing it in the entire industry."
~Winnie Harlow, model (PopSugar)

Image Source 1 :: Vanity Fair
Image Source 2 :: Teen Vogue
Image Source 3 :: Michael 84 (UK)
Image Source 4 :: PopSugar
Image Source 5 :: Instagram (Winnie Harlow)
Image Source 6 :: Zimbio

STYLE WATCH | VS x Mary Katrantzou