Archive: Victoria’s Secret

Candice Swanepoel Chosen To Wear The Victoria’s Secret $10 Million Dollar Fantasy Bra

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Candice has been chosen to don the all-important Fantasy Bra at the 2013 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, this year dubbed the “Royal Fantasy Bra.” Created by Mouawad, the bra and matching belt features over 4,200 precious gems, including rubies, diamonds and yellow sapphires set in 18 carat gold with a 52-carat ruby at the center. Altogether, the thing rings in at $10 million.

It’s Candice’s first time wearing the coveted bra, which is always presented as the final look at the runway show. Claudia Schiffer was the first, sporting the inaugural “Million Dollar Miracle Bra” in 1996, followed by Tyra Banks, Gisele Bündchen, Heidi Klum, Miranda Kerr and Adriana Lima, among others.

Last year, Alessandra Ambrosio did the honors in a floral-themed bra covered in blooms. It was beautiful, of course, but we can’t help but admit how shamelessly excited we are for this year’s royal theme, done in red and blue with a proper diamond bow. Think the British royal family will approve?

The 2013 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show airs on Dec. 10.

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Victoria’s Secret’s “Sexy Little Geisha” look sparks controversy

Victoria’s Secret is in hot water today after their new “Sexy Little Geisha” outfit causes a stir. The outfit is part of VS’s “Go East” collection, an “Eastern-inspired” floral print fabric plus a removable obi belt. The model poses with a matching fan and chopsticks, which Candice Swanepoel models. Victoria’s Secret claims the outfit is “your ticket to an exotic adventure”.

The negative reactions began several weeks ago. On Racialicious, Nina Jacinto took Victoria’s Secret to task for essentializing Asian identity and reducing “Eastern” culture to a stereotype of exotic sexuality. “It’s a narrative that says the culture can be completely stripped of its realness in order to fulfill our fantasies of a safe and non-threatening, mysterious East,” she argues. Done at the corporate level, “it’s a troubling attempt to sidestep authentic representation and humanization of a culture and opt instead for racialized fetishizing against Asian women.”

The Frisky concurred: “Considering the complicated history of geishas, repurposing the [geisha] ‘look’ for a major corporation to sell as role-playing lingerie seems a bit tasteless.”

Victoria’s Secret has responded to the protests, if only tacitly: type in the URL for the Sexy Little Geisha product page and it redirects you to VictoriasSecret.com. In fact all the product pages for the “Go East” collection, including the Printed Chiffon Robe we highlighted last month, now simply redirect to the Victoria’s Secret homepage.

What do you think? Does the outfit seem inappropriate to you?

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Get The Look: Erin Heatherton At The CFDA Awards.


The red carpet at the CFDA Awards was brimming with the fashion world’s sexiest stars, including Supermodel Erin Heatherton. To get her show-stopping hair and makeup, follow these easy steps from Celebrity Makeup Artist Quinn Murphy and Stylist Brent Lawler.

 

 

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  • Define upper and lower lashlines with VS Makeup Eyeliner in Dark Chocolate. Use a flat, firm liner brush to blend and soften the line.
  • Apply VS Makeup Shimmer Eye Shadow in Chestnut from lashline to crease. Next, apply more color to the outer corner of the eye and blend up and out towards the brow.
  • Using fingertips, dab Shimmer Eye Shadow in Taupe Love to the center of the lid. Add a dab of the shadow to the inner corner for an eye-opening effect.
  • Finish with two coats of VS Makeup Triple Drama Mascara in Blackest Black.

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Victoria’s Secret Angels Heart The World’s Sexiest Chocolate

In two new videos, Victoria’s Secret Angels Heart The World’s Sexiest Chocolate, and talk about their first kiss.