The annual Victoria's Secret Fashion Show for 2018 returned to New York City! Goddess Adriana Lima started her VS Runway career in this fabulous city and also decided to end her career here as well. She retired gracefully during this annual procession. We will truly miss her! Change is truly in the air and I still remain a fan of this brand that I have followed for so many years. Image Source :: Victoria's Secret Media Kit

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 consisitenly 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

08 February 2019

VS Valentine's Day Lingerie: Elsa Hosk (2)

Swedish model Elsa Hosk looks simply adorable in the Victoria's Secret V-Day promo pics wearing both casual Valentine's Day looks as well as very sexy lingerie looks. Young women love flouncing around in flirty, comfy boudoir pieces and mature ladies always desire to drape their bodies in negligees that are delicate, ultra-feminine and a bit daring. Victoria's Secret has got all categories covered for Valentine's Day and as always is keeping it classy!

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Lingerie: Elsa Hosk (1)

STYLE WATCH | Victoria's Secret V-Day

06 February 2019

VS Valentine's Day Lingerie: Elsa Hosk (1)

Victoria's Secret is remaining fresh in the industry by putting a definite spin on Valentine's Day this season in the era of female empowerment just as they did last year. Women right now in the year 2019 are making great strides in politics, in business, in education, in science, in finance and have a very strong voice demanding equality. As a woman, I am definitely excited about today's shifting attitude towards women in the United States which will inevitably impact women world-wide.

Well, when it comes to romance, things have changed a bit primarily because women are providing not only for themselves but for their families as well. The majority of the women that I know are breadwinners of their households and want to treat themselves for Valentine's Day instead of being consistently disappointed on this special day by what their significant other (if they have one) did not get for them or do for them. Personally, I have had very few (if any) memorable Valentine's Day moments that I did not solely create for myself.

Ladies, it is okay to treat yourself and pamper yourself for love of self first! Victoria's Secret gets it by designating February 14th as a "#VDayMeDay" which places more emphasis on love of self as opposed to waiting for that fabulous guy to surprise you with a romantic treat on this day. Seems like chivalry is dead, ladies (just keeping it real), so make this Valentine's Day all about YOU treating YOU with something special ... a new flirty fragrance, sheer baby-doll lingerie, sexy heels, fine jewelry, gourmet chocolates ... yes, go ahead make it a day for love of self in 2019!

RELATED :: VS Valentine's Day Lingerie: Elsa Hosk (2)

STYLE WATCH | Victoria's Secret V-Day Lingerie

11 January 2019

2018 Victoria Sport: Jasmine Tookes (2)

2018 Victoria Sport: Jasmine Tookes (2)

The popularity of female boxing is currently at its highest level ever now that it is an olympic sport. (Yes!) Victoria's Secret loves highlighting this cool sport continually in advertising and marketing their sassy athletic apparel.

I know that former Victoria Secret Angel Adriana Lima incorporated boxing into her workout routine. It wouldn't surprise me if the younger angels also exercise in this way. Jasmine Tookes is featured in many photo sessions with boxing as a theme. But she is also photographed with weightlifting, cycling, jogging and yoga as exercise themes as well. It would be nice to see Jasmine modeling (more) for the VS Swim line but disappointingly they completely stopped selling swimsuits even in their VS Pink line.

Swimming is also a sport and seems to me that it should be an exercise theme for their sports apparel and the associated swimwear and swim accessories should also be added back. I know swimwear leans into another world of sexuality but if done from an athletic angle, it can be quite cute and sporty while respecting innocence. Besides, what is wrong with a little sex appeal! Need I remind you that swimming is also an olympic sport.

C'mon Victoria Secret! Bring VS Swim back by adding it to your Victoria Sport line. Brilliant concept for sure!

2018 Victoria Sport: Jasmine Tookes
and Josephine Skriver

STYLE WATCH | Victoria Sport