Style GuideVictoria's Secret Fashion Show 2012: The Party Wrap-Up
Elaborate angel wings, sexy cyclists and a $2.5 million bra worn by Alessandra Ambrosio
Fantasy ... over. Besides intermittent ads throughout the year (and hopefully another Adriana-Lima-coddling-a- football-and-smiling-slyly-at-the-camera Super Bowl commercial), Victoria's Secret models on your television is over and done with. For the most part, this year's show was pretty entertaining and of course, far too short. Let's do two hours next year, and while we're at it, let's have one or two zero clothes segments. Think it would be a great ratings' booster.
The music was pretty decent throughout the program -- with the exception of Mars violently attacking the mic. I don't know what it is, but he just doesn't seem right for the gig. Maybe it was his fedora? Rihanna's 'Diamonds' performance fit right in with Ambrosio's diamond-encrusted bra and even Biebs did an OK job. Pardon my thoughts in the 10:58 post, I now admit I'm just weirdly (but appropriately?) jealous of an 18-year-old pop singer -- especially when he's surrounded by 40 lingerie models.
Finally, the girls. Awesome work by all. Whether it was riding fake bikes, sporting gigantic, shoulder-crunching wings or wearing cowgirl gear to the C (yeah Sharam Diniz), the crew did good work. I mean, I'm a guy, so walking down a runway in bras and panties is pretty much all you need to do. Tops of the night had to go to Alessandra Ambrosio for wearing a $2.5 million bra, Shanina Shaik for her smile, Magdalena Frackowiak for blowing kisses and making us feel like they were directed to us guys at home -- drooling furiously on our couches, and finally, Candace Swanepoel for being the most beautiful girl alive.
And with that, the fantasy is over, fellas. Back to the Winter Meetings, football and fully-clothed females.
10:58 Update: Sexy women in athletic gear or in front of Great White Sharks always gets me. That danger, frightening, scared -- wait, they're not wearing any clothing combo of emotions is extraordinary. I think most of my senses just shut down. Where am I? What is this? Rihanna, what's my name?
And what's the obsession with Justin Bieber? C'mon Angels, you're wearing diamond-encrusted bras. Time to quell the Fever. I mean, where are this kid's parents?
And yes, finally, it's my girl Candace. The South African princess. How did I know she would be profiled in the last segment. Well, I didn't. I just got lucky. But there's one thing that's for sure, the 24-year-old up-and-comer is one to watch out for. Her accent, body and style are top-notch. She does have a boyfriend, but let's face it -- with star power like that, it should be over soon.
10:20 Update: Alright, baby -- let's do this. First, every single woman is hot. I would point out specific names but sadly cannot figure them out that quickly. What's with CBS not flashing them across the bottom of the screen? But back to my first point, they're all hot, so it doesn't really matter who's who. That said, I did notice Erin Heatherton. She looked incredible and has the sexiest smile in the free (and not free) world. Also, Rihanna should be in lingerie. That's it for now.
9:30 Update: We're almost there, ladies and (mostly) gentlemen. Thirty minutes until the Victoria's Secret Angels descend from heaven and give us the show of the year. I don't care that UConn is playing NC State or Elf is on for the eighth night in a row -- you need to switch over to CBS. Think Adrianna Lima in underwear dancing to a live performance by Rihanna.
OK fellas, it's that time of the year again. Forty of the world's most beautiful women ...on your TV...wearing nothing but diamond-encrusted lingerie and angel wings.
The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show airs tonight at 10 pm EST on CBS, and top models like Adriana Lima, Miranda Kerr and Alessandra Ambrosio will all be strutting their stuff down NYC's Lexington Armory catwalk. But who am I most looking forward to seeing? A sleeper pick: Candace Swanepoel. Preliminary photos (the show happened live on Nov. 7th) put the 24-year-old South African native in a white two-piece ensemble wrapped in a cluster of vines. I'm not entirely sure what the outfit symbolizes ... but I do know I'd sure love to climb those vines.
We'll be live-blogging our thoughts all night as the Angels come down the runway. So make sure you have your laptop handy along with the TV tuned into CBS -- and also, if she's watching, please make sure your girlfriend is taking notes.