Friday, November 14, 2008

Victoria's Secret Angels in Miami


















While Miami's Angels (me and my girlfriends) descended on South Beach in October, the Victoria's Secret Angels flew into Miami this weekend for the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show. The annual runway show coincided with the regrand opening of the beautifully $1 billion renovated Fountainbleau Hotel in Miami Beach, just north of South Beach.

Did I attend? For some reason, my invitation was lost in the mail? Imagine that! So once again Sean Diddy Combs, and other A-list celebrities were in town so I guess we'll have to catch up another time.

But I made time to follow the previews online. The show, hosted by singing sensation Usher, was eyecatching but not so much for the lingerie which was absorbed by the mammoth size butterfly wings and other accessories. Rather than draw attention to the bra and panties, the angels-wings-turned-dragon-wings sent your imagination to a fantasy place unlike any fictional movie--an adult version of Harrietta Potter.

Click here for the first clip of the runway show. Note: Accessories not included including the clear string to hold up the panty.

The finale was a diamond-studded show stopper. Were the diamonds real? Can't remember. Let me ask my buddy Sean Combs.

The Fashion Show was filmed this weekend and will air on CBS on Wednesday, December 3rd. See a video highlight below of the new lines of lingerie. Accessories not included.

As a woman, I wasn't studying the lingerie. In my younger years, I used to work at Victoria's Secret every Christmas season back in the time period when elegant lingerie lined the satin hangers and shelves. As a matter of fact, I still have a book of poems in a lovely box that pictures a fair maiden sitting in an English rose garden reading a love letter. This was a gift from a Victoria's Secret store.

Now when I walk into the bright pink and black striped decor stores, I often walk out to look up at the signage wondering if I faultered in my shopoholic state into Vicky's or Trixie's Secret store. No, same name, just different lingerie and obviously different target--younger girls. Hence my collection has gone done a cup size, no more!

However, I do enjoy fashion shows and the Victoria's Secret models are beautiful--it motivates me to keep exercising and watch my eating habits.

Where do you primarily buy lingerie and other bedtime wear? You can tell us--we'll keep it a Secret!

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