Victoria's Secret models and Taylor Swift backstage at the 2013 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show.
Photo: @VictoriasSecret's Twitter
Last night, as we all know, was the 2013 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show. Taylor Swift performed in a Union Jack mini dress, and tall, toned women walked around her, showing off new bras, underwear, and things that no one would actually buy at Victoria's Secret (see below: sparkly nude bodysuit, velvet suspenders). To express their excitement for the show, Victoria's Secret posted the above photo on Twitter, with the caption "Who needs a cap & gown when you can wear wings?! #VSFashionShow" Wait, what? Isn't the only time "Who needs ___ when ___" used when the first thing is way better than the second, but people jokingly equate the two? A lot of people need education because they like learning, want to get a job, aren't 5'11", etc., THERE ARE HUNDREDS OF REASONS. Or are the Victoria's Secret Angels secretly jealous of people who get to wear caps and gowns? Caps and gowns themselves are not that great, Angels! Wearing a $10 million Fantasy Bra is probably better!
Anyway, inspired by their Class of 2013 picture, we decided to apply superlatives to some of the looks from last night:
Lily Donaldson on the runway at the 2013 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show.
Photo: Getty Images
With her mini Union Jack top hat, we thought Taylor Swift would take the prize for "smallest hat," but that honor goes to Lily Donaldson, whose tiny bowler lay slightly askew atop her beautiful blonde waves.
Taylor Swift performing at the 2013 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show
Photos: Getty Images
Earlier this week, we considered what Taylor Swift might wear to perform at the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show. We proposed four outfits, though, unfortunately, none came close to showing off as much leg as Taylor did on the VS
red pink Carpet and during her actual performance. None of them featured a huge flag either, but, LBR, who saw that coming?
Taylor kicked off the night on the pink carpet in a sequined floral Zuhair Murad dress that previewed just how much leg we'd be seeing throughout the show. Her hair, as usual, was sleek and straight: the only thing missing from her normal beauty game was a swipe of red lipstick. She probs just didn't want to show up the Angels. We feel ya, Taylor.
Taylor Swift is headed to the catwalk to perform at this year's Victoria Secret's Fashion Show! While we're well aware of what the Angels will be wearing (bras, garter belts, etc.), what Taylor will perform in is a total ~mystery~. We've rounded up some of Taylor's past performance outfits that could serve as inspiration for the show: her typically modest dress will definitely stand out in a room full of scantily clad models, which is not an easy task.
Taylor Swift performing at the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show (potentially).
Photos: Getty Images/Photoshop: Maeve Keirans
The photo above depicts what Taylor could like performing in front of Behati Prinsloo (the future Mrs. Adam Levine, BTW), in a white turtleneck dress. The dress is multi-layered, and while it looks like some midriff/chest skin is showing, that is a ruse! It's skin-colored fabric covering her actual skin. Swift leaves the exposed epidermis to the ladies in wings.
A still from Iggy Azalea's 'Change Your Life' video.
Photo: Universal Records
Some people do destination weddings, Iggy Azalea does destination music videos. We’ve seen her riding bikes in the desert, riding elephants in India and now the Australian MC (and hottest import since the Hemsworth brothers) is straight-up ridin’ dirty in Sin City. Viva Las Vegas, y’all! In the video for “Change Your Life,” the new single off her upcoming debut album, The New Classic, Iggy is the ultimate showgirl. Glitz, glamour, cars, clothes, a baby tiger–she’s got it all. Until she doesn’t. Styled by her go-to gal, Alejandra Hernandez, Iggy ups the wardrobe ante in this cinematic mini-film with a total of NINE different looks, and we’re going to walk you through each and every one of them. You ready to go all in?
"Image is powerful" is a statement that is as undeniable as it is ubiquitous. How we perceive and how we are perceived by others drives much of what we do. Our success, confidence, and happiness are directed by this authority that we can’t even touch. It’s a force. Knowing all this, how do we even begin to CONSIDER dealing with it? Well, believe it or not, we turn to a supermodel! Not long after sweeping the runway in America’s most-watched fashion show, Victoria’s Secret model Cameron Russell decided to trade lingerie for lectures. The beauty AND brain unpacks her career for TED’s “Be Fearless” conference with an honest and inspiring discussion about the power of image not only in her industry, but in all of our lives. We IMPLORE you to watch the whole talk. It/she is so awesome. But in the meantime, check out some of our favorite takeaways!
Earlier this month we caught up with Karlie Kloss and Joan Smalls backstage at the infamous Victoria's Secret fashion show, but apparently there were some other shenanigans going down behind-the-scenes that we didn't know about! This week, Victoria's Secret released some stolen "personal footage" of Justin Bieber (who performed at the show) and the models, which was uploaded by "anonymous bloggers." Then, the video cuts Alessandra Ambrosio and Adriana Lima prepping backstage for (what looks like) a video shoot. Justin Bieber counts "1, 2, 3!" as his "Beauty and the Beat" single starts. Miranda Kerr and Candice Swanepoel catwalk to the beat and as the camera begins to follow them, it alllll starts to make sense. This is another take on his original "Beauty and a Beat" video with Nicki Minaj in which he holds his own camera throughout the majority of the song to make it feel like unreleased personal footage. Niiiiceee.
Olivia L., Bethany S., and Luna N.
Photo: Courtesy of the bloggers
We totally don't blame you if you're still in denial that school is starting really soon. In fact, we're here to help you squeeze out that last little bit of summertime freedom with our latest roundup of super stylish bloggers. These three girls have taken the ultimate warm weather staple- the breezy crop top- and made it work in very different (but equally adorable) ways with color blocking, breezy skirts, and some key accessories. So whether you want to go all out and show off your tummy like Rihanna, Nicki, and Rita, or play it safe with high-waisted bottoms, Olivia L., Bethany S., and Luna N. have got you covered with plenty of outfit inspiration. And although these, uh, abbreviated shirts might not pass your school dress code in just a few weeks, hey- there's always the weekend?
Selena Gomez wears Victoria's Secret on the set of "Spring Breakers."
Photo: Splash News/Courtesy of Victoria's Secret
As temperatures rise and the layers slowing start peeling off, it becomes increasingly more clear that SWIMSUIT SEASON is upon us. There are a lot of great styles out there, but we're really feeling this bright bikini that teen queen Selena Gomez has been seen sporting while filming Spring Breakers in Florida. Whether you've already had your spring break or not, there are still a lot of warm weather months to come and a lot more sand-frolicking and belly-flopping to be done. What better way to usher in the days of sun worshipping than with a new suit?
Miranda Kerr walks in the 2011 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show.
Last night, we cleared out our schedules to finally tune in to the annual Victoria's Secret Fashion Show (oh so conveniently aired POST-Thanksgiving—food baby, I WILL be rid of you soon enough). After teaser stills of every embellished balconette dripping with gems and pearls, every show-stopping set of WINGS, we were beside ourselves with anticipation to see each drop dead Vicki Sec's Angel to do her best "Sashay! Shante!" down the runway in these EPIC getups. Amongst all the glittering and frilly lingerie, though, one thing was markedly clear: These bishes have INCREDIMAZING skin.