That time of the year….when the most amazing models unite in one big location just wearing underwear and wrings. I sooooo much love this show and looking forward to it almost the whole year. I wasn’t even twenty when I watched my first show and was so blown away be the beauty of the fellow girls like Heidi Klum, Gisele Bündchen, Miranda Kerr, Tyra Banks, Adriana Lima and Alessandra Ambrosio which became my favorite models.
This time it was special because VS continued with doing the shows in different countries. After London and Paris, Shanghai get this years call. With a population more then 24 millions it is one of the largest cities in the world and the diversity of china shows of in the beautiful parts in the show. They were colorful and energetic.
As it was so hard for me, to just choose some of my favorite looks, I will surly draw some more soon. The originally plan was to draw 4 or 5 but I endet up with 8 and I wouldn’t had stopped if I had more time. But actually thats a big problem with me, when I love the show and the outfits I can’t really choose just a few outfits. This goes with every fashionshow which puts me in a big dilemma when we have fashion month. Then I’m getting always 30 grey hairs more. I cant help but to feel like to have to draw them all. Hihi 🙂
4 girls didn’t get a visa for China, 3 from Russia under them the beautiful Kate Grigorieva and 1 from Ukraine. Katy Perry was booked but not allowed to come plus Gigi Hadid was not welcomed in Shanghai because of some video she posted earlier this year. Hope we will all see them in next years show. 😉
I tried my new watercolors for this drawing and Im really happy with the outcome. As a newbie in this I’m still learning how the use them proper but I’m learning. 😉
The second special thing about this years show was the collaboration with Balmains creative director Olivier Rousteing. This was Victorias Secret first collar ever and it worked out really good. He created the looks for the punk angels section. I so much love his work for Balmain and the fashion shows he did are always a fav of me…but very difficult to draw because of all these great patterns and accessories he uses as beads, sequins and other materials.
His looks sold out just in a few days online at Victoria Secret.
Candice Swanepoel returned for this years show after having a baby boy last year. And if this isn’t great enough she also opened the show wearing one of Oliviers creations for the Punk Angels section. This hot Mama really rocked it and her outfit was on point!! The South African goddess had her first appearence in 2007 and has an Angel contract since 2010. Her baby lion BFF Behati Prinslow couldn’t make it to the show because she’s pregnant with her second child.
The queen Adriana Lima and the oldest in the ring. The two times mama of 2 girls is a proud Angel since 2000 and appeared first 1999. 2 years more and it will be two decades! She’s still rocking it like hell, she’s a real professional and as Ed Razek said it once to a famous model who wasn’t rebooked for the next show and wondered why “night after night I saw pictures of you in bars or clubs while Adriana did jump rope for 3 hours every night”.
She’s always kind and helpful to newcomers and has a leading role to them. I just love her for her power, beauty and attitude. She’s my personal queen too. This is my favorite look of the Punk Angels section and probably of the whole show.
After Gigi Hadids unapproved appearance I was happy to see her sister Bella for the Porcelain Angels. But this was just after I have seen her first walk. I wasn’t really impressed of her last year and wouldn’t have mind to not see her again for VS this year. She’s an awesome model and I love her on the runway but not for such a happy funny show like VS.
But she did a perfect job this year and has grown into it. Really really loved her this year! She was just a bundle of joy! Thumbs up for the performance and the wings guys…my favorites I would say!
The danish model Josephine Skriver has worn some wonderful wrings in the Porcelain Angels segment and had the pleasure to opened it. She looked stunning from head to toe and have you seen these boots??? Wonder if everyone would look so great in them. Maybe me too? But what to wear in these…cant walk around like her in underwear! She got her wings last year but walked her first show in 2013.
A goddess in the Goddesses Section 🙂 Romee Strijd the beauty from the Netherlands opened this theme. It was all about glitter, golden ornaments and wings and a lot of silk. All models were wearing diadems of golden leaves. This theme was really graceful and charming and Harry Styles did a great job too. 🙂
Liu Wen became Chinas first global supermodel, was the face of many well known brands and in 2009 she became the first Chinese model to walk for the VS show. She represented her Country very well by wearing a nice colorful outfit in the A Winter’s Tale section. I felt that it was so much chinese and fittet her perfectly and I loved the pom poms as wrings. She has great charisma, smiles from ear to ear and gives always 100%. Such a cutie 🙂
By far my most favorite model of all models…Karlie Kloss. Cant describe how lucky I was as I heard that she will return for the show. She walked her first show in 2011 and was an Angel from 2013-15. I have grown really fond of her, she’s so authentic and intelligent, gives always 110%, helps young girls to learn coding with her workshops “code with klossy”.
She’s just 25 and already 12 years in the business, I’ve once watched an interview where she explained how she got so far in the business with just being different, working really hard, being always on time, smart and kind to all – the models, directors, hair makers and the whole stuff members. She baked cookies and wrote little messages, never forget a birthday or an anniversary. She rocked the A Winter’s Tale sections and her outfit was made for her! I enjoyed to draw it and her. 🙂
Taylor Hill is the baby girl of all Angels. With her 21 years is she the youngest and an Angel since 2 years. She was such a cutie pie in this outfit, smiling all over her face and looking so happy. Im looking forward to see her grow and hope that she will be a part of VS for a long time. She has great potential and is well booked, you can see her a lot at fashion shows all over the year.
I hope that you enjoyed my review of this years show. They had many many more outfits which I would have like to draw, but my lack of time wouldn’t allowed it. 😉
Anyway by the time I was drawing them I didn’t know that it was Alessandra Ambrosio’s last show. The Brazilian bombshell was part of the brand since 2000 (just one year after her Brazilian friend Adriana) and an Angel since 2004. If I would have known this before I would have drawn her. I felt in love with her first and later came Adriana. Wishing her all the best and I’m sure that my markers and her will meet again. 😉
How did you like the show and the outfits? Have you some favorites too? Let me know your thoughts in the comment section.
Thank you so much for reading.
Sending you all my love