And the fact that the show was in London really ticked me off. First of all, didn't they have a British-themed collection last year? And I'm going to assume that the United States is the biggest market for Victoria's Secret products. So why would you hold the show anywhere but in America? What's next, China? North Korea?
Now onto the actual show. I was quite disappointed this year. I wasn't wowed like I have been in the past. The show can be summed up in one word/sound: "meh." First of all, as time goes by, the uglier the girls get. Okay, ugly is a strong word. But most of the 47 models in the show are not classic beauties like Cindy or Heidi. So the fact that the TV airing starts off with listing the models by only their first names is ridiculous. These are NOT household names! People don't know who these girls are! They are NOT supermodels, just skinny girls who happen to be in the catalog/runway show. I dare you to ask people on the street, "Who is Lily Aldridge?" I guarantee you will be met with blank stares (even her wikipedia page doesn't post a picture of her!). There were even more obscure names; who the heck is Stella?
Then to top it all off, the show opens with Behati Prinsloo, who I do not find attractive at all. Her face shape is so weird (such a masculine jaw!), she looks like she's 15, and the fact that she stole her husband (Maroon 5 singer Adam Levine) from a fellow model, Anne V (who's way hotter), just makes her all the more unattractive.
The first collection, "Gilded Angels," might as well have well been called, "Gladiator Divas" or "The Female Icarus." It's just a bunch of opulent, over-the-top gold costumes, from over-sized puffy sleeves to a disco ball bra. The gold bodysuit was kind of interesting, but that's it.
|Image found at http://goo.gl/DWjc9b|
|Disco inferno! Image found at http://goo.gl/Vm7lz1|
|At least this is kind of sexy. Image found at http://goo.gl/UQPDzt|
And I hate Karlie Kloss' new hair style. I wonder if they made her change it because her wavy bob looked too much like Taylor Swift's new do...
|She looks like a bug. Image found at http://goo.gl/Cgu4FU|
On to the next (and best) part of the show: Taylor Swift performs "Blank Space." I LOVE this song and the music video, so I was pumped to see her perform. She was dressed in a silk nightgown and robe, and could totally pass as a Victoria's Secret model herself. She's hotter than most of them! And some of the models were mouthing the words to the song while they walked, which I thought was pretty awesome.
|" 'Cause darling I'm a nightmare dressed like a daydream. " Image found at http://goo.gl/4e2NCd|
|Yes, she's dressed up like a powder puff. Or a poodle. Image found at http://goo.gl/HlaFQz|
|Garter straps flapping in the wind. Find original image here: goo.gl/Sbzk1R|
|PERFECTION! Image found at http://goo.gl/fCvSJT|
The rest of this collection just had too much going on. There were feathers everywhere (I guess Victoria's Secret didn't care about the fact that Native Americans would probably be offended by this type of costume...), and there were SO many colors and patterns all over the place! The bright greens and pinks would be more appropriate for the PINK collection. It was all just a rainbow vomit fest. Yes, these looks are new and different, which is what fashion is all about, but would I actually want to wear this stuff? No. Except maybe the burgundy feather vest; that was kind of cute.
|I'm not even Native American, and I'm offended by this outfit. Image found at http://goo.gl/Vm7lz1|
|I mean, did a child put these outfits together? Image found at http://goo.gl/0GDsRH|
|I would wear this vest, but with actual clothes underneath. Image found at http://goo.gl/Vm7lz1|
Ariana Grande performed the next number. She did a very good job, to the point that the cameras paid more attention to her (and her Bambi eyes) and her ridiculous male backup dancers than they did to the actual models. She, too, looks like she's a teenager, and was so stupid asking if she could spank the models' butts as they walked past her on the runway. How demeaning! Can you imagine if a male performer asked to do that?! That is so distasteful.
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|I mean, "Ew!" Image found at http://goo.gl/Sbzk1R|
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|I would totally rock these leggings. Image found at http://goo.gl/Vm7lz1|
|These wings are quite unique. Too bad it looks like her snake of a corset/chastity belt is strangling her midsection. Original image found here: goo.gl/Sbzk1R|
|Gorgeous! Image found at http://goo.gl/eGdBCn|
|Not loving the rest of the outfit, but the wings are beautiful! Image found at http://goo.gl/NwTjm6|
|Again, disconnected garter straps. But the wings are stunning. Original image found here: goo.gl/Sbzk1R|
|Prinsloo may look like moldy moss, but that doesn't make her as beautiful as Kate Moss. Image found at http://goo.gl/Sbzk1R|
|Aw, it's Tinker Bell...with a tattoo and armpit stubble. Image found at |
|I thought the models were supposed to be angels, not dragonflies. Image found at http://goo.gl/a43qMm|
|Candice, you know better. Screen shot.|
The last part of the show starts off with Kloss talking about ballet. First of all, how long did she actually practice ballet? She talked about it like she's an expert, but she's only 22. She didn't even dance pointe on this program. But I do like the comparison between modeling and ballet, since there's no talking involved, both are all about movement, and both can be very beautiful.
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|Photo taken by Joel Ryan/Invision. Image found at http://goo.gl/l1jMqJ|
|Look at the clothes, not their faces. Blegh. Image found at http://bit.ly/1wWuPJg|
|A one-sided mask? Really? Image found at http://goo.gl/O8uOzG|
|I thought we were watching a fashion show, not a 5-year-old's birthday party. Image found at http://goo.gl/JYattV|
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