Mayumi’s Fashion Scoop: Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show 2012
I cannot wait to tell everyone about my experience at the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show held last 7 November 2012 at the Lexington Avenue Armory in New York City. A friend of mind and I were able to get some tickets, thanks to our friends from the press (huge thanks to Neil and Sharon Bryant!) Fortunately, we were given the best seats in the house – the front row!
To be honest, I have never been to any of the Victoria’s Secret fashion shows in the past because this Euro gal – yes, I am pointing to myself – is hardly in New York. However, this time around I could not let it pass. I was going to watch this show no matter what.
The show was exciting, fun, flirty and energetic! Gorgeous Victoria’s Secret Angels such as Adriana Lima, Miranda Kerr, and Erin Heatherton, among others strutted the most incredible lingerie on the runway. Speaking of incredible, one of the highlights in the show was the Fantasy Bra. Modeled by Alessandra Ambrosio, both the bra and panties cost $2.5 million and has an estimated 5,200 array of diamond, sapphire, ruby and amethyst embellishments! The ensemble was so beautiful it made me forget about the overwhelming price tag.
A circus theme opened the show. The stunning girls came out with their circus-themed costumes accompanied by acrobats and contortionists. Other themes like Silver Screen Angels, Pink Is Us, Dangerous Liaisons, Calendar Girls, and Angels in Bloom followed. Swarovski crystals, other precious gems, lace, corset dresses, svelte bodies and rock hard abs were popular on the runway as well!
Superstars Rihanna and Justin Bieber performed alongside the Victoria’s Secret models too. As great and engaging as their performances were, I was more thrilled to see Bruno Mars on the runway! I loved watching him serenade the ladies with that warm and smooth tone of his. I do not know if my crush on him has anything to do with the fact that he is part Filipino but I am a hundred percent sure he and the other performers made the night more entertaining!
Overall, the fashion show was amazing. My friend and I came home from the event still talking about our favourite pieces from the collection. No wonder everyone calls the Victoria’s Secret Fashion show the sexiest fashion event of the year!
Good news ladies and gentlemen, you may watch the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show 2012 on 4 December! Check your local listings for the corresponding channels airing the show.
Until next time!