With so many VS models on maternity leave, we did wonder whether they’d manage to produce a fantastic show this year or whether it would be lacking in a little sparkle. We needn’t have worried. Themes for the show this year were Star Trooper, All Aboard, Pink Planet, Enchanted Forest and Romantic Journey and Heidi Klum even made an amazing comeback just 4 weeks after giving birth to her little girl. She said that although she still has 20lbs to lose, she couldn’t help but pop out for Victoria’s Secret.
‘We came up with the idea of this girl who lands from outer space in Paris. She gets on a train that comes to a halt in Pinkland, where pink girls get on and off. Then they go into this fairy-tale forest and little lady bugs and butterflies land on them and vines grow up on their clothes. Then, there’s Tick-Tock Time; the wings in this section are based on clocks — there’s one modeled after a pocket watch with metallic feathers. And she ends up in this regal realm of princess-ness, where the wings have Swarovski jewels and peacock feathers.’
Charlotte Stockdale, the show’s stylist.
On the FROW: Alexander Wang, Zac Posen and Carine Roitfield.
On the Runway: Chanel Iman, Rosie Huntington-Whitely, Miranda Kerr, Anja Rubik and Heidi Klum, plus a performance from the Black Eyed Peas!
When even Karl Lagerfeld likes a tweet every now and again, you know you’re on to a winner. I was pretty impressed with myself for getting into it even before my super-technologically-advanced friend started tweeting. The fact that with his iPhone, he tweets way more than I do these days is irrelevant.
The beauty of Twitter is that everyone from celebrities to politicians to farmers can communicate with the world in less than 160 characters. You don’t need to be clever with it, just tell people what you are doing. Ok, so fair enough you may not be interested in various people’s updates and the occasional spam that you get can be quite irritating but it is nothing compared to other social networking sites. What I love the most about Twitter is the personal contact that people have with fans. Paris Hilton never stops telling us just how fabulous her life really is and Sarah Brown keeps us up-to-date with her life at 10 Downing Street. If you are a fan of The Hills, you’ll find the whole gang online: Lauren, Lo, Stephanie, Audrina, Whitney, Heidi,Spencer,Brody, Frankie and Holly.
In terms of publications, you’ll find various international magazines: Vogue Paris, The Times Style, Marie Claire US and Elle US as well as their international counterparts. Follow@Modelinia for major models such as Chanel Iman and Sasha Pivovarova! Brix Start Smith tweets fashion horrors (with photos!) that she spots in supermarkets and restaurants. Her current favourites are Italian women interpreting the SS09 floral trend! Lagerfeld isn’t the only designer to twitter; Marc Jacobs was rumoured to be one of the first to hit the trend and Betsey Johnson likes to keep in touch with a few updates! And for the latest on high street deals, follow stores and labels such as ASOS, PPQ or Topshop.