The age of the oldest Victoria’s Secret Model is actually really surprising

With the annual 2017 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show going down next week in Shanghai, you better believe I’m getting hype for it in more ways than one. Wine is in the fridge, the snack list is made, and I have several face masks on deck I’m set to try that night in the hopes of eliciting angelic radiance (see what I did there?) — I’ll report back on the results soon, folks.

Another “tradition” of mine, is to take a walk down memory lane and reminisce on years past, as it’s actually quite fascinating to see how much has changed over the course of the last two decades, and the ways in which the show has evolved with respect to everything from the performances and the hair to the outfits and the models the brand casts. For example, we’ve watched some original Angels, such as Rosie Huntington-Whitely and Gisele Bündchen, retire their wings, while others — Adriana Lima and Lily Aldridge, I’m looking at you — are still going at it strong.

To celebrate the highly-anticipated event, why not highlight the longest-running models who are still in it to win it? Without further ado, the VS models that further prove age ain’t nothin’ but a number.

Adriana Lima, 36

Adriana Lima

She walked her very first show in 1999 and was contracted as an Angel in 2000. She’s now looked up to by the younger models who had watched her walk the runway for all those years. What’s more, the 36-year-old stunner opened the show in 2003, 2007, 2008, and 2010.

Alessandra Ambrosio, 36

Alessandra Ambrosio

She just dropped the devastating news that this will be her last year (!) strutting her stuff on the VS catwalk. She’s been with the brand since 2005, making this year her 12th and final show. Fun fact: The 36-year-old has even walked in the show while pregnant, as well as three months postpartum.

Lily Aldridge, 32

Lily Aldridge

She joined the VS fam in 2009, became an Angel a year later, and has been with the lingerie brand ever since. And if her Instagram posts are any indication, the 32-year-old might just be walking the runway for life. (We certainly hope so!)

Candice Swanepoel, 29

Candice Swanepoel

After taking a year off to give birth to her sweet baby son, Anacan, she is officially back at it — and killing it no less. She’s been with the brand since 2010, making it almost eight years with her VS fam. “I definitely missed it, so of course I’m excited to be back,” she told Vogue in a recent interview.

Liu Wen, 29

Liu Wen

She broke boundaries in 2009 when she became the first woman of East Asian descent to walk in the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. This marks her eighth year killing it on the catwalk with her VS sisters.

Elsa Hosk, 29

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She has been slaying the VS catwalk since 2011 and was finally given her wings in 2015. This marks her sixth year with the lingerie brand.

Barbara Fialho, 29


The Brazilian supermodel has been walking in the show since 2012 and became the brand’s fitting model in 2013.

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Harry Styles will perform at the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show

Harry Styles, Miguel, Jane Zhang and Leslie Odom Junior have been confirmed to perform at the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show in Shanghai, China.

The 23-year-old singer – who is known for being in the boy band One Direction alongside Zayn Malik, Niall Horan, Louis Tomlinson and Liam Payne – has been confirmed to wow crowds at the lingerie giant’s showcase, which will take place in Shanghai, China, on Monday (20.11.17), although the show will only be aired on 28 November.

THIS JUST IN: the 2017 #VSFashionShow musical guests are @harrystyles, @miguel, @janezhang & @leslieodomjr!

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Zhang and Odom are ‘honoured’ to be invited to sing at the annual event.

Odom, the Murder on the Orient Express actor, shared the same image as VS on his photo-sharing site, which he titled: ‘@VictoriasSecret has something beautiful and memorable planned as always. Honored to be included. (sic).’

I’m ready!🎤 #vsfashionshow #janezhang

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But the musicians are not the only ones who are excited about the event, as models Jasmine Tookes and Martha Hunt are trying not to ‘freak out’ ahead of gracing the runway.

@jastookes and I are pretending to not be freaking out #vsfashionshow

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Despite the nerves, our latest cover star is ‘grateful’ to be donning a VS lingerie set and representing the label.

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Nicki Minaj stars in H&M’s Christmas advert (& fans don’t recognise her in her new role)

Today has been a very exciting day for Christmas lovers because H&M has released a teaser of its Christmas campaign.

Nicki Minaj stars in H&M's Christmas advert (& fans don't recognise her in her new role)

Fresh off some epic collaborations with BalmainKenzo and more recently Erdem, the high street clothing retailer has now teamed up with Nicki Minaj. The singer/rapper stars alongside Grey Anatomy’s hunk Jesse Williams and The Night Of’s John Turturro in the short film which depicts according to H&M “a parallel fantasy world filled with memorable characters and a universal message of caring for one another”.”

While we don’t know much about the plot of the entire film, it appears that Nicki and Jesse play mother and father of the little girl in which the plot centres and are definitely sporting the clothes to match. Nicki has ditched her usual figure-hugging ensembles and opted for a more casual turtleneck jumper (and we can all agree she still looks insane).

But teasers suggest we can expect a typical Nicki Minaj look in the full film as she plays the dual role as Wisest Thingy, a fabulous fairy in which she wears a long flowing white number with sequins.

Nicki Minaj stars in H&M's Christmas advert (& fans don't recognise her in her new role)

Nicki expressed her excitement at working with Williams in a tweet, explaining: “Honored to act along side @iJesseWilliams in this new @hm commercial. Super fun & easy going on set. He set the tone & I just followed his lead. He made “acting” look so easy. Can’t wait for you guys to see the full thing 😛 Happy Holidays from P R A G U E ♥️🎈”

Releasing only the 13-second teaser, we have to wait until November 28 for the full version!

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Alex Rodriguez and Jennifer Lopez are officially 2017’s most stylish power couple

Some men stop trying in the style department once they’re in a committed relationship, but the exact opposite is true for Alex Rodriguez who has gotten one million percent (that’s a scientifically reported number) more stylish since dating triple threat Jennifer Lopez. It’s called the J.Lo effect and while we thought it was running at max capacity, apparently we were wrong. Say hello to J-Rod.

The famous pair may not have made it to the one year mark yet, but they did cross another very important relationship goal off their list: sharing their first magazine cover together. Shot by Mario Testino, the two wildly successful forty-somethings posed in fancy robes, sleek evening wear, rich guy turtlenecks (him) and sexy track suits (her). It’s everything we’d expect from 2017’s most powerful power couple.

#VanityFair December Issue @arod 📷: @mariotestino

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It’s the latest style home run (sorry) from A-Rod, who’s nailed almost every outfit in the last six months, from his Met Gala tuxedo to his not-so-casual casual summer basics. Under Lopez’s influence the baseball superstar has done the two things every man should do: he’s finally figured out what clothes fit his body and he’s found his style voice (that would be a mix of off-duty James Bond and CEO.)

As it turns out, Rodriguez is more style-inclined than he’s previously let on (well, more than we thought about a guy who owns $16,000 boots). In the exclusive video interview shot on the set of their Vanity Fair photo-shoot A-Rod admits he has a secret talent: taking his two daughters shopping. He also admits that yes, those blond tips from back in the day were regrettable.

One thing’s for sure, you won’t see Rodriguez making that kind of grooming or style mistake as long as J.Lo is around.

[Via GQ]

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Alexander Wang steps down as CEO of his namesake brand

Alexander Wang has stepped down from his namesake brand, but will remain as creative director and chairman of the brand’s board of directors.

#MOOD when you wake up with a wangover

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The 33-year-old fashion designer has decided to relinquish his title as chief executive officer of his label, and the mogul will be replaced immediately by the former Goop CEO Lisa Gersh, the Business of Fashion has reported.

Speaking in a statement about her upcoming venture, Gersh said: ‘I am honoured and excited by the opportunity to help Alex shape this remarkable company.’

However, Wang is not leaving the company entirely, as he will remain as the creative director and chairman of the brand’s board of directors.


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And Gersh is looking forward to working alongside the creative mastermind and Stephanie Horton, who has been hired as the new chief strategy officer.

Gersh continued: ‘The Alexander Wang brand has always represented style, innovation and an extraordinary standard of quality and excellence. I’m looking forward to working with Alex and the rest of the team to build on his foundation, and to continue to delight customers with our products and creative vision.’

Horton has revealed she is also keen to join the company: ‘Pushing boundaries and extreme creativity has always been at the core of the Alexander Wang business. I look forward to working with the team to expand these capabilities, as well as looking outside of traditional channels and spectrums, to develop new and innovative growth opportunities for the brand.’

Reunited and it feels so good

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And Wang – who released his debut womenswear line in 2007 – has revealed the changes in the company are in a bid to challenge the status quo in the fashion industry.

‘The appointment of CEO, and the addition of a CSO position, highlight our ongoing strategy of productivity and diversification. In a rapidly changing retail environment, it’s necessary for us to continually challenge the status quo. In my year as CEO I’ve been able to reflect and assess the strengths and opportunities of the company and set the stage for future growth. Lisa and Stephanie’s diverse backgrounds in the media, lifestyle and digital landscape will help us continue to position the business to expand into new categories and territories.’

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The 2017 Emmys red carpet looks we absolutely love

Look, every year we are excited to see our favourite film stars step out of their characters and onto the red carpets to get a glimpse of them in their most polished attires. That, of course, includes prestigious events such as the Emmys.

This year’s edition made history in a beautiful way, so much that we’ve only noticed trends and styles that actually work.

Our favs expressed themselves and had their personalities reflect through their suits, from the only American Donald that counts in a wild purple Gucci suit (nothing shocking from this lad who killed it in a brown velvet ensemble at the Golden Globes), to Riz Ahmed in a brown Prada suit, Milo Ventimiglia in Ralph Lauren and more.

Here are our favourite picks from the night:

Milo Ventimiglia in Ralph Lauren.

Donald Glover in Gucci.

Sterling K. Brown in a Valentino tuxedo.

Riz Ahmed in Prada.

Aziz Ansari in Salvatore Ferragamo.

Justin Hartley in a Valentino tuxedo.

Matt Bomer in a Giorgio Armani tuxedo.

And yes, this happened. Lakeith Stanfield is LIT AF and we love it. Dressed in Ermenegildo Zegna Couture.

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This is why Bella Hadid helped her sister down the catwalk last night

Gigi Hadid proved that even a runway pro isn’t immune to a wardrobe malfunction as last night, she stepped out on the Anna Sui catwalk at NYFW donned in a boho-chic outfit complete with a feathered shall, sequinned dress and matching necklace, but with one crucial detail missing. A second shoe.

We’ve all seen those viral videos of models going to near extreme lengths to try to stop themselves falling, including almost literal ankle breaking, but Gigi styled out a different kind of runway mishap in the most adorable way.

As she stepped out onto the runway, her shoe appeared to slip off. Unfazed, Gigi, like a true supermodel Cinderella, handled it like a total pro and carried on down the catwalk as if she was still wearing the shoe, strutting her stuff on her tippy-toes. But during the final walk, her younger sister Bella Hadid was on hand with the ultimate display of sisterly love, supporting Gigi and preventing her from falling.


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