“Beauty is nothing without strength” – Adriana Lima
This week aired the 18th annual Victoria Secret Fashion show and just like the previous years it did not disappoint.
I remember watching my first VS fashion show, I was a teenager and I was flipping through the television channels and I stumbled across it. My first thought was who are these ladies and what planet do they come from? My second thought was I wonder where I can buy those wings from?
My friends and I had our own favourite VS model and mine was Adriana Lima. She is my girl crush, not only is she amazingly beautiful but when she is on that stage she just owns it. I couldn’t imagine her being a clumsy person who spills coffee on herself on her way to work like I do regularly.
I remember the first time I went into a VS store in LA, I was like a child in a candy store. I think I literally bought one of everything in that store; from plain to patterned panties, cotton bras to push up lacy bras, pyjamas, body lotion, make up bag, singlet tops and shorts. I walked out of that store carrying six bags of stuff with the attitude that I was the new VS angel in town!
When I got back home to Sydney I was so excited to try on all my new stuff. I put on my Love Spell body lotion and sprayed the perfume, decided to wear my favourite thing that I bought which was a matching black lace bra and panties with a Swarovski crystal on it.
When I looked in the mirror my reflection however didn’t look anything like Adriana Lima or any of the other VS models and it’s in moments like these when I think someone really needs to invent a mirror that photoshop’s your reflection.