What makes the Victoria Secret Fashion show sparkle?  Is it the bright lights? Big stars? Sexy supermodels adorned with approximately one million Swarovski crystals?  Or perhaps it’s the three hundred pounds of glitter in thirteen different colors sprinkled over the runway.

Supermodels Adriana Lima, Alessandra Ambrosio, Miranda Kerr, Lily Aldridge, among many other Victoria’s Secret Angels paraded down the one hundred foot runway as award winning artists, such as Maroon 5 and Kanye West, perform live alongside thirty dancers.

Other than the celebs and live musical performances, it’s the diversity that makes the show so much fun.  One minute it’s sexy and sophisticated and the next it’s playful and funky.  Turning super models into angels and featuring the annual and much anticipated fantasy bra keeps everyone coming back year after year.

Dressed in ballet inspired tutus with feather trims and ballet inspired shoes, probably influenced by the success of Black Swan, models were on point, looking exquisite.  The show turned up the fun with comic book inspired lingerie fashions featuring thigh high boots, cartoon wings, jumpsuits and bright colors.

Taking a cue from traditional Spanish couture with red flowers and fan- like shapes Matadors beware your traditional look just got sexified with flowing cape skirts.

We can’t stop talking about this kaleidoscope creation, if only it was for sale and well… practical.  Dripping in opal gems and gold, she looked stunning.

Pixie style angels with wings that look as if they created from blown glass and pastel colors showcased pretty bras and panties adorned with pearls, bows and lace.  One angel’s headpiece was fit for Greek mythology’s Poseidon.  Her body covered in crystals with a feather skirt starting just above her knees in light green and soft shades of blue, she could have just emerged from the ocean.  However, not every angel is soft and delicate.  Dressed in purple and black with dark raven wings this next look shows how fierce an angel can be.

Victoria’s secret even was able to modernize Victorian fashions with lace wings, high collars, and oversized broaches.  Umbrellas and spat style boots helped convey the theme.

As one of the hottest shows of the year, celebrities always fill the front row.  Beyonce, Russell Simmons, Orlando Bloom, Michael Bay, Donna Karan, and Debbie Harry were among the stars walking the pink carpet.

If anyone knows how to throw a party it’s Victoria’s Secret PINK, with eight custom PINK dog mirror balls and the sounds of the fabulous Nikki Manaj.   Nikki, dressed in an orange bustier, with a bright cartoony skirt,and stripped gloves, fit in perfectly.  The PINK brand is aimed towards Victoria Secret’s younger customers, which is reflected in the bright colors, florescent light wings, and sequins.  Added accessories such as striped socks, pompoms, and oversized bags complete the look.  We love this disco ball dress with pink ankle boots.

While some of us were priveleged to watch the taping of the live show, you too have the opportunity to watch it broadcasted from the comfort of your home. But first, make sure to cut off all distractions and have your drink and your popcorn at arms reach. Catch the entire show airing tonight, November 29th at 10/9c on CBS Television Network or check your local listing.

via Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show 2011: Still The Sexiest Runway Show Around | Reviews.

With any Chloe collection comes a certain expectation. Its an expectation of effortless glamour, an expectation that you’ll fall in love at first sight with the soft Parisian quality and mood of the clothing. How new Creative Director Clare Waight Keller will interpret the Chloe mood and how her designs will line up with those expectations won’t be seen until spring 2012 hits – but in the meantime a Resort 2012 collection full of sophisticated ’70s influences, put together by Chloe’s design team while the brand’s leads are in transition, lives up to it without difficulty.

Jacquelyn Jablonski is Chloe’s girl about town in floating pleats, ’70s wide leg pants, structured coats and romantic sheers; and all in all its an archival-based collection that won’t disappoint any Chloe fan.

via Chloe go back to the archives > Fashion Photo Shoots.

Just a couple of months ago we informed you that Angelina Jolie became the face of Louis Vuitton Core Values Campaign. And here is the first photo!

Angelina Jolie is featured barefoot posing on a wooden boat in Siem Reap province of Cambodia. She is reported to be wearing her own clothes and even the Louis Vuitton bag she accessorized her look for the campaign has been in her own wardrobe for years. The actress looks beautiful and that retouching wasn’t really necessary.

Pietro Beccari, Vuitton’s executive vice president told WWD:

“People are not used to seeing Angelina in this situation. I like the fact that it’s a real moment. This travel message we give through personal journeys is a fundamental one for the brand.”

Beccari added:

“This campaign is about a very special person and a very special journey.”

via First Photo of Angelina Jolie for Louis Vuitton Core Values Campaign | MillionLooks.com.

Is the sky blue? It sure is, and so are the runways. There are some prestigious designers like Prada and Diane von Frustenberg who surprised their fans with cobalt blue patterns and designs.

If we compare blue to the other colors, we have to admit that it is more difficult to pull off than the majority of fashionable hues. In case you are planning on having an all-blue attire, you should keep it simple, unless you would like to end up looking like… well… a smurf.

The advantage of this new trend is that it is suitable for just any occasion. From cocktail parties to holidays, from work to casual outgoings, you can be sure that you can’t go wrong with blue.

All you need is a long sapphire dress to make a fashion statement. In case you think you can bare all the people looking at you, you could also rock a pair of bright colored shoes.

You have to get ready for a casual outing? Consider wearing blue trousers or shorts and a plain top. Remember to keep it simple. The advantage of the blue jewelry is that they offer a refreshing sight. If you opt for the electric hues, they will for sure spice up your look.

The bag is also an important element of the outfit. An aqua bag could make wonders for your style, and this is something every person would observe.

Going for a sophisticated and mature look? Opt for the bright colored items and for sure you will achieve the desired effect. In the same time the powerful hues suggest luxury, sophistication and glamour.

If you decide to rock an all-blue attire, you should think about the right makeup as well. It could enhance the look, but in the same time, it could ruin it.

Pale colored dresses are asking for a more vivid makeup, with more vibrant colors, while the electric blue hues require a makeup that is more natural, this way it doesn’t overshadow the dress, and even more, you won’t end up looking like a clown.

Shoes also come in blue shades, but in case the rest of the clothes aren’t blue, it might be quite difficult to pull them off. You will have to opt for neutral colors, like nude or for white and black. Also you will have to think about the color of the bag, so that they will match.

via Blue Summer Trend – How to Wear Monoblock Colored Fashion | The Fashionables.

You see a pair of heels. They don’t so much encase the foot as wrap around it in alienous beauty. And you know they must be Kirkwoods.

Nicholas Kirkwood has created some highly recognisable signature shapes. Shapes that have been much copied. Shapes that have influenced shoe styles far and wide, a commendable feat from someone who seemingly burst out of nowhere in an explosion of architectural futurism that was so fresh you couldn’t help but take notice. Since then Kirkwood has played with variations on those same shapes; interesting and beautiful techniques, to be sure, but looking through his latest look book for Spring 2011 it forms in your mind that perhaps it’s time for something new.

It’s not that Kirkwood’s signature shapes aren’t great ones, nor is that alienous beauty any less impressive. But once something has been copied and thus cheapened, for want of a better word, the only real thing to do is move on, to evolve to some new place. Flicking through the look book some more we do start to see the beginning of that. Moving beyond the examples where those same shapes are reinterpreted with some feminine lace, some bold pops of colour, or digital prints, we see some new types of heel that jut sideways out from the base of the shoe and end in a tiny stiletto point. There’s also some kitten heels with a thick woodstack platform that sway towards the oriental revival we’ve been hinting at.

via What Nicholas Kirkwood did next > Women’s Shoes & Boots.

Through their June 2011 / summer 2011 women’s offering high street retailer Massimo Dutti give more than a hint of the aesthetic that has made them a success. Effortless and elegant, you can see why the brand is popular amongst enthusiasts of Polo Ralph Lauren – they share a vibe, albeit with Massimo Dutti leaning less towards accented recreationism.

via Massimo Dutti: relaxed sophisticate > Fashion Designer Collections.

Halle Berry showed off her perfect body at FiFi Fragrance Awards wearing a daring cut-out asymmetric dress which she teamed up with a black clutch and a pair of stylish sandals. The 44-year-old actress looked unbelievably good in this attire.

Halle Berry received the Celebrity Fragrance of the Year award for a number of self-titled perfumes.

via Halle Berry Shows Off Perfect Body at FiFi Fragrance Awards | MillionLooks.com.

What do Minka Kelly, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, AnnaLynne McCord, and Pippa Middleton have in common? They all have adorable summer day dresses that they’ve been rockin’ while out and about in LA, New York, or London.

Day dresses are an essential part of your summer wardrobe — they are incredibly easy to throw on, and can be dressed up or down depending on how you accessorize them. Here are 10 options that are not only super cute, but they’re also under $50!

via 10 Cute Summer Day Dresses Under $50 on Shine.

The place where fashion dignity could meet with edgy and enchantingly disobedient visions would be definitely stamped by Alexander McQueen’s signature. As we all know the dramatic fascinations of netherworld led McQueen to elaborate his own skull trademark. As one of his achievements that we could credit is the seemingly impossible connection between two distinctions – punk subculture and panache. The example is followed by McQueen’s confidant and successor, Sarah Burton, in the latest collection of scarves entitled with a play on patriotic expression “God Save McQueen”. The iconic accessory is punctuated with interesting colour schemes and extraordinary designs.

via God Save McQueen: scarves > Accessories, Jewellery & Handbags.